Octoquits mass invasion

In October 2009 30 individuals took a decison, for thier individual reasons, to finally kick the weed out of thier individual lives. Throught the daze and haze that was Day 1, we individually found the NSD site forum and indiviudally took the plunge, logged on, and made our first posts...:o

WELL THAT WAS 6....YES 6 MONTHS AGO

and 23 of us survive....that is 77% success rate

We have laughed, we have cried, we have pushed, we have pulled, we have supported, we have even had the occasional spat BUT we have got here and we have got here TOGETHER.

Collectively we have expereinced craves, depression, mania, mouth issues, palpitations, breathlessness, sleep issues, weight issues, and many many more.

We have quit using nothing, Champix, patches, inhaulors and any other methiod known to man....

but most of all we have used, and sometimes abused, EACH OTHER.:)

So here is to us...the Octoquits

Cyprien

KT Bird

Duckling

Jack

Lorna

Madcatwoman

JJ

Frenchie

Christine

Elaine

Pol

Juliebean

Lucanlass

Carolm

CurlyBob

Msyvonned

Dave

Kay

Dee

Smokefree

Soosy

Nickif

Dawn

SMOKE FREE AND HALFWAY TO THE PENTHOUSE...apparently the road is smooth and all down hill from here:D

xx

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  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    :D:D:D

    Go us Octoquits! *Dancing and wondering why I'm getting funny looks at work*

    There was a point when I never thought I could make it to 6 WEEKS - let alone 6 months.... but now I seem to be getting further round the bend by the day!

    Congrats everyone AND CHEERS! :cool:

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL YOU 6 MONTHERS

    Where would we all be if there was no one in front of us to give us a pull in the right direction, thanks from all of us behind you with a spring in our step because we can see how good it is to progress from month to month well done again

    4392

  • My, time flies past and the Octoquitters are moving on and upwards.

    ...BIG CONGRATS to all staying the course :)

    Cav

  • Hi Guys well done on reaching your half year milestone fantastic effort all of you ............... enjoy :) (get some cake whilst Lorna and Christine are not looking )

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  • Well done to all of you and thanks for making the forum a fun place.

    Jackie

  • There was a point when I never thought I could make it to 6 WEEKS - let alone 6 months.... but now I seem to be getting further round the bend by the day!

    Congrats everyone AND CHEERS!

    MCW! I'm seeing you........ we must be coming round the same bend, think your slightly more round the bend than me though as are Lorna and Christine -)

    Talking of Christine..... all that wine that Christine ordered? ................. tut, look who I just passed on my way here ;-)

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    Seriously, you Octo's have been a great bunch of folk to travel this journey with. Supporting each other in one way or another with wine, beer, a well meaning kick up the arse, chocolate and threats of visits despite the snow of January ;)

    Lorna, this journey had better level out now as I can't keep my climbing boots on any longer due to swollen foot from running.

    (ok, jogging on the spot which seems really embarrassing and pathetic)

    To the next six months and our number still being the same when we hit 12 months :cool:

    23 of us still quit = approx 71,000 smokes collectively not smoked since October.

    Cheers and many many thanks to just not the Octo's but to those of you that have been part of my quit journey. I won't name names for fear of missing some out and causing much weeping, but you know who you are :cool:

    xx

  • Talking of Christine..... all that wine that Christine ordered? ................. tut, look who I just passed on my way here ;-)

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    She told me she had gone shopping, obviously could not wait till she got back....no wonder the party has been dry...

    Even Christine cannot have drunk 125 cases of wine or eaten 128 large Pizzas....surely???? :eek:

    Ok...I am off to cook dinner but I shall return with some supplies in case she remains collapsed in a corner all night... ;)

    xx

  • Oh, you cook me dinner and I'll share my Baileys with you that I'm about to buy for Easter but will start and finish early ;)

  • Oh, you cook me dinner and I'll share my Baileys with you that I'm about to buy for Easter but will start and finish early ;)

    Dont tell Christine but I still have some left from New Year....

    If she finds my stash I will be in big trouble......again.

    xx

  • Someone mention my name, hic! I am sorry I am late to the party but I had to buy shoes for today AND more wine. (where did you get that picture of me from, sadly that was me before I quit, slim that is not drunk!!!)

    All hail the Octo quitters for they are worthy of their semi penthouse. Lorna the intro was (as always) bloody fantastic my lovely, Pol you are soppy as hell hence the reason we all love you.

    Cheers for the best wishes from the other board members who have aspired us all.

    Right pizza's on order, wine in hiding and the 70s disco just setting up. Off we go then.:D

  • Can I start the 70's disco off please.

    One of my all time favourites...

    xx

  • Oh yes baby!!! I am moving my very large arse around the dance floor!!

