Monday, February 1, 2010

It's My Anniversary!!!

Today is my anniversary. My FIVE year anniversary since I quite smoking!! YAY me!!

I was so stupid and started smoking when I was 21. I was a smoker for 7 years and finally quit 5 years ago. It was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life!! If you are a smoker and have been wanting to quit, DO IT!! Do it right now today!

I used the patch to help me. It's a 3 month program but I could only use it for 2 weeks because the adhesive on the patch made me break into a rash wherever I put it...but it worked!

Once I had quit I started getting my sense of smell back and realized how bad I smelled for 7 years!! Seriously, me, my kids, my car, my house, my clothes, even my kids backpacks reeked of cigarettes. Like a stale, dirty ashtray. Ewwww

I used to dread getting sick because it always lasted forever, especially sore throats and coughing. Now when I get sick I actually thank goodness that I'm not a smoker anymore. It really is like you are stepping into a whole new life and it's an awesome one!

Plus all of the money I saved! I went through a carton of cigarettes a week and I estimate that quitting has saved me around $12,000. Twelve thousand dollars!!!! That is ridiculous!

So like I said, if you are thinking about quitting, know that you CAN do it! It's only hard at first and then it gets easier. And it's definitely not something you will regret!!

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