3.17.2008

Six month anniversary

Today marks six months of no cigarettes.

I've done my share of whining and complaining about not smoking, but I must say it's getting easier and easier to ignore the little urges I still get. Fortunately, I have vivid dreams of smoking and when I wake up, I feel satisfied. How odd. I wish I could learn to do that with food. Oh well.

image by duchesssa at sxc

8 comments:

Jeff said...

Well done! I had smoking dreams for years after I quit.

Cathy Mullins said...

Hey Jeff, It's so weird, not just the part about not smoking, but the whole thing of all the left-over behaviors, you know? Sometimes I see a beautiful balcony and I think, "that'd be a great place to sit and smoke." Jeez

MamaBird said...

love that! the dreams satisfying you... such an unbelievably difficult task, quitting smoking. way to go!

Cathy Mullins said...

MB, I think it's from Surely You Nest that I discovered sxc and hence found this great graphic by duchesssa (yes, that's 3 esses). So thanks for that and thanks for coming over. And yes, I wake up feeling like I've smoked as much as I wanted.

oakland heidi said...

so awesome. One of my friends here is in the quitting process and is rocking it thanks to Wellibutrin. I'm so grateful I never started smoking, because I don't know if I could ever quit.

uncle said...

kudos. kudos The dream smoking satisfaction is a wonder.

Slayde said...

Hooray for you! A co-worker of mine had the same sort of vivid smoking dreams, but she would wake up and feel guilty. I think your way is better.

Cathy Mullins said...

oakland heidi, thanks for dropping in, love to see new faces. btw, where do you actually live? CA or NC? it's not important, just curious. I don't like most drugs and I'm one of those assholes who thinks people can handle more than they think they can. I really recommend the book The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. It works so well that cravings almost don't happen and looking for substitutes almost doesn't happen. my two cents. good for you for never starting -- that's the smart way to do it.

Uncle, I love the smoking dreams, they take away the urge completely, well, nearly. Each time I think I want a ciggie, I tell Kim and he says, "Okay, I'll go get you some." And that does it, I REALLY don't want one after that.

Slayde, I WAS waking up feeling guilty at first and then I decided to enjoy the dreams instead. Oh yes, lots of guilt. In fact, I thought one dream was so real, I looked around for cigarette butts in the bed! Just kidding.