Another 7 days and it will be 5 years quit for me - I don't see any of the people who fought the battle with me on here but I wish them all success in their quit journeys.
For those of you starting out, hang in there and give it your all - smoking solves absolutely nothing......
Feeling sad?? Smokes won't cheer you up but people on here will try and help.
Feeling angry?? Smokes won't get rid of the problem but talking it out on here might give you a different perspective.
Feeling useless?? Smokes won't help but people on here will encourage you and lift your spirits....
Get the picture? Smoking solves nothing and I wasted 45 years doing it - joining quitline was a lifesaver for me and NOPE has been my mantra for all 5 years Not One Puff EVER
Wishing you all much success, you CAN do it.
3 weeks ago I went to hospital with infected leg, it didn't improve when I was discharged, so back to hospital to be told I am diabetic - very distressing even though not entirely unexpected. If I had still been a smoker, I would have been beside myself at not being able to go out for a smoke and I would probably have been THE worst patient ever.
Quitting seems to have given me a stronger sense of self and the new diet regime has not been as difficult as first expected and the 11 kg weight loss is most welcome (only 20 more to lose)
My point is this - quitting seems almost impossible in the early days but if you can get through each challenging craving, other obstacles in your life will be more manageable - of this I am certain. Stay strong and best wishes for your journey
Back to work tomorrow - *groan* hope I last the day
Through it all, I was so pleased I don't smoke - made everything much easier but was a bit miffed my discharge papers list me as a 'current smoker' - I have since asked them to correct this oversight :-)
I may even try and sing - hopefully being smokefree will have improved my voice......no??? oh well, I will just sit and listen instead.
Grams NOT smoked: 3429
Total savings: $4,830.00
Not really sure where the money went but I am so pleased to be here at 400 days - life is tough but so much better smike free - one less thing to worry about. I don't blog much anymore but I do come on and read the blogs - to all the newbies, hang in there, you are worth this. To all my quit buddies - I am so proud to have walked this path with you - thank you.
Grams NOT smoked: 3129
Total savings: $4,410.00
One year ago today I started this quit journey without much conviction that it would last, but it has and here I am - smoke free and so very thankful to quitline and everyone on this site who have showered me with encouragement and had belief in me.
I shall not go back to the dark side, of that I am now certain. I shall be smiling all day long - Happy smokefree day everyone.