Well who'da thunk it?! Here I am making myself at home in the Penthouse. (Very nice it is too I might add :D)
Yeppers, I'm one year quit! (One year and two days actually but my celebrations over the weekend have kept me so busy I haven't had time to post).
I actually can't believe I've made it this far. I remember clearly the early days and weeks of my quit. There were times I thought the cravings would never stop and that I'd forever remain in a perpetual state of withdrawal. I turned to this forum for support on many occasions and would often be told "Don't worry, it will get easier" and "I hardly even think about smoking anymore".
I struggled to accept that at first. Obviously these people had really easy quits. If they knew how MY quit was going they'd soon change their tunes!
But they were right! It really does get easier and I rarely think of smoking now. When it does cross my mind, the thought is dismissed almost as quickly as it arrived.
If you're finding your quit tough, please, please hang in there! It is so worth it. I feel AMAZING for having quit. I'm fitter, healthier, more attractive, more confident and richer to boot!
The one year milestone is a big one, but I'm well aware that the journey is far from over. One puff will put me right back to the start. Nicodemon's a git like that you know, give it an inch and it'll take a mile.
I wish you all the best in your quits - hope to see you at the Penthouse bar soon!