Is it nicotine or food I'm craving?
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Strangest thing - I can't tell if I am craving a smoke or craving something to eat. In the past, the smoke was automatic. Kept the weight down but not exactly a wise way to do it for my health.
I am halfway through day 12 as a non-smoker - or more realistic in my case - I've put off smoking for almost 12 full days. Today is a hard one. I have this craving, but I don't know what I'm craving. Now I can understand why others put on weight when they quit. It is that "want something" feeling. Sucking on a plain cinnamon stick - NOT CANDY - helps. Carrot and celery sticks may become an endangered species before I get this whipped. I've always loved cauliflower - but it just isn't built right! Gotta have something that resembles a little round cylinder for this hand to mouth disease that is hitting me!
As a "round cylinder", Tootsie Rolls are not an option, despite DH's kind offer! That goes along with his, "It's ok if you put on 10 pounds honey. You still won't be as fat as you were." If he gets much more supportive, I'll have to hurt him! LOL!
DH tells me if I would have let him know I was going to do this in advance, he would have invested in the spice company that makes my cinnamon sticks, the mouthwash company that I use, the toothpaste company that I use and all vegetable producers! I just laugh and tell him he may have to invest in a shoe company, because when nothing else works, I take a fast walk around the block!
I will whip this! I know I have an addictive personality. I broke the Diet Pepsi habit, I broke the sugar habit, I broke the coffee habit, I am eating healthy, I am exercising and Mr. Nicotine can't control me!