Thursday, January 24, 2008

Twenty-One Months

Oh happy day - yesterday was the twenty-one month celebration of my new habit as a non-smoker!! That's right, it is no longer my quit anniversary - it is the day to mark the creation of a new habit in my life. Being a non-smoker was a habit I had longed to develop - here I am.

For some reason, thinking in terms of acquiring a new habit, instead of commemorating the breaking of an old habit is liberating. I have now put the habit of weight training in my life. I am working to acquire other new habits as well.

For a long time, I have been more focused on "breaking bad habits" than cultivating a heightened awareness of my focus on developing more positive routines and customs in daily life - new habits.

Just for perspective, here are my "stats" from Quitnet as of 6 am yesterday:

Not smoked: 9,951 cigarettes (based on smoking one-half pack per day, 20 cigs)
Money saved: $2,160 (based on $4.50 per pack)
Lifetime saved: 2 months, 13 days, 6 hours
Quit date: April 23, 2006

Celebrate the positive in our lives!!


  1. Awesome! Congratulations.

  2. Wow....some pretty impressive stats there Suzann. I'm just so happy for you...and very proud of you. That's quite a feat....congratulations my dear, smoke-free friend.