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!