Tommorrow is my 3 year anniversary of being smoke free. I quit shortly after losing my Mom to lung cancer. I'm like maybe 15 pounds heaver, but what the hey. I smoked 2 to 3 packs daily. So to the smokers out there you can do it. KICK BUTTS!!!
I think I will treat myself to something special tommorrow. hmmm.... thinking
Congradulations, that is great. Go out and buy you a new outfit. Thats not fattening. I have never smoked but I can imagine how hard it must have been because I am a chocoholic and also a diabetic. I have gone completely without any pie, cake or anything sweet for about 2 weeks. Doctor said I had too, blood sugar is sky high. It is really hard, so I can understand. Sweets are just as addicting.
Sandy, I'm not a diabetic, but have lost a sister (29) to the disease. My other two sisters, one is and the other is borderline. I have been wondering about my self lately. I need to go to the doctor,but I'm the worst for not going.
I have been getting these wierd feelings like I'm a little drunk. Kinda slurring my words and just feel so spaced out. It seems to come when I haven't eaten for awhile and have been running around. Gets better after eating. Does any of these things ring a bell?
I love sweets too, when I smoked I never ,well rarely ate sweets. Now I have to have something sweet!
***Edited By: debg on 8/27/2006 12:55:36 AM*** Reason: 8
That is something to be proud of! There are a few people in my life that I wish would quit smoking. You are awesome! CONGRATS! Yes, yes, treat yourself to something very special. You deserve it. Maybe dinner and a movie?
i also am a smoker. dont know how good i would be at quitting because i have never tried. but , my best friend has been smoke free for almost a year now. she went through tough times. congratulations deb !
Dusty......I am SURE that if you set your mind to quitting, you would be able to :) ....I am cheering you on all the way!!!
As I told my grandfather over...and over...and over...if not for himself, then for your family...(I finally did get through to him and he was successful! He passed away from old age...NOT lung related problems. I like to think I gave him a few extra years :)
It really wasn't as hard as I expected. I used commit lozenges. I think sucess has alot to do with really wanting to quit. Sometimes I still want one. I have heard people that have been smokefree a really long time say the same. Maybe I will always have a craving.
The thing that I found funny is I have always taken pride in my looks, as far as hair,nails clothes, girl stuff. Well after I quit and smelled it on people, I freaked thinking that I had been walking around smelling like that.The money I spent on perfume had to be a waste. Poor guys that I dated that didn't smoke, how did they stand to kiss me? Well some of them ,ha!
Congrats deb! I'm borderline quiter/smoker lol. When I had a bout with possible cancer I stopped immeadiatly! Then after I found out I was cancer free I was so overwhelmed , and releived I picked the habbit back up. I go through a carton in 3 months now, instead of every two weeks. I lost my favorite grandmother from lung and liver cancer, the liver cancer is what took her. I think once the girls start school I'll commit to stopping completely.....it's just those days when I find permanent marker covering my walls that I need one lol.
CONGRATS Debg, I'm at my 2 year point it took a heart attack and open heart surg. to make me quit. Even the loss of my dad to lung cancer didnt sink in. I tried and failed about a hundred times but a 3 to 4 pack habit isnt easy to stop. Everyone who hasnt quit yet keep trying the people you love need you to stick around awhile.
***Edited By: newpommom on 8/27/2006 10:20:46 AM*** Reason: sp