Don't usually do these any more (I don't think?) but am posting this to show how it goes, and hopefully to encourage newer quitters along the way
It's just shy (by a few hours) of 17 weeks since I smoked my last fag.
Which would have been
2380+ fags (Christmas, boredom, Saturday afternoons, foul moods, nights out etc would have made that a fair bit higher)
£950 not spent (on fags lol)
1428mg of tar has not gone into my lungs
Saving me 9 days, 21 hours and 30 mins of life.
Scary figures really.
Anyway, am not just blowing my own trumpet here - although I am flipping proud of myself
Right now, I hardly get any real craves. Might fancy a fag now and then, but actually *craving* one is extremely rare.
I cannot remember what smoking feels like, or tastes like (except horrible) and have no desire to refresh my memory.
It's normal for me to be a non-smoker now, I can watch smokers without feeling like joining them, and all that keeps me from standing with someone who is smoking is that I find the smell utterly repulsive. A month or so ago, I wrote that I had made myself hate smoking, for fear of being tempted. I don't any more, I don't care - do pity smokers though.
Everyone said back when I joined "it gets easier" and so on. Didn't really believe that TBH, but you know what? It does!!
Finally a huge thank you to everyone who has praised, slapped, encouraged and dragged me away from the yellow stained clutches of the Marlboro Man!!
I owe you!! xxx