Cricket's Thoughts

I Am a Nonsmoker

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It has now been 28 days since I put down my last cigarette, and I can finally say it is truly starting to get substantially easier. The cravings are much more infrequent now, and are more easily controlled by redirecting my thoughts, or popping a lifesaver in my mouth.

Someone once told me that I need to spend twenty minutes, every morning, visualizing myself as a nonsmoker, but I respectfully disagree. I did all my visualizing BEFORE my official quit date. I no longer need to visualize myself as a nonsmoker, because I am a nonsmoker.

Don’t worry. I don’t think for a minute that this means I can ever let my guard down. I will always be addicted to nicotine. In the same way that a recovering alcoholic can never again pick up a drink, I know that I can never again have even one drag off of a cigarette.

With each passing day, I feel better. My energy has begun to return. I am ready to move forward to other challenges in my life that I would like to overcome, such as living a healthier lifestyle, from both a nutrition and a physical fitness standpoint.

Cricket Walker

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  • Reply Lisa April 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    5 days without a cigarette and I too feel like crap. I literally have NO energy and feel like going to bed right after I wake up in the morning, lol. I have two little boys, ages 6 and 4 that I NEED to be healthy for. If that isn’t motivation to quit than I don’t know what is. I know I am going to gain some weight because I am literally eating everything I see. I can honestly afford gaining a couple pounds but I know I am going to have to be careful. I have an app on my phone which seems to help a little and I have my boys repeat to me that they are very proud of me. I am doing this for them also. I need to find something else to do besides eat when I am craving a cigarette. I bought a smoothie today so maybe I can make up some of those. Congrats to everyone who has quit whether at day One or Day 100. It is a battle but I will find my strength and ask God for help along the way.

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