2 months since I quit.

Canada
April 9, 2013 10:55pm CST
It was hard at first, constant cravings even with 4 weeks of patches. But my dr was happy when I told him I had quit when I saw him 2 weeks ago. I still have to let him know that it's been 2 months now. It was difficult, and living with a couple of smokers, it's still a bit of a challenge. But they smell so bad, I don't want to be anywhere near them when they've come in from smoking. I gave in to a bit of temptation last weekend, I had 3 puffs from one, and found it horrible. I knew right then that I wasn't going to be going back to that habit ever again. The unfortunate downside to quitting is the weight gain. And I can't seem to get rid of it. I am trying so hard, I walk almost every day, and I'm getting back to work again. I try not to eat too much, but that's hard since I'm almost always hungry. But I'm getting through it and feel much better not smoking anymore.
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13 responses
@peavey (15808)
• United States
10 Apr 13
Congratulations! Hang in there and don't be surprised when the urge to have a smoke returns now and then. As long as you've made up your mind not to, you'll be fine, just don't be waylaid by a sudden urge. I quit smoking over 20 years ago and I still find myself missing "something" that I know is the addiction still alive in my brain. It isn't strong, but it's unsettling.
• Canada
13 Apr 13
The hardest part of quitting is giving up what you're used to doing, and that is the problem. But I'm getting through it.
@peavey (15808)
• United States
14 Apr 13
Yes, that's tough. Replace habits with other, better habits and it will help. That's easier said than done, though. Hang in there!
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
11 Apr 13
Good for you!! I wish I could do that well. I keep backsliding.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
That's great my friend, I know you can do it. At first it will be hard but soon you will forget it already. You will never crave for it anymore. Just focus on things that will set your mind on something that makes take away your thinking on smoking. I think you are doing great,, Hopefully it will turn out good. Keep goin and believe in yourself that you can do it.
@ARIES1973 (9530)
• Legaspi, Philippines
11 Apr 13
What you feel now is only the start of great benefits you can get in the days to come. Congratulations! That is a great achievement.
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
11 Apr 13
that is great and good for you I am starting the first of the month i have found the patches i had when i moved here it is time to stop even though a pack cost me 3.00 dollars a day still costly
@tinayu (214)
• China
11 Apr 13
please insist on,my friend.i hate smoking.everyone in the world knows that smoking is harmful to your health and people around you,and it is the big factor leading lung cancer.i don't know why most people ignore these things,like my father,my uncle, my brother even my husband.every time my husband wants to smoke in our house, i will lock him in the study,gradually,if he wants to smoke in the house,he will lock himself .i always advise him to quit smoking,but it is little effective.in his opinion, smoking helps him thinking.i have no words
• India
10 Apr 13
I guess weight gain is due to crunching carb-fat foods while you are trying to avoid smoke. However you should not avoid eating, which might lead you malnutrition. So I would really suggest to have more green leafy vegetables and a lot of water! If you think you weigh too much, considering your BMI, you might want to take up GM (General Motors) diet. GM Diet is a popular 7 days diet program designed by GM. This is relatively difficult but promising one. People follow this diet in a 15 days interval for better results. And, I have seen my friends has reduced around 2-3 kgs in the first course. However you have to choose which type of diet you would like to follow based on your BMI, lifestyle etc. Below URL explains what and how. http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~jajoo/gmdiet.html
• India
10 Apr 13
good that you have quit smoking. at first it will be difficult but in the long run it is good for your health. after all you are doing a favor not for any body else but for own body. hope you dont return to smoking in future. stay away from smoking and live healthy
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
So happy for you... I know its hard to quit. but its best for you. Keep up the good work there...
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
That is a great step towards a healthier you. keep it up!
@succeednow (1638)
• Singapore
10 Apr 13
Hi kris, Congratulations! It's always great to hear of another person who has given up smoking. Good for you, your loved ones and everyone else around you. All it takes is determination and commitment to stop smoking. You may be tempted again but with a strong will power and dedication you can overcome it. As for your weight gain, I'm sure you can control it once you have the smoking problem under control. Well done. Have a wonderful and smokefree day.
@marguicha (84048)
• Chile
10 Apr 13
I quit a few years ago and I still say that I`m a smoker who is not smoking. I am sure it is not a habit but an addiction. And so I know I`m hooked for life with it. As it is, I will not have a single puff. I once quit smoking for 3 years, decided to accept one tiny ciggie and the next week I was smoking as before
@janefu (6)
10 Apr 13
I heard that chewing gum and tea can give up smoking