Thursday, April 13, 2006

Day Two Baby...

Whoohoo!!! I'm back in the groove.

I've had cravings but I'm doing ok. I am already breathing better although I had a coughing fit yesterday at work. I think a couple people were ready to call 911. I finally caught my breath. I think this happens to me each time I quit smoking. My boss says that my lungs are not expecting so much oxygen and doesn't know what to do with it. : )

My ex even came over last night, it wasn't pleasant and I still didn't smoke. That's progress as far as I'm concerned.

I had a couple urges to go outside yesterday at work and light up but it passed quickly. I need to go for a walk when I get those urges.

I will not smoke, I will not smoke, I will not smoke... No matter what is going on in my life, I will not smoke.

Thank you everyone for all the nice and encouraging comments. This has GOT to be THE quit. I can't keep doing this to myself.


Blogger Fred said...

Tammy, you said a real mouthful at the end of your post.

"I can't keep doing this to myself."

That sentence is just so full of meanings, on so many different levels. I can really relate.

Walking helped me a lot too when I would have cravings and start getting jumpy. I'd jump out of my chair, and go take a brisk walk around the outside of my office building. Even if it was snowing - just bundle up and go!

I rarely "need" to do that anymore, but what it's turned into is a morning ritual of a brisk 15 minute walk. Three times around my office building is roughly one mile. I walk another mile after lunch, but that will have to stop on days when it's too warm. Can't be coming back into the office all perspired, and I sweat when I think too much!

Jo - from yesterday's post - "down the gurgler" HA! I think that's the same as when we say "down the tubes" in my neck of the woods.

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Blogger Peggy said...

Tammy, its wonderful that you are quitting and I will keep prayers going that you are able to fulfill your wish to breathe freely! My quit is still intact and has been tested a bit in the past few days; however, I am stronger than the urges and will beat the "demon" down. Its funny how some days its not even an issue but then there are days where a harsh word from someone or a bit of intolerable behavior towards me sends me into that thought of "maybe a cigarette would help me right now", NOT!!!!
I cannot imagine allowing myself to fall into that trap, and I know that its a one day at a time thing and sometimes a one minute at a time thing and I have to simply talk myself through those ridiculous ideas. I have not smoked almost 2600 cigarettes and I'm so glad I haven't. My wish is for everyone to stop being chained to this addiction, its horrendous and just kills our lungs and other organs.

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Blogger Jo said...

Tammy I'm so pleased that you sound so strong - well done!! I think , really honestly I do, that this is the one for you. You've had to re-invent yourself and your lifestyle, and maybe now is the ideal time to quit. I so wish you all the very very best. I am off to bed in a minute, I'm just so stuffed.

I am really really looking forward to going away - I just wanna leave all the medical reports, and the routine, and all the sh** behind, have a good break and then come back, and start afresh.

I realise that while i like to think I've got it all under control, Meg's diagnosis has really knocked the stuffing out of me, and i need a break to get my sh** together again, and move on with all of it.

My quit feels a bit dodgy. I can relate to what Peggy said, I am tempted more recently than I have been before, but I know its crapola, I've got this far, having a "thingy" won't make me feel any better, but this junkie thing's a powerful little shitenhauser, isn't he?
I will just have to keep fighting that. maybe that's the problem, I feel like I have no "oomph" left to fight all that much.

Anyway, Good Friday tomorrow - no fishy dishies for me......Happy Easter all.

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Blogger Jo said...

Sorry that came out all wrong - i will be having fishy dishies, not meaty treaties, precisely because it is Good Friday - think I'm a bit confused, or may be i have premature senile dementia!!

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Blogger Peter said...

Hi Tammy, Hi all. Great to see you back on the wagon again Tammy. I never thought the day would come, but I have to admit that I no longer get cravings (well, very very rarely at most). I've been in smoky pubs surrounded by smokers, but was never tempted.

I would like a cigar now and then, and if possible would stick to having one of these after a formal meal. However, I suspect that even just one cigar would take me down the addiction path again.

I'm also gaining weight, so perhaps will have to follow Fred's example. For a while, to deal with the cravings, I went to the gym four or five times a week. This has slipped badly in the past few weeks, so some extra willpower is required.

Best wishes for the season to you all

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Its great to hear that you are giving it a go again Tammy, I'm right there in the early stages with you. Eventually, all the 'chatter' in our minds about smoking will drift away!!

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