Tuesday 3 May 2011

Here we go again...

I gave up smoking on the 1st of May and whilst I've done it before I've not attempted it since I've been on Twitter and therefore not since I've had this site.

I figure one post a week about how I'm doing is enough.  The last time I gave up was around four years ago after dipping in and out of smoking for around six years.  Then, as now, I used Nicotine Lozenges to help with the cravings.  I'm trying to change my routine a bit to deal with the ciggy moments.  Of which there are many.

So far though it's not been too bad.  The first two days I was on the Isle of Wight visiting family and so wasn't in my normal environment, although I was with a smoker for most of that time.  The first few hours at work today were hard though.  My usual routine goes like this.

Wake up: ciggy out of bedroom window
Get up make a cup of tea: ciggy out of back door
Go to bus stop: ciggy waiting for bus
Get to work have cup of tea: ciggy on smoking roof
Work until 10am: have ciggy
Finish tea break: have ciggy


Today none of the ciggies happened.  My routine stayed pretty much the same I just didn't smoke.  I've had seven 2mg lozenges which compared to my usual nicotine intake is hardly anything and although I came home and cleaned like a nutter on speed I seem to be doing alright so far.  No one is dead yet at any rate.

1 comment:

  1. Gray, you are SUCH A LEGEND. Mad respect to you, sir.

    My dad gave up smoking many years ago. I don't know if this helps at all, but he said the thing that really got him through was by abstaining from smoking for a period of time (as you have done) and taking that as proof that if he could survive without smoking for say, a day, he could surely survive without smoking for another day, and so on and so forth. A day became two days, two days became four, which became a week, then a month, and from what I can tell, he's never looked back.

    All the best, dude. Keep up the good work, and stay strong.