Tuesday, October 18, 2016
After 30 years of smoking, I quit on January 1, 2010 after reading Alan Carr's The Easy Way to Quit Smoking. I never really thought about it again. It became a bit harder when my son started smoking as he introduced it back in the house. (I should mention my mom was a lifetime smoker with a 4 pack a day habit).
About 6 weeks ago, I caved. My husband caved a couple days after me. I knew it was horrible and stupid and I can't figure out why we did it. I saw my doctor and she wasn't happy with that, but she was happy with the weight loss. I did start gaining all the weight back when I stopped smoking in 2010. Now, I can't say it was all because I stopped smoking. I was also diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at that time and I stopped showing JC and stopped riding regularly. So, I don't know what really caused the weight gain.
So, here I am back at square 1. I read Alan's book again yesterday and said goodbye to smoking at 6:00 last night. Thank goodness I wasn't stupid enough to let it continue. My husband quit this morning. My son refuses, but I set boundaries for him. No smoking on our property! If he wants to go stand in the alley and freeze his touchas that is up to him, but he won't do it around me.
One of the factors that made me quit now is that we have to take a blood test for insurance. I DO NOT want to sit through one of the those Cessation classes. Anybody who is a smoker knows what it can do to you. They say it takes 3 days for the nicotine to get completely out of the blood stream. I am keeping my fingers crossed!
To all my friends, I pledge again NOT ONE PUFF EVER!