Day 2 before quitting... I attempted to quit at midnight on New Years. I made it two days before I was ready to go into Incredible Hulk mode. I started again rather than go to jail. I've since changed brands to a less addictive cigarette and it's helped. I do smoke less and the cravings aren't anywhere what they once were. Since I work in sales my employer has been bugging me about quitting. So here I am sitting at work filling this out and deciding that it's time to stop smoking since I like having a roof over my head and food on the plate. Sunday will be my first day off so I'm choosing to stop smoking starting on Sunday since I'll have two days off in a row without having to deal with work or the public. I'm hoping that will make the first couple of days a bit easier. I already plan to completely cleanout the SUV on Sunday inside and out. I'm a huge car smoker. I can have a smoke then get in the car and light up again right away. I know that the driving and not smoking is going to be one of the harder aspects to overcome. The past week I've been working on consciously not smoking in the car on the way to work or on the way home (hey it's a start and it's a short drive). In all honesty I'm also getting tired of spending $7.55 for a pack of smokes now. I guess there are a few things coming to a head that are pushing me to finally put on the big boy pants and quit. I've tried to quit several times in the past, not just this past January 1. Yes I've tried the patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler.... all failed. One time my co-workers even chipped in together and went out and bought me a carton and begged me to start smoking again because they couldn't deal with me. This will be my first time trying this support network thing so who knows maybe all of you can help to keep me on track.
Tomorrow I think I'll discuss the rewards that I'm setting up for myself. *time to pop another bit-o-honey*