A year this week

Well on Thursday it will be a year for me without smoking. A few quick thoughts and comments if I may.

After around 4 months it became a habit not to smoke, so after this time it was reasonably easy. However!! I do not see myself as a non smoker- No. I see myself as a smoker who does not smoke.I do not take it for granted and still realise that a quit is an ongoing process that never stops. Do I miss smoking? Well yes, I enjoyed it but I made the decison to stop and all in all I am glad I did. I do feel better health wise but have put on about 20 kilos (no i did not eat more), so that is the next target. I still get the occasional urges but I can live with them (actually I perversely enjoy them, it reminds me that I have done something difficult).

So in summary stopping was (and is) a mixed bag for me (some parts easier than others) I guess everyone finds there own way, a bit like life really.

My best wishes to all who are on this journey and a special thanks to all who contribute to this forum - you all helped me a lot, mostly without knowing it, and for this I am hugely grateful.

Good luck, happiness and health

James

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  • May I be first to congratulate you James. A glass of champagne awaits you at the penthouse bar on Thursday, you've earned it.

    Well done!!!

    Helen

  • Congratulations James very well done...and some good words of wisdom!!

    Good look with the weight loss..xx

  • I still get the occasional urges but I can live with them (actually I perversely enjoy them, it reminds me that I have done something difficult).

    James

    I have this same perversion.

    a year is something to be really proud of i bet

    Mashx

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