Thursday, January 09, 2014
This goal isn't as easy as I had hoped it would be. I must admit, I am struggling, ALOT. AT 1 point I thought I would just give up altogether BUT I am determined to give this all I have got.
I saw my doctor today and we talked about what I have been doing, and where I am and what I expect. He feels I am trying too hard and expecting too much of myself too fast. We decided that the safest plan and likely the most reliable approach is to slowly decrease the number of cigarettes I smoke. He emphasized SLOWLY. This could take a couple of months before I am really at a point where I have cut down the number, permanently. When I get to that point, he wants me to come back and we can decide what smoking cessation product or combination of products will work for me best.
I feel more confident about being able to actually do this. SO tomorrow I will aim to smoke no more than 22 cigarettes. This will be 1 average cigarette less than I have been having. SO we are in this for a long haul. WHy does everything worth doing, worth doing well?
The saga continues.