I have decided that I am now ready to quit smoking. Probably not as ready as I should be, otherwise I would just quit cold turkey but that didn't go so well for me.
I have wanted to quit for a long time now for a few reasons. One reason being for obvious reasons, that it causes health issues. Another reason being that, I don't want it around the kids because I know it isn't healthy for them either. And other reasons being that, it's gross, it makes you smell bad and gives you smokers breath.
I have been a smoker since I was 17, about 5 or 6 years, so this isn't coming easy for me. On Sunday, I woke up thinking that I would just quit cold turkey. That lasted about 2 hours before I realized that that was easier said than done. Yesterday I had Michael pick up some minty gum for me to chew in hopes that I would be able to quit cold turkey again today. (I hate smoking a cigarette with a minty taste in my mouth) Well, that didn't work out either. I just quit chewing the gum. LOL So now, I have decided to try something else. I have written down each time I have smoked a cigarette (I have only smoked 3 so far today, and for me, that is awesome!) I figured that at the end of the day, I will figure up how many cigarettes I have smoked today and tomorrow I will smoke one less. Each day I will take one cigarette off until I get down to ZERO! I know it is going to be tough. Really tough! But I feel like I can do it if I just put my mind to it. If I want it bad enough, I can do it. And right now, I want it bad. So, wish me luck! I think that my goal is going to be for next Friday, January 30th to be completely cigarette free. I sure hope I can do this.