My reasons - it helps to write them down!

I haven't yet written down a list - I have only got a mental list up until now.

So here are my reasons for getting rid of cigarettes out of my life for good!

* I am really struggling financially - I spend about £65 a month on cigarettes which I seriously cannot afford.

* I am 40 years old and I need to start taking my health more seriously.

* I don't want wrinkles!

* My sister has just had her first baby who I completely adore.:) I want to see him grow up. (I don't have children of my own)

*I want to enjoy my retirement - just like the 2 old ladies I see every morning walking their dogs - in their 80s but loving life!:D

* I don't want to be controlled by cigarettes any more. I want to be in control.

* I don't want the feeling of embarrassment that I am the only one who hasn't yet managed to stop smoking!:o

* I want freedom!!!!:D

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  • I haven't yet written down a list - I have only got a mental list up until now.

    So here are my reasons for getting rid of cigarettes out of my life for good!

    * I am really struggling financially - I spend about £65 a month on cigarettes which I seriously cannot afford.

    * I am 40 years old and I need to start taking my health more seriously.

    * I don't want wrinkles!

    * My sister has just had her first baby who I completely adore.:) I want to see him grow up. (I don't have children of my own)

    *I want to enjoy my retirement - just like the 2 old ladies I see every morning walking their dogs - in their 80s but loving life!:D

    * I don't want to be controlled by cigarettes any more. I want to be in control.

    * I don't want the feeling of embarrassment that I am the only one who hasn't yet managed to stop smoking!:o

    * I want freedom!!!!:D

    Yep-blooming good reasons to give the old fags!!

    i did a list and have put them on my fridge!!! it just reminds me on a daily basis-as sometimes when times are hard and the little craving demons arrive, i can read my list and it makes mefeel stronger

    xxxx well done -youre doing GREAT

  • jerry lee..what a good post ..i liked the last one ..i went frredoom..how true is that..im 2 months 3 days free from the little devils..the faith is keeping you going..all the best tony

  • Thanks Tony - you are an inspiration! I haven't suffered too bad with cravings but if the demons do pop their ugly heads up - your words spring to mind - 'Keep the faith'!

    I do try to have faith in my ability to stay free from the fags.

    My biggest inspiration to quit though has to be those 2 old ladies I see out every morning whatever the weather looking fit and healthy. How good would that be - to retire at 60 then have a good 25 healthy years of retirement to look forward to. I want to be that old lady in her 80s, riding my horse and walking my dog and loving life!

    I know that would be very unlikely if I carry on smoking.

  • I just have to write down another reason to quit - It should have been reason number one really because it was why I decided to quit now.

    I met a girl (Anne)a few years ago - a friend of a friend. She was in her late twenties but riddled with cancer. She had breast cancer that spread to her lungs and her spine. She had never smoked in her life.

    Her cancer was unavoidable - and incurable.

    I am choosing to threaten my body with cancer by smoking.

    Anne loved life and was witty, friendly and so much fun - I genuinely loved her company, she was a born comedian (comedienne??)

    Anne died peacefully on Christmas morning.

    I was so upset for her and her family, and I felt so guilty that I was poisoning my body while poor Anne never had the option of doing anything to prevent cancer.

    I desperately don't want that gorgeous girl's death to be in vain which is why I desperately do not want to smoke again.

    RIP Anne xx

  • Good reasons, that's very sad about someone that young, I always get that kind of guilty feeling when I hear someone has cancer, especially a non smoker.

    On your original reasons though, I'm afraid you are going to get wrinkles eventually anyway:D

    One of my main reasons was because I always had cold feet, thinking it was maybe my circulation I've realised now that it was more to do with going outside every 45mins and standing on a cold garage floor:rolleyes:

  • Good reasons, that's very sad about someone that young, I always get that kind of guilty feeling when I hear someone has cancer, especially a non smoker.

    On your original reasons though, I'm afraid you are going to get wrinkles eventually anyway:D

    One of my main reasons was because I always had cold feet, thinking it was maybe my circulation I've realised now that it was more to do with going outside every 45mins and standing on a cold garage floor:rolleyes:

    John, the circulation improvement is quite an unexpected benefit, I didn't realise that my feet and hands were constantly so cold. Now toasty!!

  • I just have to write down another reason to quit - It should have been reason number one really because it was why I decided to quit now.

    I met a girl (Anne)a few years ago - a friend of a friend. She was in her late twenties but riddled with cancer. She had breast cancer that spread to her lungs and her spine. She had never smoked in her life.

    Her cancer was unavoidable - and incurable.

    I am choosing to threaten my body with cancer by smoking.

    Anne loved life and was witty, friendly and so much fun - I genuinely loved her company, she was a born comedian (comedienne??)

    Anne died peacefully on Christmas morning.

    I was so upset for her and her family, and I felt so guilty that I was poisoning my body while poor Anne never had the option of doing anything to prevent cancer.

    I desperately don't want that gorgeous girl's death to be in vain which is why I desperately do not want to smoke again.

    RIP Anne xx

    Awww Jerry that was a very moving post, brought tears to my eyes. The thing is hun you are not going to let your friends death be in vain as you have quit and i know from your post you are determined enough never to give in.

    Well done hun i think you are doing amazing, stay strong and we will all get there together :)

    Denise

    xx

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