I'm so glad i don't smoke anymore.
When I see bikers get to the top of climbs and spark up – it looks utterly insane to me now. But I was one of those people only a few years back.
Nothing you’ll do in life will improve your quality of life as much as giving up smoking. If you’re thinking about doing it, do it now. Not next week, next year, when I get to 40, etc. Now. You won’t regret it.Posted 5 years ago
18 days and counting…
All of us who went clean were in your place. Keep going. Its definitely worth it. Nevermind the cost- the cost is the last thing on your mind when you are quit for good. Its a realisation of health and not being addicted to something.
Theres no such thing as addicted to chocolate. I don’t need to go out and find a shop open that sells chocolate as I’ve ‘run out’.Posted 5 years agogrowingladMember
Last summer but it feels like a life time ago… Took a 3 year old to tell I was being a dick.
It’s super addictive and bloody hard to crack. But once you do. What a feeling.
Don’t ever miss it and find myself looking at people out in the cold and thinking, I looked like that knob once. Glad I don’t now.Posted 5 years agoHo humMember
Almost 3 years for me now.
The only time I miss it is when I am constipated and need the laxative effect in the morning or when one of my colleagues decides to eat his stinky soups at his desk at lunchtime and I can smell it in all its stinky glory, yuck! At that time I wish my sense of smell was back to down to its smoking level.Posted 5 years ago
I’ve never had the urge to smoke myself but would be interested to know why you did start?
Its generally when you’re young, stupid, you think you look cool, and all your mates smoke too. I was 14 and an idiot.
At the moment I’ve got 3 packs of fags left out of a batch of duty free. When they’ve gone I’m knocking it on the head AGAIN! I bloody hate the fact that I smoke! 🙁Posted 5 years agotonydMember
Smoked for 18 years, quit for 5, then started smoking on/off for the last 4 years (time goes fast!). Stopped again at New Year, will see how it goes.
Most of the time I hate it and know how much damage it’s doing, especially at the top of a nasty climb. In contrast I ran my best half marathon 3 years after quitting, I can remember being amazed at how much I could breathe and how strong I felt.
Unfortunately I also REALLY enjoy smoking. Just thinking about sitting in the afternoon sunshine with a pint or a G&T and a lovely smelly cigarette makes me want to go and stand in the rain and look sad. MMMMmmmmmmmmmmm.Posted 5 years agobrooessMember
I tried to smoke when I was 17. Luckily a friend told me I looked like a dick… + my grandad died on my 17th birthday – drowned on a load of fluid on his lungs right in front of my gran, which kind of gave me a useful perspective on the reality of it.
What amazes me now, given everything that’s known and all the government messages, is how come people are still coming to the conclusion that it’s a good idea to start…Posted 5 years agoSnSMember
2011 – late Dec
Still waiting for the Health Benefits to visibly kick in.
Have I now turned into an Athletic Mountain Bike God who laughs in the face of hills ? ….Nope – still wheeze up like everyone else.
Does my food taste stunning ! …err Nope.
Do I have more energy ? – Well, I’m guessing it’s a yes on that one – I need it to help drag the extra 2 stone that I piled on.
So, maybe no visible or noticeable effects, but, do I feel immensely proud of myself for giving up ? Hell yes !!!
ChrisPosted 5 years ago
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