About Time.

I started smoking when I was 17 years old, I am now almost 24 and have finally quit. I have tried so many times in the past but for some reason or another I kept going back to it. The beginning of last month I finally said enough is enough if I could lose weight and get my life on track with that then I could sure as hell quit smoking and really take control back. I decided to go cold turkey and tough it out and for the last month and a half I have been smoke free! Im not really tempted to go back alot only on very rare or stressful occasions. I have noticed  a difference already I don't wake up in the mornings with sore throats or that nasty cough. I can work out longer without getting winded. I hope that I am smart and keep this up and never go back, but as of now I have no desire to smoke ever again lets hope it stays that way!!  

GreenEyedGrl GreenEyedGrl
22-25, F
5 Responses Feb 11, 2010

good job, if you can beat that your willpower is very strong and so are you :)

Yeah I know what you mean, I don't miss it as much as I thought I was going to. I mean when Im out with friends at a bar or something I get a little urge, but eventually it goes away other then that I sometimes forget I used to smoke, and when other people do it around me I think thank god I gave that crap up lol.

Glad to hear you quit. I smoked for a number of months when I was going through a hard time in my life. I became suicidal, and adopted a "screw it" type attitude. I eventually knocked some sense into myself and quit, I've never looked back. I do miss it time to time when I get the occasional smell of one walking through college campus, but it's just not worth it. I was born with asthma so I really paid the price when my asthma worsened after it had begun to improve. Live and learn, and without smoking you can live a little longer and learn a lot more.

Good for you. I started when I was 12 quit at 30 started at 46 quit at 56. But, quit is the wrong word. I reclaimed my right to be a non-smoker, just as I was for the first twelve years of my life! Cold turkey is the way, going through the withdrawl the last time I kept saying to my self that I would never want to feel like this again.<br />
Now is the time, here is the place, good going!