Hi, just wanted you all to know that I'm just about a week short of being quit a whole 8 months!
I never thought I'd get this far, but I did and I'm soooo happy about it and very proud of myself. Been through some tough times too and didn't slip once, which is odd as in past quits I've almost looked for and even created an excuse to slide off the wagon :rolleyes:
Anyway, I am still loving being a non-smoker. Adore it! I can breathe and exercise and taste food and I smell lovely and my skin is fresh-looking and my teeth are whiter, my clothes are fresher and my children are happier and, and, and... oh, a million and one reasons to stay quit and not a single reason to pick up one of those filthy little sticks again! Bleurgh! And I actually used to believe they relieved stress! I'm far more relaxed these days, I can tell you.
Just wanted you to know, and if there are any smokers reading this who think they'll never be able to do it: I used to be you! It can be done, you just have to be really ready. And you need to use this site, even if it's just for reading, but definitely for support. In the early days I read and read - everything and anything to do with the awful effects of smoking. All that stuff kind of stuck in my head, nudged the nicotine out of the way, and really helped me when I had cravings.
Anyway, have rambled enough. Good luck to you all, whichever stage you are at on your non-smoking journey xxx