29 Nov 2017
10 Jan 2018
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First of all, let me congratulate you for deciding to quit. Good for you! Your name is perfect, because it takes guts to quit, and I admire everyone who takes the plunge.
Cravings come and go. Unfortunately, you are right in the thick of it right now. To be honest, I found the first month a real challenge. I got some wicked cravings, and I counted off 10 minute increments a lot, just to get through them. I also did things to distract myself, like playing computer games, reading, or going out for walks. And of course, I drank lots of water (and I still do).
At some point, you just have to tough it out. You have to be stronger and more stubborn than your addiction.
Courage, you have made it this far, and you can make it to the end. Don't let this addiction defeat you. Fight back! Keep telling yourself that you will not give in, that you will not cave. Remind yourself why you wanted to quit, and keep going over all of the benefits of quitting in your head. You can do this, Courage. Keep the quit!