posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 09:20 AM
a reply to: jude11
Good for you for quitting!! Stick with it - it does
get easier over time, but it can come back around, even after months of not smoking and
rear its ugly head. The thing is - the more you fight and win, the more you are used to fighting and winning, you know? Fighting and winning will
become your new habit, if you will. Be ready for it.
I quit this year in January after smoking for *gasp* 26 years. My blood pressure was 191 over 119, and it was either quit or stroke out, so I opted to
quit. NIcotine and caffeine are both out of my life now, and it feels like 2 major weights have been lifted off of me.
So I started with the mint flavored nicotine lozenges for about 3 months, and then switched to mint flavored, regular old gum. Pavlovian response and
all - and it works to this day - a piece of minty gum calms me right down.
Keep going! I figured up how much I'm saving a year - about $2,000 U.S.
Now I don't have to worry about all the stupid crap I used to worry about (setting a horrible example for my kids, running outside in the hot and cold
because I don't smoke in the house, hurrying through dinner so I can run outside because the restaurant is non-smoking, worrying about going out of
town because all the hotels are non-smoking, clothes/hair/breath smelling horrible, etc.)
AND neither do you! You're doing the right stuff - keep it up. Post when you need to and remind yourself of the good, positive things that are coming
You're free brother!!