Smoking recap – Day eight
Well stopping smoking has not been too difficult on the whole but at the same time it’s been really difficult for moments of this time and that’s when it catches you out.
Yesterday there were a couple of points when I really could have done with a ciggie, I was travelling between sites and it would have been way too easy just to stop at a set of shops buy a pack of twenty and find a spot on the seafront to imbibe a fag while staring at the horizon. Wayyyy too easy.
However I was strong for those moments and once they’d passed it didn’t matter any longer.
I managed to do a stupid thing on the patch front though, I packed one of the teeny step 3, 7mg patches rather than the step 2, 14mg ones. So yesterday when I had decided to try out a patch, well I stumbled at the first hurdle and didn’t have one. Not too bad for me but not great for everyone who had to suffer a bit of a niggly me yesterday, to be true I wasn’t that bad at all.
Nice thing was the sleep I had last night, I woke up an hour after I’d gone to bed and really thought I’d done a full night of sleep. I really should have gone for a run this morning (planning on one after work) as I awoke at 5 and was totally refreshed, if I’d had a route planned out then I should have gone out but I didn’t have said route dotted in.
Anyway my skin is feeling much plumper, especially in the face, my breath is almost perfect and I no longer have to clean my teeth to maintain the status quo, I clean now for a winnning smile and fresh breath confidence (old reference that one). My bits are a lot better – see earlier, I don’t really want to go into that again. My hands are still looking ancient, my face is looking a teeny bit better but still I could do with it losing a few lines. My hair that’s usually feeling great by this point is just the same as before – it might be that it was already fine, a bit like my nostril contents this time – but there might be a slight improvement that I slightly noticed this morning – does that make any sense whatsoever.
My cough has gone for what it was worth, my lungs feel refreshed and clear, my throat is no longer lumpy and I’m pretty bright eyed all around.
I don’t need a ciggie but there are moments when I could possibly do harm to inaminate objects.
Run tonight, get rid of some of that anger.