Well folks , i have nt been on forum much but i have been popping on to read up, Im sry im not a motivator, im not into typing much on forums and basically ive been busy so i do hope you are all keeping with the quit, So in a few hours time i will be 6 months free from tobacca/nicotine/tar/smoke and a few thousand other chemicals, in the time since i quit ive had to keep myself busy day in day out, it was difficult at times but NOT hard to do, infact i think it has been easier than i thought, anyway to keep my self motivated i bought a hybrid bike and enjoyed riding it so much that i went and bought a road/racing bike, its a cheap one @ £300 but im in process of upgrading wheels/tryes ect ect, Cycling is my motivation, now i did have a bike when i did smoke but i felt unhealthy then, six months done the line and im feeling great and cycling further and further out, something i prolly could not have done while smoking, i am a much happier person, more confident, no tobacca smell ozing from me, im feeling more lively, my sense of smell is back and hell do i get some hits on the tongue !!
I do still get the odd crave but they dont last long, i prolly think about a smoke once or twice a day but that compared to every 2 minutes when i first quit!! I can stand with smokers and have a chat without wanting a cig, i can have a good drink and not want to smoke, the more drunk i get the less i think about them lol.
The money i have saved not buying cigs is unreal, i actually bought the 2 bikes and a lot of accessories , new clothes and shoes ect , stuff that i would nt be able to afford had i not quit, my phone app says....... 180 days smoke free, 4505 cigs not smoked, £1576 saved, timed saved 18 days.
I seriously would advise people to quit now or to keep sticking to their quit, there are to many benefits to lose if you dont , i know for some it is hard but believe me like others have said ....... it does get easier !!!
A quick hello to Max and Kat, any time ive popped on you both are there giving help and encouragement to all, you deserve a medal for it same as the rest who do likewise on this forum, good luck all and keep quitting !!!