Finally I feel great! After 4 long months!

Hi All,

I am new to this forum and I am very happy I found it! I always wanted to know what other people are experiecing.

After trying twice quit smoking, I finally managed to reach the 4 months, the previous times I only managed nearly 2 months. And the best feeling I did it cold turkey :)

I would like to share my experience with you guys and hope that could help some people and of course your words will help me as well to continue smoke free.

I smoked for 12 years (heavily). I arrived to a stage that I could feel my body telling me that is time to stop and become healtier, and do you know what, it was the best thing I ever did! I just realized that I grown up without knowing how it is to feel "normal" like I feel now, I believe that is the reason many people do not realize the consequences of smoking and knows how it feels to FEEL GREAT!

Right now I am feeling better, after week one I start feeling all the side efects and had ups and downs until recently. Besides de physical side effects, my mood was just not right, felt sad many times and had to learn how to live my life again. Incredible how previously my life was around cigaretes!

For those that still feel down physically or emotionally, just wait a bit more and you will see the benifits soon. During the last 3 months I was sad, eating a lot, put some weight and thinking why did I stop.

In the past month I am in a different mood, healthy mood. Started taking care of my body, I am eating much healtier now, a bit of excercice and I feel like I was born again (lost the weight as well). My skin got better, my teeth, my vision and overall I feel with so much more energie. I also can go out and socialize with smokers and I do not feel urge to smoke, I just try to avoid closed places and people blowing the smoke on me, it STINKS!

I hope my experience will help someone and I open to answer any questions you have.

Happy smoke free days and stop thinking about things you do not want, but on the things you want, you will see you will forget completely the cigaretes.

Have a nice healthy life!

;)

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  • Martins

    Well done and congratulations on your achievement. I am just over a week behind you.

    A lot of what you have described is freedom and that for me is one of the best benefits, it's right up there with health & wealth.

    I am enjoying being a non smoker despite the fact that I still find myself thinking about it often but not in a I want a cigarette way, thank goodness.

    You sound vey positive.

    Good luck

    maxine

  • Martins

    Well done and congratulations on your achievement. I am just over a week behind you.

    A lot of what you have described is freedom and that for me is one of the best benefits, it's right up there with health & wealth.

    I am enjoying being a non smoker despite the fact that I still find myself thinking about it often but not in a I want a cigarette way, thank goodness.

    You sound vey positive.

    Good luck

    maxine

    Thank you!

    Glad to hear you are on your way to the 4 months, congrats!!

    One thing that helped me a lot to see things from a different prespective, back in 2009 I saw a documentary "The Secret" and since then I decided to give it a go (why not, free to try) and I never looked back. I face challenges and life in a more positive way. Same for the smoking, the right time arrived to stop and my smoking phase finished on the 1st of August of 2011. I enjoyed 12 years of smoking, even tough now I hate it, back then I had my good moments, mainly over a whisky on the rocks :D

    That is what I tell my self when I think about cigaretes, it was a phase now I am ready for a next step in my life. I still have loads of fun, even more as I have more energie.

    Best of luck, keep us posted. I want to hear from you next week :)

  • Well done on your quit and thank you for your above post because thats it isnt it you hit the nail right on the head there.

    it was a phase now I am ready for a next step in my life

    I will remember that and when i have a crave that is what i will say to myself because thats just how i feel right now. Ive smoked for over 30 years but that it im finished and im now ready to continue my life without smoking.:D

  • Congrats, Martins, and welcome! :)

    I'd guess that I am a month or more behind you, but I have also started concentrating on exercise and my well-being beyond the old cancer sticks. I am 5 pounds lighter than I was, and I am genuinely enjoying exercise... so I can only assume that I am enjoying being a non-smoker as much as you are!

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