DonnaMarie

How it feels - Smobriety at 180 days

Blog Post created by DonnaMarie on Jun 15, 2019

I have had so many days one that I lost count some time ago. But today, I'm having a day 180 of smobriety, a number that I haven't reached in a very, very long time. It's also a number that I wish to see grow to infinity and beyond.

 

My quit this time was unintentional; it sort of happened by convenience and serendipity. And so, I ran with it. I immersed myself in quit smoking culture, clip art, articles, Twitter hashtags, and found a cold turkey group on Facebook that suited me. I was already a member here and lurked till I was sure I was ready to post, and well, I'm still here. I quit that FB group  

 

Yesterday, day 179, I had a fleeting super strong urge. It hit me like a brick and then was gone. My husband reminded me that they go away faster every time. He's right.

 

Yesterday, I also cleaned my sewing room. I'm down to starting new sewing projects instead of finishing old ones and needed to reorganize so I could find my stuff!

 

When I go outside now, I sit on a bench, chair, or whatever and do pretty much nothing or play a game on my phone; take a walk; or do something purposeful. I don't stand for 7 minutes at the railing on my deck inhaling and exhaling combustible poisons.

 

After dinner, I relax. I watch the news with my husband and enjoy the satiety.

 

I drive now with a jar of cinnamon sticks in the car, but I haven't opened it in a very, very long time. I do still enjoy lemon/honey lozenges when my mouth is dry, but don't use them for a substitute anymore. Who knew they had a purpose beyond being a fake cig?

 

In the 180 days, I have hand sewn so much stuff. LOL It's almost comical the number of balls for babies I've made. Now to sell or give them away!

 

You can quit smoking with a lot of effort. Then the effort eases and it's the new you. I would be lying if I said I never wanted to smoke. I'm not there yet, but I will be.

 

Thanks, EXers for helping me get to 180 days.

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