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Monday, February 23, 2009

Quit Stats

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!


April said...

It feels good to be free of that habit. I agree though, I wonder where my money went too. Congrats on great stats.

Tara said...


Anonymous said...

Wow! I'd love for you to share that site with me if you would.
I have smoked since I was 17, and I'm 25, would really like to quit but I don't think my ambition is there yet. So many reasons I need too.

I'm glad you came by my blog too.
Please come back again!