I must say, I'm loving seeing all the returning quitters telling us about their success stories. How lovely that the forum means enough to people to get them returning 4, 6, however many years on to tell us life is good!
Now, me, I'm starting to feel like the penthouse is really truly in sight - I'm approaching 11 months smokefree and so so proud of myself! Since quitting, I've been putting my smoke-money in a separate bank account, and it's funded fancy boots for me and my teenmonster - couple of hundred quid each which would NEVER have been contemplated any other way! AND a shiny new laptop. But beyond that, I'm noticing massive extra savings, presumably because of all the trips to the shop for fags when I would also buy extras just because I was there...and all the times I've needed a lighter or papers, but only had a card to pay on, and the shop needs a fiver minimum purchase so you grab a load of rubbish to make up the difference. What a silly person I was!
Apart from the money, I'm SO much healthier. I think it's a combination of not smoking, eating a bit better, drinking less and exercising a LOT more! But this winter I've had no colds. Not one. And not one chesty cough. And I work in germ warfare (nursery), so this is no mean feat.
Anyhoo, just wanted a ramble, a pre-penthouse happy dance, and to say well done to all the quitters out there, new and familiar!
Best wishes one and all x