It's been three months since I have posted anything here. Quite frankly, I'm not sure what else to post about. My 11 month anniversary came and went without me even noticing until the next day.
Many months ago I turned the corner and having gone almost a year with no nicotine of any kind, my thoughts of smoking are brief, abstract and fairly emotionless. All of those things are odd, when last year at this time, I was psyching myself up to quit again. I had to overcome the humiliation and the defeat I felt when I lost my original quit and was preparing my mind for withdrawal, etc.
Now, not smoking is easy! And I'm glad I did quit again. I do look at people who smoke and think "that used to be me huddled up out there in doorways or planning my run to Store 24." I will say that I do enjoy the smell of fresh tobacco smoke. When I get off the T and I'm walking to work and I'm behind someone smoking, I don't find it offensive at all. The bonus is that I have no desire to smoke even after smelling it.
Life is good. I feel healthier. I feel better. I've lost the weight I put on right after I quit. I made a wise choice and I don't want to have to go through this process again!
Happy new year! The vital statistics:
11 months, 1 week and 5 days smoke-free! 6,942.19 cigarettes not smoked! $2,134.72 saved!