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I can't believe it's been a week since I quit my 13+ year habit of smoking cigarettes. Around this time last week, I smoked my last cigarette. Smoking my last cigarette made me feel really good about my decision to quit. The reason I say that is that when I took the last cigarette from my pack, it was broken in half. Maybe it was some kind of sign....
I tried to stop smoking about 4 years ago but only made it 5 days. One of the reasons I think that I wasn't successful that first time was because I wasn't really motivated or ready to quit. This time, I am motivated and ready to quit. Not only and I motivated and ready to quit, I have a great support network.
I appreciated all of the positive comments and well wishes you guys left on my initial post regarding my decision to quit smoking. Not only do I have you guys to support me, I have all of my friends and co-workers helping me to continue to be a quitter. Most of them check with me daily to make sure I haven't smoked.
I also signed up with a website called Quitnet. Quitnet is a great website if you are trying to quit smoking. All you need to do is complete a short sign up form and they will send you daily tips to make the process easier. Each day, I get an email advising me of how long I have been smoke free, how many cigarettes I have not smoked, how much money I've saved and how long I've increased my lifespan.
As I mentioned in my last post, each week that I am smoke free, I will transfer $14.70 into a separate savings account to be used for whatever I want. I made my first $14.70 transfer into my ING savings account today.
The first few days without smoking were very hard. I will write a separate post on that in the next few days.
I'm Ready to Quit Smoking and Save Money