After 36 years of being a heavy regular smoker, today is quit day one. I know, how cliche that it's on New Years! I didn't' plan it that way, I simply ran out of smokes on New Year's Eve and drove around in circles talking myself out of buying them. My champion is my 11-year-old daughter in the backseat. I don't want to let her down. Or be going outside to smoke at the hospital like the last two times she had brain surgery (she has a brain tumor.) Or my 20-year-old daughter, who smoked and recently quit because she's having a baby. I told her if she quit, I would. That huge promise and a Make A Wish trip to the Bahamas are why I'm here. I told them I would quit before we left, and we leave in 11 days.
That, and I'm sick of being a stinky unhealthy smoker, chained to a habit that sucks away my money, my time, and my life. I've been cutting down, and I hit a plateau and have been at 4 smokes a day since early October. The next step was DONE. I'm wearing a patch (it's expired, but I THINK it's working) and using NRT vaping, but very infrequently and I don't plan to trade one addiction for another. I'm just trying to get by, one day at a time. Today is day ONE. Wish me luck, Exer's.
Thanks, and Happy New Year!