OK, so it has been 5 weeks of "not one puff ever" and I feel like I turned a corner in the last week. The cravings can still be intense at certain times of the day, but I am getting better at squashing that old me that would have rather sat and withered away, barely able to catch a breath.
I started a simple exercise program when I quit 4 weeks ago, just to get my heart rate up, breathe a little heavily, and not overdo it, and have kept it up for the 5 weeks and can really see the progress in my heart recovery time and breathing. I actually bought a pair of walking shoes last week...funny I thought all shoes were for walking! Anyway, its been a little too cold here in the States where I live, but looking forward to a morning routine of walking it off. Probably will even get me a little terrier pretty soon that can share those walks.