  • I noticed...watch my handbag please.

    If you stand on it it will be ruined and then I will have nothing to spot while I twirl around shaking my 4lb lighter body..

    Did I mention I lost weight this week....:D:D

    Oh what a night

    xx

  • I noticed...watch my handbag please.

    If you stand on it it will be ruined and then I will have nothing to spot while I twirl around shaking my 4lb lighter body..

    Did I mention I lost weight this week....:D:D

    Oh what a night

    xx

    I lost a pound (just bloody 1) but at least we are 5lb better off between us!

    late December back in 63....

  • NO 6lb...you lost 1 last week as well (steady weight loss is the best) I put on last week.

    Actually can I just say those new shoes look fab and make your ankles so slim (JJ will be jealous)

    What a very special time for me

    xx

  • Soppy? Me? Feck off :p

    Christine, I so nearly posted a pic of you shopping and waving your goods in the air but then you collapsed and well....... good to see you up and about and here with the wine ............. at last :rolleyes:

    My first coin in the Wurlitzer brings this to play (for us that have made it and for those that fell back off the wagon) - take it either way ;)

    Another one Bites the Dust

  • oooooo loving Freddie

    what about some of this...finger in the air, cross body and point to floor...

    xx

  • :eek: I have never danced to that and I won't now .............. not even virtualy for you :p

    nor will I do the rowing boat thing or the YMCA thing or that dam tweetie song :) Greece (film and music) was the 80's was it not? Pheww!!

    I'll get the drinks and look after your bag :)

    then we'll listen to

    Derek and the Dominoes with Layla

  • :eek: I have never danced to that and I won't now .............. not even virtualy for you :p

    nor will I do the rowing boat thing or the YMCA thing or that dam tweetie song :) Greece (film and music) was the 80's was it not? Pheww!!

    I'll get the drinks and look after your bag

    then we'll listen to

    Derek and the Dominoes with Layla

    rowing boat thing....only when very drunk

    ymca...before the stupid dance was invented

    tweetie thing....NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER

    Greece....Lady where were you in 1978....I was 16 and at the local cinema, saw the film and went straight back to watch again. :o

    Guilty pleasure, have seen it countless times and still love it...

    Red wine and Layla.....hmmmmmmmmmm

    xx

  • Greece....Lady where were you in 1978....I was 16

    xx

    Reading Festival seeing bands that, other than Peter Gabriel, I can't remember. I do re-call one of the big chunky leather clad bikers in my local (yes I started on the cokes and shandies early) going extremely red faced when his girl friend came in from watching that film dressed in bobby socks and frilly skit. Completely dressed for the part and in she walks into the the pub full of bikers.................. was funny. But Geoff (the boyfriend was very big) so titters and comments were kept quiet.

    OK, chat over...... Layla was good as is the red wine. Your tune next :)

  • I wanted to be her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    More wine??

    x

  • My dad just wanted her ;)

    Good track and I still know all the words :)

    A track from, not quite but almost the first album I bought (I was 11/12) and thought he the bees knees.

    Gonna Make You a Star

  • My dad just wanted her ;)

    Good track and I still know all the words :)

    A track from, not quite but almost the first album I bought (I was 11/12) and thought he the bees knees.

    Gonna Make You a Star

    Oh yes yes yes.....and he still has IT....those eyes.....aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

    want a laugh...the first record I ever bought...please do not check this with any liquid in your mouth or you will make a mess....

  • The laughing police man has nothing on me right now and I know all the words too :D

    Yes, the eyes still have it, definitely.

    I thought it might be the Bay City Rollers, wasn't expecting little Jimmy.

    Friends and I used to sing that song whilst climbing up and sliding down slides. Oh my, less than two years later I was on the back of motor bikes listening to this kind of thing.....

    Deep Purple - Highway Star

  • Bay City Rollers was the second single and first album...which only slightly, very slightly increases my credibility.

    This I played to death in 79....I was in love and we would lie on his bed for hours listening to this...he he

    xx

  • Now I know your not listening to my track :( It's still playing on my pc :p

    Attempts to lift arm up from vinyl and succeeds. Put on Lorna's offering and ............. love this record, but I prefer Gabriel over Collins.

    Have to go and pick up junior...... see you in 10 mins or so. Keep up with the wine, I'll be joining you on my return if your still here x

    meanwhile .......... I leave you to listen to

    Nazareth - Love Hurts

  • Now I know your not listening to my track :( It's still playing on my pc :p

    Attempts to lift arm up from vinyl and succeeds. Put on Lorna's offering and ............. love this record, but I prefer Gabriel over Collins.

