|Based on what a lot of us have spent or are spending on cigarettes, we could probably pool our saved moneys and in a few years buy a small home/apartment in Southern Italy or Sicily. A Gente di Mare Timeshare! Now how cool is that?!|
|All these wonderful ideas on how to stop smoking... But I was a three packs a day person for many, many years, and I didn't WANT to give up!|
I rarely drank alcohol - not that I didn't like it - it didn't really interest me. The last time I went to a cinema was to see the 'premier' of JAWS (late 70's??)!!! I worked hard, sometimes 16-18 hours a day, travelled with my job often driving (or flying) up to 1500 miles a WEEK!
Now with such an exciting life - why the hell would I want to give up the one thing that provided me with some pleasure? And don't try and tell me (you smpkers out there) that you've not used similar arguments/reasons for your smoking habit. Oh - I forgot one... I paid for my cigarettes and I told 'others' who didn't like me smoking that when THEY paid for my fags then they could tell me what to do! (Bet that sounds familiar too - am I right?)
Early grave? Early schmave.... NOT ME! At least not 'til 31st March 2004!!!
That's when - having paid a 'deposit' on my house here in Italy - I was preparing to return to the UK to pack everything up and move.... BUT that night I had a massive heart attack and spent the next couple of weeks in the 're-animation' unit closed into an 'oxygen helmet'. My son was told to come to Milan in the next 36 hours if he wanted to say goodbye! Well - long story short - after those days in re-animation, then a further three weeks on the regular cardiac ward, and THEN another two months at a cardiac rehabilitation clinic just outside Milan - the thought of lighting up another cigarette never crossed my mind ONCE!
And this was my celebration on my April 'blog' on that fact on 1st April this year....
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Another year - HOORAY!
Yep...another year without 'the weed'!
I've now gone for THREE YEARS (at 11.45pm last night) without lighting up a fag!
No - I'm not going to say it was easy...well it was when I was in hospital thinking that 'My Maker' had come for me - but gradually that addiction and need lessened to the point that now I can freely admit (to myself) that "I don't smoke"....now that can't be bad.
Just think, if I had still been playing at being a chimney then I wouldn't have been able to get the house painted ...but I suppose I could have puffed smoke over the walls and had a delicate nicotine hue on the walls - hahaha
It still doesn't bother me at all when others smoke near me....It's even sort of nice (?) sometimes just to smell tobacco smoke. I can say that now because I KNOW I'll never be tempted again.
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|My absolute favorite........cheesecake......yummy!!!!!!|
And those look sooo good.....
Can ya figure out a way to send me some???
On another note........I am going to try this one more time......I have two packs left, and I am not going back for more.
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