As fall approaches I enter month 5. It's been 4 full months of my cold turkey quit. I still have cravings although we know at this point it's definetely more mental than physical and there certainly are triggers although I haven't figured out just what gets me going sometimes. Having taken up running again on a regular basis after week 6 of my quit has helped me focus on getting faster and further with that activity which would not be possible if I was still smoking but the nasty weather is coming and it's going to be more difficult to find days to run so I may turn to the gym (boring treadmill). Whatever I can do to keep off cigs is what I'l be doing and hopefully it'll be enough. So many things are more enjoyable as a non smoker most of which we don't even realize until we really stop to think about. It sure was annoying always trying to find somewhere 'acceptable' to smoke. I hated that and of course hiding it from so many people I found I would limit the amount of time i'd spend with others including loved ones. That was wrong on many levels.
Those of you reading this that have just begun your quit should know that others have gone before you, your not alone, share your thoughts and accomplishments here and with anyone who will listen and remember your doing this for yourself so when the congratulations fade don't let your will power follow, stay strong.