Well I can hardly believe I have made it to week three so seamlessly.
It's been tough on days, but overall positive,
I can now begin to appreciate why I have had a number of unsuccessful attempts in the past. Simply put, I wasn't willing to have an internal battle with myself, and I was actually looking for a difficult situation as an excuse to have a cigarette.
A few years ago I manages to get to four weeks- took my patch off after a week and managed the final three without and NRT. My cat (kitten at the time) got slightly poorly and I decided that was the perfect excuse to buy a packet of cigarettes! How ridiculous!! I have spent over £6,000 since then on buying cigarettes all because my cat got sick!
I have been tested in the last 16 days- emotionally. My thinking now- if I can do this without smoking I'm pretty much a superhero! Then, when I didn't smoke- I actually felt like a superhero and could have easily donned a cape and flew around Chester.
Each day makes me feel proud, confident and really happy. But what I have now is this forum- without a doubt if I'm feeling down or have cravings, there are people on here who make me laugh and give me strength!
Cape is on and I'm ready for day 17!