Thursday, November 19

The Sweet Smell of Success.

I received an email yesterday informing me that today is the Great American Smokeout, which encouraged me to stop by Quitnet and look up my stats.

I quit smoking 5/31/2003 at 2:00:00 AM. I've been smoke-free for 2364 days, 21 hours, 42 minutes and 46 seconds, basically 6 and a half years. I've saved $6,208.12 and added 9 months, 23 hours to my life by not smoking 35474 cigarettes.

It seems like such a lifetime ago. With how absolutely grossed out I am by smoking now, it's hard to remember that it was once very much a part of my life. I made the choice to start and to quit many times before I quit successfully. So glad I saw it through.


Sue said...

Wow, well done!

Is that 9 months and 23 minutes that would have been wasted while you were smoking, if you had continued, or an extra 9 months 23 minutes that you're now likely to live as a result of not smoking?

I always think it's fascinating that reformed alcoholics are still terribly tempted by drink and daren't touch even a drop, yet reformed smokers find the whole idea (and smell) of cigarettes totally disgusting.

nopinkhere said...

Wow! That's amazing!