Quitting Smoking Timeline - Day Nine

A 21 mg patch applied to the left armImage via Wikipedia

Day Nine

Today didn't start off very well. Woke up late and irritable after a bad night. Couldn't really sleep, and if I did doze, I couldn't STAY asleep. Had some really vivid dreams, so I know I did hit REM a time or two last night. But I watched the clock for a lot of the night as well. Might have put on the nicotine patch too late last night. I've also decided that the back of my shoulders is NOT the spot for the patch, as my arm hurt all day today.

Picked up 14mg patches today, as I probably won't be going out before next Weds to shop. And I only have a few days left of the 21mg patches. I'm excited to be lowering my nicotine dose. Maybe that will help the side effects too. Can only wait and see! Been very tired again the past few days, not sure if I'm coming down with something or if its a natural part of quitting. The habit portion is really getting easier at this point, save for a few moments here and there.

Weighed myself again tonight: Current weight 136.2lbs +.6 from 3 days ago. Current gain: 2.2lbs

Quitting Smoking Timeline

8:40am - Late, again. Had a difficult time sleeping, was up and down all night.

9:25am - Got back from dropping Kiddo off at school, and just wanted to sit and stare.

11:09am - Time to go grocery shopping with Mom.

4:50pm - Home, and passed out. Yikes

8 days, 20 hours, 42 minutes and 16 seconds smoke free.

177 cigarettes not smoked.

$52.00 and 1 day, 8 hours of your life saved.

Your quit date: 4/7/2009 2:21:00 AM

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  1. Oh my, LOL

    I weighted myself at the end of my first week and was shocked I gained nearly 10 pounds! The thing is, nicotine somehow curbs hunger. Blah on that.

    Once you're off the patch, would be good to already have an exercise routine to at least counter the weight gain.

    Keep it up! I'm on day 23! It's going good. it's the first two weeks that's the hardest. You're really almost there!

    also, it takes 29 days to break a habit, so they say. (I still unconsciously reach for my pocket when I drive and all that--so I think may be more).


  2. Yeah, I've heard that too, 29, 30 or even 28. I think it depends on how much of a habit it is. I could actually use a 10lb weight gain, so I'm not seriously concerned with it. I think I'm the only woman on earth who actually wants to GAIN weight. :)

    Thanks for the support!

  3. hahahaha...I needed the weight gain too. But I'm beginning to realize maybe it needs a cap :)

  4. Yeah, I can see that! I wouldn't want to gain more then say 15 or so. Fortunately my metabolism doesn't seem to be slowing down any. :)


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