Saturday, October 20, 2007

4 Months

Today is Smoke-free Day 124 (disclaimer).

I quit smoking once and for all on June 18, 2007. In looking at my calendar, apparently that means that yesterday was 4 months.

On the one hand, wow! Considering I used to smoke approximately every hour or so that I was awake, 4 months is a pretty long stretch, so it makes sense that I'm starting to settle into my non-smoker skin, getting really used to the idea that I don't smoke, not dreading un-smoker-friendly events like going to a movie or being other places where it used to be kind of hard to be a smoker.

One the other hand, wow! Considering I used to smoke approximately every hour or so that I was awake for 20+ years, 4 months is just a drop in the bucket percentage wise (even in Maggie Math) to not be a smoker, so it also makes sense that I'm not completely "cured" to the point of never thinking about smoking as if I'd never been a smoker and never wishing I could get away with it without consequence (not possible, unfortunately). Time does take some time. Thankfully, I don't think it will take 20+ years to make up for 20+ years but still will take longer than 4 months, if that makes sense.

Still, if 4 months is already this good, and overall, it really and truly is, especially thanks to Chantix at the start just over 4 months ago and then just going along on that same momentum from there, that's a great sign that the path will continue to get even easier the further away I am from my quit date, the day I chose to start breathing on June 18, 2007.

6 comments:

  1. Well I think One Third of a Year is pretty spectacular - congratulations!

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  2. Congrats on 4 months Maggie! That's awesome!

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  3. Maggie! Woo! That rocks! 4 months...wait up, I am right behind you!

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  4. Wow!! I'm proud of you Maggie!!
    Congratulations!
    You can stay quit as long as you stay away from visiting friends ;).

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  5. Woo hoo, Congrats, Way to Go Girl!

    4 months is wonderful. Outstanding accomplishment.

    Not only have you done this wonderful feat, you've helped others along the way, too. Thank goodness I found your blog. Thank you for giving us your support.

    Life is good and life without tobacco is even better!

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