I am 6 days into my quit journey. I have 5 DOF behind me. I am amazed every evening before I go to bed that I made it through another day. I wake up in the morning and smile that I have another DOF behind me.
The cravings are passing moments. I reach for a cigarette and realize I don't have any and I quit. I take a breath. The feeling passes. Breathing has been the best thing for me. I call it square breathing. In for a count of 2 and out for a count of 4. The craving passes. I am ok. I can do this.
My sense of smell is more sensitive. I can smell a smoker from the distance. It smells awful and I cannot believe I used to smell like that. I can smell perfume and it takes everything I have not to hold my nose. I have been fortunate that I have not been able to smell someone else BO yet. LOL!
I found this community on my quit day. I have been planning and convincing myself to quit since February of this year. I finally took the plunge for the fourth time in my life on June 21, I cannot look to the past and say I wish I would have or why did I ever start again?! I need to look to this moment and keep my quit precious. Every moment....every minute...every hour....every day. I want to be rid of this addiction and in order to do that, I have to be aware it is an addiction that can grab hold of me at any moment.
I am reading everything I can. I got my book on tape of Alan Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking and began listening to it in the car this morning. I check in everyday to the daily_pledge and read new posts. Throughout the day, I keep checking to see if there is more.
Right now, this community helps keep my quit precious and I am forever grateful I stumbled onto it.
I plan to keep coming back here. It works and I am worth it!