Day 3 is 20 hours over. I must say it was better than yesterday though I have cheated already. I had my morning smoke as I plan to do and then put my patch on. I must say those patches are stupid. They do not stick like they are supposed to. I had mine on my arm and within an hour it was already peeling in places. I got a text from Tobei at 9:30 that he had cheated and had a smoke. I can’t blame the guy. Someone deleted an entire week worth of work on him by accident. He did stay strong for the rest of the day though.
He got home from work and we went shopping after Little Man’s nap. We went to Costco and bought the Nicoderm patch. I was using some other brand of the patch as it was only $29.99 where as the pharmacy wanted $36.99 for a 7 day supply of Nicoderm. At Costco I got 3 weeks work of the Nicoderm patch for $65.99. That is a savings of $14 a week over the pharmacy for a well known brand and still cheaper then the brand I am wearing this week. I also bought 240 prenatal vitamins for $9. I love Costco sometimes. We barely every go but when we do we find some really good deals.
We then went out for dinner and at this point my patch was peeling off all over the place. I had tape in my purse so decided to tape my patch back on. The tape didn’t stick too well and in fact made the entire situation even worse. We got home at 7:30, put Little Man to bed and then my patch came off and we both had a smoke. Still not smoking every hour like the “old” days though but yes we have smoked this evening.
The way I look at it is we were both a pack a day smokers. We are on our 3rd day and we are doing fantastic. 3-4 smokes a day come day 3 is still a hell of a lot better than a pack a day. We are quitting and making huge improvements and that is what counts. I am still very proud of us.
Yes I could come on here and lie to you all. Claim I am 100% smoke free and all that stuff. However I won’t. This journey is about us and not my readers. I will document the truth of our journey and know that while we may not be doing it the “right” way we are still doing it. What is the “right” way anyways? There is no “right” way, all that matters is that in the end we are smoke free.