Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm not in jail!

No one in my family has been injured or maimed at my doing.  I remain smoke free.  My last smoke was Saturday evening around 11:10 pm.

I did have behavioral cravings (driving the car, taking a break during kitchen cleanup) and time CRAWLED Sunday but overall, I did very, very well.  I did not stuff my face but I did do a lot of pacing, searching for something to do when I was restless.

Mya (the dog) is pretty disappointed with me.  She kept looking at me as if to say, "Will you COME ON!!  We need to go outside for a smoke!  I gotta pee!!"  Before I quit, If she saw me digging in my purse or touch a pack of smokes, she knew she was going outside.  You could ask her, "You wanna go smoke?" and she'd "beat drums" on the floor until you got close enough to the door to open it.  I did finally go outside with her around 6:30 to play Eat Traffic Cones.

Today, at the office, is going to be hard.  It's almost 10:00 and usually, that's my first smoke break.  10, 12 and 3.

1 comment:

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Doing great! I'm happy you are making it! One thing though, You mentioned not stuffing your face. This is hard not to do, because smoking involves having something in your mouth. Fidgeting too is hard not to do. Regarding the fidgeting thing. I always did, and still do fidget. I think I would have weather or not I ever smoked. It's just me.

Regarding eating in place of smoking. (Not that it has not already crossed your mind)... I used to keep fresh carrots, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower cleaned and ready to eat. This way it was a healthy grazing keeping my mouth busy with very low caloric intake. I also ate a shit-load of sunflower seeds salted in the shell. This is good for helping the craving.