3 months nicotine free today!

I haven’t posted here much since I quit choking myself, for a few reasons, but I have looked in almost every day and witnessed most of the dramas.

I thought id post today though as its been three months today that I made the most important decision of my life and i've stuck to it. It was hard going at first. The first few days seemed like weeks but it’s got better much much better. The weeks are beginning to fly by again and i’ve found myself counting my quit stats in weeks rather than days. Its so true what they say about triggers though. I had a bad cold two weeks ago and would you believe it I fancied a fag. First cold i’ve had since I gave up and I was always one of those that smoked through any illness. Also I took my son football training last night. Again first time he’s been training outside since I gave up and guess what I fancied a fag. Needless to say I didn’t have one, the urge came and went.

Most of the time now though when I think about smoking its why am I not thinking about smoking if that makes any sense.

I feel so much better in myself. My morning coughing sessions have ceased. My thumbs were quite swollen and painful for some reason. Since giving up the improvement has been extraordinary. Coincidence I think not!

Something has happened to my nose!! I can smell. Smelling of smoke was never a factor to giving up for me, probably because I could never smell it on people. I can now.

I like most others have put on a fair bit of weight, and have begun exercising.

Sorry if i’ve prattled on a bit, but I feel quite proud of myself today and would like to share this with you”new” quitters who feel you are climbing a mountain. The top is not as far away as you may think.

Good luck

7 Replies

  • Well done, Tomatpots!! 3 months quit you are a star!!:D

    Wonderful isn't it not to do the morning cough bit?!

  • Brilliant post!

    Thanks for giving the ones of us on here that are trailing behind you a glimse of what we can look forward to!

    You have every right to be proud of yourself - and good luck with the weight issue. You know if you can beat the fags, a few extra pounds will have no chance against your efforts! ;)

  • hi well done i just past 3 months myself feels good dont it all the best for the next 3 months

  • Great post! :) Thanks, it's great to know that good times are ahead for me! ;)

  • Whooop whooop! Big pat on your back!! Good on you! :D

    It's nice to read that it's not that long (3 monts out of the rest of life is nuffink) before you get a real hold of not smoking and can really kick it's arse outta ya life!

    Thank you for taking the time to post that for us!

    Keep on quitting! :D

  • Hi Tomatposts, well done on the Big 3 Months. Many congrats.

    I think you summed it up with the comment about the couple of times you 'fancied' a fag. Its a fancy, not a 'need' like before, I agree completely.

    Well done.

  • tomatpots.

    Huge congrats on your 3 months.

    I'm shortly up to 4 and like you feel now like smoking was something i used to do. Unfortunately i've been here before having been a serial quitter for the last 10 years. This time however i finally found out why i smoked so i now know how not to smoke.

    Don't become complacent. Don't EVER just have a sly fag off a friend at a party or try that cigar after a splendid meal, just remember the mantra..."we are not at home to Mr Nicotine"

    I regularly reach for my packet of fags, usually when i've just accomplished a task but instead of a panic now i just shrug and move on.

    I'm looking forward to exchanging brief notes in another 3 months, oh, and diet tips of course..!

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