I Cut Back on Smoking!

United States
January 18, 2007 12:15am CST
I'm so happy!!! I usually smoke about a pack of cigarettes each day, but not this week. The funny part is that I had no intention to cut back at all. Instead, my goals were to drink more water and exercise. Well, because I am constantly drinking water I guess I don't desire a cigarette as often. I exercise when I first wake up in the morning so I have been skipping my morning cigarette and not smoking for the first 3-4 hours of my day. Now I am only smoking 1/2 a pack each day. I really think if I keep this up I am finally going to be able to quit.
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41 responses
• United States
18 Jan 07
Good for you!! Lets hope that you can keep at it and get down to completely quitting. Good luck dear!!
• Indonesia
19 Jan 07
Keep up the good work. Just remember there will be temptation to come back, since I've seen people became worst smokker if they are tied back to the old habbit.
@nw1911guy (1134)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Congratulations! You're doing a good job there. Notice a savings in money yet? What are you doing for exercise?
@baweja (197)
• India
19 Jan 07
Hey, WAY TO GO!!!! Just keep on doing the same and i bet you wont desire for even one ciggarete a day!!! Infact, now with the increasing intake of water and exercising, you will gonna be fitter only. I am really happy with your progress!!
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
19 Jan 07
Congratz on the cutting back. i am an ex smoker and though i smoked for ten years when i found out i was pregnent, my baby's health mattered enough to be that i was able to just QUIT cold turkey. sometimes i still get a craving but after you've quit for a while the smell is e nough to make you want to gag :P
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
19 Jan 07
congratulations to you. keep up the great work. it is so hard to quit.
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
wow that's an achievement. congrats. i also want to quit smoking.
@Gohanick (50)
• United States
19 Jan 07
It's great to hear this. Someday, you will find the strength to stop smoking and start having a healthier you!
@jessmtiu (251)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
That's so commendable! I think this world needs more people to cut back on smoking since our environment is already very polluted. Try to cut back some more. My husband did cold turkey on smoking about 3 years ago and he has never wavered. It was tough for a while but now he abhors it, even just the smell of smoke. Keep up the good work!
@onesiobhan (1330)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Congrats! You are doing really well. Keep it up.
• India
18 Jan 07
First of all I congratulate you on your achievement..But try to quit it fully... U know I have started smoking in the year 2002 and after that tried many times to quit it...but the maximum time duration for which I could quit is 15 days...it is very dificult to quit smoking once you start it... one advice for everybody: "NEVER EVER START SMOKING IF U HAVE NOT STARTED"
• Canada
18 Jan 07
I am proud of you, smoking is such a nasty habit. I remember when I was 13 and took my first smoke,,,,a guy walked by and said he kissing me would be like kissing a dirty ashtray. That cured me right there. Glad I never got past my first day smoking.
• United States
18 Jan 07
Goood.. svae up and buy this new medication thats liek 200$ to make oyu less adictited.. MY teacher was liek this nwo she only smokes 2 cigerates a day
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I'm doin it too. Do you feel like you have more energy? I do I seem to be getting more stuff done around my house and spending more time with kids. I hope I can keep it up. I ve done this before and I didnt make it. I guess you just have to keep quitting. Well good luck to you.
• United States
18 Jan 07
That is something to be very proud of! My mother and grandparents smoke and I know they struggle with that a ton! I give you some mad props!
@nicole84 (31)
• United States
18 Jan 07
good for you. it sounds like a reallyhealthy way to kick the habit.
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
googd for you. just keep on going. it helps your lungs to breath. hehe
• United States
18 Jan 07
good for you! that is awesome... and quitting smoking will give you better lungs so you will be able to excersise for longer! awesome keep it up and keep us upadted
@rnjanet4 (47)
18 Jan 07
GOod job dude!!! No offense i hate smokers i find it very digusting but ppl will do wat they do. anyway again good job
@muse02 (213)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Congrats! Keep it up!