*pounds on door and runs in smiling...*

Well, here are the latest stat for me:

I have been quit for 1 Month, 6 hours, 18 minutes and 23 seconds (31 days). I have saved £175.06 by not smoking 625 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 4 hours and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 25/12/2011 14:30

Feeling much more comfortable in my quit now, in fact completely forgot that it was my one month quit day today until just now! Feeling a lot better in myself now, breathing better, rushing around like a lunatic without feeling out of breath is great.

Having started back at school I must say it is astonishing how much more I am getting done when I am not staggering all my work around ciggie breaks. Using the ten minute gaps in my 2-3hour lectures to pop to the computer lab and print slides etc instead of running outside is really adding up in terms of time saved. I have always smoked outside, and was a pack a day smoker, a little rudimentary maths indicates I have an extra 12 HOURS minimum a week that I am now NOT spending stood outside freezing for my fix! That is an entire 10 pages essay written!! I have to say, I am really noticing the time saving right now, and it is wonderful and probably enough on its own for staying quit.

Some other advantages: not being embarrassed that I smell in the lecture hall. We have 72 of us, all graduates converting to nursing. Only one person smokes and we all know who! I am so glad it is not me!

Having petty cash on me for lunch (I used to always spend this on ciggies!) - not having to debate leaving the car on an expired meter because I was a quarter short for a cig!

Not having to have a freezing cold and wet arm from smoking in the car whilst crawling in traffic mid snowstorm, instead warm and toasty with my heated seat!

Well, enough from me, hopefully I will keep it up, been here before and failed so not getting complacent, but wanted to show those earlier in their quits it does get easier. I thought at 2 weeks I was ready to throw in the towel, now two weeks later, cigs barely are a thought for me! It is possible!

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  • That's brilliant, Genes - so positive! And the more you understand how smoking enslaved you, the less appealing it becomes to return to it. Who in their right mind would want all that again?!!

  • That’s a very inspirational post, I’m only on week 1 and have obviously not felt the full effects of quitting, but reading this definitely makes me extra determined, well done on 1 month :)

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