I quit smoking. It has been a long, hard road and honestly I never thought I would make it. In the beginning I thought about smoking ALL. THE. TIME!! I wanted to give in but my wonderful husband, who quit a month before me *for* me, was such a great support system. He didn't really want to quit but did because he knew that I reallllly wanted to. I loved smoking, it was me.....but I love living more. As someone who lost a parent at a young age, I wanted to be there for M when she got married and to see all of her important life things. I just had to keep that in my mind. I even got morbid and cut out obits from the paper of young people who died of cancer.
All that and still in the back of my mind I didn't think I could do it. There are still some times that I think about smoking and miss it. I did it for about 15 yrs. It was part of me. I mainly miss it when I get stressed out and need a break. I miss it at work recently because if you don't smoke you don't really take a break. I have started to *make* myself take a break and go outside and walk around a bit.
Anyone who is struggling with quitting or have thought about it.......you can do it.
Really, you can!!