Day 4 and still not had a ciggie! Pretty good going for me, although I gave up for 2 weeks whilst on holiday in Florida in June but couldn't wait to get home and enjoy a fag - It just goes to show that we don't actually NEED the cigs, we just THINK we need them.
The Max Kirsten sessions are working quite well; I listen to the booster session every morning and it does seem to stop the cravings during the day. The Allen Carr audiobook is interesting and enjoyable but not essential - I don't think I could stop simply by listening to his theories that mainly consist of telling me that it's easy to stop smoking - "IT 'AINT EASY" as Mister Bowie sang all those years ago (is anyone on here old enough to remember that one?)
I listened to the Andrew Johnson session last night but think he is one too many people telling me not to smoke. I'm not knocking his method and I'm sure I'll give it a listen again when I finish the Allen Carr book, but for now I just need to give it a rest.
I also joined the local gym yesterday and spent 3/4 hour on the treadmill without wheezing; I've run (more like walked) three 10k races in Manchester and Dublin over the past couple of years but this year I've not done anything, so i'm hoping to start again next year and maybe run a half marathon or two - early days to be thinking about it but need something to aim for :eek:
Tip of the day: whenever I get the craving I take a deep breathe, hold it for 5 seconds and exhale - seems to do the trick.