I tried to start last night on a whim, but after 5 hours of feeling woozy and really out of it, I caved. I figured I can spend my weekend sleeping and lounging around the house to get through the worst of it instead of biting coworkers heads off.
I'm having my last 6 cigs tonight. I started the day with a total of 12 left in my pack, and by now I would've normally had about 12, so I'm running on about half of what I'm used to, and I actually feel not too bad. Probably won't help much tomorrow though.
This will be my 4th attempt, and my first of going completely cold turkey. I've read through some of the pages of this thread, but haven't seen anybody who gets one of the symptoms I get. My head starts feeling really weird - I have a really hard time focusing on anything visually and I start to get a headache like what you experience when you get a new pair of glasses that aren't right. It's hard to explain, but it really screws me up. Has anybody else experienced this? I'd like to think I'm not the only one.
I think my key is just keeping myself preoccupied and doing things to keep my mind off of it.
Wish me luck.
|# ¿ Mar 24, 2012 00:13|
|# ¿ May 20, 2013 08:51|
Human Leaf Blower posted:
However, apart from the fact that I know smoking will be a huge detriment for me at the gym, I cannot seem to put myself in a quitting mindset. Is there any advice you can give me that I can't dispute to myself to quit?
Look at this picture:
That's a piece of lung. That's what happens when you smoke. A lot of that carbon you take in winds up in your lungs and stays there. It builds up over time until you have these visible black chunks. In your lungs.
That scared me shitless and is part of why I quit. Something about seeing what emphysema really is got to me.
I'm on day 2 of quitting. I did really well yesterday. I kept the cravings at bay pretty well. Today I was kind of upset about some poo poo and snapped and went to have a cigarette. Took one drag and nearly puked. The head rush sucked. The taste sucked. It was awful. And then I realized that I must be lucky that it only took a day for my body to reject it like that.
|# ¿ Mar 25, 2012 23:50|
On day 33 today. Here's what I've learned so far:
• Just because I don't smoke doesn't mean I can't go outside for 5 minutes to cool off.
• Starting on a weekend is far easier especially when your girlfriend works weekends and you have the house mostly to yourself for 2 days straight.
• Every time you want a cigarette, realize the feeling goes away after a few minutes.
• Breathing rocks, and being outside doing yardwork won't leave you winded any more.
Those first few days were absolute living hell. I couldn't think straight. The first 2 weeks I was a raging rear end in a top hat. Since then, though it's been pretty easy. Cigarette smoke smells absolutely foul to me now, and my senses of smell and taste have come back full force. It really sank in how wrecked my tastebuds were when I had a Sierra Nevada Porter (one of my all time favorites) and tasted things I'd never tasted in it before.
Here's to another 30 days!
|# ¿ Apr 25, 2012 21:53|