Month 5 complete, Hello month 6!

Wow that 5th month really did slip by rather quick.. things have taken rather a nice upturn in my quit, seem to be stabilising just nicely now.. and this I believe as of 10pm tonight will be the beginning of my 6th month quit.. . so on january the 11th i'll be a full 6 months.

Had my ups and downs on this quit, but staying quit has been the most important thing i've kept true.. no blips.. a few iffy wobbles where i was truly fretting in some financial issues caused by my car but beyond that.. great. While i stay quit, i draw a sense of pride from that.

This will definitely be a smoke free christmas this year for me.. sure won't make last years mistake :)

Jase - Free and Healing for Five Months, while extending my life expectancy 10 Days and 15 Hours, by avoiding the use of 3060 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me £877.61.

Good luck to anyone in the early days and months.. its damn hard, but the benefits later are so very much worth it.. no matter how difficult it seems. Trust me!

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  • Wow that 5th month really did slip by rather quick.. things have taken rather a nice upturn in my quit, seem to be stabilising just nicely now.. and this I believe as of 10pm tonight will be the beginning of my 6th month quit.. . so on january the 11th i'll be a full 6 months.

    Had my ups and downs on this quit, but staying quit has been the most important thing i've kept true.. no blips.. a few iffy wobbles where i was truly fretting in some financial issues caused by my car but beyond that.. great. While i stay quit, i draw a sense of pride from that.

    This will definitely be a smoke free christmas this year for me.. sure won't make last years mistake :)

    Jase - Free and Healing for Five Months, while extending my life expectancy 10 Days and 15 Hours, by avoiding the use of 3060 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me £877.61.

    Good luck to anyone in the early days and months.. its damn hard, but the benefits later are so very much worth it.. no matter how difficult it seems. Trust me!

    Hi Jase

    phew 5 months done and into 6 way to go mate dead pleased for you, you have given so much support on here to which we are all truly grateful keep it going strong mate :)

  • You've made it to the 6 month room, Jase! CONGRATULATIONS! Get cozy, you'll be here for a bit but I tell you, this is a fun room..... hardly a struggle, barely any craves, easy peasy..... time will just fly by now, you'll see! Great job, Jase!

  • Hi Jase :D

    CONGRATULATIONS on you 5 months smoke free that's great almost the full 1/2 year

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Hi Jase

    Well done...wow 5 months done and into the 6th... huge congratulations.

    You are always such a support to us all, thanks a million.

    Keep smiling

    xx

  • Congratulations Jase, you have worked hard and deserve a big pat on the back, keep going your goal is sure in sight.

    Jackie

  • Big well done on 5 months quit Jase and welcome to the 6+ month room next stop the 1+ year room :)

  • Thanks all :) I'm very sure i won't be having no cigar at christmas this year too :)

  • Jase, wow into the 6 month place. hope you are really proud. i have just managed my 100 days and feeling good so you must be feeling great. well done.

  • Ooh congrats on your century-day achievement there ! Nice to see so many folk now chalking up the days, all following that one simple golden rule.. don't smoke.

    Yeah feeling pretty good about getting into this forum area.. i have had my ups n downs like most folk i suppose, but certainly in recent days things have seemed alot more stable quit wise than at other times.. this quit the big difference is I signed up to some forums as part of the quit, and have read quite a bit... even bought an Allen Carr DVD...aswell as reading his book.. all just to give this quit the best possible chance of success that i could.

    The real success comes from the person quitting though, it takes endurance, not just on your part for those who share the space around you that had tolerated your moods while quitting..

    so its a nice place to be.. just being able to wake up and still be free of that addiction is a marvellous thing.. definitely something that once you are here and quit, you should never lose grip of. (unlike foolish me on previous quits)

    Gonna make this one for keeps, definitely will never quit smoking ever again thats for sure. (don't think i'll need to)

  • well done Jase

    Well done Jase !

    You are doing well, and keep up the good work with your posts mate !:)

    Regards Trev

    Quit 28th April 09

  • Well done Jase

    Good on you 5 months is a canny quit going there. Yes keep strong over christmas, don't make the same mistakes.

    This will be my first, have my exit strategy in place should the temptation get too much, running trainers, so as everyone smokes themselves to death I'll go running *pissed* - may need another strategy lol.

  • Oh No, who let this hooligan in the 6 month room? Thats it. Non stop partying. Keeping us awake with chatting and spray painting the walls................

    Well done to you, its good to see you've come this far, a great supporter of others! x

  • Hi Jase.

    A big congratulations on 5 months done. The next one is gonna be a full HALF YEAR!!! Wow - thats excellent.

    You've been a great supporter on here - so well done you mate!

  • ahhh thanks alot. :) Tell you what though? I was getting some bits n bobs for grocery shopping last night, was paying at the counter.. and there in front of me was the array of cigarettes and cigars along with all the other smoking related stuff all there in pretty little well organised and labelled rows. I forced myself to take a long look at them while mr. Ihatemyjob was using the till to ring in my sale.. the guy must have thought i would add a packet of cigarettes to my shopping bill right there, but you know? I enjoyed the moment of looking at the smokes and thinking.... I am so glad i've given that up.

    Every day I used to buy 20 (or more!) of them things.. it adds up.. well in less than half a year i've already saved over £800 .. and outside is my new car, parked.. 10 times better than my old car... and all because i gave up smoking. This is before you take into account that my health has improved tremendously .. and i don't get worn out chasing my daughter half as much.. i can walk and run without gasping for breath.. and above all, i don't have to brave any of the cold or rain outside this winter for the sake of a 'fix'

    I'm glad i've quit, my OH is glad i've quit, and my 2.5 year old? I doubt she even remembers me popping out the back and smoking by the shed any more. AND I LIKE THAT! :)

    Good luck all.

    I was going to say be a little extra careful over the christmas but the relapse rates are actually higher in January...something for all of us to remember.

    Well as my 8 month quit last year relapsed on christmas day, I can relate to that somewhat for sure!. For me though, i planned christmas to the n'th degree... right down to the 'after dinner cigar' that i convinced myself all too easy to be a treat.. one... and one only was the plan. YEAH RIGHT! :) 1 of many it was.. first was the tin of 10.. and by boxing day i was buying a tin of 20... but worse yet? my other half only knew about the first one.. the rest i was a secret smoker with.. or so i thought..

    it became obvious to her all too soon that i was smoking again.. so then i gave up hiding it... and was smoking 20 a day again within less than 2-3 days of christmas day.

    The worst thing about my relapse last year was that i had PLANNED it.. as a treat.. some treat?! It was 7-8 months later on 11th July 2009 that i quit smoking this time around.. but a month before that date i tried to quit.. and failed miserably at the 4 day mark.

    As for january? Yeah folks watch january.. I'm going to hazard a guess its probably due to over-spending and over indulgence at christmas.. so some folk reach for 'old faithful' to smoke to get them over the upset of 'debt' and lets be honest? 'weight gain' for some. It happens.. but no matter what the upset? no matter how bad you feel... don't let nicotine back into your life once you've given it up.

    Above all? spare yourself the christmas relapse that i went through last year.. it destroyed my christmas, and the feeling of disappointment was immense.

  • Congratulations!!!!

    Well Done on 5 Months!

    Thats a fabulous Achievement and one to be very proud of!!! :D

    Your encouragement for others is great too. - Thank-you! :)

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