First post - day 31!

Hi all,

Well I've been lurking these forums since I quit (cold turkey) on 8 October, so I'm now on a calendar month in! It has been hard, but definately worth it - the benfits far outway the odd craving here or there, and I'm (very) proud of myself to say the least.

I've smoked for about 20 years and have been thinking about quitting for the last 18 months, but picking an exact date was hard, so after getting bronchitis last month I thought that's it, the time has come!

I'm particularly looking forward to national non smoking day next year as that will mark 6 months for me.

Pablo x

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  • Hey Pablo....welcome to the site.

    Well done on reaching one month quit....it really does feel good.

    Hey didn,t realsie that we would all be marking the 6 month point at no smoking day 2010...that is somehting to aim for...thanks for pointing that out.

    Well done on CT....respect.

    L

  • Well done for your month! I also quit cold turkey and it was tough at first but it gets so much easier as time go's on! You have passed the hardest part now and things can only be on the up from here. Well done. :D

  • Hey Pablo

    Big time Congratulations on your one month mark and welcome to the forum ... Hope we hear more from you in future

    Elaine xx

  • Hi Pablo :)

    Well done 1 whole month is great glad it#s going well for you and have every right to be proud of yourself

    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 sympathising 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 found 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

  • Thanks for the replies - yes, it's the non smoking day next year that I keep telling myself to aim for - 10 March will make it over 6 months! Hopefully after that it should be plain sailing.

    I've found the hardest thing going out drinking on weekends - how people used to give up before the smoking ban I'll never know, now it's a bit of a god send.

    Hardest thing is the other half is still smoking, so still get whiffs of smoke every hour or so from the spare room!! :eek:

  • Hi Welcome :)

    If ever there was a reason (and there's lots) for giving up it's having something pretty serious like bronchitis. Well done and congrats for one month quit.

    Hmmmm, if national non smoking day is 11th Mar then I make that 5 months not 6, from October. Still, really great as an aim though :cool:

  • Thanks Pol - you're right, it will be 5 months on March 10. Oh well, here's to Easter!!

  • Hi Welcome :)

    If ever there was a reason (and there's lots) for giving up it's having something pretty serious like bronchitis. Well done and congrats for one month quit.

    Hmmmm, if national non smoking day is 11th Mar then I make that 5 months not 6, from October. Still, really great as an aim though :cool:

    LOL you can tell I,m blonde :rolleyes:..... ok Easter Monday is 5th April so we will be into/just completed our 6th month.

  • LOL you can tell I,m blonde :rolleyes:..... .

    hehe, at least if you ARE blonde you have a valid excuse ;) When your a brunette, your just plain stoooopid :)

    Roll on Easter then and 6 wonderful smoke free months :D

  • hehe, at least if you ARE blonde you have a valid excuse When your a brunette, your just plain stoooopid :)

    Roll on Easter then and 6 wonderful smoke free months

    I spent 25 years trying to dispell the dumb blonde thing, really wound me up....:mad:

    now if I dont admit to the blonde moments I will have to admit to senior moments...:eek:

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