Hello all non-smoking buddies
I have not posted anything for a while but have logged in to read now and then. Last Sunday 15th April was my 12-week goal and I achieved it. So now I am into the first week of Month 3. This is the first time EVER I have not smoked for longer than 3 months in thirty years of smoking. I am extremely proud of myself because I still have cravings and still have not succumbed.
My method was to cut down until I was only on 4 ciggies per day, when I finally set a quit date the nicotine was at a low level and this was easier to cope with than had I been a heavier smoker I guess.
I have taken up cycling which has also helped. The main benefit for me has been the vast improvements in my health, i.e. asthma almost dissappeared and gums not bleeding at all.
I cannot go back to those health problems. I can be with smokers now and not feel suicidal.
I really hope that everyone can get to this point in their quit programme and feel good about it. It's not easy but it comes to you eventually.
lots of good wishes to everyone xxxx