14 Months...this is definitely my new normal

Hi guys

So great to see a flurry of activity with loads of us going into the Penthouse.

I haven't been on that much - but it struck me that today I'm now 14 months quit. 2 months over my 1 year. What a difference to the 2 months this time last year when I just started - I thought they'd never end and nothing would be the same. And in a way its not - its SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!!!

Just wanted to say that really - I feel fantastic and its definitely the best (and hardest) thing I've ever done.

To anyone having difficulties or thinking it won't get better. Stick with it - it really does.


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  • That's great to hear AG :).

    I'm miles behind you and hanging in there, but it's very encouraging to hear year-plussers come back saying how it's worth all the anguish in the early days.


  • Hi AG,

    Thanks for this post, it means a lot. Am about to hit 2 months and I feel better than at the start but I'm not quite sure I can do it sometimes still.

    It's good to know the doubt isn't always there and its great to see you so happy with your quit :)

  • Hi there..


    What an achievement blooming brilliant well done :D

    Snowie xx

  • I am not sure if you are saying you forgot your 12 months milestone, I really hope you did because that gives me to believe that you felt that good that you tottally forgot it, congratulations 14 months is a cracking quit.

  • Congratulations

    14 months is a fabulous acheivement!!

  • It is great being past the year.....it just feels normal now.lol

    always that month ahead AG......way to go....

    Enjoy the freedom....xx

  • Really glad you made it, got your year done and are now seeing what i've been enjoying here too... that relaxed feeling is great :)

    14 months :).. amazing how quick time starts to fly once you hit the 1 year .. but i figure this is as good a place as any to remind you of a post you made just a teeny bit over the 12 months ago: (see the difference between then .. and now.. amazing!)

    Well done you!! enjoy your new life.. you've truly earned it! :)


    Well it certainly has been an odd week. Perhaps its part of the dreaded 3s (as I'm now in my 3rd month).

    Monday and Tuesday - felt absolute cr*p! Could not get out of bed - and was all feverish and shivery - am now sure it was a flu like thingy (as you can see I'm no doctor!). Really got me down. And of course my shoulder is still mending (infact growing new bone so I'm told) - so my body is working a bit of overtime at the moment. But during this time I hardly thought about smoking or fags at all. So that was good.

    Wednesday - felt a bit better (but still a bit tired) and made it into work - was pretty useless tho I must say. Still no real smoking thoughts.

    Thursday - felt much better - so what did I think about all day - having a fag!! Madness!! Everything I did - cup of tea, have a bath, sit in front of the tv - my first thought was - "I feel like a fag". They were more feelings of something lost - rather than a full on sofa-gnawing-I'm-gonna-kill-you craving - and they passed. But it was odd.

    Today - am in work - and better still. Not thinking about them so much - and work has been great today. But have got a sort of hollow feeling at the back of my throat sometimes - like I want a good drag of a fag to get that burning feeling.

    I won't of course - and will wait for this to pass.

    Rome wasn't built in a day - and I smoked nearly 30 years - so its a hell of a change for a body and mind to go through.

    10 weeks monday! Here I come.

  • Guys - as always thansk for the messages. Its this kind of support that got me through.

    Jase - so great to see you again. I remember that message - probably those two days in bed may have been my all time low of quitting. Honestly - I am a different person form back then. Reading it brought back a lot of memories - a lot of really bad ones. But it also reminded me of how brilliant you and the forum were in helping me quit. God - and I'm glad I did.

    Keep on quitting folks! Its the coolest thing to do!!

  • Great post AG, lovely to hear from you, I read some of my early posts the other day, glad I got through that bit.

    Stay strong

    Dee :)

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