Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I posted. I've been super busy with this project I'm working on.
Overall this is getting a lot easier. I have now been off the Chantix for about a week or so, maybe a bit longer. I do have more cravings now, but they aren't strong or hard, and the frequency has been less over the past day or so.
Thank goodness for friends, because I almost smoked Friday night! I knew I should have avoided the bar scene, but I really wanted a drink badly. It had been forever since I had been out with MY friends, so I really didn't want to turn it down. I thought I'd be okay, because no one from that group smokes. Well, some friends of friends showed up, and they smoked. So, after the tequilla shot, sex on the beach, irish car bomb and apple martini, I just didn't care! (imagine that). So I went in search of a smoke. I ALMOST had one, but then a friend saw what was happening and stepped in, with a loud "NO NO NO NO NO -- I DONT THINK SO ..." and I begged for a while, and she said no. And you COULD buy smokes at the bar, but I didn't want one enough to buy a pack. So, I relented and was fine the rest of the night.
I am feeling healthier and stronger and happier and more energetic. I cut 14 inches off my hair yesterday and I LOVE it. So, I'm doing pretty well. I'll write more often, I promise! Thanks for still checking in on me!