Jan Quitters We are into MONTH 6!!!!

1 Bluetree here! I just wanted to say to all of you listed below,

WE ARE DOING THIS TOGETHER! WE ARE A SUCCESS!!!

6 months for me officially by date is July 8! On paper, July 11!

Red Lobster, here I come baby!! My treat to me! What will yours be?

Aitch Jan 30

Bec81 Jan 30

Si22 Jan 30

gina1506 Jan 30

jonnynosmoke Jan 30

Capitan Jan 26

Rochelle Jan 26

Grumpy1 Jan-24

Jubilee. Jan-19

nonico Jan-19

pammiewammie Jan-18

Mojo76 Jan-14

1 Bluetree Jan-11

foreverfree Jan-11

niconomore Jan-11

paulo assis Jan-11

russellington Jan-09

Andrew G Jan7

Moonlightblonde Jan-05

bex_boo Jan-05

Dapower Jan-01

Jae0404 Jan-01

mumi76 Jan-01

ppat324 Jan-01

Thisistheday71 Jan-01

Tracy71 Jan-01

Ace_Wisdom Jan-01

For all those that are still going - Fantastic!

If I am missing someone, pls add your name HERE! :D

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  • Well done Bluetree

    I'm a Jan quitter and still going strong.

    Now lets hear from the other Jan quitters who are still going strong and well done if you are

  • I'm still here too! :D

    By date, my 6 months will be reached on 26th July.

    Almost done with all the marking and paperwork at college which is seriously stressful and another huge trigger point which has been well and truly kicked into touch.

    This January group is a successful band of troopers by the look of it.

    How many were in it to start with?

  • Going strong hardly come to the forum any more.because i don´t need to,at the begining i was here every day thanks to all:):):)

  • Thank you Bluetree. I'm still here. 6 months for me was yesterday. Feel good like its unremarkable. New guy at work smokes can smell him coming for miles.

    I used to be worse!!!!

    Got asked for a ciggie last week. Wife proudly declared "he doesn't smoke" while stood by and nodded smugly. I had no idea how much she's enjoying this, probably worth the tough early days if only for that...

    Well done everybody.

    'D;)

  • :) WELL DONE TO THE JAN QUITTERS

    thats a great post to be reading :)

  • Atta Boy!

    Thank you Bluetree. I'm still here. 6 months for me was yesterday. Feel good like its unremarkable. New guy at work smokes can smell him coming for miles.

    I used to be worse!!!!

    Got asked for a ciggie last week. Wife proudly declared "he doesn't smoke" while stood by and nodded smugly. I had no idea how much she's enjoying this, probably worth the tough early days if only for that...

    Well done everybody.

    'D;)

    I have been asked for a light as well..and I tell them I have QUIT! I have had folks to check on me too..they say: How are you doing? and I tell them I did this many days! Its a good feeling! Oh and yes, I can smell a smoker too! To think that USED to be us! WOW..OMG! My BF in Georgia I know will be so happy to get closer to me now...and I too! No more smoke smell on me!

  • Hi everyone, i am 6 months on 14 July, still going strong and hardly come on here any more as i never think about it, its such a great feeling to be quit and i never in a million years thought i would reach this milestone!! Cant believe how much my sense of smell and taste has changed for the better i never knew that people standing in doorways smoking smelt so bad!!! Well done everyone who quit in January :) ;)

  • Hi all im still hanging on, although ive had a lot of cravings this past couple of days.:confused: I'm still going to my exersize classes and i've dropped 1 dress size :) Not gona lie I still want to smoke tho....might have a go in the plastic puffer :rolleyes:

  • Its OFFICIAL!

    July 8 Sunday..it became OFFICIAL! 180 days 6 Months!

    Its a beautiful thing..I breathe..in and out free of nicotine..

    I go see my BF soon...and I cannot wait till we are together...

    and he will not have to smell a ashtray mouth..or smelly clothing on me

    ...and all my time will be with him......not smoking outside...I can't wait! :D

  • Absolutely BRILLIENT so pleased for you and well done. Enjoy the moment

    H

  • Well done January quitters

    Hello all

    Just to say a big well done to all of us. Feeling great and the cravings have disappeared , but always on my guard. So proud of you all keep up the brilliant work and see u all in the penthouse can't wait. Very best wishes pammiewammiexxx .

  • Yes I love 6 months!

    Well I did the Red Lobster! The crab legs were outstanding!

    Lobster in butter cannot get any better! I loved my meal..$27.99!

    Well worth it! I think I will spend my 1 yr Anniversary @

    a Casino..eating Steak! Well done of course! LOL!

    I feel really really good right now! I hope I inspire someone

    to do what I have done!

  • Well I did the Red Lobster! The crab legs were outstanding!

    Lobster in butter cannot get any better! I loved my meal..$27.99!

    Well worth it! I think I will spend my 1 yr Anniversary @

    a Casino..eating Steak! Well done of course! LOL!

    I feel really really good right now! I hope I inspire someone

    to do what I have done!

    Fantastic post I am sure that will inspire people. I must say the food sounds delicious! Do you eat there often? Or was this your special treat?

  • Yes a special treat indeed!

    Fantastic post I am sure that will inspire people. I must say the food sounds delicious! Do you eat there often? Or was this your special treat?

