I quit smoking cigarettes, but now im BORED

@BigO32 (47)
United States
March 28, 2008 8:45am CST
I have been smoking cigarettes for about 6 years now. During that time, I tried to quit numerous times without success. On all of the attemps I have ever made, I have only been able to go without one for about 2 days. I went to my doctor recently and told him that I needed help quitting because of the obvious. He gave me a prescription, which is the first time I ever tried this method. I am happy to say that I have been smoke free for two weeks. The only side effect is that I AM SO BORED! I never realized how much smoking was a part of my life. Since I dont go outside occasionally to have one at work and at home, I find myself bored to the bone. I clean my home like there is no tomorrow, wash my car numerous times and walk my dog almost all day long. The only thing I crave is not the cig, but the time I had alone when I had one. Its not the same to just sit out there without one, but eventually this will fade. Have any of you out there tried quitting?
1 response
@chestyna (113)
28 Mar 08
I quit smoking nearly 3 years ago, and I would smoke 20 a day. I got really bad allergy to pollen or hayfever, and that time I couldn`t breathe properly, not mentioning how bad it was when i was smoking at the same time. So I told myself i just would stop smoking until the allergy or breathing problem will go away. It was 3 weeks later that I realized I actually don`t miss smoking as much as I thought i would. And that was it. I had fiance at that time so we were doing lot of walking together and excercises to keep my mind away from smoking. But i remember the hardest part was, i was working in the pub and all my collegues were smoking and the customers aswell, but somehow i tried to keep myself busy. I have to say I did put some weight on as i was eating more instead of smoking, but once i started to do some excercises it was allright. Few months later I got pregnant so it was definite i will not smoke again. I wish you good luck and try to keep your mind busy with some other stuff. good luck
@BigO32 (47)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Thanks for the response. One of the things im doing to keep my mind busy is coming to this site. I joined last year and never logged on again. I came here to just write random things and answer discussions. I would be smoking one otherwise. My son is a major reason why I want to stop. Hes only 1 and hes my world. At work, I only go to one smoke break and just talk. It really doesnt bother me, cause my mind is set on this. Some people have actually noticed that they dont see me there as often and it feels good. Its getting better as the days go and I already feel better. I too am munching alot but I also added walking to my regimen. Im determined this time and hope to inspire my younger brother as well. Im not mentioning it at all, I just want the result to speak for itself. Congratulations on your child and hope that it brought and still brings the joy my son brings to my family. Take care!!