I went to the doctor yesterday for my 6 month check-up. It was a wonderful feeling to hear that all my blood work is finally perfect! Everything was perfect! I lost 10 lbs (was 12lbs); however, I had a couple binge nights from want to smoke :(. I told my doctor about my anxiety issues and the feeling I was going to die. LOL! He said I was at no risk of dying with a grin! I guess when you stop smoking terrible things run through your mind and makes you ponder on what damage the cigs might be doing to your body. However, I learned that by not smoking your health drastically improves. My blood pressure was great, my heart rate was great, and my doctor was surprised at the rate my cholesterol went down to normal without medicine. YAY!!!!!!! I am one happy girl! On that note, I leave you with a great quote that is my favorite! "It has been said that there are no incurable diseases, only incurable people". Don't every forget this on your quit journey. You can do this....one baby step at a time. I know it's hard and painful....but the reward is so much greater than the pain. Without suffering their would be no compassion! Let's be grateful today....grateful for the wonderful people on this site helping one another on their quit journeys, grateful for our lives, and grateful that this is another day smoke free! Love you all!!!

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  • I like your quote, I think I've been unlucky enough in life to meet most of the incurable people personally.

    Well it sounds as though health wise things are on the up fantabulous. And three weeks quit well done am pleased for you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • It would have been longer than 3 weeks actually; however, I slipped up one day and had a cig :( so I had to start over. Lesson to others...please don't give in to temptations or make excuses to smoke. Thank you so much...it's hard but so worth it!

  • Kimberley that is a brilliant post, thank you for the encouragement to others. 3 weeks will soon be 3 months then years. It goes quicker once your body settles down and nicotine has gone for good. Your fantastic.

    I remember reaching 4 weeks , I was so happy. Now its past 4 years and its flown.

  • Four years...oh my...that is wonderful. I feel that ex-smokers are so much stronger because of having to go through the quit journey. We might be stronger than those who have never smoked...just because of the suffering (withdraws) we had to endure. I think it feels amazing to fight the withdraws...cause I know I will be a winner in the end, and winning feels amazing!

  • Never mind we're only human and you're on the right track now doing so well ๐Ÿ˜€

  • You need to stick nope signs everywhere :-) well done keep going this time

  • what a wonderful success story Kimberly!ย  thank you so much for sharing and I'm so happy your health is so well!!

  • I was happy too...it's like all my anxiety and fear instantly melted away. I honestly feel like a new person. I knew that by quitting my health would improve but never did I imagine it improving this fast! However, I have tried to drink lots of water and eat healthy. My last doctor visit my GP said he was going to put me on medicine for my cholesterol (heart disease runs in my family) and I begged him not too...I asked for 6 more months to get everything under control. I slowed down smoking at first..I would set hours and then no cigs after 6pm...the next week would be after 4pm..I read the Allen Carr book, and just quit. I messed up once and smoked one...then through the whole pack away, but hey...we all make mistakes! :) I feel it was the cigs making my cholesterol high and by not smoking I don't have to take the medicine with nasty side effects! AMAZING!

  • Whoohooo get you miss 'good body' well done hun and great news re your cholesterol ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Great news Kimberly, well done and lovely post too, thanks๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Thanks so much! I just feel great today and very blessed to have found this site. Without the help of others I could not have got this far! :)

  • Kimberley that is Fantastic news, well worth quitting :) well done you will do it this time. I love your post , so positive , stay strong xx

  • Well done Kimberly ๐Ÿ‘ brilliant news. Healthy new you ๐Ÿ˜š love it


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