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Thanks, LuckyRobin! Here's my jar :)

December 19th, 2011 at 06:48 am

LuckyRobin had a good suggestion for a visual reminder of how much money I haven't spent on cigarettes. I have a pretty glass container from Ikea (heart pound!) and right now it has one penny for each dollar I haven't spent on cigarettes.

One of my sisters has some pretty stones she's bringing me this weekend and when I get those I'll replace the pennies with stones but for now, this is awesome!



Oh yes, I realized the widget I have isn't calculating correctly so I'll just keep track mentally of the money I haven't spent on cigarettes. As of right now it's $25!!!

Here are a couple of observations on the days since quitting smoking:

I no longer feel the need to get to work 30 to 45 minutes early to make sure I have time for that last smoke or two or three or....

When I'm at work if I don't get a break, it isn't quite as big a deal as it used to be. Yes, I should still get them and I need them so I can sit down, have a snack, etc. but the need to smoke is gone so it isn't quite so important.

Very interesting....

4 Responses to “Thanks, LuckyRobin! Here's my jar :)”

  1. Mary Ann Says:

    Absolutly wonderful post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Glad I was helpful. You are doing so well.

  3. kim Says:

    A visual reminder is a GREAT idea Wink))

    Hey, if it's doable, why not put a dollar in for every dollar you don't use on cigs? Could be a nice way to save!

  4. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Kim, I thought about doing that but I don't want to go to the bank every two or three days to get cash to put in the jar. That's just a pain so the items need to be something easy and inexpensive to acquire. I'll go the bank each payday and transfer the amount of dollars represented by the pennies or stones into savings. Smile
    Thanks, LuckyRobin and Mary Ann! Smile

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