I Finally Quit!I have been smoking since I was a teenager .... I retired last year at 62, so you can do the math. :-) I've been very lucky so far ... no major health problems, and none with my heart or lungs. My oldest son stopped smoking a little over a month ago and since we are not a competative family at all .. I decided that now is my time to do the same. I am now on Day 5. And my house is now cleaner than it's been in ages. :-) I found the hardest times were right after a meal. So now, I finish eating, put my dishes away and go clean something ..anything. LOL! So far it's working for me and I find that I really do not want a cigarette anymore/ I suppose at certain times, I will always find myself reaching out .. but only because it's a habit, not because I actually want to smoke.
I firmly believe that most people who smoke will give it up when they are ready and not one day before. You can't quit because someone else wants you to...you have to be ready mentally. So for those here who have started the long road ... do not give up! I tmay be harder for some than others..but it IS an attainable goal. And we can do anything we set out minds on!
linstrong 61-65, F 4 Responses 2 Apr 22, 2012