Just stopping by to let you know how things are going with my quit. I started Month 5 over a week ago and the most surprising thing for me was I had lost track of how many days it had been since I gave up smoking. This is quite recent for me as previously I was checking my iphone app every single day to see the progress I was making. I needed to see it to keep me motivated and on track. I was very happily surprised when today it told me I was on day 128 This tells me how far I have come since the start when I no longer need to pour over the stats on my iphone app several times a day
I won't lie and say I don't have the desire anymore, still in moments of stress I want to reach for those cigs and lighter. It is less and less and passes reasonably quickly. I can rationalise this 'desire' with myself though and I find distraction helps a lot, doesn't matter what it is. I have also managed to reduce my ecig useage a lot and it is back limited to those real 'trying' moments so I am happy with that for now.
I am hoping once things settle down at a personal level I can remove my e-cig crutch for once and all, then I will know I have totally made it. I look forward to that day.
Wishing you all the best of luck with your quits whatever stage you are at, the key thing is really wanting to give up. If I hadn't been so determined I would not have made it this far.
Keep the faith! If I can do this, anyone can!