Almost one whole week!!!

My last puff of the nic:eek:demon was shortly before 1pm last Friday, the 20th. So by some counts (including a quit-counter I am using) I've gone 7 days smoke-free. And I must say it gave me a little thrill when the counter clicked over.

However, I want to count it in smoke-free whole days. So I will rack up that first week when I go to bed tonight - cos there is no way I'm having a puff between now and then.

Then i shall start on Week 2. And there have been a few times when I wasn't so sure I'd get that far - but I got through those moments, put them behind me, took a breath of lovely FRESH air, and carried on.

One of the things I've found useful is keeping my hands busy. As a hobby I knit jumpers and hats and stuff. Not bad though I say so myself. I remember an occasion when I worked in a video shop in Fulham, and I was knitting a jumper while watching a vid and this young lad came in. He looked at me - did a double-take and then said emphatically "Men can't knit". I asked him if I was a man - he said yes. I asked him if I was knitting - he said yes. He then said, even more emphatically, "Nah! Men can't knit"! Sometimes people just can't believe their own eyes!! Anyway, I find it good in terms of keeping my hands occupied, and creating something at the same time.

Sorry to ramble on a bit - just celebrating my first almost-a-week!

All best wishes to everyone out there, whatever day you're on.

Deke

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  • Hi Deke :D

    Well done on almost as week you're doing great and have every right to celebrate the worst weeks almost over and things will start to get better for you

    And why I wonder did that young man think men couldn't knit I admit it's unusual but I can remember my Dad knitting not jumpers but socks, he said they lasted longer than bought ones and were warmer

    Love

    Margxxxxxxxx

  • Thanks Marg,

    I've never knitted socks - did gloves once. And once was enough!

    Have a good weekend

    Deke

  • Hi Deke :D

    grhhhhhhhhhh I hate knitting gloves and socks I used to knit a lot of picture jumpers at one time once knitted them for thew whole family for Xmas about 25 I think oh boy

    Hope you have a nice weekend to I have a freind coming for the day tomorrow and will see my daughter on Sunday

    Love

    Margxxxxxxxx

  • Hi Marge,

    Sounds like you'll have a lovely time. I'm off to visit my lovely aunt. She will forget my name, and offer me a cup of tea about three times every four minutes, and we will have a lovely time and laugh a lot.:):)

    Here's to a good weekend for everyone on the forum.

    Deke

  • hi deke

    well done 7 days keep going iam a few day infront of you and doing well my self ive tried so many times and failed everytime this time iam never going to look back

    iam of out tomorrow with my friend he want me to do 3mile run tomorrow god ive never run in the last 23 years so it will be hard but fun and just need to push myself but as iam a none smoker it should get easyer very soon i hope

    i wish you all the best

    jason

  • Hi jason,

    Enjoy (if that's the right word!!) your run. Never liked running or jogging much myself, but i could do with a bit of exercise so am going to jump in the shallow end of my local pool and wallow around for a while;) - and i'll call that my get fit regime!!

    Deke

  • Hi jason,

    Enjoy (if that's the right word!!) your run. Never liked running or jogging much myself, but i could do with a bit of exercise so am going to jump in the shallow end of my local pool and wallow around for a while;) - and i'll call that my get fit regime!!

    Deke

    hi deke

    all i do is eat eat eat iam putting weight on all ready but it will be a good thing for me as iam only small and med build but it true about smoking it stunts your growth

    enjoy the swimming it will be alot easyer than running 3k but it will get all the sh++ out of my body

    jason

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