Merry Christmas everyone! I would like to start by thanking all who have taken time out of their busy holiday schedules to read and/or comment on my blog. This is fantastic support, and I feel very blessed to have it. Thanks!
If you count the fact that my last cigarette was at 9pm on Dec. 23rd, it's been 39 hours since my last cigarette. I'm very proud of myself. Yesterday was really hard. Very hard, but I pulled through. We went to my father-in-law's house last night. We hide the fact that we smoke, so usually these get togethers involve me trying to enjoy myself, but counting down until I can get out of there and have my next smoke. Then, as soon as we were gone, I'd drive a block or two then pull over and have that much needed cigarette. But not last night! Yes, half the night was filled with me really needing a smoke, but I knew that problem wouldn't be solved by finding an excuse to leave his dad's house. So that was a nice change.
Today is the same thing. We're going to my mother-in-law's house, and the same situation applies. One of the reasons I chose yesterday to quit was because I knew I'd be bombarded with places that I can't smoke, so it would be the best strategy to keep from smoking. This weekend is the biggie -- going to my Grandma's house for an entire weekend. Now we're as careful as we can be there, because she would freak, so we wash everything and don't smoke before going to her house. It can be stressful. Not this time though! I'm determined to make it through!
So far today hasn't been THAT bad. A few minor cravings, nothing as bad as yesterday. Merry Christmas!!!