Settling down

As Me and my quit move towards 2009, it seems that I am moving into (or at least towards) the stage of acceptance.

I am actually starting to feel like a non smoker. The intense feelings that come with the quit have gone, both the great things (the exhultation, the excitment, the sheer joy of each day beaten) and the not so good things (the problems associated with the body adjusting to life without ciggies) are going away now and I am starting to really feel like my old smoking life is nothing but a memory. That can only be a good thing!

I shall still be as vigilent as ever, as I have no doubt I have some tough times to come - and as always "just one" will lead me straight back to the beginning, somewhere I am determined to never find myself again!

I see that as a really nice way to start 2009! Happy New Year Everyone!

Stuart, in my 110th day free from tobacco.

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  • Good for you stuart, It could not be happening to a better young man. Bet your mum is so proud of you. Have a good new year. xxxxxx

  • Good for you stuart, It could not be happening to a better young man. Bet your mum is so proud of you. Have a good new year. xxxxxx

    Awwww - thanks Linda... I'm very embarassed now! :o

  • Very true, welcome to your new phase. Acceptance that a non smoker is just how you are, smoking is just something you used to do!

    Well done, there will continue to be points when you want to smoke but its quite a comfortable position to be in isn't it!

    Best wishes

    Nic

  • hi stuart

    you are right starting 2009 as a non smoker is gonig to be a great feeling for you and as linda says i am so very proud of you and know you will not be beaten having come this far {it is not in your nature} thanks for all the help you give me as well

    love mum xxx

  • Well done, there will continue to be points when you want to smoke but its quite a comfortable position to be in isn't it!

    Sure is - feels good to feel this good without doing anything!

    hi stuart

    you are right starting 2009 as a non smoker is gonig to be a great feeling for you and as linda says i am so very proud of you and know you will not be beaten having come this far {it is not in your nature} thanks for all the help you give me as well

    love mum xxx

    :D You're right, it's not in my nature to give in.

    It's not in yours either, so you shall win too :)

  • stu you have said it all..like us all ,we are all non smokers coming in to 2009..no if or buts.non smokers..110th day ,what a feeling it must be,im 7 weeks..and i feel so good..you must be as i say keeping the faith all the best tony

  • Well done Stu, pretty safe to say you have got it licked! ;)

    While I will never be safe, I think I am at a point where as long as I remember that I must never smoke.... I will be fine. Nothing except me can make me smoke anymore. It's great to finally be in control.

    stu you have said it all..like us all ,we are all non smokers coming in to 2009..no if or buts.non smokers..110th day ,what a feeling it must be,im 7 weeks..and i feel so good..you must be as i say keeping the faith all the best tony

    Always keep the faith, Tony.

    I, You, No one needs to smoke.... just choose not to!

    And yes 110 days (112 now) feels very good indeed :D

  • Hi Stuart and everyone:)

    Yes,I know just what you mean,Stuart:)

    its a good feeling:D