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    It's been 18 months since I quit, and I've never been tempted to have even one. I'm still quite amazed how quickly the urge to smoke went.

    But...on reflection....I dont think I'm as happy as I was when I smoked.

    I loved that time on my own - every hour, just 5 minutes to myself, no matter what. People say smoking is sociable, but I actually think it's quite a solitary thing, time alone with your own thoughts, your own peace.

    I miss it.

    I dont miss coughing, or being constantly out of breath, or smelling (which I never noticed, but I notice now on other people)....but I miss the "art" of smoking.

    Or maybe I'm just a bit lonely.

    I'm having a "ho hum" sort of day...
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    Just out of interest, I know you were a big girl already, but how much has your weight gone up since you packed in smoking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Dalek View Post
    Just out of interest, I know you were a big girl already, but how much has your weight gone up since you packed in smoking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Dalek View Post
    Just out of interest, I know you were a big girl already, but how much has your weight gone up since you packed in smoking?
    None - my weight has went down.

    I'm 2 stone lighter today than I was this time last year, and 3 stone lighter from when I stopped smoking.

    (I had lost more weight, but I've put about a stone on over the last couple of months - will tackle it again seriously in the new year).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyAnne View Post
    It's been 18 months since I quit, and I've never been tempted to have even one. I'm still quite amazed how quickly the urge to smoke went.

    But...on reflection....I dont think I'm as happy as I was when I smoked.

    I loved that time on my own - every hour, just 5 minutes to myself, no matter what. People say smoking is sociable, but I actually think it's quite a solitary thing, time alone with your own thoughts, your own peace.

    I miss it.

    I dont miss coughing, or being constantly out of breath, or smelling (which I never noticed, but I notice now on other people)....but I miss the "art" of smoking.

    Or maybe I'm just a bit lonely.

    I'm having a "ho hum" sort of day...
    It's true. For the sociable side, I am happy to join my partner when she goes outside (not at home obviously) to join the others for a smoke. For the contemplative side, I have not found it again, with the possible exception of making a cup of tea (which I'm not actually all that fond of but the whole activity is a good break).

    Beware of replacement activities: neither eating nor drinking has the same contemplative aspect and they do have other effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyAnne View Post
    It's been 18 months since I quit, and I've never been tempted to have even one. I'm still quite amazed how quickly the urge to smoke went.

    But...on reflection....I dont think I'm as happy as I was when I smoked.

    I loved that time on my own - every hour, just 5 minutes to myself, no matter what. People say smoking is sociable, but I actually think it's quite a solitary thing, time alone with your own thoughts, your own peace.

    I miss it.

    I dont miss coughing, or being constantly out of breath, or smelling (which I never noticed, but I notice now on other people)....but I miss the "art" of smoking.

    Or maybe I'm just a bit lonely.

    I'm having a "ho hum" sort of day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Beware of replacement activities: neither eating nor drinking has the same contemplative aspect and they do have other effects.
    However I should add that neither is as bad for you as smoking, so keep it up. And they do say that if you can beat the weed, you can beat anything. Tell that to my waistline.

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