Thought I'd check back in just to give an update on my progress - it seems to help me keep motivated if I keep track of how I am feeling. Also, I hope to be able to look back at these posts in a years time and say 'I did it.'
Right now I am in a pretty good place. Cravings are few and far between and it is very rare that I get those whispers in my head from the addiction telling me to smoke.
When people refer to nicotine as a demon, I now see why. It's like it is living inside me and appears when I least expect it. I just need to be ready to ignore it.
There is still that feeling of something being missing, like an ex, but like an ex I need to realise that smoking is history! The only way I can smoke is if I allow it - if I put a cigarette in my mouth, light it and take a puff. Nobody but me can allow that.
All-in-all, this quit is going reasonably well, but I won't be ignorant to the fact that I have lost quits way further in than this one - the most being 8-9 months. So I certainly won't be letting my guard down just yet.