Smoking

Oct. 12th, 2011 01:49 pm
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So it's been about 8 months since I quit cold turkey. I haven't had even one puff of a cigarette since I quit. I'm pretty proud of myself!

Today for some reason, I smell cigarettes strongly. There's no one smoking, it's totally a phantom smell, but it's getting to me. I'm glad I don't have any cigarettes around because today is the day I might fall off the wagon and it's all because my nose is deciding to freak out and pretend it's smelling cigarettes!

Smoking

Oct. 12th, 2011 01:49 pm
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So it's been about 8 months since I quit cold turkey. I haven't had even one puff of a cigarette since I quit. I'm pretty proud of myself!

Today for some reason, I smell cigarettes strongly. There's no one smoking, it's totally a phantom smell, but it's getting to me. I'm glad I don't have any cigarettes around because today is the day I might fall off the wagon and it's all because my nose is deciding to freak out and pretend it's smelling cigarettes!

20 Weeks

Jun. 20th, 2011 12:33 pm
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If my calculations are correct, it's been 20 weeks since I quit smoking.  I don't think of it very often, but one day last week I could have sworn I smelled cigarette smoke while I was in the kitchen.  That's impossible of course, so it was just a phantom smell.
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I think it's 15 weeks now, but I've kind of lost track of it.  I've been forgetting to post about it most mondays anyway.  It's just not that important to me now.  One thing about quitting that's been bad though is that for some reason, my sense of smell is ruined.  I have always had a very sharp sense of smell.  I could smell things long before other people.  I don't know how many times we'd be driving and I'd say "eww I smell a skunk" and no one else would be able to smell it until we'd drive a few more miles.  

Since I quit smoking, my sense of smell is off.  I can still smell things but can't identify them.  Things that used to smell good to me smell horrible.  One day we went to Sephora and I was sampling the perfumes (spraying those little cards they have not spraying myself!) and every single perfume I smelled, smelled exactly the same.  And all of them were bad.  It's so weird!  They say your sense of smell gets better  when you quit, but mine got worse.  Bleah.
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14 Weeks yesterday.  I keep forgetting to post about it on Mondays lately.  Oh well.  Anyway, I think I've really lost the habit. 
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I got off track and didn't post about my quitting smoking last Monday.  I've almost forgotten about it all together; I so rarely think of it these days.  Anyone who is quitting, I hope my journal gives you hope.  I was so terrified of quitting, it felt like a part of me, but honestly, it just wasn't as bad a thing as I'd feared.  There were some times when I really wanted to smoke, but they get further and further apart.  The worst was over by the third day.  And I was no light weight smoker!  I had smoked over 30 years, and the last 15 or more I was smoking 2-3 packs a day.  So if I can do it after that, I feel that anyone can make it.

Today is my 12th wedding anniversary.  We're going to do the celebrating tomorrow though, because his sister was visiting us, and she just left today.  She was very nice, but I'm glad we're alone again.  I just get too stressed having to be "on" all the time.
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This is offcially three months of not smoking.  (12 weeks).  I can't believe it's lasted this long!  I hope I can keep it up.


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Eleven weeks of not smoking today so I can celebrate that and the death of ObL today.  Yea!
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Still hanging in there.  Yesterday was Easter so I can't keep saying I gave up smoking for Lent.  I'm going to keep on with it though, no sense in starting back at this late date.  I think I can do this!

Also, welcome to my new friends from ONTDCreepy!  Feel free to creep through my journal!  Haha!

Ninth Week

Apr. 19th, 2011 12:39 pm
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Forgot to post this yesterday.  Still not smoking.


Week 8

Apr. 11th, 2011 12:53 pm
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Eight weeks without smoking.  It's pretty easy at this point, although I still miss it in the way you'd miss a friend that moved away.  Still, I am doing well, and don't have any cravings to speak of.  If I see an old movie where everyone is smoking I get a pang of nostalgia for it, but I don't really crave them.
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It's been seven weeks since I quit smoking.  I think I'm doing pretty well so far.  No lapses and no crutches either.  No nicotine gum/patches/pills etc.  I just smoked my last pack up then said "no more." 

Last week I was with my daughter while she was smoking and it didn't bother me. I was afraid that it would make me really really want to smoke, but it didn't. I did enjoy the fragrance of her cigarettes, but didn't particularly want one of my own. I feel like that is great progress!

The best news is that she said that my quitting and sticking to it makes her want to quit as well. I sure hope she does before she does too much damage to her health and skin. I always point out that smoking gives you wrinkles and stains your teeth. She has such lovely skin and teeth that I hope that makes an impact. Also since she likes to sing and sings in the choir, I point out how I can't really hold a long note anymore because I run out of breath from smoking all those years.

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Last night I dreamed I was smoking.  In the dream I looked down and realized I had smoked half a cigarette without noticing.

Week Five

Mar. 21st, 2011 04:26 pm
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Today is five weeks of not smoking.  I think I'm doing pretty well, haven't fallen "off the wagon" even once.  Not even one puff of a cigarette.  I miss it, but I'm doing ok!

Four Weeks

Mar. 14th, 2011 11:07 am
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Today is week four of not smoking.  I had a bad craving last night for some reason.  I feel ok today so far though.


Still Going

Mar. 7th, 2011 11:54 am
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It's three weeks today since I stopped smoking.  I'm not ready to call myself an ex-smoker yet.  Maybe a smoker on hiatus.

Smoking

Mar. 5th, 2011 09:31 pm
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Two weeks and five days and I haven't smoked.  It's really hard sometimes, but I think it's really getting better lately.  Yesterday when I sat down with my coffee, I didn't even think of smoking.  That's a HUGE breakthrough for me.  Coffee and cigarettes have always gone together for me.

Thanks

Feb. 27th, 2011 12:19 pm
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I'd like to say thank you to all the people who have commented here and in communities sending good vibes and support for my effort to quit smoking.  It's so sweet of all of you, and I really appreciate it.  It does help and spurs me on to continue with my commitment to quitting once and for all!
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I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.  I want to smoke.

Day Seven

Feb. 20th, 2011 10:29 am
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Seventh day without a cigarette.  I sure miss smoking.  Sometimes it's so hard to be without them.  But I just try to keep in mind how expensive they are now, and think of all the much nicer things I can buy with the money saved by not smoking.


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