Smoking, was my favourite waste of time

OK, I am on day 9 Cold Turkey and I am feeling loads better for quitting. My skin is looking better and I have managed to go running three times this week.

I was sat here tonight thinking about smoking and how much time I have wasted in my life with smoking - How many things I have put off and more recently how much time I have spent outside when many of my friends were inside. I would always use it as an excuse to do or not do something. 'I'll do this and then I'll have fag' or 'I'll have fag, then I'll do some jobs' - Sound familiar??

I have wasted so much time with my stupid addiction to cigarettes, put off so many things and I really feel that now is the time to address this failure on my part.

I love reading this forum and it's good to know that we are all going through this together - Stay strong everyone!

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  • well done edders xx i must agree smoking is a waste of time xxxxx 9 days hey xxx brilliant mate ..congratulations :)

  • Oh yes, smoking was definitely my excuse for procrastination but also that means now my work days go soo much slower without a smoke to break it up. It does mean I get more work done though, think I should get to leave an hour early just because I've given up ;-)

  • Yes fantastic and you are running as well, so how come you havent been on the exercise thread?? naughty naughty we need all the inspiration we can get so get your butt on there.

    And congrats and some

  • Exercise thread? Where do I find that?

  • Edders.. It sounds like you feel how I felt when I quit.

    I took to cycling and have kept it up i am never going to win any medals but it gives me huge satisfaction and means that I can eat cake and not put on too much weight which beats smoking to surpress the appetite.... Good luck with the running !

    Andy

  • OK, I am on day 9 Cold Turkey and I am feeling loads better for quitting. My skin is looking better and I have managed to go running three times this week.

    I was sat here tonight thinking about smoking and how much time I have wasted in my life with smoking - How many things I have put off and more recently how much time I have spent outside when many of my friends were inside. I would always use it as an excuse to do or not do something. 'I'll do this and then I'll have fag' or 'I'll have fag, then I'll do some jobs' - Sound familiar??

    I have wasted so much time with my stupid addiction to cigarettes, put off so many things and I really feel that now is the time to address this failure on my part.

    I love reading this forum and it's good to know that we are all going through this together - Stay strong everyone!

    hI edders

    very well put. Couln't agree more. always an excuse, gosh wasn't smoking an excuse for the privelidged eh? or maybe not. I loved nothing more than my roll u breaks in life and if joined by another all the better but YES what a waste of life. some making up to do.

  • Hi Edders,

    Well done on your quit :D

    If you added up the time lost by smoking ciggies & the shortened life expectancy due to do that, well, it doesn't bear thinking about does it.

    Luckily we all realise that now & are gonna turn it round big time ;)

    Gaynor x

  • Well done Edders OH so true on what you have said .

    well done on day 9 .

    janxxx

  • Day 9

    Can't believe I've done 9 days and to be honest its been relatively easy with Champix. Still have a bit of a cough but hope that will be banished in the not to distant future. FREEDOM!!!!!

    Good luck everyone - and WELL DONE!

  • well done to you Susan,

    Sure that cough will settle soon ;)

    Have a brilliant, smoke free weekend.

    Gaynor x

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