Just checking in to share progress and catch up on what everyone is up to.
Life plods on without the cigs. I've been through most life and everyday events now without a cigarette and I'm feeling really strong in my quit.
I still think about smoking and I still get that taste in my mouth that makes me fancy a cigarette but these days I can just think, goodness I'm glad I don't do that anymore and get on with my day. It's a fleeting thought that keeps me on my toes. I don't want to ever have to go through quitting ever again. I've just reread some if my old blogs and can remember every single 1 like it was yesterday. I can't believe how intense quitting was but also how satisfying it is having gone through it.
So as usual, a note to the newbies.
Quitting is doable. Keep at it, 1 day at a time, 1 cigarette at a time. You just need to say no to the 1 you want right now. I was a heavy smoker who enjoyed smoking and I managed to quit. If i can do it, you can do it.
The elders on this site are amazing people. Listen to them and trust their advice. You might not always want to hear what they have to say but they are the best supporters you will ever have and have been through everything you are going through.
To the elders.
I thank each and every one of you for the support and care you gave to me during my quit. You are very special and the world is a better place with you helping people through this journey.
And finally to my quit buddies.
I am so very very proud of each of you and have loved watching your transitions from newbies to taking your places alongside the original elders. Well done my friends. I take my hat off to you and bow down in respect.
Love to you all. Xx