Last night, I slept like a baby! I didn't go to bed until almost 1 a.m. and woke up at 6 totally refreshed. I had that feeling that I had some of that killer DEEP sleep. I did wake up with a weird taste in my mouth, though. I think there's some serious system purging going on...
I forgot to mention this yesterday, but I noticed that while walking the dog my heart rate was slow. A few days ago, I would have felt my heart pounding in my chest and heard it in my ears. At one point, I stopped and nothing...just an easy roll of my breathing. Very cool!
That little tickling cough has begun. And I'm happy about that! I've been trying to help out my bronchial cilia by drinking a ton of fluids. This morning, I made my usual cup of tea. But, man! It tasted nasty! Same water, same box of tea... Yet another cool thing.
To that end, I took out the trash and when I stepped outside, it smelled a lot different than it did yesterday.
As I work my way into and through the big third day, I feel great! Much better than I thought I would. I think noticing those little things, like a deep sleep or the new smell of something familiar helps to steel my resolve. Especially at this early stage, when the idea that I won't be smoking six months from now is more than a little daunting.
Just as I wrote that, I had a bit of a craving. As I'm measuring my progress in hours, the long view seems to make my brain try to fixate on the idea of having a cigarette. As I finish this sentence, the craving has already passed.