Have you ever come across someone who whines thank you. Like they are forming the words thank and you, but the tone comes out as if they were complaining. Spouse is pretty expert at that in addition to his skills in sarcasm. The way he informs you that you've asked a stupid question is to answer the opposite of what should be the obvious answer. I've been much less tolerant of it since I tackled quitting the cancer sticks. Speaking of which, today I'm a TWEENER. I think it means that I'm between a newbie and an elder on the quit smoking ladder. 50 days done. Here's what I've noticed so far.
I think about it maybe a hundred times a day as opposed to ten thousand. The "craves" for me come in the form of a desire somewhere in the pit of my belly, and this desire is used to being fulfilled with a cigarette. I distract the desire by offering it mints and gum and deep breaths and in a few minutes it subsides. I have now learned that the "crave" will subside whether I smoke or not. In addition, the desire is much less insistent than at the beginning, so yes it's getting easier. I keep telling myself it's all psychological now, but it sure doesn't feel that way sometimes. The crave is really similar to hunger pangs now so I have to be careful about filling it with cookies, pies and ice cream. Or not. I've never really been fat, maybe I should try it on.
There have also been some subtle changes in the plumbing which I'm very satisfied to report.
The next milestone is in ten days (two months), 42 days (three months), and 50 days when I officially become an elder.