Monday, January 08, 2007

Weedless Weekend

Here I am on day 7. Still no tokes. My appetite has mostly returned. The nausea is pretty much gone. I did have a small wave of it wash over me yesterday but it didn't last for very long. So that's great! Now I just need to get my sleeping back in order.

The last couple of nights, I haven't had much problem with falling asleep. The problem I'm having is all about staying asleep for a decent amount of time. I probably woke up a good 10 times last night between 11:30pm and 6:30am (even if it were only 5 minutes each time, that's still close to an hour gone!).I've heard that I could expect vivid dreams and nightmares during the first few weeks but what I've been experiencing is more like persistent dreams. You know the ones where you have the some idiotic dream and then proceed to keep having the same dream, or some variation of it, over and over throughout the night. That's what I've been doing for the last few nights. Usually when I wake up in the night I'm soaked with sweat, as are my pillows and sheets. On the bright side, even with the sleep loss I feel more alert and find it much easier to get going in the morning.

Other than that I have no cravings or anything. I don't think I've had any cravings at all. It's more like a thought that is contantly in the back of my head repeating (nagging) that I'm not smoking weed. Think of what it's like having a song stuck in your head that you can't get rid of. Now replace the song with a thought, "I'm quitting weed". And instead of having the song stuck in your head for an hour or two, imagine it's stuck there for a week. Well not a week but probably a good four days. I'm happy to say that that nagging thought is starting to fade. It still pipes up every now and then, like when I've got nothing to do, but in a house with 3 kids you can almost always find something to do to keep your mind off of things.

I'm pretty sure I've got this thing licked. I'm a pretty stubborn person and once I make up my mind about something I stick with it, even if I'm wrong! When I quit smoking I knew I was done with it for good after the second week. So,
this week my focus is going to be on getting myself back into the excercise routine I was in before the holidays started up.

At this point I want to state my opinions about pot smoking. I think there is nothing wrong with smoking it recreationally and occassionally. If you can use marijuana without becoming a chronic user like myself, then I see nothing wrong with it. Unfortunately, it got away from me and now I have to cut myself off. That is my personal choice. I don't want anyone to think that my quitting means that I think any less of people who do enjoy smoking up every now and then. Spark it up by all means, but I'll pass. Been there, done that ( I can't believe I wrote 'Been there, Done that'. I absolutely hate that saying).

One regret I do have is that I am awesome at rolling doobies. It seems like such a shame to let all that talent go to waste!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

way to go Super are the greatest.....Mom, in Sorry Ass Sidney..... waiting for more as the days progress. now If I only would get rid of my cigarettes ehe?? have a great day, keep on truck'in L.