Quit smoking attempt #….oh, I lost count!

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I’m going to quit smoking again…my quit date is Wednesday, September 14th.

I’m kind of freaking out.

I started taking my prescription smoking cessation medication last week and I can already feel it working. Unfortunately, I can also already feel the side effects.

Such as total cotton mouth, all day long. Headache. Insomnia (I already have insomnia so this one is a double whammy!), inability to concentrate…

I picked a horrible time to do this, because I am so busy with the blog and with my freelance work that I really can’t afford to be tired and unfocused during the day! That’s where caffeine enters the picture. I gave up my beloved Diet Coke back in February when I quit smoking the last time. I do have a soda every now and then, while at a party or out to dinner, but I don’t drink soda at home.

I have recently started drinking coffee, but I don’t drink it every day. My friend recommended that I buy an espresso machine and make myself a shot whenever I started having trouble concentrated or felt sleepy. I’ve never actually had espresso before, so she made me a shot this weekend and HOLY MOLY that coffee is strong! So I set off to research espresso machine reviews to get a better idea of what is out there. I had no idea that there were so many different models!

I was tempted to just buy the model at my local grocery store, but she told me to invest a little more in a nice machine, that it would make all the difference. I’m thinking a sexy little Italian espresso machine would look good on my counter!

I’m a little nervous…I normally gain anywhere between 5 to 20 pounds when I quit smoking. I am determined not to let that happen this time, partly due to the vacation photos and partly due to the Warrior Dash I want to run in December.

Caffeine is an appetite suppressant, right?

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Comments

  1. says

    You can do it. Every time you think of a cigarette think of yourself as a little old lady, in the hospital, on a ventilator, and your daughter having to decide to take you off of it because you have emphysema, COPD and lung cancer.

  2. says

    You can do it!! Stay focused, eat licorious, so that you will have something to do with your fingers. I don’t know if I would drop one bad habit for another though. Good luck with this, wuitting is hard! Been there!

    Lynn

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