Day 18: The last few days have been up and... - No Smoking Day

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Day 18


The last few days have been up and down so I am just pushing through. The depression seems to be trying to knock at my door but I am waiting for him and I am armed and dangerous. The 2 mile walk I do most days has 2 inclines which cause non-smokers to get out of breath, I can not only breath fine walking them but I could now run up them no sweat, I am so very proud of myself. I am currently keeping busy with knitting and sewing which helps. When I feel a crave or if I start dwelling I tell myself that I am free to smoke and if I wanted to the I would but I have decided that I no longer want to because ................................. and then tell myself all the reasons why

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Well done Gerti. I hope you feel better soon. Stopping smoking is hard but it does get better. It's great that you are keeping yourself busy as that helps so much.

It's so wonderful when you start to notice all the positive things about quitting (such as running up that hill in the words of Kate Bush :D). You're doing fantastically well, Gerti and you're clearly not at home to either Mr Nic or Mr Depression. Please accept some positive and supportive vibes from me. :)

Thank you

Just wanted to add that I was no light weight when it came to smoking, I smoked at least 25 a day for 35 years. I smoked thru the worst flu viruses and even if I could not wash myself I would still smoke. God I was quite foul !!! But I am not foul anymore

Well done Gerri! You are doing so very well!

That 2 mile a day will do you the world of good on your quit for fitness levels building stamina up from a early stage :)

My word how wonderful you are doing, pleased and proud you should be, there is no better presant , you can give than stop smoking!!

Fantastic, doing so very well, this quit is for you, and you my friend are doing amazing

Thanks guys

Tea you really should be a writer, fifty shades has nothing on you xx

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