6 Months............Hows about that!!!

OK Not my normal style, self gratification and all that but today I can proudly say...........6 MONTHS SMOKE FREE............NO HUFFING, PUFFING, CHUFFING FOR ME THANK YOU!!

No pats on the back required, I am in enough pain trying to slap it myself!!.............

Well the time has come for me to say FAREWELL..........this was all I wanted to do..........6 months, miracle for me, fag ash lil!!!...........No I am not going back to smoking, far from it!! I am now going to march on ahead, spread the word!! Preacher style...........!!

Of course I am jesting, I have spent several lovely months under the watchful eye of NSD and my fantabulous friends on here..............but think I am about ready to face the real world now, a non smoker!! :D

This place has been a godsend, but now I understand that by logging on (a bit too frequently) I am consciously thinking of smoking (I am dangerous when thinking :confused:)..........and when I am not on here I more than likely dont!! So what I am saying is, that with the support and advice I have had on here I now feel strong enough to move on.............OK I could stay till I hit the penthouse (which I will) but I neither like hotels nor heights soooooo instead I will just keep on keeping on...........

OK as this is my swansong I will say, that at times I have found this sooooo hard I have preferred the option of sticking my head in a roasting hot oven to relieve the mental pain!! Or one by one remove my fingers with a blunt knife, or stitch up my lips!! But I got through it and so glad I did, health wise I am looking amazing...........yes check out my lovely new skin......who needs botox!! I can and do about 1000 skips a day without getting breathless, my old legs give up before my chest does!! Loads and loads of benefits............you know what they all are, stay quit and you'll find out!!

OK there are a few down sides too, but over time sure they will fade away, old nic still tries the mind games............but if in doubt I just go to bed or have a stiff drink!! :eek:

Ok enough said now................GOOD LUCK EVERYONE IN YOUR QUITS AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED ME OR GIVEN KIND WORDS!!!

Loads of love,

Shelly XXX

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  • Hi Shelly I am sorry that you are moving on, but I would like to wish you all the very very best now and in your future smoke free life, I admire you so much for your courage not only in quitting smoking but in moving so far out of your comfort zone, literally, I think you will do really well and I’m sure that your interpretation of the penthouse will be just as good, and as I don’t like heights I look forward to seeing you on the ground floor in 6 months time, I will think of you and your mum often xx.

  • Hey :)

    I waited and waited for your positive posts you mentioned some weeks back, and that one didn't appear but the one above is even better in some ways.

    Your strong and ready to be smoke free for the foreseeable and that's as positive as many of us can be or hope to be, even.

    All the best to you Shelly ...... and if you do drop in now and then to mark another month then please do so.

    I'll be out of here pretty much after October end. It's good to know we can maintain a smokefree life without a forum, even one that's been a help in some way and stand alone.

    Keep on with your great quit :cool: Be happy and be smokefree.

    Pol x

  • Hi Shelly I am sorry that you are moving on, but I would like to wish you all the very very best now and in your future smoke free life, I admire you so much for your courage not only in quitting smoking but in moving so far out of your comfort zone, literally, I think you will do really well and I’m sure that your interpretation of the penthouse will be just as good, and as I don’t like heights I look forward to seeing you on the ground floor in 6 months time, I will think of you and your mum often xx.

    Many thanks Jamangie.............appreciate that!! My mum though?? I wouldn't think of her if I were you :confused: She's a 20 a dayer!! I try to avoid her at all costs!! :D Think you have me mixed up with someone else!! XX

  • Well done Shelly for getting to 6 months - I reach that stage on Friday.

    I know exactly what you mean about keep coming back onto this site. I have to say I'm fine when I don't log in, but the minute I do I start thinking about smoking all over again - so maybe when I hit the 6 months I will quit this site too - at least for a while.

    I'd like to wish you well in your quit and keep up the good work xx

  • Hi Shelley

    Lovely post and well done, 6 months is a fantastic achievement and a huge milestone.

    I dropped out of the forum around the same time as like you I felt I did not need that security blanket, however I still come on and try to encourage newbie's. I hope you do the same.

    I will stock the bar in the penthouse for you in March xx:) You should be proud of yourself my lovely.

  • Bye Shelly :) one whole month behind you and soooooooooo understanding your reasons.

    You have been one of my rocks on here and for that I will always be grateful :D

    Take care of you and yours and keep in touch - or else :p

  • Hey,

    I too get it. The constant reminder can be a constant reminder!

    Don't be too much of a stranger though. You have great advice you can pass on to newbies and sometimes its good to come on and reafirm why you quit in the first place.

    Fi x

  • shucks, shelly...And i thought you just come on here for the social life like me :p

    Firstly A great big big big big big

    WELL DONE ON YOUR 6 MONTHS QUIT

    I would just like to say that you are a proper real quitter ..all your posts i read came from the bottom of your heart, I cud fully understand the honesty & emotions coming from them... all about the good the bad & the bloody ugly side to quitting...& I for one felt at ease to chat about the challenges that comes with it

    An absolute star you are, we have laughed, we have cried, we have moaned our flaming heads off:D.... I am so sorry you are going, but at the same time I am so glad to have had the pleasure to have met you, and I understand every word of your this goodbye post..& wow what an exit with style hunnie....so proud of you..there is only one shellywinters :)

    ooops is that the time

    youve forgot to take someone with you hes just getting washed * i think its him unless its an imposter :D

    5336

    lv kk xxx

  • OMG WOWEEEEEEEEEE What a picture, I have never found that one in all my google searches! he he..............saved it straight to my fave pics, cooorrrrr I wouldn't mind a shower right now Slash, but put out the fag you scutter LOL!!!

    Wow goodness KK thanks for the post...............say no more or I'll be dribbling on keyboard..................you are one major reason I am smoke free now!! Cheers matey!! Axl be dead proud of you!!

    I'm afraid just wont get the time to post on here anymore what with me joining the other forum I need............www.quitporkpies.com...............so when I have overcome that addiction I'll pop by and say hi!! he he

    Cheers everyone for messages..........XX

  • sorry shell, slash bumped into me first on his way to getting dressed :o ah well alls fair in love & war :D take it easy & be good :) * im not entirely sure i kept you quit ...but my ego is rather smart if so ;)

  • Shelly

    Belated but wanted to say well done Shelly, thats so great, cor is it really 6 months since I esped your first posts, amazing and and even bigger "well done".

    I am 3 weeks behind Pol in the Octoquits lot and have really struggled the whole way through, but am still hanging in here , hope you do to.

    Dee xxxxxx

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