Last Saturday, I went out with some friends and smoked 40 cigarettes in one evening - we've all done it! I decided that it was the perfect time to quit - smart thinking for someone with a hangover.
It's day 6 of quitting smoking and the start of my first weekend without cigarettes.
I decided not to go out incase booze interfered with my will power.
I've smoked 15 a day since I was 16, im now 23. That prob doesnt seem long to some of you, but I loved smoking. I started because I thought it looked cool, I still have a poster of Audrey Hepburn on my wall looking glamourous while smoking a cigarette. Little did I realise I looked more like Vicky Pollard.
I've always gone to the gym despite the fact I lit up as soon as I walked outside - what a contradiction!
However, on day three I was able to run for an extra 10 mins longer than I normally can and I didnt feel like I was going to have a heart attack either.
I've had cravings this week, and they're uncomfortable and a bit intense, but I know they'll pass after a minute or so. I read Allen Carr's Easyway to quit a few months back, it didnt stop me smoking but it changed the way I thought about cigarettes. I've tried patches, hypnotherapy and gum in the past - but I never really wanted to quit. After reading Allen Carr, I knew I would be able to quit when I was ready. If the patches are working for you, then fine. But, if you're struggling - i'm not - then read Allen Carr's 'Easyway to quit smoking'. Its working for me now I've decided to give up!