I can't believe that for five weeks I haven't smoked! I never thought that I could do this through my own willpower. When I found out that I was pregnant (5 years ago) with each of my girls, I had horrendous morning sickness, I automatically gave up smoking and I wasn't bothered because I was so ill all the time. I feel like it was too easy to give up on those occasions because I didn't have to go through the process of 'giving up'. Consequently I started smoking again about a year after I had my children
I think that there is without a shadow of a doubt a lot to be said for the PROCESS of giving up smoking, learning to deal with cravings, remembering the lowest points and also the great sense of personal achievement that comes with overcoming those struggles.
And also the support that I have received from this site has definitely been the reason why I haven't even had one slip up since I gave up 5 weeks ago. I KNOW that this time will be the last time that I give up smoking. To know that there is always someone around to have a chat to who has been in my shoes, is amazing and the most tremendous comfort. It spurs me on to read other people's stories and triumphs, and when I hear of somebody that has smoked for 40 odd years and has been smoke free for over a year, it makes me think that I can do it too. Thank you to everyone on this site from the bottom of my heart, for popping up in my emails every morning with your blogs that get me through the day smoke free