Today is day 3 of none smoking. I have smoked for 16 years on average 10 a day more at the weekends. I knew i had to do something about this terrible demon living inside me. I decided it was now or never. I went to a party on Saturday night but decided to drive instead of drink i was quite looking forward to a hangover free sunday for once. I woke up on sunday morning feeling absolutly shocking i might as well have drank!!! I couldnt breath i had a terrible headache and of course the horrible fury tongue from smoking nearly 16 Cigs. I knew that something had to be done. Of course i had my last Cigarette at 4pm on Sunday and it almost killed me. Luckily i had bought patches a couple of weeks earlier. Monday being the first smoke free day and first day of the patches. I have to say that it has not been half as bad as i thought it would be. I feel worse in the morning as i used to wake up thinking i can't wait until i drive to work as i can have a cig. That looking forward feeling is still there but i have to think about something else. I have bought lots of mints, chewing Gum and Tunes they really help. The one thing that is keeping me focused is the thought of my skin looking healthier. Id love people to be able to see the difference. I have decided not to tell anyone though im not sure if this is the right thing to do or not but what i really want to do is say to my boyfriend (who hates smoking) on sunday "Have you noticed anything different about me this week". I must also admit that i have felt in higher spirits than i have in months i really hope this stays maybe its because i am inhaling fresh air for once. I have also found that i have not been extremely hungry which does surprise me again i hope this stays. I have also noticed that my circulation has improved an awful lot and my hands and feet are no longer Blue.This morning when getting ready for work i went into the bathroom after my boyf had been in the shower and i was hit with this lovely aroma of shower gel my sense of smell must be coming back for sure. I need to keep reminding myself of the pleasant things and also remind myself that if i do go outside for a cigarette that i will stink and get get wrinkly horrible lips and my hands and feet will become blue again. It will be 72 hours at 4pm i will post my day to day achievment.