I've been smoking for 17 years and I am so over it. I have not enjoyed smoking for quite a long time now; probably 6 months at least. I'm just tired of feeling like crap all the time.
I have never really given quitting a real try; I always manage to find some sort of excuse not to do it (which is ridiculous!)
I read Allen Carr's book about 3 months ago and for some reason it did not resonate with me on any level. I get what he's saying and I love the concept but it went in my brain and instantly out.
So, I have set tomorrow July 15 as my official Quit Date. I have half a pack of smokes left and that will be enough for the rest of the day then I AM DONE.
I have so many reasons to quit, health and money being the biggest (as they are for most people). I live in Canada and a pack of cigarettes are $16.00+ - I was smoking a brand up until about a month ago that was $19 a pack. I CANNOT afford it and no longer want to put off buying other needed things just to make sure I have a pack of smokes.
My health; I have so many things working again me in that department. I am overweight, have severe arthritis in one of my knees, I am short of breath ALWAYS, my back hurts, my whole body hurts...ALL THE TIME. I am tired of felling tired.
My plan is going Cold Turkey; I am not interested in any NRT's because I don't really believe in that method - I want to challenge myself and I feel like doing it this way will be more rewarding once the day comes that I do not have cravings. I have spent hours going through all the information on this website and countless others but really like this page. I love all your success stories, hints and tips and I think the accountability of sharing stories will be very helpful.
I wish all the best for all of you that have made or are thinking about making the decision to quit this nasty habit - Good luck to all!
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