And into month two

Hi everybody,

I quit smoking on the 1st June, thirty days ago. I have done it; I have made an entire month without lighting up. I wanted to make this before I posted, it was a goal I had set myself.

I have had bad times and good times, times of elation almost. I have broken the habit and hopefully kicked it into touch. I know it would be easy to start again, just kid myslef that one will not hurt but I feel strong at the moment.

I can really start to see how bad this habit is, the smell is so noticeable, something I wasn't even aware of as a smoker. I can smell a smoker, ever when they have not had a cig, I can smell smoke when friends are smoking, even when they are some distance away.

My sleeping seems to have settled down, and although I seem to be permanently hungry have made a big effort not to start over feeding.

All in all, I feel it is going ok, I worked out I have not smoke 800 cigarettes since I quit and saved myself over 200 quid.

Good luck to those trying to give up, it can be done, I never thought I would be able to do a day without a cig let alone a month, so if I can do it so can do it so can others.

Regards stateofgrace :)

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  • CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 1ST MONTH :)

    Many more to come ;)

  • Great to see you complete your first month. And head into month 2 so positive and determined. CONGRATULATIONS>

    And that's 200 spondoolies to spend on some real nice treat.:D

    Great going.

    Deke

  • (trendy has her moments but we humour her)

    Onwards and Upwards

    Here's to the future x

    You are in so much trouble just wait while Marg gets back :mad:

  • Thank you, everybody, for the words of support.

    You know, I don't post here that often and I should do. I do read most of the threads and I take great encouragement and strength from others that are going through or have gone through what I am going through. It does annoy me when I come across people who have never smoked and simply cannot understand how difficult it is for those that have started to quit. It is this almost smug indifference people have to the real effort it takes to quit this habit. Yes, I appreciate it was a mistake to start in the first place but people do smoke and I for one will support fully the efforts of anybody who tries to quit. It is not easy, but it can be done and with the threads on this forum it can be made less painful.

    Thanks to all.

    Regards stateofgrace.

  • Congrats too

    Felt much the same way about not posting too, didn't want to jinx myself, so pleased for you on your month, think we stopped at basically the same time.

    Roll on the end of month 2.

    I have been quit for 1 Month, 1 Day, 11 hours, 57 minutes and 2 seconds (31 days). I have saved £137.01 by not smoking 629 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 4 hours and 25 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 31/05/2009 20:00:D

  • Well done Stateofgrace,

    I wondered where you'd got to, it's a good feeling isn't it, now that your over the worst...keep posting

    Loads of hugs

    Kate xxxx

  • Well done on getting through the first month, that's excellent. I'm 7 days behind you.

    I'm glad to hear the sleeping has settled down, and also I'm finding comfort that you're hungry ... I seem to be on the seefood diet right now, I seem to want to eat little and often, like ever 2 hours, but I'll take that as my body readjusting.

    Here's to the next month, I've heard it seems to take forever to get from day 1 to month 1, but from month 1 to month 2 seems pretty quick :)

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