Just thought i would 'pop in' to welcome all the newbies in their quits-i can remember this time last year the forum being very busy with new quitters-new years resolutions and all that.
Well i have stopped smoking for nearly 16months now-oh how i loved to smoke!! i would be the one saying 'i'm not gonna quit, i love it too much' and 'i don't care about the smoking ban up yours-gonna smoke anyway'-complete and utter denial!!!
Then i lost a friend to cancer...then another during my quit, both under 40 both died of lung cancer-and what a terrible death that is!!!
Its true-i loved smoking-(so i thought) but hand on heart i love not smoking even more- i love the freedom it gives me-no slave to an addiction, i love the extra cash-my shoe collection has grown! and most of all-i feel alive!! i have so much more energy, i breath clearly and feel better than i did 10years ago.
I did it for myself-nobody else-thats important, you do for some-one else you will fail.
Its hard .....at times, it does get easier, then it becomes an enjoyable challange-it is the best thing i have ever done.
I sincerely wish you all the best, stay strong because the rewards are so worth it, The forum was a great help, met some great friends on here,use it as much as you can
love to you all-you are quite simply fabulous for making this decision