Sunday, April 27, 2008

Drum Roll, Please....

Today is a very special day. A milestone. It's pretty amazing that we are now talking triple-digit numbers now. Today is, officially, 100 (one-hundred)... not 99, not almost 100, not 90something... but 100 days since the husband & I quit smoking!
Neither one of us finished the Chantix prescription, but please... don't take that as that you shouldn't if you are on it. My parents have both quit smoking a few weeks before us and they both are still on the prescription.
I still find this drug amazing... and coming from me, thats a huge thing. I hate any kind of medicine. When the husband called me that one morning back in December and told me that cigarette prices were going up in Wisconsin....

.... Cig prices went up in Minnesota a long time ago. But being married to a truck driver, we get the luxury of price shopping between states. He goes to Wisconsin everyday and cigarettes were $10/carton cheaper there after the MN prices went up, so... he bought our vice every week.....

..... so he called me and said they were going up and that we should quit. There was this rush of panic that went through me. He'd said it before and somehow I always talked him out of it... but this time? I didn't think I could talk him out of it, maybe I didn't want to, I don't know, but I didn't want to quit. As stupid as that sounds, I didn't. I think only a smoker can understand that thinking. I mean, why would you want to continue bringing smoke into your lungs, right? Dumb, yep.

So I agreed. Yes, it's time. I called the doc and got the meds and we started them... if you've followed along in the beginning on this blog you read how easy it really was. This drug is amazing. It made me, someone who had no interest in quitting smoking, not want a cigarette.

Ok, sure, yeah... I guess part of me had to want to quit or I still wouldn't be a non-smoker.

Do I still want one? Yep. Everyday. Not all the time, but at least once everyday. At the strangest times, too, like - as I type this, because I'm talking about it. Makes me think of it, so I want one.

And, yes, I gained weight. 20lbs to be exact. I don't care about that, either. I'm still not fat, just a little chubby. I can live with that.

So today is 100 days without a cigarette. I think I'll celebrate with a hot fudge sundae.

11 comments:

Kerri said...

That is truly amazing! I have to say that quitting smoking was probably the hardest thing I've ever done. Congratulations!

babooshka said...

Big congrats on the big 1oo

SledChick said...

Really awesome. Congratulations! Have 2 sundaes--one on me! And make one for Trucker, too. Actually, make the girls make them for you. You deserve some pampering!

My neighbor is trying to quit and considering Chantix. I told her it worked wonders for you. Hopefully it does the same for her!

Jeanette said...

Hey congratulations on quitting smoking! I quit 16 years ago and it was rough but I did it! And I did gain weight but took it off eventually!

meagan@meplusthree.us said...

Good job!! That is quite an accomplishment! Now if only I get my hubby to stop smoking...lol!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

That is so awesome!! I remember how scared you were when you first started. What can we do to celebrate?!!

A Mom Two Boys said...

Awesome! Keep up the good work!

And now that you're not smoking you'll have YEARS longer, healthy extra years, to work off the additional weight!

Congrats!

Irishcoda said...

I came here to see your Critters picture but just wanted to say: Great work on 100 days of not smoking! It is SOOOO hard, I know, I quit from 2 packs a day when I learned I was pregnant with my son. He will be 21 in just 3 weeks and other than having my kids, quitting was the best thing I ever did for myself! Keep up the great, difficult work, you and your hubby!

maggie said...

Excellent for you both! I am coming up on a year of not smoking and still blogging about the experience because it still helps. I did the Chantix thing, and even though it still wasn't quite easy, it was by far much easier than any previous attempt. I definitely think you deserve a special treat at this huge milestone. Congrats!

:: Lesley :: said...

You two are awesome!!!!!! I'm so stinkin' proud!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

Sorry I'm late on this Kitty... THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!