Sunday, October 18, 2009

Day 3

So far, so good. Today will be my 3rd day as a non-smoker. So far I can say it's not as hard as I thought it would be, of course there are moments, like when I'm having my coffee in the morning or right after a good meal, but so far the cravings have been dismissed with relative ease. The only "crutch" I'm using is Tic-Tacs and Werther's hard candy. I'm trying to stay away from junk food and snacks, I refuse to trade smoking for weight gain. Just to make it easier to see what happens, I weighed myself on my last day as a smoker. I tipped the scales at 199 lbs, less than what I thought I weighed, but more than what I want to weigh considering I'm only 5'8".

I really feel good about beating this addiction, I know I can do it, it's not nearly as hard as I thought it'd be. However I may think differently when I have to deal with a bunch of idiots at work tomorrow, lol!

My wife is hanging in there too, although it's not as easy for her. She's had a couple really tough moments and is very edgy, but she's tough and is hanging in there. It looks as though the weather may cooperate today so we'll have to go ride.

Ride safe!


Scribe816 said...

Quitting smoking is one of the hardest battles you’ll have to fight. I stopped over 15 years ago by playing a head game with myself. I told myself that if I wanted a cig later I would have one. When later came and I was busy I merely repeated the same promise. This went on throughout the day and on into the next. Surprisingly the days turned into weeks. Sometimes telling yourself that you ‘can’t smoke’ puts more pressure on you 'to smoke.' It’s all a game of mind over matter. Keep up the good work.

MeanStreak said...

Thanks for the encouragement! We're still hangin' in there!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Glad to hear you success story. Keep it up. You are over the hump if you are past 24 hours.