Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm finished

I quit smoking on Saturday.

I had my very last cigarette on Friday night, and I have been smoke free ever since. The odd thing is that this time I barely miss it or even want it. I'm not having the nicotine fits that I've had during previous attempts at quitting, so I'm thinking this time will be successful.

I have had bored moments, moments where if I were still smoking I would go outside on the deck and light up just for something to do, but those are far between and easily managed. 

I'm coughing less already. I had been waking myself up coughing all night, and that has stopped now. I am still coughing, but nothing like prior. If I could eat I'm sure food would taste better too.

Speaking of that, I've been far less nauseous since I quit smoking. I'm still barfing in the mornings, but by afternoon I'm feeling better and able to eat a little bit of soup or something. I'm not having the all day nausea that I was having. That's pretty cool. I'd be willing to bet that the sickness was due to poisoning myself and the kid with the smoking. Either way, it's much better now and I couldn't be happier.

Rich is cheating. He's smoking cigars. I don't think that's fair, but whatever. At least he's not inhaling, right? 

So this is it. I'm officially a non smoker. How cool is that?


Em said...

Very, very cool! Congrats! Keep at it.

squirrelgirl said...

Congrats thus far, and best of luck on continued success!

catherine said...

Totally cool, and inspiring, too! I'm am tackling this very soon here. Got the nicotine gum all stocked up and everything. I can hope that maybe it won't be as hard as I'm expecting.

LizB said...

Wicked cool. Congrats!

Cyn said...

Interesting how you notice the differences already, especially the nausea. Good motivation!

Annie said...

Beyond cool :-), and your baby thanks you. So glad it has been easy this time. Best of luck.

Amy @ Taste Like Crazy said...

I quit w/ both Cara and Oliver because I physically couldn't stand it.

I hope that you can keep not smoking once you're unknocked up. :)

Neil said...

Congrats on quitting smoking!