My quit date was Jan 25th.. It has not been as difficult as in the past. Yesterday, I started doing my income taxes and of course the thought of a cig and the urge to smoke arose, but I was able to get pass it. I have realized that I can get pass it. I can get pass the urge to smoke. It only last for about 1 minute now and only 3-4 times a day. Before I allowed stress to be an excuse. But I am preparing myself when a stressful situation arises. I keep telling myself that the urge is not going to last that long. I tell myself NO and mean it. It may be that the urge may never go away. I just have to keep telling myself no. When i say no the urge stops.
I think I have done well. At first I really didnt tell anyone what I was trying to do. But i finally mentioned it to a few people even the clerk at the store where I USED to buy cigarettes. Havent seen her lately... I have to think like it is over, no more trying to find a place to smoke. No more spraying to get rid of the odor. Yesterday I transfered $24.00 to my savings account. That is what I spend in a week on cigarettes. I am anxious to see my money grow.