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Octoquits Dec Roll Call

Wow dont we all look fantastic in our Christmas jumpers and smell wonderful with our Christmas smellies...:)

As we may have other plans for the evening of 31st December thought it may be an idea to have the roll call over the next couple of days...

I am at the door with my clipboard , got a nice new titantium one as there were so many dents in the last one (can't imagine how that happened):o

So I am here, large tick (and Mr LJ also made month 3 on 26th)

Roll up roll up

xx

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Hi, Here I am - present and correct. Hope we've all made it. You're a great group.

Sue

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hey there, back from France where I over ate! but still here :)

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Hi there still here some days good some days bad !

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I'm still here just! Wish I could say I felt healthier as well...but actually feel like shit...physically and mentally!

Oh well...they say it can take up to a year...great! :mad:

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Hi there

Still here found it a bit tough over Christmas but not so bad now

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Good to see you got to France in the end Frenchy! My son got home eventually too....hope you had a lovely xmas with all your family :)

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Hi all - I'm here. Some good days and some not so good moments - but that's all they are now, moments

Dave

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im still here lmao :p

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I'm still here too Lorna! Still the odd moments but as Dave says they are only moments now! I also feel much better.

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Here :p

I'm sending Jack a tin helmet as I think he's going to be late for roll call and Lorna will take the opportunity to try out her new weapon... I mean clip board.

Good to see so many Octo's going so strong. Christmas did bring a few passing moments with it but as you say Dave, they are just moments.

Oh and in case I don't get back on my pc in the next couple of days...... Happy 2010 everyone x

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I'm still here!

Inside in the warm, not having to go out into the cold and miserable wetness any more - I LOVE that part of not smoking! :D

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Thank you JJ... I'm glad your son made it too... I had a good time, but as you say, I'm also feeling pretty sh*te at the moment, it's up and down constantly.

I've been thinking about fags a lot for the past few days, eating Haribo instead of smoking!! PMT + break up + quitting = very intense internal turmoil!!

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Hi Corine

I'm feeling quietly confident now that Yuletide is out the way (with not smoking) so sending you loads of strength to help you.

You've got this far woman...... you can go further. Take each day as it comes and stand strong.

Pol xx

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thank you Pol, you're a sweetie :)

Happy new year to you :)

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Well done all you octquits lovely to see so many still going strong. Just think in a day or two you can all say you quit last year. CONGRATS gang.xxxxxx

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Thanks Linda. That really will make it sound more permanent ..... "I gave up last year..... no thanks, don't smoke anymore" :)

And this time next year you will be telling us lot to shut up and find our own penthouse ;) xx

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Still here as well, sorry to hear some are struggling, Im not too bad this week but threw my rattle out last week, major downer.

JJ and Corinee, stay strong and sending positive vibes your way.

Dee xxx

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Hello, hello I may have had one too many red wines but I'm here my lovelies!!

(Christine docks caps to the very mean looking Lorna!!):D

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Hello, hello I may have had one too many red wines but I'm here my lovelies!!

(Christine docks caps to the very mean looking Lorna!!):D

Mean?????/ Oh dear that was my welcoming smillie face, trying to be nice for 2010 :(

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HI, am still here struggling, but still here,

Happy New year everyone, xx

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Hi Dawn

Good to hear from you. Sorry to hear things are a bit of a struggle but hopefully once we're past the next day or so, things will ease up.

All the best and Happy New Year to you too. Oh, you move to 3 Month room today :cool: Well done for completing 2 months

Happy New Year to everyone :)

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Thanks Pol, I am working nights at the moment about 4.30 am wrote the date and realised I am in month 3. :D.xx

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Hi there

Still here found it a bit tough over Christmas but not so bad now :)

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Happy New Year to all you lovely non smokers!!

Im still here almost twelve weeks now and doing well, just other parts of my life that are a lil troublesome but hey.. that is life lol

Hope you are all doing well

All my love xxx

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I will admit, I had this huge agrument with a now ex friend AND I added up matching to the fag machine in a pub and searching for money but I just pulled myself together and thought DO NOT BE SO DAMN STUPID WOMAN!!

I never did but I so wanted to and it was very hard to walk away, but I managed it.

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Hi Christine

I've had loads of times recently that I could have used as an excuse to light up a fag...but in the end it would only be ourselves that we could blame.

You did well girl....very proud of you!!!

(You've been very quiet lately...I presumed the red wine had ran out and you were in rehab :D)

JJ xxxxx

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I will admit, I had this huge agrument with a now ex friend AND I added up matching to the fag machine in a pub and searching for money but I just pulled myself together and thought DO NOT BE SO DAMN STUPID WOMAN!!

I never did but I so wanted to and it was very hard to walk away, but I managed it.

Way to go Christine....xx

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Happy new year all x

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Hi Christine

(You've been very quiet lately...I presumed the red wine had ran out and you were in rehab :D)

JJ xxxxx

LOL, You are right, rehab do not let me have my laptop!! We (Dh and I) had flu and then we have spent the last week making up for it!! Starting diet tomorrow!

