As a birthday gift to myself, I quit smoking Aug. 1st. I'm using the patch. I'm having a little difficulty with cravings. I thought they would be a lot worse than they actually are, but I also want to eat everything in the house.... Normally I would but I'm getting married next month and have a dress I'd like to be able to wear. I quit once before for 23 days. Doesn't seem like a lot but for me, a 20 year 1 pack per day or more depending, it was proof to myself that I could quit if I really wanted to. And I decided that I wanted to enjoy my life, my kids and my soon to be husband for as long as possible. Smoking took away my breath, my energy and at times my self worth. I hate feeling chained to something like I have no choice ... and I think we always have a choice! It's making a good choice that I usually don't do lol. I think the real challenge now for me is staying quit!! I try to stay busy or focused on something so that bordem doesn't set in and convince me I can smoke just 1 ... which is how I feel off the wagon last time. What a fool I was!! Anyway, I'm just trying to do something different to help myself in any way I can to stay on this path. I hope my rant made sense and helps you in your quest. Good Luck!!View Thread
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