Well, I am just amazed and delighted to have reached Month 3 today!
When I look back to Day 1 (both of them :rolleyes:), reaching Month 3 seemed like an impossible goal.......I couldn't see how I could ever get there and I felt that those who had reached so far must have had some special power which enabled them to get here! But no, it isn't a special power, it's determination and a positive attitude........an "embracing" of the quit, being totally dedicated to it 100%, learning from past mistakes and applying the learned lessons, finding ways to deal with problems properly, rather than just reaching for another fag and, last but by no means least, this blooming brilliant place and the brilliant people on it! I have learned so very much from you all and I know I wouldn't have got this far without you all. Thank you all so much....really!
I'm down to half a Champix a day now and anticipate being off them totally in about 7/10 days' time. My stop smoking advisor said it takes about 3 days for Champix and it's effects to leave the body, so I shall be on guard for that.
The money saved.......well, that is just amazing! Now that I have my annual tickets for Westonbirt Arboretum and the National Trust, I can have lovely days out, which I never used to be able to afford. So now, half of my ex-fag money goes into a savings account for my old age, quarter goes into a rainy day fund and quarter goes into the general weekly housekeeping purse. It's just all so brilliant....financially I feel so much more secure now and it is such a relief.
If anyone is reading this who thinks they won't ever be able to quit, or is scared to take that first step...........please, please, please believe me and believe all of the others who say "you can do this", because it is the truth.