I havenâ€™t posted here much since I quit choking myself, for a few reasons, but I have looked in almost every day and witnessed most of the dramas.
I thought id post today though as its been three months today that I made the most important decision of my life and i've stuck to it. It was hard going at first. The first few days seemed like weeks but itâ€™s got better much much better. The weeks are beginning to fly by again and iâ€™ve found myself counting my quit stats in weeks rather than days. Its so true what they say about triggers though. I had a bad cold two weeks ago and would you believe it I fancied a fag. First cold iâ€™ve had since I gave up and I was always one of those that smoked through any illness. Also I took my son football training last night. Again first time heâ€™s been training outside since I gave up and guess what I fancied a fag. Needless to say I didnâ€™t have one, the urge came and went.
Most of the time now though when I think about smoking its why am I not thinking about smoking if that makes any sense.
I feel so much better in myself. My morning coughing sessions have ceased. My thumbs were quite swollen and painful for some reason. Since giving up the improvement has been extraordinary. Coincidence I think not!
Something has happened to my nose!! I can smell. Smelling of smoke was never a factor to giving up for me, probably because I could never smell it on people. I can now.
I like most others have put on a fair bit of weight, and have begun exercising.
Sorry if iâ€™ve prattled on a bit, but I feel quite proud of myself today and would like to share this with youâ€newâ€ quitters who feel you are climbing a mountain. The top is not as far away as you may think.