...smoking! I did okay yesterday, but this afternoon it's been a real challenge. I tried to quit cold turkey about two months ago, but I ended up grabbing one of my hubby's cigs later that first night after having cravings that just wouldn't go away. This time I'm using the nicotine gum, and it's helped--some. The main reason I'm trying to quit is that we are trying to have another baby and I wanted to be quit before I got pregnant. I did manage to quit three years ago after I found out I was expecting, but even then it took me about two weeks to stop completely.
I've smoked since I was 16 (about 7 years) and lately I've been smoking around a pack a day. And I'm surrounded by smokers: my hubby, my mom, my best friend, most of my hubby's family smoke, plus several at work who often go on break at the same time as me.
I guess I'm just looking for some encouragement from any of you who have been through this--'cause I'm really struggling at the moment.
UPDATE: I've made it through 5 days...the longest I've ever gone without a cig (except for when I was pregnant). More than once it's been touch-and-go, and I've almost caved a few times. I'm just so emotional and have even broken down in tears. What's with THAT? I really want to give in and have a cig--but I've made it this far, so I won't! I'll keep everyone posted, and I hope you send me your good thoughts. Thanks!
Update #2: Yesterday was day 7, so I've made it through a whole week! :) I've never gone longer than that (other that when I was pregnant) since I had my first cigarette! I'm doing....okay. There are still times when I really, really, REALLY want a cig. My jaws have been so sore from chewing so much gum, so I did give in and bought an e-cigarette yesterday, which I tried for the first time on my break at work. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't more like a real cig, but I'm still not smoking.