Just sharing - Wednesday was my 100th day smoke free, WOW, congrats to me, never thought I could do this.
I have spent the last couple of hours reading through my own stories, what a strange journey. The support and thoughts of all on this site have been invaluable. It also highlights how different we are and at the same time how much alike.
Even after this amount of time being smoke free, I still think about smoking nearly every day, most days I know I will remain smoke free and on others, I think maybe I should give in now.
I don't really crave a cigarette, I think I just miss it, but then I did smoke for over 16790 days, so I give myself a break and don't punish myself for still thinking about it.
Starting this journey I was advised by others to change my routine, stay away from triggers such as coffee, alcohol, and other smokers. I decided that I could remove smoking from my life without changing anything else and I am just stubborn enough to do it.
Being around smokers (I live with one and work with a couple) doesn't bother me, it hasn't since day one, I still carry a packet with me everyday. I know this is not for everyone but it works for me, I also don't consider myself to be quitting cigarettes, I look at it as I am a smoker who is smoke free. I don't really understand why it makes a difference to me but it does I don't feel the pressure that I have in the past when I considered it quitting.
After the first couple of weeks, I felt great more energy better breathing, this last a couple of weeks and it all went down hill. The last few weeks or so my health is not great but then it is that time of year.
The song title Some Days are Diamonds Some Days are Stone, describe my journey well.
So each day I choose to remain smoke free and I continue my journey one day at a time
Thank you all and this site for letting me share
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