Tee hee - I made it!

It's hard to believe that six months has already passed since I smoked my last fag, with "not one puff ever", though I must admit I have had the fleeting envy from smelling the second-hand smoke of others.

I can't really give any advice, other than to say that like Jack recently stated, you have to really WANT it, and with some dogged determination you can make it happen.

I'm really proud of what I have achieved and I hope that you will all feel as proud too one day!

Cheers,

Alex.

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  • Ach well I'll give myself a little pat on the back, seeing as I don't seem to have any friends any more.

    Well done me! :D

  • Hi Alex

    From me i wanted to say a big

    CONGRATULATIONS on 6 Months.

    Well done you Hun, half way to the penthouse, half way to a year.

    Congrats again :)

  • Aww, thanks Jo!

    Very kind of you and very much appreciated. I wish you well too!

    Alex.

  • A massive very well done Alex!!!! I am three months later on this week, Here's to the next six months for you.

    Maria.:D

  • BRILLIANT ALEX..Half a year without smoking ...How cool are you:cool:

    Wheres the party?:D

  • Oh oobee doo!!!!!

    This is a tribute to you. Hope you like it!!

    Now I was the queen of the smokers

    Oh, the ashtray's a VIP

    Ash had reached the top, so I had to stop

    And that's what botherin' me

    I wanna be a smoke free girl cub

    And stroll right into town

    And be just like the other girls

    I'm tired of monkeyin' around!

    Oh, oobee doo

    I wanna be like you

    I wanna walk like you

    Talk like you, too

    You'll see it's true

    An ape like me

    Can learn to be human too

    KEEP THE POSTS COMING!!!! WE NEED YOUR INSPIRATION!!!!

  • Thank you VERY much ladies! :)

    I thought I was out there on my own for a while. Things have been very slow here of late and I was about to give up. Happily you all came along and made my day! Lovely!!!

    Teacup, I can't believe you really wrote that just for me?

    Shucks, I'm a happy guy now... And of course, all the best to you too!!!

    We will conquer the nico-beast!

    Alex.

  • Wish I were that clever!!!

    It's from The Jungle Book film -all I did was change a few words to fit your achievement and my respect for that achievement. But sentiment is still there - I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU

    6 months down the line!!!! And not a single cheat. Congratulations.

    That is my aim!!! Day 32 tomorrow.

  • Wish I were that clever!!!

    It's from The Jungle Book film -all I did was change a few words to fit your achievement and my respect for that achievement. But sentiment is still there - I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU

    6 months down the line!!!! And not a single cheat. Congratulations.

    That is my aim!!! Day 32 tomorrow.

    Teacup,

    Firstly I have to admit I was motivated by imminent health reasons, so the choice was a) smoke and die or b) stop smoking and hopefully live a bit longer.

    I exaggerate, but that is what it came down to. Secondly, I have quit previously for several years, so I know what a quit is all about... Long-term abstinence to a point when one no longer even thinks about it.

    Don't get me wrong, I have probably smoked more than most people reading this forum... About half a million cigarettes in my life... no kidding!

    Anyone and everyone can quit, so long as the motivation and circumstances are there.

    The only failure in my mind is not even trying.

    Alex.

  • Congratulations Alex; I am sincerely jealous. Half a million cigarettes??? I am no spring chicken and I took the time to figure out that I have smoked about 325,000 (disgusting).

    As you seem to have flit in and out under different names and I am not always on forum, I may have missed it, but what is your story? I am curious.

    Jen

  • Jen, my story is quite simple really.

    I used to smoke like there was no tomorrow, lighting up one after the other, even though I knew I was seriously at risk for something bad to happen. Deep down I wanted to quit, but I kept putting it off, continually thinking there is always tomorrow to start giving up the fags.

    Then the something bad happened - which could have been fatal - and I ended up in hospital. That made me realize just how close I had come to disappearing, and the whole experience boosted me into my quit.

    That's it in a nutshell.

    Alex.

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