Well as the title says, this is the year my life has changed. One year ago today I put out my last fag and I can honestly say I haven't looked back since! Yeah I've had craves early on and ups and downs and temptations along the way but now, smoking rarely crosses my mind (ironically though I did have a dream last night that I had a fag on the night I entered the Penthouse - I haven't by the way!!) - really think I've cracked it!
Stopping smoking has led to so much more though. I've always enjoyed exercise and did a reasonable amount, even when smoking but oh boy am I so much fitter now!! Stopping smoking has spurred me onto a path of fitness, like a few others on here and this last year and I have stepped it up big time, got into running, joined a running club and am getting faster and fitter all the time. I've also tackled the weight which I've gained over the last few years, partly as a result of stopping smoking but mainly cause I'm a greedy git!! Anyway with a focussed plan and a kick ass fitness regime I've lost a whopping 5 stone and am in the shape of my life!!
All this kick started by binning the cigs and that would have been ****** difficult without all the amazing information and support I've got from this forum, you are all a fantastic bunch and have helped me massively on my journey in particular my close quit buddies Molly, Nifty and Lostie but you are all fantastic and I will always be thankful that you were always there with wise words, kind words or a kick up the backside....or cat pictures, I like cat pictures!!
Anyway I am going to stop now as I'm venturing into Nifty esque like epicness so will just say thanks! And to those early on in your quit, stick to it, it gets easier and easier.....and believe me you can do ANYTHING if you put your mind to it, and soon you'll be here in the fabulous Penthouse!!
Now.....where's the champers?????