Here I am!

Hello, guess I am moving up a board! My stats:

I have been quit for 3 Weeks, 2 hours, 19 minutes and 35 seconds (21 days). I have saved £118.13 by not smoking 421 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 11 hours and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 25/12/2011 14:30

As I mentioned elsewhere, spent several hours sledding today and my legs gave out before my lungs for the first time ever! Being snowed in all day yesterday (we had 15 inches of snow overnight Friday night), then sledding today highlighted how much I used to be a slave to the nicotine. I know yesterday, had I been smoking still I would have risked my son and I to drive to the store if I ran out. Instead, we holed up, watched movies, drew pictures and relaxed (my OH is stuck in Canada because of the snow!). I would have spent the whole time sledding sneaking of for a cig, or worrying my pack would get wet, not concentrating on my son - and I would have justified it to myself - that is the crazy part!

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  • Sweet! Me too. Posters kind-of thin on the ground at this stage :p.

  • :DWELL DONE:D

    sounds like you had fun :)

    i had my grandson kurt staying with me which was great and when we woke up yesterday there was ice on the roofs which kurt said was snow and why wasnt there any on the ground so we could build a snowman we havent had any since early last year :(

    hope your day is going well

  • Speaking of snow, us smokers usually have stories about our heroic efforts to get nicotine. Here's one for you:

    About 5 years ago I was living 5 miles from the nearest shop (a garage) in the sticks in East Anglia, and was minus car (or bicycle) on this particular week. I walked 5 miles in two feet of snow, a blizzard and gale, and then back again, all for 1/2 ounce of Golden Virginia and a packet of green Rizzla. It was epic! Just like the movie Scott of the Antarctic!

  • And I bet at the time you did not think that what you were doing was the height of insanity?!!!!

  • Of course not! It made perfect sense. I would have looked less ridiculous if I'd had a sled and 8 huskies, however.

  • That sounds like you had a great time! I quit on December 24th, so I'm still experiencing that same sense of "awe" with the whole concept. :)

    Congratulations on a beautiful quit!

  • Another December quitter

    Can I join the December quit gang too.

  • Sure you can.

  • Hi, sorry I have not been about for a few days. Started my nursing program on Tuesday, and have been manic! Two days a week I work 8am-12 noon, college 12-4pm, back to work 4-8pm. Two days in college 8am to 5pm. Have 4 essays of ten pages or more due in next week too! On top of that, college is a 40 minute drive in good weather, and it has snowed most of the week, so taken upwards of one hour each way! Been getting up at 5am, getting home around 9pm most days, barely seeing my son :(

    One positive, is I am so damn busy rushing around that I have barely even thought about cigs, let alone had time to buy any! Hope everyone is well, off to my labs now...

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