On 18th October 2013 I quit smoking. I had been smoking for over 30 years and probably spent 20 of those years trying to quit. The past 12 months have been full of ups and downs. In the early days i felt so ill, I was breathless and anxious. I became depressed and had an insatiable appetite.
12 months on and omg it is a completely different story. My breathing has improved, i have loads of energy, I sleep so much better. My taste and smell is unbelievable. It has been the hardest thing I have ever done yet when I look back it has been easy. OMG!!! I have quit smoking!!! To anyone who is in the early days of quitting keep at it, ride the storms you can do it. I hardly ever think of smoking now and the smell repulses me. Believe me the sense of achievement is a reward on its own but along with the improvements with my health it is the best thing I have ever done for myself!! I haven't posted this to look for praise or to show off I just wanted to show everyone who is trying to quit or anyone who's struggling it can be done. I never really posted on here a lot, what I did do was read and read other people's posts so hopefully my post will help others.