1st day of week 3 and I'm still here, what a good feeling!
Yes, it has sometimes been hard getting used to not smoking but it's getting easier as each day goes by so I'm not going to give in now.
The first three days were the hardest of all I think, cigarettes seemed to be constantly on my mind and I had to try very hard to keep my emotions and irrational thoughts of 'needing' to smoke in check. After that it did get a bit easier and with every day that passed my dependence on smoking started to decrease to the point I've arrived at today - even though I don't want to smoke I do still get the urge every now and again but it no longer 'drives me up the wall', I know I don't have to smoke.
Yes I've still got a long way to go but I'm feeling much more confident that I can stay quit now, I know it's up to me and my willpower to stay strong.
I'm saving money, feeling better about myself in so many ways and so glad that I'm finally trying once and for all to beat this smoking addiction that I've relied on for such a long time.
If I could put the clock back the one thing I wouldn't do would be to smoke. It is a hard habit to break and I never realised just how addictive it actually is.
There is no magic cure unfortunately and everyone I've spoken to who has successfully quit has told me that the secret of success is wanting to do it and accepting the challenges and pain that sometimes go hand in hand with it in the knowledge that this won't last forever. It does get easier!
Here's hoping week 3 will be a good one.
ps Where are all the other Olympic Quitters and how are you all getting on?