Post # 1
Long time no see..
I wanted to share my news with you all. I have stopped smoking. 20 years ago I started smoking when I was 19. I was married to a very abusive husband and it was a stress reliever. Worse I had no idea how hard it would be to give them up. Im a strong person and I thought I would just be able to put them down. I wasnt able to.
Next year I will be 40. This year I had alot of medical testing done. I had become a little overweight, I had started menopause and worse my lung function was terrible. I started going to the gym with not much success…I lost a little weight but seemed to be stuck. So I spoke with my doctor and she said give up smoking so I could do longer work outs with more cardio.. I tried and didnt have much success…Was smoking within a few days of trying to quit.
Well recently two family members were diagnosed with lung cancer and COPD. It scared the crap out of me. I dont want to die…I also have seen the damage that smoking has done to my face as far as wrinkles go..I look 5 years older than I really am. So 5 days ago I quit.. I will say that for the first 3 days I locked myself in the bedroom and only ate what my husband brought me so I wouldnt be tempted to go buy cigarettes or overeat because I was not getting my fix.
My husband was a social smoker as well and has given up his cigarettes. We never smoked in the house or around our kids. Only when we were away from them or outside. He has had an easier time of it..since he didnt smoke full time.
I seem to be over the worst part. Now when I get a craving for a cigarette I drink a glass of water or I do something with my hands to take my mind off of it. I have taken up crochet..a lady in my Family Readiness Group started crocheting when she quit smoking and she said it really helped her.. It is helping me.
So thats my news and I just wanted to share…
Post # 2
TexasSpringBride: Good for you. You will never regret being a non -smoker.
Post # 3
What a change! Congrats! My MIL dips and I know how hard she’s tried to quit periodically (unsuccessfully), so big congratulations to you for knuckling down and doing it! I’m sure your kids will be appreciative as well since they’d probably like you around for a good long time yet; DH always wishes his mom would get herself together physically since he worries about her, and with reason. Nice work!
Post # 4
TexasSpringBride: amazing! That’s wonderful you should be proud.
Post # 5
TexasSpringBride: Oh congratulations! It’s been a few months since my last cigarette and I LOVE not being smoker! Everything smells and tastes better – smoking was definitely part of my stress management system so that’s been the hardest part but it’s just lovely not having it in my life. Good for you!
Post # 6
Congratulations! It’s a hard habit to kick, but quitting smoking has endless benefits. Good for you!
Post # 8
Congratulations! I’m so jealous and proud at the same time!
Post # 9
congrats! it’s a hard habit to kick. my mom has been smoking for 30 years and i wish she’d stop. 🙁
Post # 10
I have my moments…and I know that like an alcoholic battling the bottle there will be times when I crave a cigarette…I just keep thinking about the horrible health I could have if I continued. So Im fighting hard…I think the worst is over..at least the major craving. Im changing my whole lifestyle so that I can have a better shot at staying smoke free. I know that there will be smokers out there and that there will be temptation but I just have to stay strong…and keep up the fight.
Post # 11
TexasSpringBride: Good for you! Keep up the good work. My mom quit when she had her first grandchild, my son, cause she didn’t want to smoke around her grandchildren. I know that you are still raising children, but think-you won’t be smoking around grandchildren either. 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
Congratulations are definitely I order.
Post # 13
TexasSpringBride: Good for you! You are doing amazingly well, keep it up!
Post # 14
TexasSpringBride: fantastic! Keep up the good work 🙂