Who'd have thought when my husband and I decided to quit "the weed" 3 years ago that we would still be alive to tell the tale - and still married (to each other !) ??
Not our families that's for sure!
Our first big mistake was not getting any help or support - we went "cold turkey" which for people who have been smokers for 30 & 40 years respectfully was a pretty dumb thing to do.
After the first week, we were growling and spitting at each other like prize fighters and thought we ought to find something to distract us so, we joined a local gym and have now swapped our old addiction for a new one !
After 3 years minus the weed and changing our lifestyles, we are fitter, slimmer and healthier than ever before.
It wasn't easy but we persevered and there are still very rare occasions now when I get a craving but then I smell someone walking passed who has been in a "smoking zone" and I feel proud of what we have achieved.
I am now a registered smoking cessation adviser and give help and support where I can to those who need it.
Taking the first step is one of the hardest things you may ever do but remember that you are one of many starting the journey and you are not alone !!