Friday, October 16, 2009

A new beginning....

Today is the day, the 1st day in a new chapter in my a non-smoker. Smoking became a daily addiction for me at the age of 14, 29 years ago. Why quit now? I'm tired of it, I'm feeling the health impact, I have no endurance, I run out of breath quick, the cough is starting, I'm tired of being broke. Don't let anyone kid you, smoking is an expensive damn habit, it always has been, especially since the liars club decided to try and tax it out of existence. My wife smokes too, so double the numbers. Several years ago she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and has done very well in her dedication to her medication as well as quitting things that are part of the cause. She's managed to cut down on her smoking considerably and is going to quit with me! The real numbers, just over $4300 a year spent on smokes, between my wife and I. Now that's one hell of a yearly bike trip!!

So far so good, I'm about 2.5 hrs into my 1st day as a non-smoker. Do I want a smoke? You'd better believe it! Will I have a smoke? Hell no! I'm tired of it and I'm ready for a new chapter in life. Usually by this time in my day I've already smoked half of a pack. This will be an hour by hour, day by day fight that I intend to win!


Mr. Motorcycle said...

One urge at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time, one year at a time. This is how it will go if you stick to your guns.

You CAN do it.

I'd wish you luck, but luck has nothing to do with it. Its all you and your willpower to be stronger than the addiction. For every hour that passes as a non smoker, it will eventually get easier.

MeanStreak said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I've made it through today fairly decent, no cheating, no real cravings, occasionally really wanting a smoke, but nothing I can't contol, so far so good!!