Open the door

OPEN THE DOOR THE PENT HOUSE I'M HERE AT LAST

Its day one of year 2

I have posted this in Day 1 section as well as 1 year. I hope this helps any one who maybe struggling.

I can’t believe I am here, one year on. Not because I doubted I would ever stop smoking, I knew I’d stop smoking, one way or another eventually. No the reason I’m surprised is that I smoked in the first place and for so long.

It’s easier now, looking back but why did I ever smoke?

To give myself confidence. To make me look cool in front of the opposite sex, ok so I could get some sex really. I enjoyed it. There was nothing better than a smoke after a meal. The day had Y in it.

Now I’ve stopped I’m not some nervous wreck that can’t talk to people as I’ve lost all my confidence and looking for my next fix of nicotine. I never really looked cool with a fag hanging out of my mouth, just can’t pull that look off.

The feeling you get from saying I don’t smoke after you have been offered a cigarette is out of this world. Far better than the dizzy sick feeling you get from inhaling smoke.

Now I’ve stopped, I smell better, look better, feel better and have a lot more money.

My reason for giving up, wasn’t my health, truth is I didn’t care about that, I could still do my fitness test and beat guys 10 to 15 years younger than me. I gave up for the money, cause I’m a greedy sod. Since stopping, I’ve got loads of new CDs DVDs starting my diving courses and been on holiday.

It hasn’t been easy getting here, and I know all of you reading this on day one two or three are going to say well it’s harder for me than it was for you. I so said that, “you’re lucky it was so easy this is killing me” Truth is it wasn’t. Each time I had a trigger flare off in my head, I had to make a choice, this quit and there’s been loads before, I’ve made a long line of choices; I chose not to have one.

Every time I said no or gone and sat in darkened room by myself and brooded I got a little stronger each time,

Now after 1 year or 12 months or 365 days which ever you count it I can confidently say I Don’t Smoke and I here with a little help from my friends.

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  • Hi Maverick,

    CONGRATULATIONS to you on starting Year 2. I am sure your post will be inspirational to anyone whatever stage they are at.

    Looking back a year, I just can't make up my mind if it seems like a long time ago - or if it has flown by! Either way it was the best decision.

  • was waiting for this one!!!

    Nicely done there mav, seems like you've truly cracked it m8y!! I wish you all the best for your 2nd year of freedom... now that you quit smoking over a year ago!!!1111 :)

    Well done , seriously well done!!

    jase

  • A HUGE well done to you Maverick :D

    Gaynor x

  • OI! You gave me a fright! I saw you'd posted on day one, missing the one year thread you'd put, and honestly thought you'd got so far ,then fallen off again and had gone back to day one! PHEW! No more frights please. Well done to you on one whole year!!!!!!

  • CONGRATULATIONS, Maverick, on 1 year of freedom! Welcome to the penthouse! Keep going strong! Jody

  • WELL DONE MAV xx

    A huge congratulations xx wot a guy..u did it xxx 1 whole year..amazing..Im so inspired mate :)

  • OI! You gave me a fright! I saw you'd posted on day one, missing the one year thread you'd put, and honestly thought you'd got so far ,then fallen off again and had gone back to day one! PHEW! No more frights please. Well done to you on one whole year!!!!!!

    Really sorry to scare you there, just trying to help the new guys along, just like I've been helped though out the year

  • media.cakecentral.com/galle... Have some cake to celebrate a wicked achievement.

  • Well done Mav , a whole year without a fag and getting all the way to the penthouse is a fantastic achievement .

    10 OUT OF 10, TOP MAN !

    Trev.

    20 a day for 30 years

    3 months patches

    7 months 2 weeks C.T

  • Hi Mav :D

    That's a great post and will help many on here along the road to freedom

    Here's that bottle of i907.photobucket.com/albums... as promised a while back

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Great going Mav on getting to the penthouse and beyond :D

  • Big Congratulations, I hope you gave yourself something nice on your special day.

    Jackie

  • At the risk of sounding all HollyWood

    I like to thank everyone for their messages of congratutions. This is my quit but also yours as well, as I could'nt have got here without the support of you all. This forum has really helped me and you have all put up with some of my rumbling posts.

    I think some of my real life friends have got a little fed up with me at times, "do you know its XX days/weeks/months since I stopped" They dont understand what each mile stone means unlike you guys.

    So thanks again for all the support over the last 12 months.

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