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Hi @Happiness and all of my post friends. At my 5th month posting I said I would post on the 22nd December as it marked my 6 month anniversary of quitting the disgusting cancer sticks. I was unable to post due to the busy period leading up to Christmas but I am very happy to say that I achieved goal. Actually as I write this, I am now 6 months and 1 week, or 189.5 days free, and so very happy that I am no longer a slave to the nicotine companies who of course never cared about me or my health, but only how much money they could make off a sucker like me.
I feel great, I can laugh without coughing, I don't have fears that come with smoking. I.e running out of cigarettes at the most inconvenient times, having to stand outside in the cold or heat at events just to get a few puffs of poison, smelling like a disgusting astray when talking to people, worrying about health issues pertaining to smoking and wasting the money to purchase the cancer causing drug.
So yes i am now nicotine free and have reached a point of no return. I will never ever go back, I am lucky that I was not tempted to have just one and it has been a relatively smooth ride for me. I had some discomfort in the first two weeks but they were not too bad and bearable. My mantra was "there is no gain without pain" these words were very powerful. They helped me to embrace the pain and understand that it was all part of the experience in this detox process. I am another person who is living proof that being a former smoker is a goal that anybody can achieve just by believing in themselves and staying committed to their cause. It is a fight and a fight that makes us stronger. By finding the strength to quit smoking, it empowers us to confront deal with and defeat any and all the demons we have to fight in our lives.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year and may the force be with you. Stay strong, stay determined and be forever powerful.
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