The great thing is that I had to look up and check how many days I was at. It feels good to be chugging on, nicotine-free, and still on track. I went for a rigorous walk today, up some steep hills, and although I was breathless, it felt like I was cleaning out my lungs.
Whilst it is definitely easier, it remains a challenge. I am going through some torrid times at the moment and the temptation to smoke had arisen. No physical symptoms - just that devil of a synapse which is missing attention. All I keep on thinking is : 'Really, after all of this? I don't think so '.
So roll on Christmas, with all of its challenges - if we can get through that we can get through anything. There will always be a reason to smoke, whether it is to celebrate or to find solace. Choosing not to smoke means dismissing those reasons. Not easy but a great feeling once the reason has been flattened.
Good luck everyone.
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