"2" Years Quit

Well at last it’s here, my long awaited 2 years smoke free, I find it hard to express how I feel, I have found myself thinking of smoking this week quite a lot, but that seems to be the norm with me just before I have reached some of the bigger milestones along the way, it’s as if I am scared/worried that I will inadvertently find myself with a ciggy in my hand, since the first day of my quit I have never been without a pack of tobacco in my possession, I know that I could not have survived without it, it has been my safety blanket.

At one stage there was one a full pack in the bedroom which came back from Spain, a single one in the kitchen and one in the car, over the 2 years I have gradually given them away and now I have one, I call it my just in case pack, it leaves me in control of my choices not the other way round, without it I would have maybe panicked but I would go and open the draw and say to myself, you can have one if you want one but given the choice I stayed smoke free, if I had not had it in the house I would have brought some and then I would definitely have lit up, I know this for sure.

Some of you will think it strange and see it as having temptation their all the time, but if you look at it like it was maybe my form of NRT then it will not seem such a mad idea, each to their own and no matter how you manage your quit so long as you are smokefree that's all that matters

Looking back at the start of my quit I see that a lot of the people who gave me a vast amount of support when I was having a shit day don’t seem to come on very much anymore, but I suppose they have like we all will eventually have hit a point in their quit where they no longer remember to come on, I seem to go for days and then think, I must go and have a peek, I maybe don’t support as much as I should but there are some great supporters about so I pass the buck :rolleyes:

I wish you all a very happy Christmas and I hope that if nothing else the New Year will be smoke free and healthy for you all, take care.

PS Thanks for sticking with it, it always seems to turn from a few short comments into a monologue :D

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  • Can't ask for a better Christmas prezzie than a quit milestone like that :D

    Well done and Merry Christmas! :D

  • Hi Ya Pal

    Hi Jamangie, my quit buddie,and well done on your two year quit and as usual a great post. Some of the newer quiters will not realise how much support you gave during the early day's of our quit, to all the members of this site, but in particular I will always be greatful for the support you gave to this 35 year smoker.

    I congratulate you on this achievment and for anyone who is just starting out on thier quit attempt and think that they will not be able to "do it",well we were the same in that we were two people who had smoked for so long and if Jamanjie is the same as me I really did not think that I would stop smoking,but we are proof that it can be done and it is true when ex smokers say it gets easier as you go through your quit .

    However this is truly my friend Jamangie's special day, so I will say congratulations on your 2 year quit and wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and have a lovely Hogmany (as we say in Scotland) the English version is have a Happy new Year.

    P.S remember I have a lovely bottle of 15 year old Whisky to share with you , if you ever get North of the border, because I am easy to find in that if you are at the Forth Road Bridge I am only 10 minute away and you know my number.

    Love and Kisses to you and your family

    Dannyboy:)

  • Huge congrats on your 2 year quit Jammy - hope you had a good xmas too.

    Never any doubt that you'd get there :)

    P xxxx

  • Can't ask for a better Christmas prezzie than a quit milestone like that :D

    Well done and Merry Christmas!

    Thanks Pete, you are so right it was the best chrizzy prez I had because I got nothing on the Day LOL all prezzies I got today yippee xxx

    Hi Jamangie, my quit buddie,and well done on your two year quit and as usual a great post. Some of the newer quiters will not realise how much support you gave during the early day's of our quit, to all the members of this site, but in particular I will always be greatful for the support you gave to this 35 year smoker.

    I congratulate you on this achievment and for anyone who is just starting out on thier quit attempt and think that they will not be able to "do it",well we were the same in that we were two people who had smoked for so long and if Jamanjie is the same as me I really did not think that I would stop smoking,but we are proof that it can be done and it is true when ex smokers say it gets easier as you go through your quit .

    However this is truly my friend Jamangie's special day, so I will say congratulations on your 2 year quit and wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and have a lovely Hogmany (as we say in Scotland) the English version is have a Happy new Year.

    P.S remember I have a lovely bottle of 15 year old Whisky to share with you , if you ever get North of the border, because I am easy to find in that if you are at the Forth Road Bridge I am only 10 minute away and you know my number.

    Love and Kisses to you and your family

    Dannyboy:)

    Thanks Danny, I am so looking forward to my whiskey, trust me I am working on it, Hogmany is what I celebrate too, take good care and dont you dare open it without me LOL xxx

    Huge congrats on your 2 year quit Jammy - hope you had a good xmas too.

    Never any doubt that you'd get there :)

    P xxxx

    Thanks Pookie

    I had some little doubts, like I said, I had a massive fear I would smoke before the big milestone, but luckily I didnt so thanks for the grats xxx

    Congratulations and what a lovely Xmas present x

    Thanks Karri, I hope you are doing well in your quit.

    xxx

    PS I managed a multi quote :eek:

  • yes i remember you Jamangie congrats on your 2year quit. Jacqui. Quit: 14.11.11.

  • Thanks Jacqui, I hope you are also finding your quit is going well and that you will reach the Penthouse with few if any problems x

  • Congrats on your doubler - JimJam

  • Hi Mah, thanks for taking the time to come and say hello, do you know what we called our pyjamas when we where kids, jimjams, did any one else.

    You are well along in your quit now I see 2 and a 1/2 years tomorrow if my maths are correct? get posting lady x

  • Really well done Jamangie - two years is amazing.

    Learning to multi quote is pretty neat too.

    But two years is better.

  • Congrats Jammie!! Never had a doubt you'd get there, well done :)xx

  • Congrats from me too (better late than never :) )

    2 YEARS QUITTAGE ... EXCELLENT :cool:

    I knew you'd do it!

    Pol x

  • Really well done Jamangie - two years is amazing.

    Learning to multi quote is pretty neat too.

    But two years is better.

