It is now toward the end of Day 2 in my quit smoking journey. I didn't sleep very well last night but feel very alert and awake. Today is a rainy day but I really wanted to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Threw on my big down parka and went for it. It takes a while for my coat to soak through all the feathers so I was still dry when I got back home. I can't say that I suffered craves today; however, I did get into a debate with myself early this morning. I don't even think I was fully awake but my junky brain was trying to convince my non-junky brain to go get cigarettes. Non-junky brain won!!!
I don't think I mentioned that I am not using any kind of quit aid. No drugs or NRT gum, lozenges, patches, etc... I am afraid to take drugs because I very often get side effects. And then the NRT just doesn't seem to work for me. Prior to the beginning of this quit, I experimented with 4mg lozenges and 2mg gum. Neither one really seemed to do anything for me so why bother? I did not notice any difference whatsoever between going a full 24 hours without smoking cold turkey and using NRT. Very interesting...
For these first two days, I didn't have to go anywhere. I do need to go somewhere tomorrow. Driving is a huge trigger for me so that may present some challenges for me.