most reading this won't know me but I quit nearly 2.5years ago and I still feel great! I'm so happy to see that actually a lot of my quitting buddies are still around and doing well (sorry for not replying to each of your anniversary threads individually!)
I have to admit, I've had a couple of cigs in the past 2.5yrs but always, always ALWAYS regretted it! Each time has been under the influence of alcohol so I know I have to still be vigilant.
You know what I have never regretted though? all the times I wanted to light up but I DIDN'T. I have never once thought 'I wish I would have just gone back to smoking when I had the chance' (that would be crazy, right?!). Instead, everyday I think 'I am so happy I quit when I did! why didn't I do it earlier?!'
I've forgot what it was like to even be a smoker know - I have friends who didn't even know me when I was a smoker, it's a complete 2nd chance at life. If you're just starting out then remember that all of us up here in the penthouse started there in day 1 - all you can do is take it one day at a time!
Funny story - my niece was born on the 12/12/12... her mum had serious complications during the birth and when we went to visit she was in a lot of pain and on a lot of medication... however, the first thing she said to me was 'isn't it your 2 year anniversary of not smoking today?'. I just had to laugh because I'd completely forgotten! It just goes to show how something that you do for yourself can be appreciated so much by others.
I'll stop my very long post now as I just wanted to make sure that people knew I hadn't given up on giving up. I hope this post gives some courage to others who are struggling