80 days & feeling SO good

Afternoon all my little quit buddies,

Today is my 80th day of being free of the dreadfull weed & all it's associated chemicals :D No more drowning feeling in my chest. Constantly coughing to clear my chest & throat. No more purple toes just cute little pinkies. No more panful cramp in my legs & feet. No more stained teeth & fingers. No disgusting smell following me wherever I go. No panic & stressing about when I can have that next 'fix'. No more fighting for breathe at the slightest exertion. I HAVE FOUND FREEDOM.

I have also found more confidence & am more relaxed now I do not rely on nicotine to get me through the day. I don't smoke, am losing weight, am looking after ME & feel brilliant. I wish I could bottle it & give it to everyone to see them through the bad times. Just remember you can feel like this also. Just give it time, throw everything you have at your quit & come out the other side feeling strong & oh, so proud of your achievement.

I am putting some of my quit money towards paying for eye laser surgery next week. Could not have afforded it otherwise.

I like the new confident, strong me that has emerged from this quit. She was there all along I know, have had glimpses of her before but she tended to get drowned by being a smoking 'junkie'.

Sooooooooo, here is a toast to all of us here, no matter where we are in our quits, to a long, happy, quit free, confident & strong life for ourselves & our loved ones :D

Gaynor xxx

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  • Hello and congratulations on you mega quit and I realise how hard this was for you and that you unlike some had no choice, but you have conquered the mountain and made it a hill which you have managed to climb and before you know it babe it will be an ant hill.

    I am pleased you are going for the eye treatment like I said my son says its the best few thou he has ever spent, go for it with nobs on and you are so nice a person and deserve all the good things that life has to offer Loads and Loads of Hugs and XXXXXXXX

  • Well done, it's so encouraging to read such positive stories and experiences on here...makes me feel good just reading it! xx

  • Hello gaynor

    Brilliant 80 days ...so so so proud of you ....Your post i lovely to read ...feeling quite emotional now:)

    I did read slightest exertion as somthing else :eek: sorry lol :p

    Heres to gaynors 80 days ..your catching me ..:)

    For you to share..

    4557

  • Hello and congratulations on you mega quit and I realise how hard this was for you and that you unlike some had no choice, but you have conquered the mountain and made it a hill which you have managed to climb and before you know it babe it will be an ant hill.

    I am pleased you are going for the eye treatment like I said my son says its the best few thou he has ever spent, go for it with nobs on and you are so nice a person and deserve all the good things that life has to offer Loads and Loads of Hugs and XXXXXXXX

    Awww, thanks Jamangie, what a lovely thing to say :D

    I still had a choice, I could have just said blow it & carry on & died an early painfull death. Some people even faced with severe ill health will still carry on smoking. I decided that I & my family deserved better than that & want to do all I can to be here for as long as possible :D As I tell my OH every so often when I look at my quit meter, there, you will have to put up with me for another week (or whatever) now!!

    I am looking forward to the laser surgery, well the end results anyway ;)

    Loads of hugs back, Gaynor xxx

  • Well done, it's so encouraging to read such positive stories and experiences on here...makes me feel good just reading it! xx

    Hi Nickiw,

    If it made you feel good & positive than that's brilliant to hear. Heed your dentist as I didn't years ago & lost teeth through gum disease due to smoking. They don't say it for the sake of it LOL. How long are you quit?

    Gaynor x

  • Hello gaynor

    Brilliant 80 days ...so so so proud of you ....Your post i lovely to read ...feeling quite emotional now:)

    I did read slightest exertion as somthing else sorry lol

    Heres to gaynors 80 days ..your catching me

    For you to share..

    4557

    Ummmmmmmmmmm KitKat, thanksu. Blown my diet now good & proper :eek: Oh, it's ok, virtual cake is non fattening :D

    What did you read 'slightest exertion' as? Maybe best to PM me that one LOL.

    Thank you & remember I am always just behind you ;)

    Gaynor xxx

  • Loved reading your post, gives us newbies in our quit so much hope. I am slowly overcoming how to deal with stress and learning I CAN do this without smoking! I'm looking forward to when I can post just like you!

    Congratulations!

    Mic.

    4-29-10

  • Thanks Mic.

    Whenever I felt really stressed I would take deap breathes in & out. Remove myself from the situation if possible. Always remember that a ciggie will not make a situation any better or change it, you just think it will but it doesn't. What it does do is just make you feel bad & guilty as you have broken your quit. I have found the longer I am quit the calmer I am anyway & deal with stress (mostly) better anyway. You can post milestones whenever you want. Doesn't matter what day, week, month. If YOU feel good share it :D;)

    Gaynor xxx

  • Thank you Chrissie,

    Think you had better take some of that cake with you or their will be an even bigger 'bottom up' so to speak

    You can have a practice for your big day wink, wink ;)

    BIG, BIG NEWS TODAY (no, not preggers :eek:)

    MY BOSS HAS RESIGNED

    WHOOP, WHOOP, YIPPEE & all that :D:p

    Gaynor xx

  • YIPEEEEEEEEEEEE ..80 DAYS Smokefree & BAD BOSS gone..wot more could a girl ask ...made up for you xxxxxxxxxxxxx :D

  • Hi Nickiw,

    If it made you feel good & positive than that's brilliant to hear. Heed your dentist as I didn't years ago & lost teeth through gum disease due to smoking. They don't say it for the sake of it LOL. How long are you quit?

