written at the end of my second day of freedom from smoking and originally posted on november 21, 2001, this talks about how i got through some horrible craves.

day two

2009 January 3

i'm about to go to bed after experiencing day two - in general, the cravings came about as often as they did yesterday (every three hours or so), but most seemed somewhat easier to ride out than they were yesterday...

somebody suggested that i keep copies of all the stuff i posted, and commit to read every single line before i gave in - so i started keeping those copies, and today, i read every single line... it kept me hangin in there.

except for the "crave from hell" that came on strong around mid-afternoon; i had all i could do to keep from screaming out loud or putting my fist through a wall, and it seemed to go on forever (although obviously it didn't, or i'd still be going through it). none of my substitute activities seemed to help much, either (deep breathing, affirmations, etc...).

but somebody here suggested to me early on that i keep copies of all the stuff i posted, and commit to myself that i'd read through every single line before i gave in - so i started keeping those copies, and today, i read every single line. the urge was still coming on strong even after that, so i went online and tried to find every response i've posted to other people's posts here and read all of those, too - between the two, it kept me hangin in there.

my heartfelt thanks to whoever made that suggestion (i could probably find the post with that suggestion if i looked for it, and know for sure who it was, but i'm exhausted and i need to crash now).

kevin - day two (putting one foot in front of the other)

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  1. 2003 June 13
    stopimust permalink

    Have read your page on day 2, I am now on 35 hrs, and trying very hard to overlook the cravings that are coming, too fast to count. I am somewhat proud that I am taking control for a change, but will not be overly proud until the habit is quit for a long enough time that I can feel safe to day, IT is over with, I won, that may be many, many months from now, it was a good start, and I have faith it will be a good finish.
    Rosemary

  2. 2004 May 14
    bigdaddyscds permalink

    Kevin, I'm right there with you brother. Day two started as the morning where I had seen the face of hell but Taking it slowly I'm getting through it. Keep it together man. John

  3. 2005 November 17
    Cindy permalink

    kevin... i relate very well today with these feelings you had... today is my day two and it is 10:24pm EST. and I have made it through another day.... im getting ready to go to bed... had some really bad cravings today.....but I BEAT THEM!!! Thank God..... I couldn't do this without Gods help and all the people here.... you are all such a comfort and more than I could have ever hoped for

  4. 2009 January 3

    note: the comments above were left on the original tale at the date and time indicated.

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