First day, closing.

Blog Post created by gregp136 on Mar 18, 2017

So, I made it through day one.  Not real bad, some struggles, but nothing that even broke a sweat.  Makes me wonder if more is coming on day 3 or 7 or 11?


I do know one thing.  My thinking about what I will write in my next blog keeps the urges less and gives me more strength in ignoring them.  So as a result, I thought of a number of things to add to this post.  If it is too long....tough, it is helping me live with it!!(Humor)

One thing I think that helps, is I haven't smoked inside my home for a number of years (The result of a failed quit).  I stopped smoking in my vehicles about 3 years ago (The result of another failed quit).  As a result smoking for me has become ALWAYS a hassle.  I have to remove myself from whatever I am doing in order to smoke.  Therefore, smoking has become less about  triggers, and more about schedule. First of the morning, getting out of car at get the idea.  Triggers for me are stress and boredom. Otherwise, it is just my body making sure I had enough smoke to get my needed fix.


So, I am about to end my very successful first day of a non-smoker.  I have tiredness and nervousness at the same time.  Due to my struggle my whole life to keep weight rather than lose it, I am not afraid to use cookies and candy to keep the urges down.



I have tried to quit about 10 times in the last three years.  Therefore, I can honestly say, it is all of you, and your support, that has made a difference this time.  I thank ALL of you!!!