I have now been smoke-free for a full 24 hours…actually it’s been 27 but I’m not counting. It has only been 1 day but I am proud of myself.
I started smoking when I was 19, yes I know at that age I should have known better! I didn’t start gradually, I went from 0 to 20 a day from the first puff. That progressed over the years until I was smoking between 30 and 40 cigarettes a day. I have not had a day in the last 20 years where I have not smoked at least 20. So for me to be able to go 24 hours is a miracle.
It has helped that I now have something I want to do more than I want to smoke and that is running. While I haven’t run for over a week due to a cold, I know that I want to be able to run without the restrictions that smoking imposes on me. I miss running so much and I wish this damn cold would just get lost!
The support I have received from family, friends and readers has been out of this world. I am receiving messages of support from Facebook, Twitter and WordPress, so thank you to each and every one of you.
I have also been given an extra incentive today…I am not sure if I have mentioned before that I love to sing. My voice would never set the world on fire but I can sing in tune. As you may have read here before, my partner, Steve is one half of the duo stARK. Steve and Mark have agreed to let me record a track with them if I quit…this I am excited about! So if anyone has any ideas for a song that we could record, leave a comment below. I might even post it once it’s recorded.
I am now ready to embark upon day 2…I really hope it is as easy as yesterday.