Blog Post that I had stopped smoking and quit drinking coffee.
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I am proud to say I have been Smoke Free for ONE YEAR! In my original post, I mentioned that I was going to use Equate Nicotine Gum for 12 weeks to help me - Well, I used it for ONE week - then I just stopped!
So, How do I Feel? Well first of all I have NO DESIRE TO SMOKE! I know that I've done something very good for my health, I'm saving myself about $7.00 a day (add that up per year), I don't have stinky smelly clothes, My car doesn't stink, (I never smoked in the house so that one was saved), I don't have to stand outside of the house, office or restaruant now in Rain or freezing weather so I can get my fix. I don't have to take my own car just so I can smoke. I don't have the food cravings they talk about (but I'll talk talk that in another post). I FEEL LIKE I HAVE BEEN SET FREE from a ball and chain - It's a freedom you can only appreciate when you've stopped. As while I was doing it I could rationalize all day long that while I knew I should quit - I enjoyed it. I still have friends who smoke and it surprises me that it doesn't even bother me - I don't feel the urge to have one, quite the opposite - It makes me feel even stronger that I finally quit. YEAH!
There have been so many changes to my "Intake" that coffee was the one that I let slide - But I am working on that....
So, I'm happy with my progress thus far!