Hello my lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.
A week ago today I quit smoking! It just had to be done, and this time it’s for GOOD! I did try a few years ago and I was successful for about 18 months, but then the stress of life had me reaching for the ciggies again! When I did quit before, I started using an E. Cigarette, vaping instead of smoking, and that’s what I’m doing again this time.
Mark has quit too, and also using the vape stick or E cigarette. We smoked menthol cigarettes so we chose to use menthol flavour in our vape sticks, and they are working, neither of us has touched a cigarette since.
I haven’t had any craving for a cigarette as such since I stopped, but I’ve felt a bit down in the proverbial dumps for a couple of hours a few times during this first week, it’s mostly been when Mark is at work and I’m home alone that I’m most affected. After the first full day of not smoking cigarettes I really did feel pretty good. I went to bed that night and I didn’t have a rattly wheezy chest, and I didn’t start coughing as soon as I lay my head on the pillow either.
Over the week though I’ve been craving sweet things, but I haven’t been reaching for chocolate bars, instead I’ve been eating gorgeous sticky Dates and occasionally soft chewy liquorice, I have about 6 Dates and a couple of pieces of liquorice as soon as I get a craving for something sweet, and that works for me, the craving has soon gone.
I don’t know if it’s related to quitting smoking but I have had trouble sleeping. It can either be that it takes me ages to fall asleep or I fall asleep then wake a few hours later unable to drop off again. Are you a quitter that has the same problem?
So, that’s my first week as a non smoker in a rather small nutshell. If you don’t mind I’ll come back next week and give you an update on how things are going, and if you have any tips for me I’d love to hear from you in the comments.