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I havn't been in for awhile so thought I would see how everyone is going.
I have got to over 1000 days smoke free - 1030 actually. I think about $17000 in money not spent on cigs and that is at the price a couple of years ago.
Occasionally I think of having a smoke but it is a fleeting thought. And to think I was dubious as to whether I could do it at the start.
If you are just starting ...
I had smoked for over 50 years, smoking 30 per day.
It was costing me $6000 per year.
2 years ago today I quit. From memory the first 80 days were the hardest but after 100 days the temptations all but disappeared.
I wonder why it took me 50 years to wake up, but I am happy that I made the decision to quit. When I started I really wanted to quit but didn't know whether I had the willpower to g...
My first post on here was titled "Day One"
I was unsure how I would go after smoking for 50 years. But I have now made it to 500 days.
Occasionally I still think about having a smoke but those days are getting rarer. This site has been my main support. Thanks to all who have posted their stories here along the way.
My thoughts and best wishes go to those just starting the journey - hang in the...
When I decided to quit, the most important day for me was Day One. Was I going to succeed ? Well I did and from there I had to get to one week without a smoke.
All along the way was another target - can I do one month ? Then on reaching that, it was an achievment.
Then there was 3 months, 6 months and somewhere along the way 100 days. Those who have done it know only too well the sense of satis...
Last year was a leap year so I had to go the extra day before I could say I have been smoke free for a year.
All along the way there have been special times. One week, then one month , 50 days, 100 days, 6 months. All satisfying moments.
Probably the biggest triumph is the $6000 I didnt spend on cigs that I did the previous year.
It hasn't been all easy, some trying times around days 55 to 65 ...
Yep 100 days to go to reach the magic 365 days smoke free.
When I sign on here and see how much I have saved, it makes it more than worthwhile.
I remember back at day one , I was not so confident then. But now I know I will never puff again.
So I thought I would brag.
250 days smoke free and a saving of $4125.
I am allowed to brag ... aren't I ?
Day one does not seem that long ago when I wondered if I could do it. Today is day 200.
If I had kept smoking I would have spent an extra $3300 on cigs, maybe more if the price rose. On this forum I have watched as others have told us their stories, some successful, and some having to try again but all those stories help me in knowing that I am not alone.
Gee, I wish I had stopped years ago.
I am expecting Mickey to drop in today as I believe he has something to tell us.
Where are you Mickey ?
I have gone 89 days without a cig and finished the Champix about a week ago.
The cravings are still coming although I have been able to control them / myself, but I was wondering whether I should go for another lot of Champix to get me to 6 months smoke free.
Has anyone gone without the next lot of Champix and succeeded, or have others gone on to get Champix to get to 6 months free. Or has lack...
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