I have now been quit for 2 months and nearly 11 hours (61 days). I've not smoked roughly 1540 nasty white sticks. And I've saved one hell of a lot of money.
My lifestyle habits have changed dramatically. I used to be a right socialite, and was out most nights after the kids had gone to bed (drinking like a fish and smoking like the proverbial chimney). Now I go to bingo once a week, and we might all go out once a week to the local social club for a catch up and a few bevvies. Don't get me wrong, I still like the odd drink or three at home (but not as often now).
I'm sorting the household finances....how we both used to be able to afford to smoke I'll never know. Truth is, if you look at my sig, we didn't. But I didn't really care. As long as I had enough to keep me happy in my habbit, I wasn't bothered if we had to resort to credit cards to buy them. Selfish? yes....but to a degree I think most smokers are.
I'm still eating like a pig, but to be honest there wasn't a lot of me to start with. Now if I could just shift the weight onto the places that I'd like it (boobs :p) instead of my tum, then I'd be one happy bunny. I'm now no longer addicted to pear drops as I was in the first few weeks, but have moved onto salted popcorn instead :eek:
My house and me no longer reek of smoke, and I am no longer embarassed about people coming in. I can't remember the last time I coughed (still waiting for the lungs to clear out, or maybe they have and I didn't notice). I walk to work every day now (have to,cos we scrapped DH's car!) and I'm not knackered when I get there. When this concussion finally clears (slight accident just before xmas :o) I may even be tempted to do some excercise!
I would never have got this far without my friends on the forum, as a lot of people in my 'real' world didn't think I'd last a week. Nor did I.
And I know it's only 2 months done, but it feels like a lifetime to me, and I'm so bloody proud of myself. Just wanted to let you all know.