Day 17 here. This week has been an 'easy week' -- I can barely think of a moment where the thought of wanting to have a cig has entered a mind. SCRAP THAT!! About a minute ago to be precise, it's a Friday, wind down time, a couple of beers with my fiancée, and how about a cig. AHHHH!! But no. I'm not 'that' stupid. The thought entered my head, and now its gone again.
I keep posting this, but honestly to those who are looking in who may be a few days behind or just about to quit --- I cannot repeat the benefits of quitting enough. I know some people miss smoking, some people cannot think of not having a cig, but I assure you, the benefits of not smoking far far outway any resemblance of benefits of smoking.
I play football on a Thursday evening, and I can honestly say playing for 60 minutes at full pace was a breeze last night. That has got to be down to the quit. Usually about 40 minutes my breath would go and I would be a passenger on the pitch.
I have a spring in my step in the morning. I breath in the fresh air and mumble to myself today I wont smoke. I actually have time to get myself ready rather than feed a nicotine addiction. I can lie in for an extra 10 minutes in the morning. And brushing my teeth is a delight! (OK, maybe a slight exaggeration but you know what I mean) - and I no longer have to wash, and rewash (or is that scrub??) my hands to rid them of hat nasty colour that the 'benefits' of smoking brought.
QUITTING SMOKING IS GREAT FOR YOUR HEALTH.
AND YOUR WELL BEING. I can honestly say, again, that I feel more RELAXED, CONFIDENT, OPTIMISTIC, and POSITIVE about things. QUITTING SMOKING IS GREAT FOR YOUR MIND.
Please anyone who is just quitting --- stick with, or about to quit - please do -- it really does seem to make a complete difference.
Dont get me wrong, I'm gonna be on my guard, because from what I read there will be downs along the way. But I'm adamant that I'm not going back to the way it was. I just cant. A quick sneaky one? Yea...ah no. No chance.
There you go. My weekly update!!
good luck everyone. Lets beat this pathetic addiction.