Tuesday, December 02, 2008

2 Months

It was 2 months ago today that I quit smoking. I remember that night coming home and calling Susan and telling her that I had quit and when I told her it had only been 6 hours I could hear in her voice that she was maybe hoping it had been more then 6 hours. She had never met someone that said they were going to quit and then just quit, so she wasn't too sure I would actually continue to not smoke. That is one thing about me: when I finally decide I am going to do something I usually am pretty good about following through with it.

When I quit last spring it seemed so easy. Yes I had some hard times, but this time the first few weeks were really hard. I think the fact that I was in a relationship this time made a big difference. I know that first week I was horrible to be around and pretty much a mess emotionally. Six days after I quit Susan and I were suppose to get together and she had to cancel and I sat in my office and cried for a couple hours. I am thankful that she hung in there and stuck with me through it.

As of today I have smoked 1500 less cigarettes and saved more then $200. 1500 cigarettes...that is a lot. I still have days where I would love to have a cigarette, but all I have to do is think back to those first few days when I quit and I never want to go through that again.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for your determination Caroline. Its the hardest thing I ever did, and probably the most rewarding when you consider health and cost. Susan must be so very proud of you.

Ruth

fern said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome! You should be so proud of yourself!!! That is so much money, and isn't the thought of 1500 cigarettes nasty?? (Don't get me wrong, I still miss smoking too. But when I think of it in those terms, I almost want to puke.)

Caroline, I am so proud of you!

MJ said...

I am so proud of you also and although you hated me for a week or so, it was well worth it....1500 cigarettes, nasty, nasty thought.

Julie said...

Wow - Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Great Job!
Congratulations on the "2 months".
Keep up the good work.
Kim

Monogram Queen said...

I am so proud of you!!!!