It is my first time posting here. Today I am 10 days smoke free! I quit cold turkey. Today is also the first day I had a major craving while working. I recognized the trigger immediately - work and a cup of tea at the same time. I am a Graphic Designer and I usually work from home; it has always been easy for me to have a smoke while working and having a tea or coffee. Work used to be my excuse to smoke too; difficult clients, complex brief, working long hours...
I used to smoke 10 sticks a day for around 18 years. Fortunately, I don't have the smokers' cough, never had. It has been almost 9 full years since I exercised properly. Before that I used to be an athletic person and I always felt good about it. Today some of that feel good factor came back and this is a huge encouragement to carry on.
I live in Mauritius and we have some fantastic beaches here. I live close to one thankfully. It's been a while since I took the time to enjoy it. Today I decided to take the wife for a stroll. It brought back so many good memories. I am grateful for having quit, I don't plan on smoking ever again. I felt much more alive!
I am going to get some tests done very soon. It's time to assess the damage I have done to myself. I hope that it is not too bad but I am ready for whatever comes.
It feels good to share something positive. Hopefully I'll share again very soon. Planning on going for daily early morning walks till I feel comfortable enough to run!
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