Today is Smoke-free Day 99. Wow. That just sounds cool to me.
My dear friend J and I had a really great time, but now he has flown off to his corner of the world, so it's back to reality instead of living sort of vacation style with all of the fun excesses - well, all of the excesses other than smoking. It was kind of odd sometimes not smoking with my one of my favorite smoking pals, but it really wasn't all that big of a deal not to or all that noticeable most of the time that we weren't smoking. Overall, it did make life much easier just to not have to bother every hour dropping what we were doing to find a place where we could smoke. I have a feeling that we made it a lot further on a lot of our trips without getting as worn out, too, especially since we have both been getting some exercise since quitting smoking. It just feels excellent to feel so much healthier overall and to really get out and enjoy life.
It's all this kind of thing that was on my reasons to quit smoking that were sort of secondary to many of the other big reasons, but the impact of my great decision is something I am thankful for and enjoying every day. It's just this new sense of motivation in other areas of my life that I can't even quite explain. Life is good as a non-smoker.
Looks like as of today the Chantix campaign has started directing folks directly to the main Chantix website now, and I do hope that others will have the same kind of luck I've had. I know I still could have gotten to where I am now, but based on past experience, I know how much harder it would have been.