Well, I started my quit in April last year, sadly I had a slip up ciggie in July, but, instead of messing things up, it simply made me feel more determined than ever to quit.
I used an ecig in my quit, and, I still use it now with significantly less nicotine (at times zero) and frequency.
I’ve put on weight after a protracted illness stopped me exercising (I found physically activity a great incentive) but am beginning a new chapter I hope now.
It would have been much more difficult without the early support of the wonderful people here, big thanks!!
It’s almost a year... initially i cried a lot. I was mad, angry, pathetic and genuinely felt I would never be able to keep it up. But I did.
I eat for pleasure because I can smell and taste better than I can ever recall, I run around with my son, I can play a mean game of football now without collapsing! My legs hurt less, I don’t bruise as easily, my skin is clear, I DON’T stink of fags...
Notwithstanding other health and personal issues unrelated to quitting, I’m a much happier me. The thing I notice more than any other, is that I am finally my own person. I am no longer controlled by addiction.
Stay happy, stay quit, and, if at first you don’t succeed, try again! It’s the best thing you will ever do for yourself.