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Today i have reached day 16 of non smoking. I have been doing it cold turkey. For a reward for not smoking, with the money i saved i got a new 3D TV on finance. Being week 3 i know i still have a long way to go, but im not thinking as much of ciggarettes and my partner says the anger from quitting is easing a bit.
As for the health benefits, I am noticing them already. Im not as puffed out while doing hard work. I feel i can breath properly. Still coughing up all the Junk on the lungs. But i am generally feeling a lot healthier. I have to admit i was skeptical at first when i read that the health benefits are noticed almost straight away, but i was VERY wrong. The only major problem im having right now is that i cant get enough of allens party mix lollies. I seriously cat stop eating them or even thinking about them.
The first week was a bit hard withdrawal symptom wise. I had pretty bad dizzyness and sleepless nights. But even though the first two weeks were hard and i have a long way to go, Im feeling extremely positive right now.
One last hint. Keep this website open at all times so you can look at your progress and how much money you have saved. I did this at my lowest times and it does help. Also keep crossing each day off the calender to show yourself you are making progress. Sound stupid but these 2 simple things help me get through.
Thanks for reading
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