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)