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4 Weeks, 4 Days

Posted in Quit experiences 17 Jul 2016

i am feeling so healthy, almost like the "teenage Jo" before lighting my first cigarette. At 4 Weeks/4Days I am breathing better, have returned to bicycle riding, walking. I trust myself and my ability to make good decisions for Me....the positives definitely outweigh the challenges. My taste buds are whacked....don't like what I used to eat, now crave fruit! My tongue burns. I am still coughing up crap, though it is not, doesn't even sound like my old smoker's hack! I am learning to deal with frustrations, but still "snap" at people when they irritate me...still have insomnia (UTUBE guided meditations help) and I am losing the huskiness in my singing voice. So, this is "not for the faint of heart" as IC posted the other is so worth it, though!

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  • IC July 17, 2016 | 22:54
    sounds like you are doing great and it is a life changing event quitting smoking and an event that takes a life time.

    enjoy !! :) you are doing it.

  • HappyHusky July 18, 2016 | 20:24
    That's great! I noticed everything tasted really strange for me around the 2nd or 3rd week. Everything tasted stronger but in this terrible sort of way (for me) and everything smelt really powerful, but also in a really strange, almost unpleasant way. Some things smelt and tasted amazing at random though :P I think with me, I got so used to not tasting anything or smelling anything, that when those senses came back, I almost didn't like them xD Luckily it's calmed down now finally, and I'm not looking around every where wondering what smells so strong lol. I remember using orange soap in the shower and freaking out over how strong it smelt, like being a kid smelling something for the first time, that was nice :)

    Now I really enjoy the tastes and smells. :) Keep it up you're doing great!

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