It’s been a couple of weeks since I picked up a cigarette. I didn’t plan to quit. It just happened.
A couple of weeks ago, I got sick. Something I ate didn’t agree with my tummy and I had to skip work for extreme stomach ache. It turned out that I had gastro-enteritis. Therapy for my ailment was quick and easy. One side effect of it though is my inability to smoke. Every time I tried to pick up a stick of cigarette I ended up with a sick tummy. So I stopped smoking.
It is now 14 days since I got sick and up to now, I have not smoked. I am happy about it. I have actually been meaning to quit smoking for such a long time now that this is a welcome change.
I have gone through the test of my wills. I hung out at the smoking Veranda at our office and I didn’t smoke. I went on a drinking binge the other night and I didn’t smoke. I had big meals and I didn’t smoke.
So – now I congratulate myself for taking another step towards a healthier lifestyle.