This really is possible! The good news is I have 188 days or 6 months and 4 days of FREEDOM!!! I still struggle and want to stop at the store but instead I'll buy a Powerball ticket since I have a little extra cash now and I leave the cigarettes at the store or I won't stop at all and drive on by. I actually can not believe I have over 6 months when this addiction took me 30 years ago and I never thought I'd be free. I have gained 30 lbs in the past 6 months. There was very often an empty feeling that I had inside me. A hollow feeling of missing something terribly and feeling lost and not knowing what to do with myself and so I would fill the hollowness with Twizzlers and chocolate and pretty much anything I could get my hands on. I am here to tell you it gets better. The hollowness and anxiety fills in with contentment and relaxation. I promise it gets easier. The cravings and emptiness become fewer times and farther and farther apart. I went the entire day of 11/14/17 and realized at 6:00 at night that it was my 6 month anniversary. That's how much cigarettes are on my mind these days. And I have quit eating so much and become more in aware with my choices and quantities. But I say give yourself those 6 months or however many months to do whatever you want and eat whatever you want because quitting smoking is enough to do without worrying about anything else. Worry about the lbs later if need be.
Please hang in there if you are just starting. I used Wellbutrin and the patch and I was off both after about 6-8 weeks and have been nicotine free ever since.
You can do it!! Feel free to message me if anyone needs to talk. I understand how scary it is and how you may feel it's too hard but you honestly can do this. I smoked for 30 years! It feels so good to be FREE!!
Thanks for reading,
PS. I am not on this site nearly enough and every time I poke my head in I realize just exactly how valuable it is. I will try to come back a lot more often. Its an excellent helping tool.