You most likely don't know that I used to be a smoker.
I was a pretty heavy one at that. When I quit I was smoking about 2 packs a day...down from the 3 a day I had gotten to while my Mom was ill.
I joined an on-line support group called QuitNet. When I joined I had to put all my stats in, such as how many cigarettes a day I smoked, how much I paid for a pack and so on.
It would update my stats automatically.
I haven't been on the site for about a year so I thought I would just check it out. This is what my new figures are:
QuitDate: October 8, 2004
Time Smoke-Free: 1598 days, 4 hours, 48 minutes and 8 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 55,937
Lifetime Saved: 14 months, 7 days, 7 hours
Money Saved: $13,459.58
I actually have nightmares now where I dream I am smoking and wake up crying because I think I have to quit again. I can pretty safely guarentee that I will NEVER pick up that gross little habit again.
And by the way...no, I don't know where all that money is. I wish I had saved it. I could have bought a new car! And just think, that was the cost four years ago, they have gone waaaay up since then, so I have actually saved even more money than that!