    Thanks Mrs T, I agree that 2 years is good, but here to prove I am still good for the multi quote, oops I did it again LOL

    Congrats Jammie!! Never had a doubt you'd get there, well done :)xx

    Thanks Bellablue, I hope you had a great Xmas and havent been toooooo heady LOL LOL sorry

    Congrats from me too (better late than never :) )

    2 YEARS QUITTAGE ... EXCELLENT :cool:

    I knew you'd do it!

    Pol x

    Thank you so much Pol, and thanks for being there in your shed, I am sure that will raise some eye brows xx

  • A heartfelt and huge well done from me to you jamangie.

    Gaynor xxx

  • Cheers G, thanks for the best wishes and I hope you are doing OK on your quit, havent seen you around lately.

    Have a great New year xx

  • Just sneaking in to say well done - especially on the multiquote, I haven't got a clue how to do that! :p

    Two years is pretty cool isn't it - knew you'd do it! :D

  • Wow

    I've just logged on for the first time in a year - saw a familiar name!

    WEll done on two years!

    I'll be there in February - just trying to remember when exactly - the 9th rings a bell but I can't remember!!!!

  • Just sneaking in to say well done - especially on the multiquote, I haven't got a clue how to do that! :p

    Two years is pretty cool isn't it - knew you'd do it! :D

    Its easy to multi quote :rolleyes: go to where you would normally quote and at the side is another thingy, click on that and any other posts you want to quote in the same place then go to the botton and say reply, then post your comments under each quote, does that make sense???? :eek:

    Thanks for the post as well xxx

    I've just logged on for the first time in a year - saw a familiar name!

    WEll done on two years!

    I'll be there in February - just trying to remember when exactly - the 9th rings a bell but I can't remember!!!!

    Hi Beccy thanks for the post and you are 2 years on the 8th LOL I will be there to open the door.

    xxx

  • Well done, I hope you gave yourself a really nice pressie to mark the special occasion.

    Jackie

  • Well done, I hope you gave yourself a really nice pressie to mark the special occasion.

    Jackie

    Hi Jackie, I feel really bad as I didn’t post on your 3 year quit did I, sos sos sorry, well done though even if in the wrong thread and a bit late.

    No I didn’t buy myself anything, as usual but I got some Chriggy prezzies and on the cards it said well done, funny because I still want to shout from the roof tops that I am still quit but expect my friends and family to have forgotten but most of them didn’t, forget that is.

    There are about 8 of us who have now quit in the immediate family and I am the shortest one, in time that is, in fact I might be the shortest in height as well, a bit rounder now though :)

  • Well done jamangie 2 years :) You wouldnt have done it without me;)

  • RAOTFLMAO Ijust wish you were where you should be, but hey ho i bet you are doing great this time, thanks for the post and have a cracking new year, get plenty of exercise & new trainers LOL

  • Jamangie - Well done on your 2 year quit - great isn't it. I'm now 2 yr and 4 months and going strong strong strong. Best thing I ever did.

    I'm one of theose people who don't come on here that much anymore - only because coming on here raises all memories of smoking -urgh!!

    But its a Newy Year - and I thought I'd come and havea peek - so great to see your story.

  • Jamangie - Well done on your 2 year quit - great isn't it. I'm now 2 yr and 4 months and going strong strong strong. Best thing I ever did.

    I'm one of theose people who don't come on here that much anymore - only because coming on here raises all memories of smoking -urgh!!

    But its a Newy Year - and I thought I'd come and havea peek - so great to see your story.

    Hi its good to see you on the boards, its also great to see you are still smoke free, I didnt see your 2 year quit post??? did I miss it or did you :rolleyes:

    I know what you mean being here can sometimes raise a few sleeping dogs I think.

    Take care and pop back every now and again and let us know how you are doing xx

  • :DWELL DONE TO YOU AND YOUR SECOND YEAR YEAHHHHH:D

    thats wicked news sorry i missed it when you posted it the first time i only came back on here umm yesterday :o

    but thats a great read i love reading about peoples achievements

    you deserve a big pat on the back and if i had longer arms i would be giving you one hehe mind you now that would make you jump if giant arms suddenly appeared out thin air

    i dont normally use this word but in this case its in dire need

    CONGRATULATIONS

    thats it now the song is in my head hehe but its worth it

  • I cant believe you have done that to me, thats got to be one of Cliffs worst records and now its in my head too LOL

  • ;) i dont see why i should be the only one singing it inside my head

    hehe not sure if its that song orrrrr the

    misiltoe and wine song that i loath the most:eek:

    At least i didnt post a link lol

    :p

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO please I need to keep my sanity, you could push me over the edge and I might have a puff, did some one mention Cliff, sorry I didnt mean that :D

  • lol omg haha

    I nearly wet myself reading those posts my daughter came in to see what i was laghing at :D i now have a mental image of you Jam on a CLIFFTOP holding a lite lighter in the air singing im soooo tempted to post some links to the worse cringing Cliff songs ;)

  • A little story for you regarding Cliff, a friend of mine was married to his sis, for christmas they got cliff to sign me a personal autograph, I sprayed the sig with hair spray to make sure it didnt smudge, I used silverkrin and it dripped off the sig grrrr LOL moral of the story is dont use hair spray on cliff LOL

  • Umm why would you use hairspray in the first place :confused:

    was that a blue peter tip:cool: hehe ;)

  • It is supposed to make the signature permanant but silverkin is too heavy and wet so it all bled into each other, no prob getting another LOL

    As for blue peter does that still exist

  • Hi Hun

    Sorry my reply is sooooooooo late its just i dont seem to be on much now but i did want to say a BIG CONGRATS on your 2nd year complete.

    I hope your still doing ok hun and that you have had a really good christmas and new year

    Take care hun

    LOL

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