20 weeks


Another milestone done. I'm hitting the gym constantly and trying to curb the food / fag craves during the day.

I'm still in a chicken / egg situation there. I don't know if I transfered the fags to food or fags hid the food cravings - whatever I'm tryingnot to give in to them.

I'm drinking about 6 pints of water at work a day and feeling so much better. My dietition said that over 80% of people in the UK are chronically dehydrated and even if we are not exercising we should be drinking about 8 pints a day. Exercise should add another 2 or 3. I must admit - regardless of how hard I push myself at the gym now, I'm never sore the next day and that is because I'm properly hydrated.

Anyway got another test to come - I'm going on a cheapo holiday with my sister next weekend to Tenerife for a bit of sunshine & shopping. My sister is a smoker who wants and needs to give up and she said she hopes to start by being with me a non-smoker for a few days to get her going. I'm more worried about the food but there you go.

Apart from that my husband is still buying the baccy - I'll bring him some back. And I continue to sell my stash, not scared of that anymore.

The overall feeling is that I will not go back to smoking for the forseable future (like years) but you can never say never.



Things are moving in the right direction I feel

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  • Well Done on your 20 weeks. You sound like your doing great. also have a fab holiday but do be on your gaurd thats it was on holiday that i slipped up in my last quit. Be strong but do enjoy.xxxxx

  • Hi F2Q :D :D :D

    Well done 20 weeks already that's great enjoy your holiday am sure you will stay smoke free and maybe inspire yous sister tell her we look forward to having her on here as well and who knows maybe your hubbt will join us as well one day

    Don't worry ro much about a little extra food while away just ENJOY your break



  • Wow!! Great achievement!! Can't wait to get there! :) Happy holiday!

  • Hi Mbuddie :D

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    All the Best


  • Hello everyone,

    Had my last puff on 24th October 08 and 5 months has felt like 5 years :eek:

    Relying heavily in an inhilate. But feeling very weak and low.

    Somedays I think I will manage to keep quit and then the next day I feel that i take two steps back,

    Sorry to waffle


    Great job on 5 months but I agree with BB..... get rid of that inhaler.... you've come so far, don't be scared to take that next step...... with nicotine still in your system you are still in the trap.... get free.

  • Inhalator, got a bloke at my local that used one and quit at the same time as me but seems to be going through my week one over and over, strange.

    F2Q enjoy the Holiday you deserve it! Keep out of the crappy english restaurants and try to find a local seafood place.

    If you've got time could you machine gun a times share sales team?


  • hi FTQ,so proud of you ,,5 months ,,wow,,you enjoy your self in tenerife,,,hope you have bought your self some thing nice with all the money you have saved,,so you keep on keeping the faith tont keep:D:D:D

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