Friday, December 21, 2012

1 Week

I have not put a Newport to my lips in exactly one week. 

Monday the 10th, I smoked my last full cigarette.
Tuesday the 11th I started taking two puffs at a time when DH would be smoking.
Friday the 14th, I woke up and said stop BSing around and just stop smoking.

I have not had one since.  No lozenges, no patches, no nicotine gum, just regular gum.  My biggest trigger moment is when I get off of work and get into the car.  DH used to have a cigarette lit and waiting for me.  

That's the positve.

The negative.  I can't stop eating!!!!!  I can't gain weight, even though I am going to have WLS, I can't gain weight right now.

I am thinking once I get the big urges under control then perhaps the eating will stop.  

Thank you all for the encouraging words, and I have to say Stephanie, cold turkey is working so much better than lozenges.

Jodi, I am ready for my WLS journey.  I am so so so ready.  I hate that I have to wait so long for my next appointment, but should be glad that I have plenty of time to say I quit smoking and I am serious this time around.  I know it's going to be hard, and I don't expect it to be a magical cure, but a tool and nothing more. 

UGH I just want to wake up and it be the last week in January already. 


AnotherDreamer said...

Great job! I know you can do this- just stick with it sweetie!

I chewed regular gum a lot when I was quitting... so much that my jaw got really sore! It's natural to need to find a way to switch out smoking with something else- gum, food, etc... Maybe you can prepare yourself some healthy snack options, and keep them on hand at all times? Like some baby carrots? I munched on those a lot at first. Just try to figure out what works for you.

You can do this. I believe in you!

Jodi said...

I am so very proud of you. Everything will fly by, keep active so that you get used to a routine. Change everything about the way you look at food it will make the cravings easier. Remember to read labels and keep the sugars and fat under 7grams.

i know you can do it hun.

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its good that you have stopped smoking.. :)

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