I am coming to the penthouse tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One year ago today at 9:30pm after many attempts and sometimes month long quits that turned into picking up the habit again. I decided that I was going to quit smoking for good!
I had read Allen Carr's Easyway to quit smoking 3 times, the Easy Way to Quit Smoking, then the Easy way for Women to quit smoking and finally the Easy way to quit smoking permanently. I truly believe his method works, I was just missing something to make it stick!
I remember last year being so stressed that I had to go away for the weekend with boyfriends family and I couldn't smoke, I knew I had to get through 3 days and that's what my goal was. I listened to Allen Carr's Easyway Audio book on my Iphone, it's available in the app store. During the last chapter I was sitting outside looking at my last cigarette, something was different. I knew it was my last cigarette, and it was
I had a moment of revelation last night at the book store, I went to purchase a copy of the book for a good friend of mine to put in her xmas gift.
I was reading the back of the book and the lady behind me in the store tapped me on the shoulder and said hey, that book works. I said 'I know, tomorrow is my one year anniversary of being smokefree' She said really? I know it works cause my mom started reading it and it was working so she stopped reading it! I told her that I had to read it a couple times and then listen to a audio book. She called her mom over and told her that I have been quit for a year with the book, her mom was not impressed. She said she isn't ready to quit smoking, kind of seem bothered like she has been being nagged about it. I remember being just like her. She said to me, Oh you are young, you couldn't of been smoking for that long. I said I smoked for 10 years! she said try quitting after 40 years. Why would I want to do that?
I mentioned to her about this forum and how many people here have been smoking for years as well as Allen Carr, and they were all able to be successful. As I was leaving I said it is honestly the best gift you can give yourself and your daughter this Christmas, not only is it free, it actually saves you money, health and happiness!
When I was leaving the mall, I remembered what I read in the book many times. As a ex-smoker who has been successful with this method, I need to spread it to all the smokers I know, to help them like Allen Carr helped me. I am going to be making a commitment to this forum this newyear to be more active and to help those in the early days, I have made I through so much this year and I am smokefree and so incredibly happy! In my early days I would come on here and read 1 year posts to motivate me to make it here as well and ...
It does get easier everyday!
It is very true that if I can do then so can you!
It is SO worth all the cravings and changes in your life!
It is remarkable how healthy you feel without smoking, and how unhealthy I was before and not even knowing it!
Food tastes better, my skin looks better, I don't cough all day anymore, I am better!
YAY to One year as SmokeFreeMe
â€œQuite simply, the key to being a happy non-smoker is to remove the desire to smoke. With no desire to smoke, it takes no Willpower not to do so.â€
â€œEight hours after putting out a cigarette, you are 97% nicotine-free. After just three days of not smoking, you are 100% nicotine-free.â€
â€œThe whole business of smoking is like forcing yourself to wear tight shoes just to get the pleasure of taking them off.â€
â€œThe cigarette gets the credit for everything and the blame for nothing.â€