The first thing I noticed today was that everything is starting to taste really good. Even something as mundane as the carrot stick snack in my lunch bag had wonderfully subtle flavors. There's a good an a bad side to this. On the plus side, I'm tasting things like I haven't in quite a long time. On the minus side, well, I'm tasting things like I haven't in quite a long time.
For anyone reading who was a fan of the comic, "Bloom County", I have been trying like mad to find a .jpg of Steve Dallas after he quit smoking and was successfully disarmed by shoving him into a loaded pantry. I don't want to end up like that. I'm not exactly svelte to begin with, and I really don't want to have to spend all the money I'm saving on cigarettes on new clothes.
I'm actually feeling like I'm going to be able to pull this off. Cravings aren't coming nearly as often as they once were, and I'm starting to think like the cigs don't matter any more. Although I've read that the first three days can be the toughest, I'm trying to avoid letting my guard down and getting blindsided by that craving I don't see coming.