Friday, June 15, 2007

Did I mention?

I quit smoking almost a week ago--today is day 6. It's been a bitch; I'm not using anything, I just decided last weekend--you know what? This is STUPID. I stink, I've been smoking for like 14 years, my asthma's getting worse again, I'm starting to look OLD--if I stop now, I still have a chance to undo some of the physical damage AND get my health back again. So I quit. It's been HORRIBLE and miserable but this time, I'm doing it for me. I did slip up last night when Dave and I had a fight, but I only had 2 before I gave the pack to Brad....holy CRAP, did they taste and smell like shit. So who knows. It's too soon to tell, of course, but maybe this is actually it. Wish me luck.

5 comments:

Mom/Deb said...

Good luck. I pray that you can do it this time.

keesh said...

I am proud of you and good luck. Tell Dave, he is not allowed to fight with you, stress you out or in anyway disturb you while you go through this process :).

Renee said...

LOL Kish :-)

Good for you, Jen! Because you ARE doing it for you this time, I think you'll have much more success! And the fact that the two you did have tasted and smelled like shit is a great sign! I'm proud of you :-)

Jen said...

I found out last night that at the time of our fight, he had actually been 2 days into quitting chewing and he didn't tell me--lololol. No Wonder we blew up at each other. Me quitting smoking and him quitting chew. (He's back on it but I know he'll try again when he's ready.0

Jen said...

PS--it'll be a week noon on Sunday and I gotta say, since my slip on Thurs night I've been feeling damn good. Not craving them at all, actually. i dont know if it's cuz I got enough tobaccy =-) in me to tame the wild beast or if because the yuckiness of it convinced me I'm doing the right thing...

I know more hard times are yet to come though. =-)

By the way, for anyone out there who might try to quit (especially my silent readers whose name rhymes with "Pissy")--I did some research online and found out that Niacin can help with cravings (it metabolizes as nicotonic acid or some shit in your body) and 5-HTP can help raise your serotonin levels, which makes you less bitchy. Just a helpful hint.