2012 - Here we go!

After countless amount of attempts, I am about to begin my journey to freedom. 2012 will be the year of the Chris. I have idled along in life so far and now is the time to rid of the vices and hit the ground running.

The first vice to disappear is smoking....I have given up before - 18 months in total and then the weed got back at me - the "I can have one" syndrome came out to play. Daft, Stupid, Igornant - yes - I was all of them - but now I am stronger for it.

I have had a couple of Quit attempts since - the most lasting 11 days - but now I am in a position and motivated to get back to a stage where I didn't crave or think of smoking at all - I know what it takes, I know I can do it, I know my mistakes.

This forum was amazing last time I was here - and I am looking for the support that was dished out in generous portions last time. I hope that I can offer that same level to the distinguised community of quitters.

Anyway - enough from me - in 25 mins - I will be smoke-free. Then I will finalise my top ten items to achieve in 2012 and Smoking will be top of the list.

Enough from me - thanks for reading!

Over n Out

Chris

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  • Hi Chris

    Congratulations on deciding to quit - my sentiments exactly, this is my year to do the things for me and take control - quitting smoking is top of that list. I too have quit before (in fact several times), never past a few months though but this is my time and my quit. As a good friend said to me 'nuture my quit and take care of it' and that's what I intend to do. I'm on day 2 and not feeling quite with it but know this will pass.

    Good luck to you

    Catch you on the flip flop :D

  • Hi Chris

    good postive post :D

    just look at past quits as experiences i dont think many can actually claim to quit the first time and stay quit but if they have then they are in a minority

    its one of the most addictive drugs out there and should def have more then a health warning on the packs and you def need to keep reminding yourself why you are quitting

    i have constant reminders whenever someone new starts there quit and i read what they have posted and think omg i used to be like that:eek:

    but not anymore

    onwards and upwards is the way to go

    :)

  • Thanks

    Thanks Tinkerbell and Carol!

    These are the generous portions that I was talking about. I have a feeling that I will be spending the next few weeks dedicated to this forum - reading, reading and more reading! :-)

    Onwards and Upwards sums it all up.

    I lied - 2012 is not the year of the Chris, 2012 is the year of the people that want to Make A Difference...some may call it MAD but I like it. :-)

    Chris

  • :D M.A.D:D

    i like the sound of that

    and besides i would rather be called mad any time then that dreaded word

    :eek: normal:eek:

    see ive had to shrink it because its such a horrible word

  • :) hey Chris welcome back "home" mate, good luck on your attempt this time I really hope you make it .

  • Hey CHris...well done on quitting again. I can say that concerning eczema (I used to have chronic dry skin)....mine is 100% better since quitting smoking. I used to have dry, flaky skin all over....not anymore (I only have dry skin slightly on my calves due to the winter weather). It's amazing. Any my psoriasis on my elbows and knees has.......completely gone!!!!! WTF! Anyway just wanted to encourage you that it is seriously worth it. Also, just been to the dentists and one of my teeth was loose due to gum disease (yep you guessed it due to smoking). 10 weeks since quitting and I have saved that tooth....it is only very,very slightly loose and I have stopped that gum disease it it's tracks. Absolutely brilliant. so all to play for!

    Lisa x

  • Hey - welcome back Chris! And good luck!

    Sue

    x

  • Hi Chris, well done you on getting back up on the horse!

  • After countless amount of attempts, I am about to begin my journey to freedom. 2012 will be the year of the Chris. I have idled along in life so far and now is the time to rid of the vices and hit the ground running.

    The first vice to disappear is smoking....I have given up before - 18 months in total and then the weed got back at me - the "I can have one" syndrome came out to play. Daft, Stupid, Igornant - yes - I was all of them - but now I am stronger for it.

    I have had a couple of Quit attempts since - the most lasting 11 days - but now I am in a position and motivated to get back to a stage where I didn't crave or think of smoking at all - I know what it takes, I know I can do it, I know my mistakes.

    This forum was amazing last time I was here - and I am looking for the support that was dished out in generous portions last time. I hope that I can offer that same level to the distinguised community of quitters.

    Anyway - enough from me - in 25 mins - I will be smoke-free. Then I will finalise my top ten items to achieve in 2012 and Smoking will be top of the list.

    Enough from me - thanks for reading!

    Over n Out

    Chris

    Hi Chris, I so identify with your post. Like you I gave up for 15 mths and stupidly thought I could have "just one".... it didn't take long at all for it to spiral out of control and be back to smoking 20 a day!

    Just keep taking it an hour (or a minute) at the time and breathe deeply.

    Razz x

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