Can You believe it 4 Months Today

Well its four months today since I quit, who would have believed that I would do it.

Well I can tell you I didn’t and don’t think any of my family thought I would either, but today is exactly four real months since I had my last cig.

Do I feel better for it, let me think yes I do and not just health wise but also emotionally it has made me take stock of my life in more ways than one, did you know that when couples decide to quit that the divorce rate goes up.

No I didn’t know that until I read it on the internet, can’t always believe what you read on here but I wouldn’t be at all surprised, me and my OH came as close to splitting than we have ever in the 16 years together.

But back to the quit last night I went to a 40th party and danced all night except when I went out for some fresh air and stood chatting to all our friends who hadn’t seen me for ages.

Didn’t even think it necessary to mention that I had quit till someone offered me a cig and I said no I don’t any more, to say some were floored would be an understatement but I just smiled and went back on the dance floor, when was the last time I could dance for more than 5 mins without being puffed out badly I can’t remember 12/13 years ago maybe.

I think I was shocked as I used to love dancing and was a bit scared to get up would I keel over with heart attack?? But I went and I am so glad I gave it a go because it showed me I can push myself a little harder than a walk.

Wow where does this energy come from, so as you have probably gathered yes I am glad I quit and look forward to the next milestone of 5 months, and would like to thank all the quitters on this site who have given me the courage and drive to keep being a non smoker thanks all keep being quitters because this is the only time being a quitter gets you a pat on the back

Also I spent a few hours the other day looking at the amount of people who have quit and there reasons, I never did get round to threading on that area but I think we should all do it so that in the future maybe weeks or months or even years when we have a time of weakness we can go and check out what drove our quit to whatever stage it has reached and be reinforced to the good of it, so thats it four months and so glad, going out for lunch to celebrate.

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  • 4 months, thats fantastic!! I was just wondering did u reach a turning point cos for the past 3 wks i've ad a lot of up n dwns :(. I really dnt want to start smoking again but sometimes it's so hard as you will no. I'm using patches and will have been somke free for 2mths nxt wednesday, again well done jamangie!!! :D

  • Hi Jamangie

    thats brilliant, 4 months well done. really good you did not sucome to the ogger of the cig.

    I am 5 months tomorrow and smoking is on my mind but I dont crave as such.

    keep up the good work

    Sue:):)

  • Thanks both for your good wishes, no I did not succumb but there were times when I was close LOL, I had some really bad times at about 3 weeks and then the 10th to the 14th week were the worst for me but only because other things that went wrong as in my cholesterol was found to be high so had to cut out all junk food and I missed the chocolate and crisps in fact that was more of a shock to have to give them up than the cigs.

    I feel better physically and I am sure given a couple more weeks and you will start to feel healthier which in turn will make you realise how well worth it, it is to quit.

    So when you reach your next couple of hurdles you will start to feel the benefits and I really hope you also get to the fourth month and continue to be a quitter.

  • Congratulations! 4mths quit.... a third of a year:) great post, once again Huge well done.

    Jan

  • BRILLIANT 4 MONTHS. My ikkle quit buddy...

    Sounds like you had a top nite babe ..way hey all that dancing Good exercise y :D

    Dead brave going outside too with smokers ....OMG & u got the moment to say "no thanks i dont smoke" ....Im still waiting for mine ...:p xxx

    I agree also with the pat on the back only comes from this forum xxx

    A lovely positive post jamangie to read ..brilliant

    quit for keeps x:)

  • Wonderful quit you got going there :) Also, good to hear your increased energy levels were felt with the weekend partying :)

    A third of a year already ........... pretty amazing :cool: Keep it up you;)

    Pol x

  • Thanks Burney I hadnt thought of it that way ie a third of a year wow thats sort of scarey but only 2 more of them and I will be in the penthouse if they will have me :rolleyes: and Pol I would have caved at the end of Jan if it hadnt been for you as you probably well remember, thanks for your shoulder that night xx

    And last but not least my ittle quit buddy,yes you would have been proud of me all that hip shaking and body bopping, mind you Im not finding it easy today as in so much pain LOL but few wines and my attitude last night was who gives a sh** LOL not thinking that way now having a settee afternoon but went for din dins at the pub mmmmm lovely as I said so thanks all for the support.

  • Four months, how flippin fantastic. And all that dancing, I thought you didn't do exercise!? Many, many congratulations, sounds like you've had a well deserved rest today. Back on the dance floor tomorrow then?

    Lorraine :)

  • Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr let me think about that, I dont think that my poor poor body will not let me dance for a couple of weeks at least.

    Thanks though and kitkat will be after you now for using the bad word so watch your back hee hee

  • Hi Angie

    well done on your four months :) four months is brllliant long may it continue :)

  • Hey You :)

    With or without that evening of January you would still be quit. Your determined to do this and you want it come hell or high water. I enjoyed our chat that evening...... you spooky fay woman you ;)

    I've no doubt you'll be moving lock stock and barrel into the Penthouse come this coming Christmas day....... best gift you could be giving yourself, is it not?

