11 Weeks

I am delighted to be celebrating a few milestones this week... today it is 11 weeks since I stopped smoking - and it would have been the last day of my Champix course had I not stopped them myself almost 6 weeks ago!

2 days ago it was day 75 - and at the same time it was £300 saved and 1500 cigarettes not smoked.

Anyway - Today I went to Norwich (The nearest city) and battled traffic and shop crowds to complete my Christmas shopping :D

(I do the same every year - book the last week in November off work, do the DIY that needs doing so I can relax at Christmas and do all the shopping in one go)

I hate shopping, so to do it all in one day and do it all without smoking is actually quite a big deal - but the truth is it was easy and I didn't even think about it until I was thinking about what to write here.

*Does his little dance*

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  • Well done mate,

    I find that the little things we expect to bring on thoughts of smoking don't. Those thoughts are much more sneaky and catch us unaware.

    Keep up the good work,

    Nic

  • well done stuart if you can do it so can i

  • WELL DONE:D

    its a great feeling to feel free,isnt it!:D

    Im coming up to 10 weeks :)

  • Well done Stu

    Finished your christmas shopping also very good boy. I havent started mine exept a few things for my grand daughter dont really know what to get my lot. you must be so proud mate and your family you are doing so well. xxxxxxxxx

  • way to go..keep the faith tony

  • Well done on reaching week 11 Stuart :)

    And well done on completing your Christmas shopping, most men choose Christmas Eve for that!! :D:p

    And thanks also for all of your help :)

    Tracy

  • Thanks everyone.

    Traceeeeeeeeeeee (how many e's should there be?), it's a pleasure to help people in a small way - a little advice based on reading or personal experience can go a long way. I know this because it helped me, and continues to help me as I read and continue to educate myself against this addiction.... I will not be beaten :D

    Anyway, on a more cheerful note - in less than 4 weeks I shall be celebrating my first smoke free Christmas since I was 11... yes, really! That really does feel like a massive achievement!

    I love my new life, so thank you all for helping me to achieve it.

  • Yipee Stuart - this will be my first smoke-free Christmas too :D

  • Mine also. xxxxxx

  • Well done Stuart - 1st Christmas since 13 here & I'm 35.

    Will love being the ex-smoker at my parents at Christmas :D

    Will be the only one from 8 of us who will be staying for Christmas :mad:

    SO WISH I COULD SEE THE LITTLE DANCE:D:D

  • SO WISH I COULD SEE THE LITTLE DANCE:D:D

    You will, as will everyone. I did a little deal with the devil (Our own Nicfirth, no less) that when I do my little dance to celebrate a year I shall put it on Youtube :D

  • You will, as will everyone. I did a little deal with the devil (Our own Nicfirth, no less) that when I do my little dance to celebrate a year I shall put it on Youtube :D

    You better had mate!!!

    Best Wishes

    Nic(NoDemon)

  • Gives me even more incentive to stay around for your year long quit.

    I'll only be a month behind you (she hopes) :cool:

  • Gives me even more incentive to stay around for your year long quit.

    I'll only be a month behind you (she hopes) :cool:

    Am I being stalked?

    I do hope so!

    Oh, and don't hope to make the penthouse - you will make it if you want to. You're doing great, and as long as you keep your mindset there will be no problem. Education is not a one time thing - its continuous :D

  • Am I being stalked?

    I do hope so!

    Oh, and don't hope to make the penthouse - you will make it if you want to. You're doing great, and as long as you keep your mindset there will be no problem. Education is not a one time thing - its continuous :D

    I assume my previous post came out wrong :o

  • I assume my previous post came out wrong :o

    Probably me, to be honest - I am naturally sarcastic and the humour doesn't always come across very well.

    Sorry.

    Anyway, it seems my "Goodbye" or "I'm not going to be around much" post was premature - I am finding it harder than I expected to blend into the shadows, so although I really am not on here as much as I used to be.... I am still here more than I expected to be if that makes sense :confused:

    12 weeks tomorrow ... Really very pleased with things at the moment, going several days at a time without even the mildest pang.... things couldn't be better :D:D

    *does yet another little dance*

  • 3 luna months that's a very respectable quittage, but still room for improvement;)

    Anyway, it seems my "Goodbye" or "I'm not going to be around much" post was premature - I am finding it harder than I expected to blend into the shadows, so although I really am not on here as much as I used to be.... I am still here more than I expected to be if that makes sense :confused:

    Mwhahahaha Welcome to the Hotel California

  • 3 luna months that's a very respectable quittage, but still room for improvement;)

    I know - I shall just have to keep working on it....

    Mwhahahaha Welcome to the Hotel California

    My favourite song of all time... that solo at the end... wow.

    Indeed, "you can check out anytime you like.... but you can never leeeeaaave"...

    Certainly seems like it.

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