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18 Feb 2019
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2 weeks smoke free is awesome. You're just starting to adjust to not smoking and in the next week or two you will start to have better days.
Somewhere around week 3 or 4 I started to have days that I wasn't thinking about smoking all the time, and wasn't feeling so exhausted. As a matter of fact I started to feel much better physically than I had in a long time. It was towards the end of the 3rd week I was at a restaurant with my wife and we were enjoying some real nice food and some live music, I notice 3 gents get up from the table leaving their wives/dates at the table several times and go for a smoke. That was a moment I realized how much time I wasted smoking and the things I missed out on. At that moment I also realized I hadn't thought about smoking all evening.
You'll soon start to notice you have a bit more energy, maybe you get up that flight of stairs without puffing as hard, or you'll look in the mirror and notice your face is looking a bit brighter, or noticing how truly awful stale smoke smells on smokers.
I felt lost as well the first while. Everything I did included a smoke somewhere along the line. Now what was I to do? Then I started to notice how much faster I got stuff done and had more time to read a book, or watch a show, or walk the dog.
Start looking for the positives of not smoking.
PS - One motivator for keeping my quit is not wanting to go through withdrawal hell week again.
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