Today is that day

Here I am in Month 3 :D

Today is my 61st smoke free day. At 10pm tonight I will have completed 2 calendar months to the minute (so I think I can get away with posting in here to say I'm into month 3... it's only a few hours early!)- it's going so quickly now and is becoming really natural. I don't need sweets or gum (I still like my sugar free mint and vanilla sweets, but that's just cos I like em :D ) to distract me or to give me something to do.

I get up and get ready for work without giving cigarettes another thought (which surprised me the first time it happened - but again, happens everyday so doesn't surprise me anymore), and I spend the day the same way. The occasional fleeting thought gets told "no" and then it's gone, and I have once again asserted my freedom.

And you know what? I feel really good. Very healthy, very much more alive than I did just 61 days ago.

All of which is a welcome relief from the hassle I had a couple of weeks ago when I had the roughest time of the quit so far due to being injured and stuck at home bored.

Never mind, I beat that and will beat it again if I need to - with the same method. The method? Not smoking - 1 minute, 1 hour and 1 day at a time until the problem is finished with. It's worked so far!

Onwards and Upwards!

My "tradition" dictates that I should post a link to an article that I found helpful and/or inspiring. So here it is: CLICKY LINKY

*Does his little dance*

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  • nice one stuart.... hope they,ve left the room tidy for you!! i,ll be into the room you,ve just left next monday!! it does get easier and more natural, the only times i think about cigs in general, but still not wanting one, is when i come on this site, strange but true.........anyway i had to post first reply back to you to beat Nic :D ....well done buddy. carol-anne xx

  • Well done Stuart, keep up the good work and keep inspiring others!!

    .........anyway i had to post first reply back to you to beat Nic :D ....well done buddy. carol-anne xx

    Hmmm, I'll let it go just this once, but any more beating me to 1st post and I'll have to take the matter up with the proper authorities :p

  • Stuart ...congrats to you. Im chuffed for you, its great to see the people that help others so much are going strong!

    well done.

    Oh and stuart......

    Keep reading ffs :)

  • :) Well done stuart you are doing great !!!

    Tracey x

  • Well done Stu :D

    I especially like that story and left a comment back in April, so thanks for the ClickyLinky :D

  • Well done, Stuart!

    You have every right to feel extremely pleased with yourself!

    BTW It does get easier, and in time you'll have moments of realising, as I have done, that you've not had a single smoking-related thought for weeks and weeks!

    Keep up the good work!

    I smoked my last cigarette 8 Months and 22 minutes ago. I have £2,014.87 that I haven't spent on 8,575 cigarettes and saved 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 hours and 35 minutes of my life.

  • Well done Stu mate.

    Bet you family are really proud of you. Total star. xxxxxxxx

  • Thanks everyone - it really does feel good to have gotten this far... bring on the next month :D

  • bring on the next month :D

    Don't wish your life away!!

    You are right to feel proud of your achievement, I don't think we need to worry about the strength of your will to stay stopped.

    I'm finding the time I've been quit has literally flown by!

  • Well done Stuart - I too have just moved into your old room and looking forward to following you into the 2 month room.

    By the way how is your mum doing? Hope she is okay.

  • Well Done Stuart:D

    You really are there now,Congratulations:)

  • Woo Hoo Well Done stuart x:)

  • By the way how is your mum doing? Hope she is okay.

    She is still on the build up week on Champix - I made her promise to call me if anything happened she wasn't sure of, so no news is good news :D

    I'm sure she will pop on here before long and let us all know!!

  • She is still on the build up week on Champix - I made her promise to call me if anything happened she wasn't sure of, so no news is good news :D

    I'm sure she will pop on here before long and let us all know!!

    Oh good - wish her all the best from me.

    By the way I have just read your clicky link and how true that is. Very good story.

  • Well done Stuart, a great achievement!

    I think I'm moving up to your old room today/tomorrow with Jan, hope you kept the place tidy for us!

  • Well done Stuart, a great achievement!

    I think I'm moving up to your old room today/tomorrow with Jan, hope you kept the place tidy for us!

    Pretty tidy, the area of carpet that looks like theres a load of beer cans swept under it... yes, that one...

    It's fine, honestly :D

    Well done on completing a month ;)