    Pol x

  • Hey Jampan ;) Congrats on being quit 4 months, big well done to you, trust me... gets easier now! On the man issue.... things will balance out and calm down again, they really will, so no worries.... it's so important for now for you to just focus on you...... everything else will fall back into place, I have experience with this, trust me! Cheer Jam xxx

  • la la do do do da da la la

    Fantastic stuff jamangie!!!

    A massive pat on the back. 4 months is Fantastic! :eek: :eek:

    I'm right behind you .... can you hear me coming?

    I'll start singing a bit louder!

    Jen x

  • Pol you are so wrong on that night I would have smoked, ok I would have probably stopped again but that wouldnt have got me to the 4 months now so I would have been so dissapointed with my self but now Im so proud to bursting and glad that I have survived a 1/3rd of a year xx

    Thanks Bella, me and OH have reconsiled to the fact that I know best (always) but its good to know where you are coming from and believe me I do now, maybe the only down side is I think I have turned into a reformed smoker :confused: but Im sure thats a small price to pay isnt it.

    Jenny, sorry I didnt hear you coming up behind me but its good to know you are there, here take my hand and if I can help you get there I promise I will do my best in any way I can.

    Bradders thought you had forgotten me, but no that wouldnt happen would it ??????

  • Wheeee 4 Months... well done Angie!!!!

    Super smashing and most brilliant so it is!

    Keep on being brilliant and smelling great.

    x

  • Wheeee 4 Months... well done Angie!!!!

    Super smashing and most brilliant so it is!

    Keep on being brilliant and smelling great.

    x

    Thanks Zozie, your so kind and yes I do smell nice cause just had a shower and new perfume OH brought me to celebrate is now stinking the place out :) wouldnt have worn smelly every day before as it would have been wasted but do now and it last faintly in the background all day so nice to be smoke free and pong free, you also are doing brill are you not xx

  • Mmmm perfume!!!

    Thats lushly! Mine lasts longer too, and body spray is now for the smell rather than the cover up..... delicious indeed!

    Eau d'fag is soooo last week baby, smelling sweet is the new black!

    xxxxxxxx

  • Oh my I love black its so retro and now we are quitters we dont have to worry about the fag ash looking like dandruff do we.

    Just thought could even wear white as it want get ash smudges oh my god there is no end to the options, mind you pink might be out at my age but who cares can do what the hell we like we are now in the majority.

  • Thanks friend it’s good to think only 2 more of these and it’s up to the penthouse which in my case is on the ground floor even if I have to pay Millions to get it down there as I hate heights, how hi up is it any way?????

    Just been on an American site that instead of promoting cessation it does the opposite, they are all blo**dy crackers, one bloke said that he got an abscess in his ear cause he stopped smoking UH now who’s lost the plot, and they are a world power, be afraid be very afraid.

    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

  • Well done to you Jamangie .....4 months is Brilliant :D

    You are over the worst part now and hopefully enjoying that getting healthier feeling :)

    Keep going hun 1/3 rd of the way to the penthouse and believe me the journey time flies really quickly.

    Trev x

    Quit 28th april 09

    loitering with bad intent outside the penthouse front door :p

  • Thanks Trev you will be there soon enough and I will be on your heels but will try not to stand on them or catch you with my baggage trolley :p

    No Chrissie they were saying that that was why they started smoking again , it wasnt a quit site it was one encouraging people to go back to smoking saying that its not healthy to quit after smoking for so long, thats why they are nuts.

    Still made me realise quitting is the right way to go.

    Also didnt realise it was a US site till Id read a few posts.

  • Hi Angie

    well done on your four months :) four months is brllliant long may it continue :)

    Pol you are so wrong on that night I would have smoked, ok I would have probably stopped again but that wouldnt have got me to the 4 months now so I would have been so dissapointed with my self but now Im so proud to bursting and glad that I have survived a 1/3rd of a year xx

    Thanks Bella, me and OH have reconsiled to the fact that I know best (always) but its good to know where you are coming from and believe me I do now, maybe the only down side is I think I have turned into a reformed smoker :confused: but Im sure thats a small price to pay isnt it.

    Jenny, sorry I didnt hear you coming up behind me but its good to know you are there, here take my hand and if I can help you get there I promise I will do my best in any way I can.

    Bradders thought you had forgotten me, but no that wouldnt happen would it ??????

    Well no it didn't as i posted a congratulations,funny everyone gets a thanks i get a question !!!??anyway well done again for your 4 months really brilliant news :)

  • Well no it didn't as i posted a congratulations,funny everyone gets a thanks i get a question !!!??anyway well done again for your 4 months really brilliant news :)

    I was only teasing you cause I know you have an amazing sense of humour, thank you Bradders for all the fun and support you have and still give me on the forum, is that better my little, well not so little friend xxxx

  • Well done Angie,

    Sorry i'm late posting, tbh thought i already had, but nevertheless, i mean well :)...

