So, here I am 13 weeks smoke free. There have been ups and downs but for the most part it's been easy using the patches although I almost caved a couple of weeks ago and I'm not sure why I didn't just go buy some when I had decided that was exactly what I was going to do, something stopped me and I'm so glad.
I used to hear people say "if I can do it anyone can" and it used to really annoy me because I would think they just weren't as adicted as I was. I'd been smoking for over 30yrs and averaging 40 a day for the last decade or so (at one point I was on 60 a day for around 2 years), I would get up at least twice through the night for a smoke and it was the first thing I done when I woke in the morning.
I'd tried to quit a gazillion times and recently each time I quit I would put on around a stone then start smoking again but not all of the weight would come off, then I stop smoking again and another stone on......... rinse and repeat. So, I was already a fair bit over weight when I quit this time and I've put on over a stone and a half on top of that, I feel like a beached whale but I'm over the crazed eating thing now (I hope) and this week I plan on joining Slimming World.
I wanted to come on and thank everyone on here who helped me through the early days and weeks, it really helped me to get where I am You guys are great.
I also wanted to tell a wee bit of my personal story in the hope that it might help someone starting out or just thinking about quitting because I would say to them............If I can do it anyone can