Yes, 20 months without the smothering companion I lived with almost all my life. The saddest thing is that it was the best years of my life and I smoked that away and can only wish to be 20 again.
The past 20 months was an amazing experience of rediscovering all the small little things in life which was obscured by a cloud of smoke……!
We “older’’ people need to overcome the natural decline in muscle strength, the loss in bone density and the normal decline of our organs and need to work so much harder to keep in shape .
I remember (With pain) that first attempt to jog what was supposed to be a 5 kilo but ended in a serious gasping after 2 Kilo’s….Now 20 months later it is a walk in the park 3 x a week. On top off the paddling I took on a little home gym (Bought with cigarette money saved) with light weights just to regain some of the muscle strength lost due to age. (Sarcopenia) I am still battling to gain weight and trying to get the correct amount of protein by supplementing with Whey Protein shake.
Still supplementing the old brain to keep the dopamine flowing but almost half the dose with what I started off and with all the stress of the drought and worker retrenchments I can truly say that to live smoke free is the way to live!
Wishing all a truly successful quit and the better life thereafter!