Diary of an Ex-Smoker – 2nd Entry
Hey it's Gary again. Sorry, I blacked out for a couple of days and haven't written, but right now, it's been exactly 6 days since my last cigarette. Never realized that truly quitting something as bad as smoking could be so hard. Seems like your body would actually "help" you give up something so harmful, but it actually fights you for that addiction. Can you imagine how much better we'd have it if our body fought us like that if we were giving up exercise? Or salad? What if the human body sent you through d.t.'s if you forgot to floss? Waking up in the middle of the night fighting off cold sweats because you didn't take your multi-vitamin? But no...our body's gonna fight us because we're not filling it with tar and nicotine. I guess the toughest thing on me now is the lack of focus. It's really weird. This morning I almost couldn't tie my shoes...just kept staring at the laces. Oh, and the rage. I get ticked off at the slightest things, but I'll keep fighting off the temptation. I just found some great tips to help quit at QuitSmoking.com. If you're fighting a battle like this now...with cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, gambling...any addiction, I'd love to hear from you and how you're doing. Maybe we can keep each other on the straight and narrow. God Bless and I'll write again soon.