I've finally made my goal of 1 year nicotine free and it feels great. I'm absolutely delighted with myself.
It's not been easy though. I've said on here before, that the first 3 weeks of my quit were hell and they were. But looking back those hard times gave me the strength to get through subsequent cravings which were really not so bad.
Not that i'm cured though - far from it. I found myself craving a smoke last week when i was in an outdoor cafe and could smell other peoples smoke. Sadly i do enjoy the smell of cigarette smoke sometimes although thankfully, the smell of someone who just smoked a cigarette is repulsive.
This is just the first major milestone. Now i have to keep the quit going and i'm also working harder now to get fit again, actually i'm not sure i've ever been fit - i started smoking at 15.
I had to do a medical check for work the other day and the although my lungs have improved, my weight has not. I reckon i've put on at leas 10Kg in the last year. On top of that my cholesterol levels are too high so it's time i knuckled down and did something about it.
The doc said i'm too heavy. I said yes i know. The doc said i'm unfit. I said yes i know that too. He said that's right you already know you need to diet and you know you need to exercise more. It's time to do it.
Have a good day and keep your quits strong.