Sunday, March 1, 2009

So, here's the scoop.....

Well, I have been home since about 1:30 mst. It's 6:30 mst. As I predicted ,the time I was away on the ski weekend was pretty easy. I was with 9 people; all Christians, all non-smokers. We spent the weekend skiing, hot-tubbing, playing games, cooking meals and having fun....except for my friend who invited me to come who spent the entire weekend holed up in her room sick. Major bummer.

I didn't sleep well. It was either the fact that I had to sleep on a couch in a sleeping bag, or other factors. I don't know. I am very tired.

Right now, I am hot, then cold, then hot, then cold. I'm either catching what my friend had, or it is other factors.

I am trying to get motivated to school work; instead, I am a couch potato catching up on a weekend's worth of DVR'd TV shows.

I should be doing laundry; but again.....the TV.

I listened to my daughters' high school musical CD all the way home; radio doesn't come in way up there. I kept myself distracted by singing all the songs. Yes, I know all the HSM heart.

I just realized I am gritting my teeth quite a bit. It's annoying.

I got some spearmint gum to keep my mouth busy, but it's too minty and it is giving me heart burn. Or else I'm catching my friends' illness.

I woke up a lot the past two nights. How annoying when I could've been sleeping well since I had no kids to wake me up. So, when I woke up, I ate. Maybe I'll need to spend the money I am not spending on cigarettes for a gym membership if over-eating is going to become an issue.

I purchased myself some Neutrogena anti-wrinkle stuff for my skin. I'm sure smoking has contributed to some of my around the eyes and mouth wrinkles, so maybe I can reverse the aging by non-smoking and skin rejuvination.

I'm not doing as bad as I thought I would. The real test will come when normal life resumes and I have the daily stressors to contend with. But by tomorrow morning at about 10:30, I will have gotten through my first 36 hours. One day at a time, right?


Dawn said...

You're short-changing yourself! It'll be 72 hours tomorrow morning at 10:30. Celebrate! Congratulations - keep it up, kiddo! You can do it!

Sammy said...

You're doing GREAT!! Awesome job, Kristen!!

And don't worry about overeating. Whatever you have to do right now is OK! It'll all balance out soon and life will take on a whole new kind of normal.

And yes, smoking causes wrinkles! You can also give yourself a facial with a paste of lemon and sugar. It's a natural way to exfoliate and it will make your skin so soft.

Wowie, I'm impressed! You're really doing this! YAY!!! :-)

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Insomnia can be a side effect from nicotine withdrawal. My sister Sue stopped cold turkey and that was one of her issues. When she did go to sleep, she'd sleep a while and wake up, all night long. But it passed within a few days as I recall.

Most of the worst withdrawals are over within 3 or 4 days, so you're almost there.

Keep up the good work! In just a few more days you'll be a FORMER smoker. :o)



Maine Mom said...

You are doing great Kristen!

What a bummer that your friend was sick during the skiing trip! I'm glad you had a fun time, though.

I know a lot of the HSM songs, too. :-)

Yes, one day at a time. You can do it!

Barb said...
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Barb said...

The great news is that you're already through the worst of it, Kristen. The first 3 days were really hard for me, but when they'd passed and I hadn't had a single cigarette, it was like someone flipped a switch. Suddenly the physical craving was just gone.

So congratulations for getting through it. I'm convinced if a smoker can go without a cigarette for three days, they've conquered the biggest battle. Now it's just a matter of breaking the habit itself. One of the hardest things is thinking a cigarette is the way to calm ourselves when we hit life's little road bumps.

Be encouraged - I'm almost at the one month mark and already, it's like I never smoked.

I knew you could do it. :-)

Melissa said...


THREE days!!! Yay for you!!!

You should get yourself one of the free quit meters that are available online, install it on your desktop and look at your success any time you need encouragement. :)

I'm absolutely and totally thrilled for you! Once the first three days are past, it's so much easier to stay clean.

You're doing wonderful things for yourself and for your kids! (((Kristen)))

Robin in New Jersey said...

Fantastic news, Kristen! Keep it up! Praying you don't get whatever sickness your friend had.

Gretchen said...

You rock, Kristen! So excited for you. Don't worry about watching too much TV, I'm sure your groove is just a tiny bit off from not smoking. What an accomplishment.

Coe said...

You are doing well. I am praying for you!

Sharon Lynne said...

I'm saying a prayer for you tonight.

nancygrayce said...

You're doing great!! Drink lots of water! That helps the skin.

Linda said...

Hang in there Kristen. You're doing really well. I'll keep praying for you.