How are you all today on this fine glorious morning? Hope everyone is doing well with their quits.
Today is a day of many firsts for me.
Day one, first day of starting a new smoke free life. (ok so not the first time I have tried to give up, but it is the first time I've given up cold turkey.)
First time using a forum.
First time that i feel totally committed to a quit.
I have tried numerous times to rid myself of the dreaded ciggies but each time failed dismally. I've tried patches, gum, lozengers, mini tabs in fact every form of nrt available but nothing seems to have worked for me, so this time I'm trying the good old fashioned way of just stopping.
I've reached a point in my life where I just want to be free from all these constant feelings of wanting just one more.
So today I'm starting my first day of a new life, as a new me smoke free. This time is going to be different, this time is going to be the quit that sticks, for this time I really Want to quit.
I no longer want to be standing outside in the cold or in the rain just so i can have my fix.
I dont want to be totally dependant on a small white stick just to make me feel calm.
I want my life back, I want to be in control again.
I stumbled across this web site by accident and am so glad I did. I've been reading the posts for a while now and what really spurned me on to quit again was all the help, support and advice that has been written on these posts.
I have seen on here that people have been celebrating their 2 year quits and another poster was celebrating their 5 year quit.
This has really shown me that it is possible to do, and I thank them and everyone else from the bottom of my heart for opening my eyes to the fact that anythings possible if you really want it.
So far today hasn't been too bad for me but I know I'm in for a long rough ride, but I know that with the help and support on this forum and a big bag of mints, I can do this too.
Thank you for reading this.