31 Dec 2018
01 Apr 2019
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Today, April 01, marks 3 months that I have not had a cigarette. (90 days, 1980 cigarettes not smoked).
I recall my last cigarette on New Years Eve, standing on my porch alone wanting to savour those last few drags, thinking I will miss smoking. I was determined to quit, scared of what lay ahead and not entirely convinced that this time would be any different than past attempts. The first few days of my quit were hard, the first few weeks were difficult, but then i started to really feel good about my quit and feeling the benefits of not smoking. It is a process and a transformation in thinking, routines, habits and attitude.
Today, I cringe thinking about that last cigarette and how addicted I was to smoking. Yes, I still have the odd moments where I wistfully think about smoking, but push those thoughts aside in favour of my new found freedom. My quit is way too valuable to me now. I also realize that being a smoking addict I'm only ever one smoke away from being back to pack a day. Not One Puff Ever.
Thanks to so many of the people on this site who helped me in my journey. A few words of encouragement or reading an earlier post made such a difference in helping me get to this point.
To all those starting on their journey - stick with it. Becoming a non-smoker is hard work, but oh so rewarding.
Last modified on 01 Apr 2019 06:14 by atp