Start of week 4

Hi all, well start of week four, doing fine, worst days 1to3 kept justifiying why I was quiting, but head in the right place now.

Saving about £30 pound a week, smoked about 12 to fifteen a day for 40 years. Now reached the age of 60 so I think it is really time kick the habit once and for all. Always looked after my skin and my diet but still smoked can't do it anymore so this is got to be my last quit.

Only me in my all family that smoked, all my friends who used to smoke don't now. With the help of this forum I can do this, thank you all for your support.

Joan XXXXXXXXXX

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  • Well done Joanie

    Fabulous. I'll get the gang cleaning and tidying the 1 Month room now ready for your arrival!

    Well done sweet, keep going your are doing sooooo well.

  • Thank you Dale,can you make sure there is a nice bottle of red please.

    Joanie xxxxxxxxxx

  • Oh thanks Karri, how you doing? it does get easier I promise,you have just got to stay positive, it's not easy but worth it at the end of the day.

    And I think saving the money I would have spent is a great motivater.

    Joan xxxxxxxx

  • Hi Joanie I'm on day 26 today only 2 days before you. Well done to you! Like you I'm getting older and smoked for over 30 years and just got fed up of doing it, it so frowned upon now,and allot of my friends have given up but my closest hasn't and that makes it hard sometimes. But I'm so more determined now than before. Hope you do really well lets stick at it and say if others can do it so can we!! Bet x

  • Well done Joanie :D

  • Hi All thank you for your support, I am on day 24 now, oddly I have one or two bad craves these last couple of days, but not bad enough to make me want to smoke, I have been there done that to many times this time I am going to do this, save my money and lead a smoke free life,I always remember my dad saying if we where meant to smoke we would be born with a chimney on our head. Good luck to all . Joan xxxx

  • Well done Joanie!

    I have been keeping an eye on your progress as you are at a similar stage to me! I think today is day 32 for me now...getting easier don't you think? I can go for hours and hours now without even thinking about you know what!

    Anyway very well done to you!

  • a new life.

    Well done Joanie.Me too gone past half a century and smoked for most of it and have always wanted to stop.Had my first attempt age 23 couldnt even do half a day so gave it up as a bad job. 20 ys later 2 xmases ago had another attempt and was over the moon when i got through the whole day without one and went on to do 6 mths it was so liberating.went to a party full of smoking friends and thought one wouldnt do any harm, it was gorgeous but the next 5 million were vile and i was hooked again. Finally quit again 20 days ago and am so pleased to be getting free of that weed. For me the freedom is the best part of it and the support i get from this forum is really helping me to move on from cravings and a lifetime of addiction to a really tedious boring drug.

    I wish you all the best. Mashx:)

  • Hello all

    I am new too. It's day 23 for me and I am feeling terrible physically but really determined to quit.

    Beck I am using Paul McKenna's stop smoking cd alongside nicotine patches and I am sure it's keeping me more determined and happier than I have been in other quits before. I do it in the morning and it really sets me up for the day.

    I just want to know when the sumo wrestler stops sitting on your chest!

    Well done everyone for their success so far.

    x

  • Now reached the age of 60 so I think it is really time kick the habit once and for all. Always looked after my skin and my diet but still smoked can't do it anymore so this is got to be my last quit.

    Only me in my all family that smoked, all my friends who used to smoke don't now. With the help of this forum I can do this, thank you all for your support.

    Joan XXXXXXXXXX

    Joanie yes you can and for a good reason. I am 65 now and smoked for 52 years now I have a mild cronic bronchitis and this is due to smoking. I am on medication which is an inhaler (It's funny I worked hard to stop inhaling something now I inhale something else) It's a powder but I think it's doing more harm than good. I will be going back to the quack to see if I get something else

    What I'm trying to say is quit now while you're ahead and you may not end up like me.

    This is where I am now in my quit

    I have been quit for 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 hours, 38 minutes and 42 seconds (480 days). I have saved £3,039.81 by not smoking 9,619 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Month, 2 Days, 9 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 02/12/2009 22:00

    You can get quit keeper here, it's free.

    dedicateddesigns.com/qk/ind...

    Jack

  • starting wk4

    me too starting wk4, the novelty is wearing off, i used to celebrate at the end of every hour at the beginning. feeling a bit down got some baddish news yesterday and realize i cant smoke my way through it like in the past. it will get better and i will find a solution to my problem, so im puffin like a chimney on my inhalator and having a bit of a whine on ere and slowly things are not as bad.

    quitting smoking is like a bereavment iv been doing it for40 yrs. i might apply for a tax refund. i do think this forum is brilliant and whatever i go through some else has been there or just gives a bit of encouragement. so cheers folks and good luck

    Mash

  • just feel so different.

    not smoked for 23 days.no longer find it a struggle . occasionally think about one when i see somebody smoking,get a slight cigarette moment, its something i dont do anymore. not a sacrifice, cos ive won freedom and no longer stink, my pockets are crammed with change tho,got a bit of a spring in my step , just feel so different, funny thing is when i smoked i was always thinking about them , now im just glad i dont have to think of them at all and can switch off from it. I'd rather do nothing than smoke.just feel completly different, i like it.feel much more chilled and alive.

    mashx well done us.:cool:

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