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matching to the fag machine in a pub

That's very close sounding........ the need must have been immense but how strong were you? Bloody well done :cool: xx

You matched with a fag machine? In a colour co-ordinated outfit kinda way with flashing lights? Lovely ;)

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I noticed that too Pol...just thought it was the wine talking! :D

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That's very close sounding........ the need must have been immense but how strong were you? Bloody well done :cool: xx

You matched with a fag machine? In a colour co-ordinated outfit kinda way with flashing lights? Lovely ;)

LOL!! In my defence I had been out on the red wine when I wrote the post:)However I am now as wide as the fag machine and not as pretty:D

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Christine - don't tell me my Octoquit girls aren't attractive, to me, you're all beautiful - you got me here, to my third month (red wine can be a b&$£"*&d sometimes):o

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Hello everybody... happy (and smoke-free) new year!!!

I'm still here too, without a single puff, not difficult at all for me! I hope I will continue to complete the 3rd month as well (I know I can do it)...

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Hi Smokefree

Good to hear from you and love your positive attitude.

Wishing you a steady strong smokefree quit.

All the best with Month 3 and beyond

Pol

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Hi

Don't know what the national average stats are on successful quitting but from the number of us 'reporting in' we must be doing much better.

Well done to all of us who can now say 'I stopped smoking last year'. and well done Christine for not giving in to the cigarette machine. Even when I was smoking I really resented having (note 'having', not like I had any choice in it), having to buy cigarettes from them. They were stupidly expensive.

Good for all of us - I'm off to Month 4/5 - hurry up and join me.

Sue

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Trying to work out just who from October is still reporting in/posting and still smoke free

Sue's sig is the longest and holds all/most October people

Still smokefree:

Cyprien (Sue), KTBird, duckling, Lornaj, Jack1664, MadCatWoman, Smokefree, JJ69, Christine, Elaine, Frenchy, Pol, juliebean, lucanlass, Curly Bob, msyvonned, Kaybrown, Dave2702, Soosy, deerizla, Nickif and Dawn246

Restarted:

Tinkerbell - 1 new re-starter. Good on you Tinks and good luck

Maybe/maybe not = 8

wheretheresawilltheresaway, Lolito, mikeduk, cheesenmarmite, Flipper, Demay, Supersec and Elizabeth

Out of 31 people, 22 smokefree, 1 re-started and 8 don't know about

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Trying to work out just who from October is still reporting in/posting and still smoke free

Sue's sig is the longest and holds all/most October people

Still smokefree:

Cyprien (Sue), KTBird, duckling, Lornaj, Jack1664, MadCatWoman, Smokefree, JJ69, Christine, Elaine, Frenchy, Pol, juliebean, lucanlass, Curly Bob, msyvonned, Kaybrown, Dave2702, Soosy, deerizla, Nickif and Dawn246

Restarted:

Tinkerbell - 1 new re-starter. Good on you Tinks and good luck

Maybe/maybe not = 8

wheretheresawilltheresaway, Lolito, mikeduk, cheesenmarmite, Flipper, Demay, Supersec and Elizabeth

Out of 31 people, 22 smokefree, 1 re-started and 8 don't know about

Thats is pretty impressive stuff....intersting that the only regular poster that had a blip was Tinks who is now back on the wagon....

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Sumo wrestler no 1 signing in here...could you show me the way to the dieting room please? I believe we have one reserved for octoquitters and their cuddley (lardarse?) friends....

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Hi Jackie

The original lardarse group set up by red wino, I mean Christine, got deleted at Christine's request but there's another one now up and running in the Social Group area and it's called Smoke Free Porkies and Muffins (something like that anyway).....

Sumo wrestler??? haha

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Trying to work out just who from October is still reporting in/posting and still smoke free

Sue's sig is the longest and holds all/most October people

Still smokefree:

Cyprien (Sue), KTBird, duckling, Lornaj, Jack1664, MadCatWoman, Smokefree, JJ69, Christine, Elaine, Frenchy, Pol, juliebean, lucanlass, Curly Bob, SkyDave, msyvonned, Kaybrown, Dave2702, Soosy, deerizla, Nickif and Dawn246

Restarted:

Tinkerbell - 1 new re-starter. Good on you Tinks and good luck

Maybe/maybe not = 8

wheretheresawilltheresaway, Lolito, mikeduk, cheesenmarmite, Flipper, Demay, Supersec and Elizabeth

Out of 32 people, 23 smokefree, 1 re-started and 8 don't know about

Have now amended the above info to include Skyedave who quit in October and whose now in my sig.

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Also Smokefree from Greece quit in October and so now the figs are:

33 People, that we know of, quit in October

24 still smoke free

1 re-started

8

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I'm still here :D

Had a very busy Christmas and New year. I hope you all had a great time.

The boys go back to school tomorrow so all back to normal then.

Still not smoking. I am still using the nicorette tabs but only about 3 a day so not bothered about stopping them yet. I want to get over the 3 months before then.

I hope you are all well and will pop in more when the kids are back at school

Nicki xxxxxx

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That is a terrific number of you still stopped, huge Well Done to you all. You are also good fun and very supportive of one another.

Jackie

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Great to hear from you Nikki

Sounds like a busy Festive time for you and well done for seeing it all through smokefree :D

Thank you very much Jackie. Indeed, our numbers still smoke free from October are impressive.

Jackie, I hope you see a thaw in the weather very soon. Your in one of the worst hit areas and i imagine your getting pretty sick of the cold white stuff by now?

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Hello from Greece, it's smokefree Elena here!!!

Happy to continue living without smoking, although I have to start exercising more :o

I'm writing just to say a hello... ;)

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