    You are at a nice pivotal point in your quit now, with 4 months under your belt, i can definitely say that the months that follow will only be as hard as you make them.. go out take a deep breath of good air and be thankful of the freedom and sheer hard work that got you here.

    When i was at 4 months, it was in the middle of winter, and i hit a rough patch due to it not being my favourite time of year anyway. (my other 'arf reckons I'm always not in best of moods anyway around november/december), but I do know it was just short lived and i sailed to 6 months without a hitch thereafter.

    Alot of people i've seen get past 3 months tend to do well with their quits and i'm certain you will too, so well done you!

    Jase

  • That is so strange Jase because I would have sworn you had posted on this thread as well!!!!!! Spooky, think its cause we seem to follow each other round in the support posts, yes??

    Thank you for the post any way and I know you are right and that from here in it gets easier :) I am still so pleased at the fact I have quit but even now it’s strange to think I don’t smoke any more I get a sort of buzz from that thought don’t you, I wish that every ones quits could be easy though as so many seem to really struggle and I hurt for the one who get so far and then smoke again especially if I feel we have missed there cry for help somewhere in the forum.

    I feel so lucky that during my weak moments there has been someone their for me, thanks again for your support as well.

  • i'm full o' cold at the moment, so will put it down to me forgetting to click submit :).. you're right though, sometimes we do seem to follow round the forum =)

    Whats REALLY going to make a difference Angie is the summer season.. if you go the beach .. you won't have to bury dog-ends and feel guilty over it... if you want to sunbathe, you won't need to constantly sit up for a smoke and end up covered in ash (yuk!). Well i could list tons of Plus's about summer and not smoking, but i'm sure you could add tons anyway :)

    Its a great feeling, but i can promise you that this sense of pride gets better the longer you take it.. and well, you actually start to not watch the date as closely as you did too.. but when the date does arrive you will still want to shout it from the rooftops and stick the old two finger salute in the direction of the demon :)

    keep going .. keep feeling this pride and enjoy spring and summer.. good weather inbound too.. should be lovely :)

  • I think miss J is just tryna get more posts then me..hey arent u the popular one. wots it like? :rolleyes::D

  • oooooooooooooooooooo would you like me to go into detail or have you some idea already, isnt it good that you love me so much or I might think you meant that and then I could be upset but I want will I.

    Ok whens your next milestone and I will post all day and not stop, didnt you know Im miss con,,,,,, sh** cant think what the word is and even if I could it would be a crock of Sh** wouldnt it ah my ittle friend, mind you every time you post you extend my thread hee hee :D:D:D:D: and did you know you can only put 4 smileys on a post uh whats that about I wanted 6.

  • Well done loljam! (lol)

    You never answered my q about WHY you decided to give up on xmas day!!

    Me cthinks bella was right (only kidding:D)

    I'm risking disciplinary action again by doing this on the work comp, so had better not do anymore,

  • Hi Jude or Hey Jude whichever: D I would like to know what the reason for quitting Christmas Day is in the eyes of others ??

    I quit Christmas Day so I didn’t have to share my quit day with anyone else but me :D does that match the reason from others or does it sound too true to be true.

    I actually quit that day because a week before I had caught what I thought was a cold, which the later blood test showed to be swine flu, which then left me with a cough, and because years ago I had had a bad dose of Pleurisy and I didn’t want another dose, so I decided to stop for a couple of weeks while I got rid of the cough, and here I am 4 months later wondering WTF happened to the 2 weeks :D

    And do you know the only thing I regret is not staying quit the last time I did it, I would have been 20+ years quit and would have been running marathons now (thats the biggest lie I promise) so that the reason, but I must admit it is nice to know I am probably the only moron to quit Christmas Day.

    So now I have told you why you can tell me what reason Bella reckons I quit that day.

  • Hi Jude or Hey Jude whichever: D I would like to know what the reason for quitting Christmas Day is in the eyes of others ??

    I quit Christmas Day so I didn’t have to share my quit day with anyone else but me :D does that match the reason from others or does it sound too true to be true.

    I actually quit that day because a week before I had caught what I thought was a cold, which the later blood test showed to be swine flu, which then left me with a cough, and because years ago I had had a bad dose of Pleurisy and I didn’t want another dose, so I decided to stop for a couple of weeks while I got rid of the cough, and here I am 4 months later wondering WTF happened to the 2 weeks :D

    And do you know the only thing I regret is not staying quit the last time I did it, I would have been 20+ years quit and would have been running marathons now (thats the biggest lie I promise) so that the reason, but I must admit it is nice to know I am probably the only moron to quit Christmas Day.

    So now I have told you why you can tell me what reason Bella reckons I quit that day.

    christmas day is special i think ...You will be able to celebrate christmas now with a smile knowing each christmas marks another year smokefree ..now how cool is that xxx

    your reasons jamangie are quite clear ...

    I too would be interested in what reason bella thinks? :confused:

  • You are right I love the fact that I can now say its my anniversary and I cant cook on that day weeeeeeeeeeeeee what a good idea, come on jude Im still waiting, you cant give me a horse and not let me ride it ???