Dear all

I am forty days into my quit and take it from me I never ever thought i would

do it, and it has rattled a few cages because no one else thought I would do it either .....

Please, please please don't give in ..........

Forty days in and it is so much easier.

I was so ill from the patches and withdrawal but I stuck to it ... mainly so I could stick two fingers up at all the people that doubted me .....

But now its for myself

I am not an addictive person anymore ... i hope with all my heart you can do it and feel as good as i do ..... well done for starting your quit its a big step it took me twenty five years ...

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  • Well done, 40 days is a great acheivement and you should be very proud. It is very inspirational to hear your experience. I was also reading Antifag's struggle on another thread, and this made me feel more positive about quitting too. I pulled Alan Carr's book out (again) from the depths of my dusty bookshelf and am going to read this to see if it will assist me! Well into my 2nd day and would be lying if I said it was easy, I've wanted to smoke a few times today. Fairplay to you! x

  • Well done Annette, it's great to hear you're doing so well :)

  • Well done Annette, I quit on the 22 Feb so am only one day ahead of you.

    My best friend doubted me, I hadn't spoken to her for a few weeks till tonight and she never asked so I brought it up. She asked in a whisper if I'd started again (I think she was expecting me to say "yes"), it felt so good to say "no".

    Keep up the good work, although for me it's early days, I still crave cigarettes but I must say not as much as before. Not used a patch since Saturday and just chewing a few pieces of gum.

    Well done team FM:D

    I have been quit for 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 hours, 36 minutes and 28 seconds (41 days). I have saved £229.65 by not smoking 1,031 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Days, 13 hours and 55 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 22/02/2008 16:49

  • Hi Annette, thanks for the post.

    Threads like this can make the difference and are that additional pull which lead us down the path to freedom.

    Everybody be strong.

    Well Done Annette, please keep us posted.

    Got to say i am 17 days in - feel great.

    Have occasionaly thought about smoking and it does take me some comcentration to tell myself no but it is so much more comfortable right now and I am a hell of a lot happier.

  • I am forty days into my quit and take it from me I never ever thought i would

    do it, and it has rattled a few cages because no one else thought I would do it either .....

    Please, please please don't give in ..........

    Forty days in and it is so much easier.

    I was so ill from the patches and withdrawal but I stuck to it ... mainly so I could stick two fingers up at all the people that doubted me .....

    But now its for myself

    I am not an addictive person anymore ... i hope with all my heart you can do it and feel as good as i do ..... well done for starting your quit its a big step it took me twenty five years ...

    Annette, I remember when you felt ill, i even remember the thread you created on this forum saying so. Anyone who read it, if they were honest (like i am now) would never of thought you would get to Day 40.

    Annette your sticking two fingers up at me and im sure alot of people.

    I back down with shame for doubting you back then. I apologise.

    Your alot bloody stronger than i gave you credit for and you must be standing tall with pride on your achievment.

    I love it when you say "But now its for myself" You knew people had their doubts and you used that as a positive and a motivator. Clever!!!!!

    Well done Annette.

  • Hi Antifag

    i am glad to see you in a much more positive frame of mind. 17 days in for you, well done.

    We all get the odd feeling of wanting a smoke but it gets easier and easier to deal with.

    hang in there and you will feel great.

    Thanks John,

    Yep - it's been one HELL of a ride thus far - i am more than certain you are aware!

    Somehow I don't think it's over yet but I am prepared.

    How do you feel John, can you give us a rundown, a line or 2?

  • So proud of you Annette. You go girl. I think you're doing really well and I hope to be as strong as you one day.

  • Hi Antifag

    sorry if this seems like hijacking the thread...

    I am actually starting to worry a wee bit Antifag cos apart from some odd moments this has actually been really easy.:confused::confused:

    I don't know if this means that there is a really hard time waiting round the corner or what.:eek:.or maybe my head has just hit the perfect place to be for a quit???????? Who knows??

    I do think about smoking a lot, i am on this often enough and constantly reading whyquit, but i don't actually have any desires to smoke, (I won't call them cravings).

    Does anyone else feel like this or been through this and if so is there something bad lurking around the corner???

    Hi John - you are not on your own. I felt like you at the beginning of my quit and well into the first month. As yet I haven't found anything bad lurking round the corner and I am into my third month now. I think it may be as you say your head hits the perfect place to be for a quit. I have had a few bad nights but not so much lately and my temper hit the rictascale (is that what you call it?) a few times at the beginning but on the whole I've not been too bad. Hope this helps.

  • Thanks

    Annette, that was a lovely post and very inspiring so thank you :D

  • Re Forty Days

    Hi

    And well done you for showing them you can do it. :D

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