I can't believe I've made it to day 10!!! Sure, there were some, ahem, rough moments in there, but absolutely bearable.
The "newness" of being a nonsmoker is beginning to wear off. DH & I really didn't know what to do with ourselves last week. I mean, what do nonsmokers do with their time? We do they do after a meal, after a drink? Where do they go for happy hour? Heck, I was even a bit hesitant to have sex with DH because I thought I'd go out of my mind without that post-sex smoke
It's beginning to feel normal now. We're looking forward to going out tonight with friends who are a few weeks ahead in their quit than we are. Guess what nonsmokers do and REALLY enjoy it? Go to the movies!!! Ugh, I hated the movies as a smoker, lol.
We took a 40-minute walk last night, and we were able to talk through the whole thing. We got home and we weren't even out of breath. I was a very heavy smoker, 2 1/2 packs a day. It's amazing how the body begins to heal itself so quickly.
For everyone reading this who's struggling, debating on whether they're "ready," wondering when it's going to get a little better in their quit, IT DOES GET BETTER!!! Just hang on, think often about your reasons for wanting to quit, breathe, eat, drink water, chew gum, whatever it takes. Look through old posts on these boards. You can see what the same person is going through on day 1, day 5, day 14, a month quit, six months quit. It's soooo helpful.
Good luck to everyone
P.S. Oh -- the money we've saved ... $110 in 10 days!!!