Day 4 January 31, 2017
4 days and no cigarette, beyond the couple of puffs on the third day. It feels great, not smoking, and not going outside in the freezing cold every few hours just to satisfy my habit. I just wish James would quit now and we could save quite a bit of money. Smokers will say things, such as, “I know that it is addictive, I know that it is bad for me. I’m just not ready yet”. I wasn’t ready when I decided to quit. I just decided to stop smoking, no real rhyme or reason to do so. I just wanted to stop.
Day 5 February 1, 2017
No cigarette today. Did pretty well. Just had a little irritability throughout the day. Not to bad. I still can’t stand the smell of James coming into the house after he has been smoking. He comes in and wants to give me a hug or a kiss and I have to keep saying “i’m sorry I just can’t” and quickly leave his general area. It’s sad, I wish he would stop soon too.
Day 6 February 2, 2017
I have an interview today at 2pm in Augusta, it is an hour drive to the location. I can do it. I know I am going to be nervous going to this interview and will want to smoke on my way, but maybe today I will be ok and can make the drive without it. I have been doing ok so far when I am in the house, just when I am alone is when it sinks in. We will see, let’s hope I can do it. I treated myself to some art supplies with the money I have saved not smoking. I told James if he quit smoking we could do the same for him and save the money he would have spent on cigarettes for something for himself – a PS4 with some new fangled do-dad thingy (seriously I don’t know what it is).