I realize that it’s been awhile since I’ve given a Cold Turkey update.  As of this very moment here are my stats: 

  • quit time: 1 month 1 week 10 hours 4 minutes
  • money saved: $205.32
  • cigarettes not smoked:  768
  • days of life saved:  2 days 16 hours

I have moved onto Step Two of the patch system.  I had some momentary confusion with the steps and how many weeks of each.  This led to me buying Step Two a week earlier than recommended.  I think it will be okay – if not I will just stay on Step Two a week longer.

The cravings have gotten easier and easier.  Vicki posted about urges the other day and she really hit the nail on the head ….

It’s probably getting easier because I know it’s going to happen — I know that it will come, I know that I won’t give in — and it’s like a token appearance now.  "Hi, I’m your urge, I know you don’t want to see me, but I can’t stop coming and just thought I’d try again" — all half-hearted like, and weakening. 

go over there and give her a pat on the back!

10 thoughts on “

  1. I am the ghost of the 2days and 16 minutes you have saved. I’m not very happy about losing this time to be a ghost. If you keep up this quitting thing, you’re going to shave years off MY existence. I guess you think you’re hot stuff to quit smoking. I’m going to report you to the Assn. for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ghosts!

  2. Wow, that’s impressive! Good for you! And think of all the yarn you can buy with that money.
    I always think I should be quite wealthy because I never smoked, but somehow it didn’t work out that way…;-)

  3. Wow, Ann, our quit totals are really adding up! I bought my last box of patches (Step 3!) over the weekend and will start my last two weeks of the patch on Friday. I’ve been forgetting about them quite frequently.

    I loved what you said about the urge sounding like an old boyfriend the other day!

    Yay for you!

  4. Well done with the quitting! It’s a wonderful thing to do for yourself even though it may not seem like it at times. I quit a year ago last December and I don’t regret it anymore. I did for quite a while but once I wrote an imaginary “Dear John” letter to cigarettes, I haven’t missed it since. Corny, I know, but it worked :D

  5. Hey, give your urge a big hug for me and tell her we’ll be sorry to see her go (NOT!). Glad to hear your update – been thinking about you and wondering how you’re doing, but didn’t want to be nosy. Way to go!

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