Everyone has an interesting story about how they got introduced to smoking and so do I. Mine might not be as interesting as others but it’s still a story.
Once upon a time, long long ago, so long ago that I can’t even remember the exact date, I was a innocent , naive girl who would easily fall for anything. I was one of those people who would do a dare, any challenging dare, that was given to them just to prove themselves.
I had already smoked a cigarette, inhaled and coughed my lungs out is more like it, for a dare so I can’t say that i felt any qualms about it. But when I started attempting to get into the modelling field, I noticed girls all day smoking and not eating anything at all. Me, and a few other girls, who didn’t smoke and ate were definitely much fatter than these girls who smoked a lot and that the first time I noticed anything different about smokers. I’m not saying that smokers are thin, I know a lot of people who are huge and smoke two 20s packs a day. Read with patience.
So exhausted about feeling fat me and a couple of other girls enquired around and asked how a few of the girls, even though they were not working out at all, remained skinny. this is the answer I got from everyone, smoking makes you thin.
I had just gotten out of school and short of films I hadn’t seen anyone else smoking except these girls and a few guys on the street. So naturally, I assumed that this was true. Yes, I really was that innocent (I know stupid is the right word but I am sticking with innocent). So I wanted to get thin the easy way. That is how it started.
I started with just one cigarette and couldn’t stand it. I gave it up. I never wanted to smoke again and I was going to stick to that if I hadn’t had a minor little mishap.
I fell down and sprained my ankle, technically a little hairline fracture on my right foot. Ending up lying in bed for a month (I have zero pain tolerance and am a drama queen) I couldn’t do my usual running and walking that I was doing to remain slim. So I gained a lot of weight. Lying in bed, feeling sorry for yourself and watching romantic movies where the phone is just one feet away and pizza hut home deliveries can make you fat.
When I started getting out again, I found that most of the girls who weren't smoking before had started now and were actually looking thinner. So I gave in and started smoking.
The result…. I got thinner. Not because it makes you thin but because it murdered my appetite. I ended up thin and flabby and not at all pleasant looking. But I’ll talk about that in my next post.