    Gaynor x

    Thanks Gaynor, you say you lost teeth due to smoking...oh god, that's awful....think it was the kick up the arse I needed...

    I have been quit for 2 months yesterday, and still can't believe it....never, ever thoguht I would be this far down the road, cos I never actually wanted to quit....

  • 80 days G ?

    Get in there thats quite a brilliant effort 20 to your 100, Keep it going Gaynor kicking nico's arse into oblivion :)

  • Gaynor, what a beautiful post, great to hear you sounding so possitive and happy. I think the eye surgery is a great reward for you, thought about it myself but had no idea what to expect so chickened out, let me know how it goes.

    Jackie

  • Hi gaynor

    well done 80 days is brilliant so pleased for you .. :)

    Love

    June..xx

  • What a great lady

    Brilliant news Gaynor - 80 days and also news of the boss:D

    You are doing fantastic and helping so many along the way.

    My 80 tomorrow :)

  • A great, inspirational post to read. Gives hope and positive thoughts to those who may be struggling.

    I've noticed since joining the forum that you see a lot of new quitters on day 1, 2, 3 etc and they sound so positive its great but then you dont see them again, such a pity. Reading posts like this certainly add to my resolve and your positivity will I'm sure help at least a few grumpys pull themselves out of the doldrums (me included)

    PS if anyone reads this could you please tell me how I put my information on my post ie when I quit etc, its at the bottom of peoples posts and i cant figure out how to do it i'm a bit of a forum virgin!

    Thank you x

  • so well done -and huge congratulations!!

    what an inspiring post -so lovely to read and renewed my own determination to make this quit the last ever.

    you wrote wonderful words -and the post is going up on my inspiration corkboard now.

    Feel so proud and I have heard that laser surgery is just fantastic.woo hoo!!

    thank you for sharing your journey with us xx

  • A great, inspirational post to read. Gives hope and positive thoughts to those who may be struggling.

    I've noticed since joining the forum that you see a lot of new quitters on day 1, 2, 3 etc and they sound so positive its great but then you dont see them again, such a pity. Reading posts like this certainly add to my resolve and your positivity will I'm sure help at least a few grumpys pull themselves out of the doldrums (me included)

    PS if anyone reads this could you please tell me how I put my information on my post ie when I quit etc, its at the bottom of peoples posts and i cant figure out how to do it i'm a bit of a forum virgin!

    Thank you x

    You can add your signature by going to the User CP tab at the top of this page :D

  • A massive well done to you. I love how the positivity contrasts through from Day 1 to the latter stages of the quit. Shows the rest of us that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    P.s Nice cake ;)

  • Well done Gaynor chick

    hope you have a nice treat in store hun. you have earned it.xxxx

  • Thanks Gaynor, you say you lost teeth due to smoking...oh god, that's awful....think it was the kick up the arse I needed...

    I have been quit for 2 months yesterday, and still can't believe it....never, ever thoguht I would be this far down the road, cos I never actually wanted to quit....

    Glad that my teeth experience is enough to put you off going through the same thing LOL. I was told that in my early twenties & guess what, he was right. Believe me smoking is not worth the pain & discomfort. You are only a wee bit behind me & are doing brilliantly. Keep it up, just imagine a gummy smile staring back from the mirror if you ever crave :p

  • Gaynor, what a beautiful post, great to hear you sounding so possitive and happy. I think the eye surgery is a great reward for you, thought about it myself but had no idea what to expect so chickened out, let me know how it goes.

    Jackie

    Thank you Jackie, your supprt is unwavering & very much appreciated.

    I did Know what the laser surgery entailed & that is what put me off even more than the cost. Decided to go & find out how much it would be, got a good deal & booked it! Will all be over this time next week :D Will let you know when I am able to use laptop how it goes :D

    Gaynor xx

  • Brilliant news Gaynor - 80 days and also news of the boss:D

    You are doing fantastic and helping so many along the way.

    My 80 tomorrow :)

    Haha Steph & thank you.

    So glad to see you & your mum are doing so well. Big pat on the back for your 80 tomorrow ;)

    Gaynor xx

  • Thanks Shelley & skylark,

    Am thrilled if posting my thoughts & feelings helps others on the way. Helping & supporting others helps to reinforce my own quit so we all win :D

    Gaynor x

  • Glad that my teeth experience is enough to put you off going through the same thing LOL. I was told that in my early twenties & guess what, he was right. Believe me smoking is not worth the pain & discomfort. You are only a wee bit behind me & are doing brilliantly. Keep it up, just imagine a gummy smile staring back from the mirror if you ever crave :p

    Gaynor, if you say you lost teeth in your early twenties, have you been trying ever since to give up? Sorry, don't know your current age....

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