    Have to go and pick up junior...... see you in 10 mins or so. Keep up with the wine, I'll be joining you on my return if your still here x

    meanwhile .......... I leave you to listen to

    Nazareth - Love Hurts

    I am listening...multiple browsers

    Nazareth..........excellent choice

    xx

  • Multiple browsers? Haha, never heard that one before - what a cacophony of sound for your ears :cool:

    Ok, more soppyness but a good choon from the 70's

    10cc - Not in Love

  • Multiple browsers? Haha, never heard that one before - what a cacophony of sound for your ears :cool:

    Ok, more soppyness but a good choon from the 70's

    10cc - Not in Love

    excellent choice

    I'm going to have to go love

    speak tomorrow..ta for the memories

    x

  • Yr welcome, night and sleep well.

    Thanks for the company and the sharing xx

  • Yr welcome, night and sleep well.

    Thanks for the company and the sharing xx

    tell anyone about Little Jimmy and I will have to kill you

    x

  • *shows Lorna early single vinyl collection (Bay City Rollers, Slik and Donny) then also gives threats to kill*

    Your secret is safe :cool:

  • Pol sits in corner on own listening to some good music and drinking all the remaing booze............ just like the old days :D

    Uriah Heep - commercial cheese for Uriah but a great break up song .....

    ......depending on whose doing the breaking up of course and it wast me.... I was bought the single by my first Ex

    Woo Hoo - SIX MONTHS - HALF A FECKING YEAR

    *does silly dance around office and punches air*

  • Big congratulations to each and every one of of you !!.. hehe watching you all make your milestones is like watching the runners finish in the London marathon, and just as good to see :)

    Well done all!!!!!!! keep going octoquitters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WELL DONE TO US ALL

    I would like to thank you all so much for your support in my quit i no i would never of be able to do it with out you all.As i get no support from o/h but you all make up for it

    THANKS

  • I don’t normally post on the pages ahead of my quit but……...A 77% success rate is an awesome statistic- and not at a week or so but 6 months in- whatever you guys all did, you should bottle it and sell it on- I know a lot of clinics and rehab centres up and down the Country who’d kill for results like that. Good on you all, really, tis amazing- over 3 quarters of you just got on and did it- fan- bloody- tastic….if you could just e mail me your secret I’ll be catching you up in another 4 months……*impressed and pleased* for you all Pols xxx

  • Really superb effort all of you. Awesome. I think that must be a group record on NSD no? They had better have bunkbeds on order in the penthouse before you lot come crashing though or there will be some serious bed sharing :p

  • I don’t normally post on the pages ahead of my quit but……...A 77% success rate is an awesome statistic- and not at a week or so but 6 months in- whatever you guys all did, you should bottle it and sell it on- I know a lot of clinics and rehab centres up and down the Country who’d kill for results like that. Good on you all, really, tis amazing- over 3 quarters of you just got on and did it- fan- bloody- tastic….if you could just e mail me your secret I’ll be catching you up in another 4 months……*impressed and pleased* for you all Pols xxx

    Thanks Pols...I agree it really is an awesome result...not all of us post regularly, but everyone has checked in the roll calls and once a month on the group post.

    The only thing I can think of was that we started in October so we all had time on our hands in the evening to spend on here. That and we have ALL had problems and have not been afraid to share them, I think sometime people are afraid to post a negative post, but by doing so you get loads of support and it gives advice to others coming after.

    AND we have laughed...we are lucky enough to have characters like Pols and Christine in our group who are quite frankly barking mad. I am of course the only sane one in the group!!!

    Keep strong my lovely you are doing amazingly well.

    xx

  • Really superb effort all of you. Awesome. I think that must be a group record on NSD no? They had better have bunkbeds on order in the penthouse before you lot come crashing though or there will be some serious bed sharing :p

    We realised early on this may be a problem so we have commissioned a new Penthouse to be built. We had a vote and it is situated in St Barts, right on the beech and has every luxury known...including personal butlers!!

    So enforced bedsharing will not be required ;);)

    xx

  • Hi all, a brilliant result for six months in. And I guess that is the worst case scenario, as there might be some Octoquitters who quit the forum rather than quit the quitting cigarettes.

    Still not smoking and no desire to. Felt a little 'twinge' on a recent holiday to Egypt but that was just because everyone was smoking everywhere. I'd forgotten what it was like to see people smoking inside bars/resaurants etc.

    So pleased that I inadvertently chose last October to quit, so had the benefit of teaming up with the Octoquitters. Great result that.

    Sue

  • im still in xx

  • Well done to ALL of you Octoquits .............hang in there and enjoy the party , you are all doin jus fine :cool:

    Best wishes Trev

    Quit 28th april 09

    3 months patches

    8 months C.T

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