I Quit Smoking…Coincidentally, I’m Quite Stabby Today.

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Do you see these totally adorable little sheltie pups?

I kind of want to kick them.

It has been…three weeks…give or take a stressful, agonizing day or two…since I quit smoking.

I did it cold turkey this time, which I’ve never done before. I have been smoking less and less over the past few months, and being that I was smoking mini cigarettes anyway, I wrongly assumed that it would be soooo easy to quit this time!

I was wrong.

The first two weeks were okay. I had moments in the first few days where I felt the withdrawal symptoms so badly that I almost gave up but I knew that it was only temporary. I had an electronic cigarette that I puffed on for a minute or two when the cravings got really bad and I knew I wouldn’t make it. If it weren’t for that electronic cigarette, I may have died.

No, I am serious, guys. It was that bad!

Anyway, I managed to drink a ton of water, coffee, distract myself etc, and I made it through the first two weeks without stabbing anyone, kicking my dogs or strangling my daughter. I also managed to gain only 4 pounds, which is pretty good, considering I quit cold turkey.

And then my husband came home from his work trip…

My husband who smokes.

<insert tears and emotional rampage here>

So. He’s been home for a week. He has been pretty good about washing his hands after he smokes to reduce the smell…

But I still know that he is out there smoking!

It sucks. I would love to say that I haven’t eaten everything in sight since he’s been home to distract myself from the fact that he is smoking and I can not…but the scale would probably jump online and write its own little blog post about what a liar I am if I tried that.

My scale is kind of an asshole.

I went to Facebook last week asking for advice on how to make myself not eat while I was going through this nicotine withdrawal. I received a bunch of useful tips and advice, which was helpful! One of my friends really went above and beyond, though.

I think this is the best thing I have ever seen on Facebook…

 Dude. I need that fork.

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  1. says

    LOL. When the food cravings hit, we can figure out how to make even that fork work. But keep at it. It would rock if he was on board with quitting like you.

  2. says

    I am SOOO Proud of you! Quiting Smoking was one of the hardest things I have ever done (twice)..LOL! The last time I quit was the day I found out I was pregnant with Aubrey so I’ve been smoke free for 5 years now. I know these first few weeks will be hard but it will be smooth sailing after that. If you ever need anything, let me know!

  3. says

    I quit smoking over 8 years ago (cold turkey, too), and it was tough. Tough! But it was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. But, I did gain a lot of weight, that I am trying damn hard to get off, now. It’s slow going, but I’m determined to get down to as close to my pre-quit-smoking days. :) Oh, and my mom quit smoking 3 months ago after being a heavy smoker for 50+ years.

    I’m so proud of you, Jenn, and I know you can do it!

  4. says

    I’m am super duper proud of you. I quit cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant with my 9 year old daughter! It was difficult, but so worth it. My husband quit along with me, which made it much easier.

  5. says

    Congrats!! I quit smoking, let’s see, in 2003 or 2004. Cold Turkey. It was hard, especially with everyone else smoking around me! Hubby eventually quit and we have never looked back!
    That fork is too funny!

  6. says

    Wishing you much success! My dad quit cold turkey several years ago. Unfortunately, my mom still smokes.

    And, I love that fork! I could use that at times, lol. :)

  7. april yedinak says

    You are such a funny writer…is it wrong that you are feeling stabby and I am giggling? Probably. I know you can keep up with it, my dad was a 4 pack a day smoker for 40 years and he finally quit and it has been several years now. It would be enormously helpful if your hubby quit, too, obviously…maybe you should work out all your aggression by running his ciggs through a garbage disposal.

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