I hope you are all well and your quits are going smoothly as can be!
First off I just wanted to let you know about a person that I found on Twitter called Michael Barnett. He gave up smoking on 26th January 2012 and in 'eureka' moment (or a moment of madness - you decide!) he signed himself up for the London Tri-athlon at Olympic standard in September of this year. That's a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10km run!! He will be raising money for Cancer Research for his efforts.
For more info on his story please do check out his blog:- smoker2triathlete.blogspot....
His Twitter name is @Smoker23athlete
Now for me:-
I am now on day 20 of my quit and I'm so proud of myself! it's been tough going as I have been dealing with some very distressing times - it would be distressing for anyone, I'm not exagerating I promise. I may elaborate at some point for now I need to deal with things myself before I share it all with the world!
I've been feeling really low and have been sleeping like a hybernating bear for a couple of weeks now so went to the docs. My question to the doc was:- Do I feel like this because of the Champix? because of the stress? because of stopping smoking? or is a combination of everything? His answer:- well I'll see you again in 2 weeks, refer you for counselling and we can do a full health check if you want!
So no real answer for me at this stage although I do think it's all a combination of everything. I think I might go for the health check though just to put that out of the equation.
Has anyone else felt like this on their quit journey??
Again, please do check out Michael's blog - it's great reading and very inspirational! And just to clarify - I have never met this bloke, I don't know him from Adam but for some reason his story has really struck a chord with me! Who knows, maybe I'll sign up for next year's Marathon!! :eek: