06 Feb 2020
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I'm glad to hear that your friend was considerate enough not to light up in front of you. Old habits are hard to break, and you don't need that kind of temptation.
You are going to get cravings and thoughts of lighting up for a while, because this addiction runs really deep. Even though I quit 5 years ago and love being a non-smoker, and even though I am battling metastatic breast cancer that has spread to my lungs, I still get the odd thought of wanting to have a cig. It's ridiculous but there you have it. We can never ever become complacent, because you just never know when this demon will raise its ugly head to try to tempt you. That is why NOPE is so very important.
Also, at this point, if you did light up, you wouldn't get the satisfaction you think you would. Your lungs would burn, you would get light headed and you would need to cough. Even so, you would keep going because you wouldn't be able to stop. That's how strong this addiction is.
You have a new goal, making it to two months. Stay the course. You are doing great. And give yourself little treats along the way. You deserve it.