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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Got Through the Rough Patch....Tomorrow Will Be EIGHT Months off Cigarettes!

Broadcasting Live from the Harvard Dorms.... I just got out of the shower and am getting ready to go get a cup of coffee before walking the 3/4 of a mile to class. A nice breeze is coming through the window....ah the little things in life! Today is the last day of lecture and then we have presentations of our research tomorrow and I will be coming home! I cannot wait to sleep in my own bed!

As for smoking, I finally feel like the end of the rough patch has come to an end (at least for now). I was walking around Harvard Square last night and a lot of people were smoking. At first I thought that it seemed like I was seeing more smoking than usual but then one of the participants of my research group mentioned that she had not seen so many people smoking in a long time. I think part of the reason so many people were smoking is this area is a big tourist attraction and attracts people from all over the world. (Lots of people from other countries, like China, have not gotten hip to the anti-smoke campaigns yet.) Anyway, for the first time in like ten days, I did not feel like I was missing anything! I was thinking, "Better them than me!" That is huge since only days ago, I was wanting to go to the Hookah lounge! Fortunately, I know that if I just wait the craving through, the feeling will pass! The hard part is the waiting process. Anyway, I am glad I am looking forward to being eight months removed from this horrible addiction on July 11th which will be tomorrow!

Gotta Run,
Diva

9 comments:

Tina-cious.com said...

Congrats! :)

Brandie said...

Whoot! 8 months! I'm so happy to hear you're nearing the end of that rough patch. I know you were having a terrible time at it. I'm so happy you stayed strong throughout it.

Have a safe trip back home!

Chris said...

The 11th, fantastic.
I think it's great that we're getting each other through the rough patches, I can't tell you how much you got me through mine. And I'm sure it won't be my last! I'm gonna post later today or tomorrow, still at work at 8pm! But it's a bad day when I haven't felt like smoking, so hooray for us - i just so feel like we're in this together. (for the long haul!)
Love Cx

maggie's mind said...

Yay, Diva! Glad you made it through the rough patch. Mine's still kind of coming and going and sticking with me a little longer this time, but I am OK with it because it's not as bad as at the start and because I know that it will pass soon. I went such a long time with smooth sailing, and it will be back. Reading your experience still inspires me and reminds me to keep going. Thank you!

Jude said...

Yay for you!
It hasn't been easy....not by a long shot,...but it seems like we are all on the upswing. Sunday will be 4.5 months for me.

Glad you are havin fun!

lynda w said...

Yay for you! I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to have these little pullings every now and then for some time to come. We just have to stay strong and we'll come out on top! Great job.

MamaFlo said...

CONGRATULATIONS DIVA!
I'm sure you feel accomplished in all kinds of things this year!

Jude said...

Can't wait to hear more about the trip now that you are back.

BK said...

Congrats on your smokeless 8 months! It is a great feat on your part. Many more 8 months to come. But then again ... I don't think you need to count because you have stopped it anyway. Have a wonderful weekend!