I started smoking after I landed a job in the IT industry. The people who smoked had more breaks away from the 24×7 help desk mentality. No excuse, but that’s the one I latched onto and kept for the next decade.
When I met my husband, a casual smoker, one of the first things he said to me after we were married was “You’re going to stop smoking now, right?” I smiled and said “You bought me broken, love”.
Fast forward seven years. I knew smoking was taking a toll. I had passed the decade of smoking mark. My husband had long since given up asking when I was going to quit.
Finally I made a project plan and stopped smoking. No second guesses, no fall backs. I never smoked again after the last. My husband successfully quit with me.
Every so often I’ll look at my QuitMeter to see my progress. Today it reports:
Quit on 04/24/07
73 weeks quit
9,304 cigarettes not smoked
Looking at the above – I never thought something could be so disgusting and amazing at the same time.