I just wanted to celebrate that today is my one year anniversary of quitting smoking. I MADE IT!
I started smoking at the age of 10, and smoked for 19 years. At the age of 29 I smoked about a pack of day during the week and more on the weekends. My husband does not smoke, never has. I always said that I would quit when I Decided to have a baby. Well I was pushing 30 and I wanted to quit smoking before I started trying to conceive so I heard of a hypnosis center that offered a free consultation. I decided that me and my husband would go and see what they had to say.
The program was a seven week program with alternating weeks of hypnosis therapy. I would then have a copy of the session to listen to twice a day - right before I got out of bed in the morning and right before I went to sleep at night. The opposite weeks would be coaching sessions, going over any times I had cravings or if I felt I was eating more. Then that would be worked into the following weeks session.
I can tell you that I quit 2 days after my first session which was July 17, 2008. Part of it was the hypnosis and part of it was me just saying now. Two weeks later I destroyed what was left in pack and never looked back. I have been smoke free for one full year and I couldn't be happier. The smell bothers me so much now and I'm very sensitive to the smell of smoke. I can actually smell someone smoking two cars in front of me with the windows shut!
According to my calculations I have saved over $2,000 and managed to not smoke over 6,900 in the last year. That's something to be proud of.
I used to love to smoke, but it's not who I am anymore. It can be done, so don't give up hope!!
Good luck to everyone trying to kick the habit. It's not easy, and it's a long road, but it CAN be done!