Two Months almost

Hello all,

Not posted for a very long time but to be honest I was becoming way too focused on quitting which wasn't good for me. I didn't want to be constantly reminded of how doom n gloom quitting is and how hard it can be because well...for me it hasn't been...its been highly positive and not a hard thing at all....I struggled more with feeling too upbeat about me quit because on here there were a lot of people who were finding it so difficult I couldn't empathise. :o

But a few members really did support me when I first came here, and before I actually quit so I just came back to say thank you. It is No Smoking Day and I am a non smoker. I have been smokefree for almost two months and quit Champix after a few weeks too. I have been cold turkey for the last 5 or so weeks :D

And...

It still feels good, and it is still not hard. Thanks to all of those who have offered advice and support. You know who you all are ;)

Lindsay xxx

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  • Lindsay, what a great post for today of all days.

    Yes some find quitting much easier than others, and I am really glad you were one of the lucky ones. :D

    I hope loads of newbies read this and are inspired.

  • Lindsay, what a great post for today of all days.

    Yes some find quitting much easier than others, and I am really glad you were one of the lucky ones. :D

    I hope loads of newbies read this and are inspired.

    Thanks Bev :) I sincerely hope some of those newbies do see this and believe they can do it, because everyone's quit is different and even every quit is different. Previously I'd found it so hard but this time, its been like it's meant to be, a postive step.

    Sure, I've gained a little weight and my mood hasn't always been grand but it's not been as bad its made out. I also suffered a little in the beginning with my sleep pattern but I believe that was the Champix as once I had cut them out, I was fine.

    I have no desire to smoke and I feel I can stay quit without being constantly reminded how evil fags are or how I'm an addict who will never change, and a lot of no smoking help sites seem to focus on these things which is a shame as I believe you can do it without constantly feeling guilty for being an ex smoker - the thing is, you are an ex smoker - that should be the focus I think. So if you're new and quitting - keep this in mind...its your quit and you chose what works for you! :)

    Lindsay xxx

  • Hi Lindsay

    A great post by yourself and it's wonderful hearing how you found the quit experience a positive one and feeling there's no going back.

    Your experience is not that rare but one that is always welcome and not posted about enough. Plenty of encouragement and inspiration from it for all new folk and not quite so new.

    Best wishes to you

    Pol x

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