"Probability factor of one to one. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem." Trillian (hhgttg)

I feel I'm approaching normality, not there yet, but at least the buildings aren't washing up and down on the beach while the sea stays as stationary as a rock.

Today I had the least cravings I've had since giving up.

No desire to light up early this morning. No desire on arriving at work. I was polite to the jaywalker mearly pointing out that had I had a car & not a pushbike that she would have been very sore indeed.

One of the other tenants in our office building is in a similar field and smokes. Sometime I used to smoke and chat with him. Today as I went to lunch he was having a smoke and I stopped and had a chat ... have to admit that I would have liked a ciggie at that point, but it's one of only two times today I have. The other was on returning from lunch.

Bugger! The third was while I was typing the previous paragraph :) I guess I'm just an illusion in the mind of Heisenberg.

I wouldn't call them cravings, just an "I'd like a ciggie" moment. Managable and avoidable.

I've had a few stomach cramps late today. not sure where that's going, it's probably just the massive influx of almonds, cashews, chilli peas, etc.

PS Kudos to @aimee7 for her post about feeling normal this morning; 2 days ahead of me :)

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  • avatar-icon
    Nana22 said:
    15 September 2014

    Great going Bruce on reaching double digits. It's onwards and upwards from here.

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    Maanu said:
    15 September 2014

    Are the cramps associated with flatulence? Have you been using lots of gum? The aspartene (artificial sweetener) can have a laxative effect or cause flatulence so take it easy with the gum. If that doesn't work try 42. 42 might be the answer !

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    Julia C said:
    15 September 2014

    Gum: About 3 pieces yesterday & 2 today. I suspect it's more likely the high fibre snacking, and that can lead to methane too.

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    aimee7 said:
    15 September 2014

    Ahh thanks Bruce, I always look forward to reading your blogs :)



    It's good that normal is not to far away aye. Good on you, we are all winning☀️

  • avatar-icon
    Maanu said:
    15 September 2014

    42 is definitely the answer you are looking for then

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    Julia C said:
    15 September 2014

    Ah yes, but what is the question?

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    Calmwaters said:
    15 September 2014

    I agree, definately 42

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    Genzo said:
    15 September 2014

    yeah totally 42! ( have no idea why, but it looks fun eheh ^^ )



    anyway bruce nice blog...the gums for me were really helpful because whenever i wanted to smoke i had a gum instead...keep going, double digit club looks good!

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    Julia C said:
    15 September 2014

    @Genzo. Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. I'm on Champix, the gum I have is sugarfree Extra, not nicotine gum. NRT is not recommended for people using Champix.



    In the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series / records / TV show / books / CDs / etc, "42" was "The answer. The ultimate answer, to life, the universe and everything" ... the trouble is nobody knew what the question was.

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    Ladylene said:
    16 September 2014

    Cripes Bruce .. normal? I'm 17 weeks and I'm far from normal. I'm not sure I was ever normal! Normal is relative I've decided :) Sure hope thats not a tummy bug coming on ... all those chilli peas could be a problem :) I'm glad the cravings are settling for you Bruce. Yeah we think they are hard .. but nothing like those first 5 days hey! Well done reaching double digits :)