posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:42 PM
Good luck my friend let me tell you how I did it......
First of all it's an addiction, your body craves it, so your mind craves it as well. Not to mention muscle memory or just habit such as lighting up
when the phone rings, or right after diner, or first thing when you awake in the morning.
I think all these reduction programs including nicorette are a waste of time money and actually make you suffer longer than nessesary. The best way is
Yes the first couple days are tough but it gets easier. after the first week you feel normal, after 30 days you have totally broken the habit to the
point it's rarely even in your mind. Think back to what you were doing 30 days ago. It wasn't that long, what if you had stopped then right now you
wouldn't be having cravings.
For me it's mind over matter. Replace the bad habits with good habits and constantly live the benefits. As an example I used to go out the back door
at my office and smoke. So when I felt the urge I still went to the back door but instead of smoking I did some arm curls with a dumbell. After dinner
instead of sneaking outside for a smoke I went for a bike ride.
Next enjoy and live the benefits. Learn to smell the world again. Take a moment a live what a rose smells like, or the freshly cut grass, or the smell
of the cafe down the street cooking dinner. For me it was the smell of the sea. I remembered that smell as a boy and though I live close I had not
smelled the ocean in many many years.
Next is you air, Feel your lungs begin to heal (I believe they are the only self healing organ in your body) feel your increased stamina, enjoy how it
feels to have nothing but pure air going into your body. You wouldn't think about driving your car with a plugged up nasty air filter why do that to
25 years of not smoking guess what else it does, sexually you will feel like a 16 year old again. Let's not even talk about the taste of a womans
kiss when it is not contaminated with tobacco.
Last the taste of food is incredible. It's no wonder people put on weight, but if you build in exercise that won't be an issue.
Just my 2 cents
Good luck to you
[edit on 8-7-2009 by photobug]