Hi Guys!!!

Hi everyone :)

Just thought I'd come and say hello and introduce myself. I am SuperSec from Edinburgh, a part-time secretary (hence user name, although negotiable how super I am :p). I'm married with two grown up children, two adorable dogs and one elderly cat

Had my last ciggie last night and I'm now sporting a rather attractive patch at the top of my arm. Not my first time quitting. Have quit twice before, the longest being 2 1/2 years( :eek:).

I'm feeling ok at the moment, very positive with no cravings for either a cigarette or food amazingly, but have a bag of Haribo waiting just in case.

Anyways, will stop waffling. Look forward to getting to know you all. Well done to everyone that has decided to quit and the very best of luck with continuing. :)

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  • Hi Supersec, well done on your quit, great decision. I can't comment on the patches as i have not used them, but plenty of people around here have. You say you quit for 2 1/2 years wow, so you know you can do it then.:D

    You sound very positive and that is fantastic, i must admit tho even if i felt great i don't think the sweets would last long in my sticky mitts;)

    Waffling is fine here, so are rants, raves, moans, jokes, tears whatever you can throw at us we can handle it.

    i would suggest you read some of the links attached to some of the sigs, they will really help.

    Good luck, and of course let us know how you are getting on.

  • Hi S S :)

    Well done deciding to quit glad to hear you're feeling OK on day 1

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

    whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Love

    Marg

  • Hi SuperSec,

    Wow! Id feel like im teaching you to suck eggs giving you advice, but what made you start after 2 1/2 years? and how long ago did you get back on the smoking?

    Best of luck to you, these forums are a great place to spill out feelings etc and get through the tough times.

    Paul

  • Welcome to the forum, Supersec! I am so gonna like you..... a fellow Haribo fan!!! Watch out though..... those lil guys sure put on weight :eek: No worries though, the weight will come off, it did for me!! Congratulations on your first day back to being smoke free :)

  • Thanks everyone for the welcome. Day 3 and still cigarette-free. Has been bloody hard though. I don't remember it being this hard before. I'm hoping that this will be the difference and be enough for me to never want another one again.

    Hi SuperSec,

    Wow! Id feel like im teaching you to suck eggs giving you advice, but what made you start after 2 1/2 years? and how long ago did you get back on the smoking?

    Best of luck to you, these forums are a great place to spill out feelings etc and get through the tough times.

    Paul

    Hi Paul

    Stupid isn't it. 2 1/2 years and back to square one. That was about 15 years ago now. I fancied one, and thought that as I was a "non-smoker" I could have one and not get hooked again. I was wrong. Tried again about 4 years ago, and gave up for 3 months and the same thing happened. I am determined it won't happen again.

    Thanks again, and I hope as well as getting support and advice, I am also able to give it due to my past experiences.

  • Stupid isn't it. 2 1/2 years and back to square one. That was about 15 years ago now. I fancied one, and thought that as I was a "non-smoker" I could have one and not get hooked again. I was wrong.

    Ah that old chestnut ! I'd imagine there are quite a few on here who have made that mistake, myself very much included.

    I quit with patches the first time I attempted to quit, and I wasn't smoking for what I remember to be about 3 months. I wasn't even using patches 1 month into it all and it was all fine until one night I had that smoke. From there it was a slippery slope. Perhaps it was down to being naive, it being my 1st attempt, but I found that every attempt afterwards was a lot more difficult, and I never managed to get over the 3 month mark again.

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