Saturday, June 23, 2007

Swattin' Flies (and updated links)

Today is Day 5 of the new non-smoker me (thanks to it also being Day 17 on Chantix), and I gotta tell ya, I think I am in L-O-V-E! Maybe being a Friday has put me in such a great mood, but whatever the reason, today is a good day so far. The urges this morning (again, I reserve the word craving only for those that really are that bad, and they've been few) have been so very minimal that it was almost as easy to make them go away with a deep breath and a sip of water that it made me think of swatting at a fly. Sure, it's annoying, and yep, they come back, but it's still easy enough to shoo the sucker away once in awhile.

I'm not the only one doing the Chantix thing an blogging it at the top of my (now clearing in a body not near you) lungs, these fine folks are, too (directly to their smoking/Chantix/etc. related posts if grouped/tagged as such):

My Thoughts -
My Chantix Quit
Am I Really Gonna Quit??? Of Course I AM!!!
Jane's Fact & Fiction

Update: Oops, forgot this one, too
Stop Smoking Cigs

Update2: And just found this one (great sense of humor, too!)
The 13th Apostol: Quitting Smoking with Chantix

There are plenty of others, but these are the ones most updated and/or with the information I've found most helpful.


  1. thank you. I got a comment from the "am i gonna quit" blogger and we both started the pills yesterday. I can't wait until I'm where you are

  2. Good luck to all of you smoking quitters. I've been smoke free for about a year and a half now and it was a good decision. Besides, at $5-$6 a pack you'll save a ton of moola! :)

  3. Yeah can't wait till I am where you are either...

    Right now I am actually really looking forward to the 28th.

  4. Funny, you guys want to be where I am, and during urge moments I want to be where you are (on the Chantix getting ready to quit smoking but still "allowed" to indulge). In any case, if we all keep going in the direction we're headed, then we'll all get there and be where Retta is!

  5. Oh, I checked your profile but didn't see any new posts but I guess I clicked the wrong link directly to one of your posts! Love reading your now I have plenty of reading just as I thought I was sentenced to boredom for the rest of the morning. Hey, thanks for the links! That's really awesome!

  6. Ummm, doesn't look like you had having a rugged day on day 5!!

  7. Stan - the morning of Day 5 went well, but that first Friday night was tough - see the Me Time post the next day.


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