“I used to smoke 60 a day, maybe more and would drink 6 or 7 pints on a night out”
Giving up smoking and controlling the amount of alcohol I drank, has been two of the best things I’ve ever done to improve my life, apart from going to that first fitness class at Clifton Leisure Centre!
Not only has it meant that I’m off the breathing apparatus, but I’m not taking on board all those calories hidden in alcohol too, which has helped towards the 8 stone in weight I’ve lost so far!
Once I’d decided to stop smoking, encouraged by my husband, I bought the nicotine chewing gum to help with the cravings.
I’d smoked for so many years that I needed something to do with my hands so I started cross stitching, which really helped.