Just a quick update, quit date 12th Feb so 2 whole months were complete last week! Now I'm into Month 3... Boom!
I don't get any cravings now, but don't get me wrong I do still think about smoking, but that doesn't mean I want to smoke. Its very hard to explain, It is more of a memory, like a deja vu moment. I will be happily going about doing whatever I'm doing and suddenly my brain will say "I used to smoke whilst I was doing this". Its just enough to get me thinking about the bad habit, but I repeat, this doesn't make me want to smoke, I just kinda laugh it off. That's about as bad as it gets.
I was walking along the sea front, throwing stones into the sea, just finished a nice freshly cooked bag of fish and chips and suddenly my brain kicks in and thinks I used to smoke right about now. I can easily push the thought out of my brain and it is not a want or a crave, its just a thought, a distant memory.
On the other hand, just as often that I have the thoughts of when I used to smoke, I will have the sudden realisation that I haven't thought about smoking!
The fact is that I had smoked for half of my life, so it stands to reason that it is going to take a lot longer than a couple of months to be free of all thoughts of it. But every day helps, every day I learn to forget about smoking a little bit more and learn how to live life as a non-smoker.