Sorry, but I am too used to writing my thoughts down these days - so I shall do it again and waste more forum space with this one.
A thread I started a couple of days ago titled "looking forward" mentioned that I was looking forward to today - because getting here still quit would mean a huge amount to me.... my first smoke free Christmas in 22 years! Why that means more than my first smoke free New Year in 22 years (I never tried to quit as a resolution) I don't know.... but it does. It means a massive amount to me to be at boxing day not having had a single puff on a cigarette for over 3 months.
Well I made it. And not only did I "make it", I enjoyed it - much more than any Christmas I can remember. I am at a stage in my quit now where I don't actually have to do much. I am not thinking of quitting anymore - it's not on my mind a lot like, say, a month or so ago. It's just me.
I'm over the moon - I had a wonderful Christmas with my family...
I didn't sit through the little fella opening his presents thinking "I need to get outside" like I did last year and then duck out before I could play with them with him. I didn't duck out at least once an hour through the whole day - I ate, drank, played with my son, and really enjoyed myself. Not more than a cursory thought of smoking (and only then because the day meant so much).
I hope everyone else had a great Christmas day, and is still smoke free today.
My name is Stuart and I have chosen not to feed my nicotine addiction for 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 hours, 24 minutes and 33 seconds
That's 104 days, during which time I would have smoked 2,098 fags at a cost of Â£442.81.
Choosing to not smoke has saved 1 Week, 6 hours and 50 minutes of my life.