I have been a frequent visitor to the forum though became member today only. this is the first time i tried to quit smoking and i am on day 29 now
smoked for almost 6 years, kicked my high-paying but really ****ty job last year and have been between jobs, studying for exams from that time.. my habit of smoking after studying never allowed me to think about quitting smoking
Nobody in my family knows that i used to smoke and drink.. and my GF believes that i quit smoking/drinking in July 2013 as promised by me.. (she was getting curious to smoking because of me)
I gave up drinking (used to be social drinker), but smoking continued as a closet smoker at my home on terrace, in the parks, streets etc. away from the eyes of my family..
my conscience kept bugging me that i am a slave to nicotine(even 2-3 cigs a day proves that), i have not been true to my loved ones and there always were feelings of getting caught red-handed by someone known to my family
So, I promised myself to quit the day i am done with job search..
On April 28, 2014, smoked my last cigarette after my last job interview..
my experiences have been a mixed ones, some very strong cravings episodes, doing-good feeling, anger, happiness, heavy sleeping for 2 weeks followed by insomnia for 3-4 days managed by heavy eating, hours of repeated viewing of sitcoms, world-war documentaries.. list goes on.. and support forums like this one..
sometimes feels as if m missing a friend in my life or the sneaking-out adventure for smoking but its just nicotine devil talking in my head :confused:
feeling more energetic, healthy and stress-free now..
just wanted to share my achievement of smoke-free one month with someone who understand it, as my family and GF have no idea about it..:eek:
i am at inner peace now (though gained 3 kgs) as i wont ever need to lie again or hide anything from anyone..
Real test will come next month when m goin to join a job (yes.. i got a good job now)
Would like to thank all members for their posts/discussions which have encouraged, supported and guided so many wandering souls like me to stay on path of no smoking, without their knowledge even in other countries (India in my case)..:cool:
Hope to make it my first and last attempt
Suggestion/guidance to stay on this path is appreciated as i am really worried about next month of job away from family and peer-pressure/temptations associated with it for smoking :eek: