I decided last week that I was going to quit smoking on 7/5/11. I had a party to go to on 7/3 and I figured I'd smoke whatever I had left over on Monday and then be done with it.
So at 11:55pm 7/4/11 I lit my last cigarette.
Here it is 33 hours later & I haven't hurt anyone, yet. There are a few people who thankfully don't live close enough for me to go over to their house and smack them.
But I haven't really left the house either LOL
I started smoking in 1983 at 13 years old. I smoked pretty regularly until October 1994 when I quit for the first time after my mother died of lung cancer.
Yep, family history of lung cancer. Killed my mother's mom too.
Like the target on my lungs?
But did that stop me from picking it back up a few years later. NOPE I'm invincible (ie stupid).
My one brother is even worse. After years of telling me I'm a loser for smoking, he started smoking regularly at 37 years old. Several years AFTER our mother died of lung cancer.
From 1996 on I would smoke for a few years and quit for a few years. This last time I think I've been smoking for about 3 years. So last Tuesday when I was at the beach for sunrise, I decided enough is enough and that I would quit on 7/4.
And I did.
I told my children and husband that I am going to try my hardest to quit, but that I may back slide on occasion. I asked them to give me some patience while I go through withdrawal of the nicotine and let me tell you, they've been awesome and very supportive!
Wish everyone else could be as well. But leopards don't change their spots, even if you need them too.