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Just took the first step

Nov 25, 2015 8:36 AM

Okay, so the carrot dangled in front of me yesterday was enough motivation. Just registered for tobacco cessation classes starting in January of next year. I hope I'm not jinxing myself by doing this, but I want this more then anything else. And for me, it's worth it.

Nov 25, 2015 9:12 AM

Yayyyyyy, congratulations girl. I'm so so proud of you, you can do this. You will be alot happier and healthy in the long run. Prayers sent your way.

Nov 25, 2015 9:18 AM

Amanda, I pray you have success in quitting smoking. It won't be easy I know I was there 15 years ago. I also helped my aunt quit 3 years ago. Take it one day at a time and get a lot of sugar free gum, you'll need it. Best of luck and I'll be praying for you my friend. 😘💕🙏

Nov 25, 2015 10:16 AM

Mopar, I must say I'm doing this for me, and because of the fact that it's annoying as hell to get constantly nagged at by the surgeon already. Over and over and over again already.

Nov 25, 2015 11:09 AM

I can sure understand, I quit 15 years ago for me and for my son,( I found out I was pregnant) I wanted a healthy baby and a healthy life for myself. Prayer's to you! 😘🙏

Nov 25, 2015 1:24 PM

Mopar, there is something I want badly as well after I loose the weight. I badly want a breast reduction, strictly because the upper back muscles are in spasm most of the time, and my bra straps have dug in to the point of leaving grooves on my shoulders from the weight.

Nov 25, 2015 2:06 PM

Amanda I am so proud of u. I have quit and failed more times than I can count. Used everything from hypnosis to the patch. About a year ago I switched to vaping and have been decreasing my nicotine levels steadily since then. After the first of the year I will be dropping again, this will be the final push towards being done with the whole thing. It's worked for me so far, I'm just praying I make it this time! I will be praying for you too

Nov 25, 2015 2:11 PM

Hooray for you! Just remember that if you slip, don't beat yourself up. I'm hoping to increase my exercise by another 10 min/day in January. I soooo need to lose some weight. The scales keep climbing while my back, legs, & knees hurt more. And I saw myself walking in the mirror... Like the original penguin from Batman! 🐧 Lol We an be support for each other! 🙏🌼

Nov 25, 2015 2:12 PM

Yay, Amanda! I just celebrated my 7 year anniversary of quitting. I was a really dedicated smoker. I used the Commit type lozenges to help me quit. Unfortunately, I'm still sucking on them, 7 years later. So I've just substituted one addiction for another. But it's better than getting all the crap in cigarettes. I wish you all the best of luck!

Nov 25, 2015 2:13 PM

Amanda congratulations on making the decision to quit smoking. I know how hard it is to quit. I believe that you will make it half the battle is making the decision. My sister in law used Chantix and it worked beautifully for her after the
3rd day she could not stand to smell the smoke it made her deathly Ill, that was 2 yrs ago and it still makes her nauseous to smell cigarette smoke.

Nov 25, 2015 2:43 PM

Weezie, I used chantix the first time. OMG, the weird dreams and nightmares with that one. I know it's the best choice for me at this point, especially considering what the ultimate prize is at this point. It's worth it.

Nov 25, 2015 2:47 PM

Amanda please be careful when you start it . If you get Suicidal stop and call your Dr.

Nov 25, 2015 2:58 PM

That's good sometimes we have to do things cold turkey. My brother smoked for 40 yrs and just layed his down and has been stopped for two yrs. It was hard but he did it. I smoked for about 2 yrs and my Dr told me I would have chronic bronchitis in a yr so I threw mine in the trash and that was it . I know you can stop. Will keep you in my prayers sending you hugs.

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