Good job. Next month makes 1 year, smoke free. I must mention, this is after a 13 year habit, with a few attempts to quit. As stated above, you have
to quit for yourself, that's the only way you can kick it totally. I like to test myself, to see if I can refrain from certain things, be it giving
up a food, to not shaving for an amount of time.....just to remind myself that I'm in control, and these things help build up the minds strength to
Next month makes a year of not smoking, and the stop of a year of heavy drinking. I was sitting outside, smoking. It was cold and wet. I was thinking,
"I don't want to be out here!" but the cigarette had ME out there. That's when I realized I had lost control.
I found that once I pit it in my mind that I didn't want it, I associated it with just being a "bad feeling".....and the thought of it is now
associated with a hangover, in my mind. It's like I fused the bad feelings to the habit, and let it go. Even for the holidays, the family was having
some nice wine, and a couple of drinks, I didn't touch it. I say that to say, "don't cheat, because you are cheating only yourself." Trying to
ween off is weak. If you decide to stop, break each cigarette, thinking about shortness of breath, coughing, blackening lungs and innards. You can tie
those bad feelings with the bad habit....lit it down and walk away.
I personally didn't replace with food. I actually started an all raw food diet, and that in itself made me feel better, and on top of not smoking, SO
much better. So, I killed the habit with the idea of how to get the correct nutrients I needed.
Best of luck to you in your quitting. Remember....It's not a long process, its a firm decision!