Century, not out

yesterday was my 100 days :)

celebrated it by going to the climbing wall with some of my mates which was great as we all used to be into doing it but let work, life, laziness, apathy etc get in the way of some good challenging active adrenaline fulled fun.

Well just thought i'd report on the good things that I've noticed recently about quitting, as ive posted plenty in my past about the problems encountered.

Friday night was great, I was out with some people I know who I had forgotten that I hadnt told i'd quit and when one of them came up to me and said, "you coming out for a smoke?" almost in that kind of "you ARE coming out for a smoke" way as i probably never turned down an opportunity to be out smoking ever before. and my reaction was lightening quick, "nah, i gave up" and the look on his face was worth a million words.

people were just so genuinely impressed and happy for me, it was great.

the other nice thing was one of the girls remarking on how nice and freshly washed my jumper smelled yesterday at climbing, also expressed in a kinda shocked way! haha.

its weird. I guess you know these moments are coming but they do take you by surprise when they come.

had some crazy smoking dreams after posting on here for my 3 month mark which was really odd. the main one that got me was so vivid it felt competely real and I was quite preturbed when i woke up as I had taken great pleasure in chain smoking 3 or 4 benson and hedges and enjoyed greatly fumbling the gold 20 pack.

I guess its my subconsious making sense of letting go a very deeply engrained partnership that lasted for many years. The wierd thing is I havent smoked the B&H brand for about 10 years.

anyway... needless to say its all going great. Anyone reading this that is earlier in thier journey of quitting. I can only say one thing. Its so worth it.

Dig deep and find a way to make it happen, the rewards come gradually but they just keep coming and coming. Its the best gift in the world.

all the best,

Bman

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  • Congrats bman, that's a very positive post and great to read. Here's to the rest of our lives no longer being a slave to the weed.

    Stange about the BH thing, I do remember reading that us ex smokers fantasize about the *best* fag perhaps this was when yours was.

    MAH

  • Well done a 100 days, that is fantastic and you sound so positive.

    Keep up the good work and of course keep posting how wonderful your life is now!

  • What a fantasic post to read for day 100.. what a difference quitting smoking has truly made in you. I look forward to seeing through every single month with a similar post from you now bman, as I really believe you are on the same quit-vibe as i've found now.. and isn't it just great!!

    Thanks for posting this, it made my day :)

  • Congratulations on your 100 days, brilliant. Your post was nice to read full of the fun things that have happened to you.

    Jackie

  • Hi Bman :D

    YAY 100 and counting well done I trust you're suitably proud of yourself and if not why not

    Glad you're enjoying climbing again and bet you have a lot more energy for it as well

    I'd have loved to have seen the look on that friends face when you said you'd quit and isn't it wonderful how all the benefits add up as we go along this road to freedom

    You sound so happy and positive now I really think you have it sussed

    Love

    Marg xxx

  • yesterday was my 100 days :)

    celebrated it by going to the climbing wall with some of my mates which was great as we all used to be into doing it but let work, life, laziness, apathy etc get in the way of some good challenging active adrenaline fulled fun.

    Well just thought i'd report on the good things that I've noticed recently about quitting, as ive posted plenty in my past about the problems encountered.

    Friday night was great, I was out with some people I know who I had forgotten that I hadnt told i'd quit and when one of them came up to me and said, "you coming out for a smoke?" almost in that kind of "you ARE coming out for a smoke" way as i probably never turned down an opportunity to be out smoking ever before. and my reaction was lightening quick, "nah, i gave up" and the look on his face was worth a million words.

    people were just so genuinely impressed and happy for me, it was great.

    the other nice thing was one of the girls remarking on how nice and freshly washed my jumper smelled yesterday at climbing, also expressed in a kinda shocked way! haha.

    its weird. I guess you know these moments are coming but they do take you by surprise when they come.

    had some crazy smoking dreams after posting on here for my 3 month mark which was really odd. the main one that got me was so vivid it felt competely real and I was quite preturbed when i woke up as I had taken great pleasure in chain smoking 3 or 4 benson and hedges and enjoyed greatly fumbling the gold 20 pack.

    I guess its my subconsious making sense of letting go a very deeply engrained partnership that lasted for many years. The wierd thing is I havent smoked the B&H brand for about 10 years.

    anyway... needless to say its all going great. Anyone reading this that is earlier in thier journey of quitting. I can only say one thing. Its so worth it.

    Dig deep and find a way to make it happen, the rewards come gradually but they just keep coming and coming. Its the best gift in the world.

    all the best,

    Bman

    Well done Bman, fantastic effort :)

  • Well done bman!

    As a climbing sort you'll probably appreciate this a n a l ogy that helped me to stay quit.

    Quitting is a bit like climbing a mountain. Firstly, be prepared, fail to prepare - prepare to fail. Secondly - it can be tough at times, then the climb may seem to level out for a bit before it gets steep again. Soon you think you have climbed to the top and you have it cracked - only to find there is still quite a way to go.

    The thing is, it doesn't really matter how long it takes to climb the mountain, the most important thing is - don't fall off it! You don't really want to start from the bottom all over again do you?!

    Keep up the good work bman - enjoy your climbing. I used to climb quite regularly at the The forge in Sheffield. I wouldn't like to try now though, not with the extra weight I've put on since quitting! I'm not sure I'd get off the ground:o

  • Well done bman!

    As a climbing sort you'll probably appreciate this a n a l ogy that helped me to stay quit.

    Quitting is a bit like climbing a mountain. Firstly, be prepared, fail to prepare - prepare to fail. Secondly - it can be tough at times, then the climb may seem to level out for a bit before it gets steep again. Soon you think you have climbed to the top and you have it cracked - only to find there is still quite a way to go.

    The thing is, it doesn't really matter how long it takes to climb the mountain, the most important thing is - don't fall off it! You don't really want to start from the bottom all over again do you?!

    Keep up the good work bman - enjoy your climbing. I used to climb quite regularly at the The forge in Sheffield. I wouldn't like to try now though, not with the extra weight I've put on since quitting! I'm not sure I'd get off the ground:o

    What a brilliant ****ogy!!! Will think of that often.

    Well done bman on 100days...it does sound like it's all worthwhile :D

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