Gave up 2 days ago. Friday night was day 7 of my Champix and Saturday was going to be day 8 so I used up all my remaining cigarettes and went to bed in a ciggie free house.

Saturday was rough. Every time I walked by the back door I wanted to step out and light up (I've always smoked outside for about the last 9 years). I think if I'd had any I would have lit up. I refused to leave the house.

Several times I felt desperate for a smoke. I ended up hitting the sweets, biscuits, nuts, and almonds pretty hard.

I also spent a few hours napping during the day.

Sunday was a little better still wanted a smoke but I felt that as long as I avoided any place I could buy smokes I could make it. I was still getting the cravings a little.

I had to go other to my mother's as, after I decided my quit date, after I started taking Champix, my brother in the UK decided to make a flying visit. I needed to set up a room for him to stay in.

Weirdly enough my mother decided to tackle me about a disagreement between my sister & I ... circa 1972. I was too stressed to be nice so I wasn't impressed.

Didn't sleep too well. Went to bed early & woke up a little before 2 AM. Couldn't settle & didn't get back to sleep until after 3AM Monday 8th.

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    Ladylene said:
    09 September 2014

    Aw thats a rough start Bruce .. you could have done without all that huh! Well done on those first 2 days .. they are hard going, but you are mastering .. well done! Hold tight for day 3 .. stay strong .. you got this :)

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    JohnnyRED said:
    09 September 2014

    Nice blog! A lot of it's psychological so stay determined and committed. Sounds like you're doing a good job so far, keep it up because you can do this. :)

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    Julia C said:
    09 September 2014

    Thanks @Ladylene & @JohnnyRED. I've posted day 3 (today) as well.



    I've found that writing it up helped me tonight. Writing is cathartic or something ... not that I'm a cathar ... LOL

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    Elevtheria said:
    09 September 2014

    Hey Bruce :) the good news is that it does get better. We're here to support you. Hope you'll sleep better tonight. :)

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    Julia C said:
    09 September 2014

    "Hope you'll sleep better tonight"



    Thanks, me too.