I am new as well, going on 3 months.

Sometimes when I feel really miserable and am predicting further, future misery for myself, I try to do a grateful parade and exercise the KISS principle. Keep it simple Simon.

I have food, I have shelter, I am not alone in life, I have health, I have life. I usually soon see someone who I feel quite sure would change places with me in a heartbeat.

Since April 10, my quit date, I have had some conversations with my husband that typically would never have happened in the past (baby steps) because I would have isolated myself by going off smoking.

Earlier today I happened to be thinking my husband and I seem to be on a happier plane the last few weeks and I wondered if it is coincidental with my not smoking or if my not smoking has had a positive effect on my marriage??????? I try not to go too deep into anything and simply say, hey this is pretty cool, I'm not smoking and I think I got it this time.

If you haven't already, please go to alteast some of the links that Joe gave you. Like everyone says, read, read, read, read, read, read.

Did you read the Lido deck article yet? Sounds like you are clinging desperately on that rope and a nasty seagull might have a little upset stomach. Hold firm girl, it does get easier.

I have been quit for 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 hours, 23 minutes and 42 seconds (77 days). I have saved $77.80 by not smoking 1,556 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days, 9 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 10/04/2009 12:00 AM