I'm Paula and I'm 40 and this is my last attempt to quit. My last because I'm utterly determined and a stronger person than I've ever been before.
I stumbled on this forum a while ago, I've been reading and reading, and as of today, I'm into day 7 of my quit. Another few hours and I believe I will have completed Glory Week. That sounds good.
I had a successful quit of 18 months, then went through a bad patch where everything happened at once, and I caved in because I didn't care.
Now I care more than anything. I'm loving that after almost a week I can breathe more easily. I love that my husband shares the same quit time as me. I spend a lot of the week alone and I recognise that while we support each other, my quit is my own and my husband's is his. I think I need the support on this forum but I would like to be able to offer support too.
To date, the cravings haven't been too bad. Maybe it's because this is an educated quit this time around. Whatever it is, I'm doing ok. I just don't ever want to become complacent, and I know I need to remember to never take another puff.
Thank you for welcoming me here.
Six days, 16 hours, 20 minutes and 25 seconds. 167 cigarettes not smoked, saving £59.37. Life saved: 13 hours, 55 minutes.