6 months achieved

:D Have reached 6 months and it feels fantastic. Wouldn't say I was a non-smoker rather than an ex smoker yet.

My quit is good and can't see me breaking it, however, I think complaicency will be my downfall, the moment I think this is a doddle is probably the day I make a stupid decision. Never ever want to go through the first few days again or the first month and although the quit has become easier and easier there isn't one day I'd like to do again.

So to all you starting off or recently given up smoking keep going, each day is easier than the last and each time you think that having a smoke would be nice/ok/not a problem, remember how hard it has been to get to where you are already and think about having to do it again. Never take another puff.

MAH

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  • :D Have reached 6 months and it feels fantastic. Wouldn't say I was a non-smoker rather than an ex smoker yet.

    My quit is good and can't see me breaking it, however, I think complaicency will be my downfall, the moment I think this is a doddle is probably the day I make a stupid decision. Never ever want to go through the first few days again or the first month and although the quit has become easier and easier there isn't one day I'd like to do again.

    So to all you starting off or recently given up smoking keep going, each day is easier than the last and each time you think that having a smoke would be nice/ok/not a problem, remember how hard it has been to get to where you are already and think about having to do it again. Never take another puff.

    MAH

    wow Well done MAH thats fantastic just for you

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    heres to the next six months

  • Hi MAH :D

    CONGRATULATIONS 6 months smoke free is great

    Love

    Marg

  • Hey MAH,

    how cool are you :cool:

    Absolutely outstanding that you are only 6 months away from being 1 year as a non smoker.

    Keep the thought of not becoming complacent in your focus...especially as we are going into the Festive period. But absolutely no reason that you can't celebrate too.

    Have a great day :)

    Cav

  • Big Well Done to you a whole six months, wishing you many more.

    Jackie

  • CONGRATULATIONS, MAH!!! 6 months is fantastic! Keep going strong and remember NOT ONE PUFF! jody

  • Congratulations MAH.

    It's great to get those first 6 months tucked away. It really is a significant milestone, and things seem to go a lot quicker from this point.

    I think you are right to be wary about complacency too. Keep your guard up and you will never have to do those early days again.

    Cheers

    Deke

  • CONGRATULATIONS on 6 months, MAH! Very proud of you making it through those tough days! You keep going, you'll see how much easier it gets! :)

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  • Thanks to you all

    Thanks to all for wishes, much apprciated, goodness knows what I'd do sometimes without this forum and the people on here. Muddle through I imagine, but you take the pain away from the journey.

    MAH

  • MAH,

    Sorry i'm a day late, naff monday got in the way.

    6 months is superb! I think if you are ok with the term ex-smoker, just as I am then whats the difference? At least by saying ex-smoker you are acknowledging that you used to smoke anyway, and by doing so it serves as a personal reminder to you that you've quit and will remain so.

    I say to folk i'm an ex-smoker, and i don't think there is anything to worry about .. tis just a title to give your smoking status. no biggie.

    You though?!!! 6 months, and half a year quit! That in itself is awesome. I'm sure you have had some ups n downs on your quit like many of us have, but it will never take away this one wonderful achievement.. you are still quit.

    Heres to you, and a nice christmas month ahead as a non/ex smoker. Only one rule: don't smoke. (you know this anyway)

    nicely done.

    =Jase=

  • Cheers Jase

    You'll be here soon.

    MAH

  • also late again

    I am so sorry to miss another. Bloody well done to you! Its a top hurdle to jump but you are right, keep on your toes, i've had a couple of big craves since and its a bit of a jolt! Work through it though and it settles down nice and easy.

  • well done MAH - good work indeed :D

    you sound pretty laid back about it at this point which is great. I cant wait to be where you are. Ive read a lot of posts saying it starts to all feel a bit more normal at that point. Please dont get complacent, you would be mortified. Just keep remembering what a great thing it is you are achieving here.

    1/2 a year is awesome. were all very proud of you! :D

  • Well Dune Mah !

    Hey Mah , sorry I missed your post regarding your 6 months quit.

    This is an awesome achievement ...well done you !:)

    See you in the penthouse.:D

    Trev.

    Quit 28th april 09

    3 months patches

    4 months C.T

  • Cheers Fiona, bman and Trev

    Feels good, savouring a deep non smoking breath, no hacking and lungs feel pure. Despite all the splutters going on around me.

    MAH

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