For those that have known me for years you already knew that I have been a fairly heavy smoker for half of my life. I started smoking at about 20 years old as a carpenter and I have tried to quit no less then 10 times. I have smoked anywhere from a few a day to a pack or 2 a day. As a carpenter, you don't keep count, and no one pays much attention to it. I'm not a carpenter anymore, and even though others helped point out how much I was smoking, I still didn't pay attention to how much it was affecting my health and my life.
My body has been telling me to quit for years. Asthma, but there's a medication for that, High blood pressure, but there's a medication for that, excess stress, but there's a medication for that, right? Any ideas? Suggestions? just kidding.
Guess what. 30 days ago, on 11/8/08 I finally found the motivation and the strength to decide to quit. I set the quit date as 11/15/08. It's been a bumpy road, but I had already surpassed a goal by the 20th when I faltered and had a cigarette. It didn't mean that I failed, it was just a bump. That was my last cigarette 30 days, 22 hours and 15 minutes ago, but I'm not keeping track. God I would love to have a cigarette right now! Yes, I am smiling when I say that because I know that I am finally strong enough to choose not to smoke.
I'm so glad I did!
Hay, Can I bum a smoke?