I really appreciate everyone who offered encouragement and advice on my first day. I'm "only" 50, but I've never been inclined to do things like Facebook or Twitter. So I'm not going to try to thank everyone directly with the hashtags and stuff. I'd somehow wind up emailing my mom a joke that was intended for my buddy...know what I mean? But thank you all!
Last night (my first smoke-free) DID seem to bring more vivid/memorable dreams. But nothing bad. In fact, the parts I remember most vividly were...um...surprisingly good. (If they'd been real, I'd have some big-time apologies to make today).
One really surprising thing about my second day was that I wasn't craving a smoke very much when I woke up. I just did my morning routine and headed to work. But it did hit me on my drive to work. I managed it with some candy and a re-focus of my thoughts. The rest of the day has been up and down, but I'm still hanging in there. After work, I spent an hour-and-a-half at the driving range. The range near me has a pretty good practice facility...so I got to work on several aspects of my game. A great distraction for me.
Now I'm home and it's challenging again. But there's a 0% chance I'll smoke a cigarette tonight. Tomorrow will be a brand new fight.
My cravings are much more often, but somewhat less severe, than I had anticipated. So it's a mixed bag. I'm fighting 10,000 angry ants...while others might be fighting 10 angry rats. Not sure which is better/worse. But some determination (and preparation) should be enough to survive either, right?