I had a regular phone call from quitline today. No names, no packdrill, but as one of my coworkers pointed out my fuse has been fairly short the last month and 4 days. The upshot of everything was that I was stressed out. Annoyed, but no real desire to head off to the dairy and get a pack.

WW & I had a picnic dinner in Cornwall park tonight then went on to Circus Circus for coffee. While we were there one of the staff dropped a bottle of water right by our table and there was glass and water everywhere. Other than WW's immediate "It wasn't me, this time" we were mostly just amused by the experience.

A month ago tonight I was on day 12 of my Champix starter pack (Day 5 of quitting). Tonight I'm having the last tablet from the first regular Champix pack. Tomorrow I start on the 2nd and last pack.

That night was the first time I'd gone out socially since giving up (http://www.quit.org.nz/blog/view/post/59931/). That night we also went to Circus Circus after dinner and I was concentrating on avoiding the smoking triggers hitting me from all kind of stray corners. Tonight I wasn't feeling any triggers ... just the occasional "I'd like a cigarette" feeling I get on a fairly regular basis. Those unexpected "out of nowhere" triggers were so strong I almost caved quite a few times. Now the feelings are weak and not a threat.

As time goes by I become more and more convinced that I'm going to succeed.

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    aimee7 said:
    10 October 2014

    Ohhh a picnic that's so cute. You are doing so well. I enjoy your blogs bruce :)

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    AXL said:
    11 October 2014

    You're doing really well Bruce. You've got this quit nailed. I also enjoy your blogs☺

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    Nana22 said:
    11 October 2014

    I too am convinced you will succeed Bruce. You have a great attitude and determination. While the smoking urges are weak and not a threat now, do stay vigilant as they can appear to sideswipe us when we least expect it. I'm in no way trying to be negative but forewarned is forearmed. We must always be real. I know you will have it covered. You are doing brilliantly.

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    Julia C said:
    11 October 2014

    @Nana22 "While the smoking urges are weak and not a threat now, do stay vigilant as they can appear to sideswipe us when we least expect it" -- Oh, yeah. I've noticed this too.

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    Saffron said:
    11 October 2014

    Congratulations Bruce. Feeling convinced about succeeding is great. Believing in yourself is more than half the battle :)

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    Maanu said:
    11 October 2014

    Thats good news I get the feeling your going to succeed as way you seem like a smart cookie and smoking is very silly