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?
I wish you all the best. That would be awesome. Just take it one day - or even one hour - at a time. Good luck!
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wishing you the best! You can do it!
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.
A Mother's Thoughts
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!