Done Smoking: 2 Weeks

Approaching 2 weeks without a cigarette

12 days and 19 hours without a smoke, to be more precise. I feel better than I have in a long time, my persistent smokers cough is gone, and I have noticed a definite increase in stamina in everything I do.

I still haven’t attempted going to a lower dose nicotine patch. There’s been a few mornings where I’ve forgotten to put a new patch on. On all of those occasions, I didn’t feel like I needed a cigarette, or nicotine. I just happened to see my box of patches, and it’s reminded me to put a new one on.

So, I’m thinking a lot of the nicotine dependency stuff is likely a mental crutch of some sort, I dunno, I’m not a psychologist.

I’ve actually surprised myself, too. When I stopped smoking, I didn’t really believe that it was something I could do and stick with.
The last 10+ years that I’ve been a smoker, I’ve done a lot to convince myself that quitting would be a terrible experience. It hasn’t been terrible, at all. Still, I’d love to have a cigarette. :)

This will probably be my last post on this topic for a while, at least until I’m approaching 1 month without a cigarette.