Low fat patches tomorrow

Hi everyone,

Just popped in to say that I'm dropping from 'semi-skimmed' (14mg) to 'low fat' (7mg) patches tomorrow :). I'll be on them for two weeks then I go 'naked' :p.

I'm very excited at the prospect. I'm currently on day 53 of my quit and I've never felt so positive about my chances of success. Thoughts of smoking are very fleeting now and I don't feel particularly antsy or anxious anymore.

I'd just like to reiterate how grateful I am to everyone on the forum who's directly or indirectly helped me through the tough times and rejoiced with me during the high points. Without you I don't think I'd have made it.

I know I've been a bit absent from the forum recently. That's mainly because I don't need to rely on it as much now and talking about smoking tends to remind me of smoking (duh!!). I'd prefer to forget that I ever started!! That doesn't mean that I'll vanish completely though. I'll still pop in from time to time, but I feel I need to move on now. I also have a new special person in my life :o and that's keeping me busy!!

So, good luck to everyone. If I can quit my previous 25-30 a day habit, anyone can!!

Love you all!!

Ed xx

1mo 3w 18h 2m smoke-free

1,421 cigs not smoked

£476.04 saved

4d 22h 25m life saved

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  • :D well done Ed thats brill news about the patches and the relationship :) we understand your need to stop coming on here i agree with you about the people on this site helping as they have helped me

    hope you have a great weekend

    regards carol

  • Hi everyone,

    Just popped in to say that I'm dropping from 'semi-skimmed' (14mg) to 'low fat' (7mg) patches tomorrow :). I'll be on them for two weeks then I go 'naked'.

    PMSL!! Oh Mr Ed, you do make me laugh lots :D

    If anyone can make a joke about it, you can eh???

    day 53!! That's just so very brilliant, am so proud of you Mr Ed!!

    But just don't go disappearing completely will you :mad: (coz i will get upset as you are my quit bud)

    Am glad you have found some one special, we all need that in our lives and hopefully this will deter you from ever returning to smoking again.!!

    Speak soon Mr Ed

    Love

    HRH ;) XXX

  • 1mo 3w 18h 2m smoke-free

    1,421 cigs not smoked

    £476.04 saved

    4d 22h 25m life saved

    sorry was meant to say what BRILLIANT STATS THERE MR ED... WELL DONE

  • well done Ed thats brill news about the patches and the relationship. we understand your need to stop coming on here i agree with you about the people on this site helping as they have helped me

    hope you have a great weekend

    regards carol

    Thank you Carol.

    This place has been a fantastic support system for me. I really can't thank the FMs enough for all their advice and just being there to listen.

    Take care,

    Ed xx

    PMSL!! Oh Mr Ed, you do make me laugh lots

    If anyone can make a joke about it, you can eh???

    day 53!! That's just so very brilliant, am so proud of you Mr Ed!!

    But just don't go disappearing completely will you :mad: (coz i will get upset as you are my quit bud)

    Am glad you have found some one special, we all need that in our lives and hopefully this will deter you from ever returning to smoking again.!!

    Speak soon Mr Ed

    Love

    HRH ;) XXX

    Oh Snowie my quit bud!!! I'll not be far away :). I just don't feel the need to post daily any more. I'll definitely post for significant milestones and I'll be watching out for you especially :). You don't get rid of me that easily!!

    We *will* speak soon!!

    Love,

    Mr Ed xx

  • Good to hear we can't get rid of you that easily :D

    Have a great weekend Mr Ed..

    HRH xx

  • Well done Cap'n!!! Those stats are great and soon enough you will be running around naked lol.

    Lovely to hear you have found yourself a special someone. From chatting to you on here you seem such a nice guy and deserve as much happiness as you can get.

    Take care.

  • woohoo well done you!! thanks for inspiring me when I first joined xx

  • Well done ED

    I had to come on today and reply to your message. Your like me now and need to just come on when there is a milestone that needs celebrating for example.

    Good luck with your lower patches, your smoke free life and also Ed with the new person in your Life ;)

    Heres to the next milestones my friend.

    lol

  • Thank you Sian, Rachel and Jo, and again to my quit bud Snowie :),

    Going well on the lowest strength patches. I haven't had a full-on urge to smoke for ages now although I still get fleeting thoughts. I suspect I'll always have them but they're easily disposed of if I stay alert.

    It's so great not to be dictated to by tubes of burning leaves even though I still structure my day around my previous smoking needs by leaving longer for journeys and the suchlike so I can have a cig :o. The plus side is that I'm never late for anything :D.

    Thank you for your best wishes with my new partner. It's going very well and as she's a lifelong non-smoker she's not providing any triggers for me!! She only knows me as a non-smoker and I intend keeping it that way. I've told her I quit relatively recently though.

    I'll have done 8 weeks at 6pm tonight and that's just amazing to me. Only 8 weeks ago I could barely go an hour without having a cig and I sincerely thought I needed them to survive. I now know that I can actually live quite happily without them and in fact I feel so much better. Yes, my journey to this point had a couple of very low points where I could so easily have caved, but I'm so grateful I persevered and came out the other side victorious. This forum has been worth its weight in gold to me!!!

    Good luck to everyone wherever in your quit you are. It really is worth the effort!!!

    Ed xxx

  • How wonderful to have someone so close to you in your life that doesn't know you as a smoker :) You should try to see youself through her eyes if you ever get a bad crave. Good to hear the craves are down to minimal fleeting thoughts. Not sure you'll have them for the rest of your life but it's great that you're on guard just in case :)

    8 weeks is amazing really, I'm so glad you're in a good place right now so you can really see what an amazing achievement that is!

  • How wonderful to have someone so close to you in your life that doesn't know you as a smoker :) You should try to see youself through her eyes if you ever get a bad crave. Good to hear the craves are down to minimal fleeting thoughts. Not sure you'll have them for the rest of your life but it's great that you're on guard just in case :)

    8 weeks is amazing really, I'm so glad you're in a good place right now so you can really see what an amazing achievement that is!

    Thanks Sofia :).

    My quit's holding very strong and the new lady in my life is an added incentive to stay 'clean' ;).

    I'm really in a good head place now, and I'm sure I can stay off the fags for good this time.

    I hope you're also doing well in your quit.

    Ed xx

    1mo 4w 14h 14m smoke-free

    1,604 cigs not smoked

    £537.34 saved

    5d 13h 40m life saved

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