I am still on track. So in the last year I gained 15kgs which was depressing but I am finally starting to see the scales go down again which is exciting. I mostly don't miss smoking, every now and then I smell someones cigarette and I like it and the familiar feeling I get but generally speaking I feel like its not even an issue anymore. Its possible I am less tolerant and a bit more angry sometimes but Im not really sure. I am definitely a lot better off. Exercise is becoming easier as my lungs are having an easier time. The first 700 dollars I saved when I quit was spent on fillings in my teeth and teeth whitening. After that point my financial situation changed and any savings I would have had got absorbed but quitting smoking was crucial for my current financial situation.
It was a rough year but I need to take a moment to reflect on the fact I actually did it. I have lost count how many times I tried to quit and couldn't make it work until this time.
I believe quitting alcohol first was a huge factor in staying quit.
I will have to think of a way I can celebrate when I reach the 365 day mark in a couple of weeks. I would love to hear your suggestions.
My best tool for people just starting out was focus on today only. Just get through today and then repeat. Only focus on today so it doesnt seem so big and hard. Eventually all the todays add up and you will be like me getting close to the wonderful 1 Year mark. All the best fellow quitters!! <3
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