Mission - To be 100% smoke and nicotine free by my 35th birthday
Goal Date: January 4, 2011
Days In: 2
Days Left: 48
So it has begun.
I have smoked since I was 15. Minus the 5 years I quit in my 20's, I have always been a smoker.
Normally when I attempt to quit smoking I keep it to myself. Mostly because when I fail I don't want to have to admit that I have failed. This time I am as serious as a heart attack (huh huh huh) about quitting. About 2 or 3 weeks ago I began not smoking as much at home especially during the daytime. It got to where I had cut back from about a pack a day to half a pack and then before I knew it I was down to 5 or less a day. My problem was going out to bars and drinking. I always go to smoking bars for convenience. I like to smoke when I drink (so this means I won't be at 12 Steps or The Dive anytime soon). But other than that and a few massive video game marathons I had cut back enough to where I have now decided to officially begin my Project No Smoking By 35. I always swore I would quit by 35 so here I go! It's was time to quit for real! I did the research and talked to some friends and decided that my crutch during this mission is the e-cigarette.
Day 1 - Yesterday was day one. First big no smoking move: NO MORE SMOKING IN MY HOUSE!! Since I am not using a patch or gum or anything I allowed myself a couple drags off a cigarette to curb the I'm Gonna Kill Everyone's that I was getting.
# of Cigarettes smoked - 2.5
Day 2 - Officially ordered my E-Cig! Once it gets here I will no longer allow myself cigarette drags.
# of Cigarettes smoked so far today - 0 - as of 3:13 pm I have no yet had any drags off a cigarette today.
Did I mention my boyfriend is quitting with me? He is using Chantix to help him but he just started taking that yesterday and it has to build up for 7 days before he quits cigarettes completely so now he is smoking outside and limiting his work day cigarettes and tomorrow he starts NO SMOKING IN THE CAR!!! I am so proud of him. Hell I am proud of both of us!
So yeah I seem peppy and enthusiastic about all this now. I just hope I can keep this momentum up.
If you have quit and feel like sharing words of advice or even non smokers wishing to give a few words of encouragement in this journey are really appreciated!
Wish me (us), luck!!!!