Hello! Looks like I'm supposed to be in this bit now. Cool :cool:
Here's the all important stats:
I have been quit for 3 Months, 4 Days, 10 hours, 51 minutes and 33 seconds (96 days). I have saved £412.80 by not smoking 1,543 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days, 8 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 17/11/2010 22:30
1500 fags - gross :eek:
Nearly 100 days!
Anyway, doing o.k really. I get the odd moment where I think - 'ohhh a cigarette would be lovely right now' - but I get through it without it even scratching the surface. I'm not saying I don't get my moments but they are much more easily handled.
New situations can still get me a bit. They can knock me sideways with a sneaky crave as I haven't encountered it before since being smoke free. Although I have found sometimes they are more enjoyable...like when we were on a short break I could sit around the table after a meal and really relax and chat and enjoy the moment instead of hurrying everyone up because I have to have a cigarette or leaving everyone while I went outside...which I've learnt can change the moment for others.
Just another little slice of how selfish addicts are when they are in the grip of it. Everybody has to dance to Mr. Nics tune whether they smoke or not :rolleyes:
Anyway, I would say that I am at the point where my life is significantly better purely because I no longer smoke. Even now I'm still fighting one heck of a nasty virus it hasn't gone to my chest and, as with hangovers, colds and viruses are easier to cope with too.
The one down side...my weight
However, tonight I'm off to my old slimming world club (I was a target member and had been for years untill quitting the fags) to sign up and get their support again. I've been trying to do it alone but...a bit like me trying to quit without this site, trying to diet alone (not diet, eat healthier I meant) is hard and I need the group support.
Doing one or the other is a cinch - doing both is likely to have me off to the funny farm!! So my target really is to be back to 'normal' by summer time. When I was a smoker I replaced a lot of food with smoking and fed hunger pangs with cigarettes - so I think I need to learn to eat normally. Since quitting I've had to re-learn loads of stuff I guess this will be the next thing.
Take care you lot and take care of your quits too.