A year, one bl**dy year!!

Hello all my fellow Octoquitters... I'm back for the first anniversary and the move to the penthouse and hug you all...

so ...

I am truly amazed and proud to celebrate the 1st anniversary of my smoke free life. Over the past year, I put on 6 kg :eek:, got through many highly stressful situations, moving house, miserable job with a bully of a boss, redundancy, new job and break up, I fell off the wagon a few times :o and even had doubts as to whether it was all worth it, but after 365 days, I am resolutely a non smoker and determined never to go back :cool:

it has been quite a journey and one that will probably never actually quite end, but how good does it feel, I smell nice, I hardly ever have headaches and never cough, with the money saved I upgraded my MacBook and had a super weekend in York..

I'm glad to see so many have made it and although I stopped using the forum a few months ago, I have to say in the first 4 months, this forum was instrumental, just as much as the tablets, to support my quit, some fellow octoquitters have supported with more than my quit and I owe someone quite a lot as she was my rock :)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and kisses and hugs to all xxxxxx

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  • Frenchy so pleased for you and proud of you

    CONGRATULATIONS

    You did it hun - well done and enjoy your special day :)

  • Frenchy so good to see you hugs and a huge

    CONGRATULATIONS

    You gave up cigs and many other nasty things at a most stressfull time in your life. You dug your heels in and got there and I am so so proud of you.

    You have changed your life and it is fantstic to see you here today so positive and happy in your new non smoker life. A true example of how sticking through the tough times bring its own rewards...

    The very best of love and luck to you for the future which I know will be both fabulous and prosperous....you deserve every wonderful moment. Fly high hun :)

    Lorna xx

  • Hi Frenchy :D

    Huge englishexercises.org/makeag... on a full year smoke free

    Love Marg xx

  • It's so good to see another Octo winning. Big Congratulations to you, enjoy your special day.

    Jackie

  • thank you guys, I have to add that this year I also started an Open University BA in International Studies and my new job is awesome.. Life is really good and I am more upbeat than I ever was.

    as I said this forum shows what great human beings are around and how one can achieve something very difficult with support.

    On a serious note, I hope NHS Fresh Start keeps its funding as this is a great scheme, as for the Forum, it shows also that something that is simple and free can have a tremendous impact...

    and... Lorna, I love you lots xxx

  • Corrine, lovely to see you come and post your One Year Quit :cool:

    I remember your first couple or so months ............ lots of wobbles and tears but some wonderful laughs too.

    You faced so many tough changes, all very close together but you came through and without the smokes.

    Huge warm congratulations to you and of course, best wishes for many many more smoke free years of continuing the journey with no end :)

    Pol,

    xx

  • Hey Frenchy, Brilliant, well done on joining us in this fabulous place xxxx

  • Hello my lovely

    Aren't we the clever ones!! 1 year, fantastic. Right off to get more wine.

    xx

  • Right off to get more wine.

    Christine! Make sure you come back with the wine please. We have some more toasting to do yet :cool::cool:

    Just talking with Lorna about you, wondering if we should be making one more trip in the car with the clipboard and bullet;)

  • Hello my lovely

    Aren't we the clever ones!! 1 year, fantastic. Right off to get more wine.

    xx

    ....and she thinks this passes muster as her one year post....no chance. :mad:

    Right Pol....heavy mob once more... :cool:

  • ....and she thinks this passes muster as her one year post....no chance. :mad:

    Right Pol....heavy mob once more... :cool:

    Christine, our new Shy Retiring Rose, has now rec'd two warning ..... heavy mob it is ..... who didin't loose all or some of their quit lard? Oh, me :o

    You can chase and catch her ..... I'll sit on her :D

  • I forgot how demanding you two were!! Love ya...

  • WELL DONE Corrine on your ONE YEAR QUIT

    All you Octiquits make me realise why I am doing this and why I so desperately want to reach the year milestone Smoke Free.

    So keep the good work up, you are all an inspiration to us who are following in your footsteps x

  • Marvelous! I am running out of congratulatory descriptions with all you buggers though! Well done!

  • Marvelous! I am running out of congratulatory descriptions with all you buggers though! Well done!

    Haha yeh I know the feeling! Have I said "congratumelations" yet?

    Way to go Frenchy!!!!! :D:D:D

  • Yeah another Octoquitter hits the year mark.... CONGRATULATIONS...Not far long until I join you xxx

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