Sort of like Sleepless in Seattle, I guess, only the last few days have certainly not been nearly as charming!
My name is Catie. I just turned 40 years old and I live in Cincinnati. I quit smoking the night before my 40th birthday. I hadn't really planned on quitting, but after smoking my way through my 30s and finding myself at the end of a pack, I just stopped. And I'm now finishing up day 5 and I'm managing. Today was certainly better than yesterday and yesterday was better than the dreaded day 3. On Day 3, I cried and actually had to get out of my house. It was bad. But I didn't smoke.
I have a 5 year old son, and in just the past 6 months he's noticed me stepping out onto the porch for a smoke, seen me do it and smelled the smoke. He's commented on it. I guess that's when I started thinking it needed to end. I don't want him remembering me as a smoker.
I've tried to quit before, relapsed and am now firmly convinced that I am an addict and can never smoke, not even one puff, ever again. I know this. And I signed up here to post and have a place to visit every day to help me when this gets easy to the point where I get complacent. Because I will and I need to build up tools now, while it's difficult, to help me in the future.
So....hello, darn glad to meet you all and thanks in advance for the support. I'm pleased to be here.
Four days, 21 hours, 41 minutes and 28 seconds. 49 cigarettes not smoked, saving $14.71. Life saved: 4 hours, 5 minutes.