I haven't been on here for ages but having been standing on the sidelines cheering you all on in your pursuit of happiness! I somehow, miraculously have managed three months of non-smoking. Definitely the hardest thing, apart from childbirth of course, that I have ever done. still dont call myself a non smoker, that still sounds scary, but say to myself and others that' I am not smoking at the moment'.That mantra seems to be working for me. The urges and cravings are less frequent but when they come ...oh boy...theyre strong...but I ve learnt to be ready for them..always have chewing gum to hand, have a moan a rant and take the dog for a lonng walk then it passes.
my only concerns now are my weight...ive gained a stone and that I crave nicotine if i drink alcohol...so am neither smoking nor drinking...find it hard to go out and socialise as my old habits haven't formed into new habits yet and I stand around awkward waiting to go home! oh well eventually...I ll get there...give it time..I have taken up yoga but its quite solitary..not the same as going to the pub. any suggestions on coping will be much appreciated.
keep on keeping on!!