Thought i would intoduce myself to you lovely people
Im Dawn, iv been a smoker for 18yrs. I quit for 9 months when i was carrying my daughter due to not being able to stand the smell or taste during pregnancy, im ashamed to say that as soon as i was able to stand up (emergency c-section) and there was someone to watch my daughter (family member) i went straight into the smoke room at the hospital and had a ciggy... from then on in, i was back into the habit.
I kept saying i would quit, but there was always a reason not to... Too much stress with work.. too much stress at home... to much bordom more like!
My current partner dosnt smoke, he dosnt like the habit.. It has caused a few arguments due to family history and i understand why he is so upset, but like most people with the habit i would shrug it off and say things like "people die through driving/drinking blah blah blah" "you knew i was a smoker when you started to date me.. dont try to change me for what you want me to be.."
Iv recently started driving and im finding it stupidly expensive to have my lessons and to provide my body with its fix... so it came to a crunch.. My car (wich gives me freedom to move about where ever and when ever, i really enjoy driving) or my ciggies (wich can cause no end of illness's, costs a bomb for a few seconds of relief, leaves a vile smell on everything)
Its a no brainer.. but sadly i didnt realise untill yesterday.:rolleyes:
So today is Day 1, i had my last "Death stick" (as my partner calls them) last night at around 19:30, this morning i have applied the Niquitin 24hr patch.
Im getting married next year, we are going to Egypt for 2 weeks... although all the wedding and honeymoon is payed for, i see going to Egypt as my incentive to quit... With the money i will save we can go hot air ballooning over Luxor, a plane ride to see the pyramids in Cairo, and many other things
So here it is..... Day 1
Temptation to smoke today : This morning on awaking... i loaded up my lappy and switched on the kettle.. my next action would have been to light up.... but i didnt, i took my lappy and my coffee and went into the living room (no smoking allowed in any part of the house bar the kitchen) I think im ding ok.. so far lol