200 days and 40 to Go

Blog Post created by Lasttimeagain on Apr 4, 2019

Hi everyone  It's been a while since I've made my last post. Today I mark 200 days since I quit. However  it was without much fanfare. Why? Cus I just don't really think about smoking much anymore. I mean, I'm still aware that I'm working on this  but it requires so much less effort and thought now. I haven't had a trigger in weeks it feels like. I've had a few days where I drank a few beers with friends and forgot to even think about smoking and didn't realize I hadn't thought about smoking while drinking until the next day. Wow! So the last few weeks have been busy at work  have bought a new house, and kids are busy with spring ball. Life is just humming along. I'm still going to the gym regularly and basically I feel like I'm living the life of a non smoker without having to try. I do come back here nearly every day. Reading the posts of newbies helps me to remember how hard it was in the beginning, because I'm honestly starting to forget. And I don't want to forget  so I read their struggles and remind myself that I don't ever want to go through that again. I also take note of the elders and remind myself that I really do need to continue to make this a conscious effort because of lost long term quits before, so to many times. I've got 40 days to go to get past my last quit which was 240 long before I was foolish and smoked when triggered. This time I'm gonna blow past 240 days and aim for 300 days. It's been 20 years since I've not smoked for 300 days. So that's my next big goal. Then it's the big one year goal. From there I'm headed to two years. I threw away two 2-year quits  both which were more than twenty years ago. So, I'm headed there after I get to a year. Then it's to 15 years quit. Why 15 years? Cus the longest I ever went without a cigarette was the first 14 years of my life. Well, cheers to 200 days. I'm in no rush to get to any future milestones  Just want to enjoy my new life as a non smoker and enjoy each day as it comes.