forum is life line

thank God for this forum. quit 8 weeks ago today , still up and down but having more up days. finding that no one seems to care any more that i quit, at first they were suportive, saying im proud of you, well done. now nobody talks about it and when i mention it they dont seem to care, its as if they are wondering what the big deal is, and one of my friends said its been weeks, get over it. so thank you to this forum , my real suport network, everyone here understands how hard it is x

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  • I know exactly what you mean, I have stopped mentioning it in real life and just come on here when I need to discuss anything, I think non-smokers think you should be over it by now because they don't really understand addiction and the smokers don't like to talk about it because it makes them see that it is possible to stop smoking and they are in denial.

    Very well done on 8 weeks by the way, glad to here you are having more good times than bad :D

  • thanks, and well done to you too, your right they just dont understand, maybe we'l get to a point in life when we feel like that , but i dont think so , could never forget this ever .

  • Well done Jacqueline

    thank God for this forum. quit 8 weeks ago today , still up and down but having more up days. finding that no one seems to care any more that i quit, at first they were suportive, saying im proud of you, well done. now nobody talks about it and when i mention it they dont seem to care, its as if they are wondering what the big deal is, and one of my friends said its been weeks, get over it. so thank you to this forum , my real suport network, everyone here understands how hard it is x

    Well done Jac, that means it is 8 weeks for me too :). I agree no one talks about it anymore even Mark doesn't mention it now and it is nearly 3 months for him. I know my friend that stopped on the 1st of June never mentions it but I think she has turned into a secret smoker as when I went the other day she didnt know I was going to pop in, there was a lighter on the side and I could smell stale smoke. I didnt say anything or mention smoking. I am glad we have this forum as even though the real world ignores what we have achieved the forum doesnt :)

  • Yes this forum IS a lifeline. I don't post a heck of a lot, but sometimes all I need to is READ what people have said, the encouragement, the words to helps overcome a craving and I feel better and it strenghtens my resolve

    thank you to everyone who posts :)

  • :)thanks Chrissie, (((((waving back)))))). xx

  • Hi Jacqueline :D

    Nice to see you back here again and well done on 8 weeks quit

    I agree people just don't understand what it takes to quit this addiction, it's not that they don't care but they do seem to think that a couple of weeks and that's it

    I think that's what makes this forum so good we've all been there at some point no matter where we are in our quits

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • thanks marg, its people like you on the forum thats keeping me and many others strong and looking forward so again thankyou (a big hug and a x)

  • Hi Jacqueline :D

    Thanks and a big hug for you in return I think we all need all the hugs we can get

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxxxx

  • Yep I agree

    This forum is a lifeline, at the moment (40days yesterday) people are still quite supportive, though it would seem this will tail off. Looking forward to be 8 weeks off the tabs (congrats again), as well as 8 months and eight years.

    Every day I'm a day further away from smoking, off out to spend some dosh on a new dress out of my "cigarette savings". Have a few crave challenges this evening, namely alcohol and being outdoors with a BBQ, no smokers around tonight tho so will hopefully be ok. Was out last night with a friend who does smoke (although she smokes so few don't really understand why she ever bothered) she did smell of ciggs though.

    Sense of smell coming back, not a good thing all the way round!!!:eek:

    Mood still up and down, will start compiling a list of foods to avoid, cheese being a main culprit at the moment. Despite all the niggles tho, need to remember that just stopping smoking is a ruddy achievement.

    I have been quit for 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 hours, 33 minutes and 20 seconds (40 days). I have saved £176.63 by not smoking 812 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 19 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 31/05/2009 20:00

  • Hi Mah :D

    Well done on your 40 days smoke free

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • Ive had some cake, my 4 year old grandson made me one it was yum. Marks is still sat on the side waiting for him to eat it but if he doesnt think it will go in my tum :rolleyes:

    Hope you are on your best behaviour Chrissie :cool:

  • Hi Chrissie :D

    Congratulations on your 8 weeks quit well done Big Hug

    I hope you haven't eaten your cake already naughty girl

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Well done Chrissie

    Other than eat cake what are you going to do to celebrate. You still have to be good though, Marg might do you a party if you are very good :p

  • Hi Chrissie :D

    You being cheeky again then Lost my marbles indeed nope haven't lost any just counted and they're all there OK

    As for a party we can have one tonight if you like might cheer everyone up you all seem a bit down today

    OK My place 7 ish OK

    Love

    Marg and her marbles xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Glad it's not just me

    Feeling a bit blue today, doesn't make any sense at all. Absolutely nothing in my life is outside of tolerable parameters - so why am I not jumping for joy. Right now I'd settle for calm and content!

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