I am almost there... On January 11, 2005 I will have quit smoking for one whole year! Once upon a time I NEVER would have thought I would be here. That was before I found WhyQuit.com and FREEDOM. I have learned that it is as simple as "Never Take Another Puff." That true comfort does come for everyone given enough time and enough success. I do not crave cigarettes any more. I only think about them if I see someone smoking or a butt on the ground and I am disgusted by both of those images. I do not feel better than anyone else but I do feel proud of myself. I feel strong and healthy. Since quitting smoking I have taken better care of myself in every way. I walk everyday and lift weights. I have completely changed my eating habits and I get so much more sleep than I used to. To date I have lost 60 pounds and have another 20 left to go. I know I will do it. Just like I know I will never be a smoker again. I LOVE the new me and the example I am setting for my children. Don't ever let anyone tell you have to gain weight if you quit smoking. I may have picked up a pound or two in the beginning but as a smoker I could never exercise the way I can as an ex-smoker. And, as a result, the pounds just melted away. I can do this and so can you. Go for it! You are worth it!

Kelly
Time Saved: 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 hours and 26 minutes (352 days) Money Saved: $1,232.49 Cigs Saved: 7,042 Life Saved: 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 hours and 50 minutes