    This was a special treat for me. The Red Lobster resturant is

    about 30 min out of town. So I would have to make it a reason

    to be out there in that particular area of town. I do not get to

    eat crab and lobster too often!

    I added it up tho, I saved over $2100! So this treat was costly @ $27.99,

    but I think it was well worth it! LOL! I had my BF with me..he enjoyed his

    meal as well....it was a lovely day.. I think I will set a 9 month treat...

    what the heck right?? LOL! :D

  • 5 months

    Sorry I am trailing behind you all, I am 5 months quit and so far so good but never say never, sorry but do occasionally get that little voice saying a smoke would be nice now esp with a glass of wine, but I avoid being near smokers not because I'd be tempted but the smell disgusts me

  • Sorry I am trailing behind you all, I am 5 months quit and so far so good but never say never, sorry but do occasionally get that little voice saying a smoke would be nice now esp with a glass of wine, but I avoid being near smokers not because I'd be tempted but the smell disgusts me

    Lills you are the same point as me. I know exactly how you feel. We have done brilliantly! We both smoked for a long time we will not forget this overnight. You are my quit buddy and I am sure that we will both reach that landmark of 6 months.:)

  • Hi Haze I'm glad that I have now got a quit buddy, we can swap stories, have a look at the post I put on egg and soldiers just now it's funny really, like you say we have been smoking for such a long time it's going to take a good while to forget them like today going somewhere and automatically looking to see we're there any ash trays on the tables outside and having a little freak because there wasn't ha ha xx

  • Bluetree - congrats

    Lobster in butter cannot get any better! I loved my meal..$27.99!

    Well worth it! I think I will spend my 1 yr Anniversary @

    a Casino..eating Steak! Well done of course! LOL!

    I feel really really good right now! I hope I inspire someone

    to do what I have done!

    You hope you inspire ??? you ARE a BIG inspiration to everyone who is a few days behind you :)))) congrats on 6 months ...

    I m 12 days away from being 6 months ... on my 168th day CANNOT wait to join you !!

  • YES!!!! Join me!

    Lobster in butter cannot get any better! I loved my meal..$27.99!

    Well worth it! I think I will spend my 1 yr Anniversary @

    a Casino..eating Steak! Well done of course! LOL!

    I feel really really good right now! I hope I inspire someone

    to do what I have done!

    You hope you inspire ??? you ARE a BIG inspiration to everyone who is a few days behind you :)))) congrats on 6 months ...

    I m 12 days away from being 6 months ... on my 168th day CANNOT wait to join you !!

    Alrighty then! You do something for your 6 mo mark!

    Something different..special...You deserve it! We have achieved

    something we at 1 time thought we could NOT do!

    We are the winners here! :D

  • Heyyy!

    Heyyy! How is the Jan folks doing?? Are we still together??

    I am a happy camper still...no smoke...I still occassionally will

    get that momentary thought..and just like that, its GONE!

    Love it! No $$$ for smokes...all for me and anything I want to do!

    Ok Jan folks, Hollar back! :cool:

  • Still Here

    Hi 1Bluetree/All,

    Still here. I'm getting more confident. I feel the worst I've felt since I quit (I'm facing a lot of personal challenges and professional pressures) but I've never felt that a ciggie would make me feel better.

    Before if I felt like I do now I'd have changed p from my usual 15 a day to closer to 40. Now, I use all those extra ciggie breaks to actually address the issues. So instead of smoking at 100 mph and panicking I'm using the extra time in my day to work harder and strategize better.

    I don't know whether quitting has made me a more effective professional but I know it hasn't made me any worse. So we continue...

  • Hey DaPower!

    Hey your doing GREAT! WE all have our demons...to distract us and mess

    us up and try and defeat us! WE are stronger and will prevail...Lets see now

    my 6 months was on July 8...so we are now in Aug...I am still here baby!

    SMOKE FREE and happy too...my weight is still ok too... its all good and hang in here... :)

  • ROLL CALL WE into month 11!

    Aitch Jan 30

    Bec81 Jan 30

    Si22 Jan 30

    gina1506 Jan 30

    jonnynosmoke Jan 30

    Capitan Jan 26

    Rochelle Jan 26

    Grumpy1 Jan-24

    Jubilee. Jan-19

    nonico Jan-19

    pammiewammie Jan-18

    Mojo76 Jan-14

    1 Bluetree Jan-11

    foreverfree Jan-11

    niconomore Jan-11

    paulo assis Jan-11

    russellington Jan-09

    Andrew G Jan7

    Moonlightblonde Jan-05

    bex_boo Jan-05

    Dapower Jan-01

    Jae0404 Jan-01

    mumi76 Jan-01

    ppat324 Jan-01

    Thisistheday71 Jan-01

    Tracy71 Jan-01

    Ace_Wisdom Jan-01

    For all those that are still going - Fantastic!

    If I am missing someone, pls add your name HERE! :D

  • Still going strong!!

    Hi all

    Yes, I'm still going strong - nearly 10 months. I've just been out for a run. My aim now is to lose the 7kg I've put on before the year is up. I want to have lost some weight by Christmas - don't want to have to buy heaps of new clothes!!

    I love not smoking; don't love the extra weight, but I know it'll be easier to lose weight than it was to stop smoking for 10 months.

    All the best to the other January 2012 quitters - we're nearly in the Penthouse.

    Nonico

  • Good for you!!

    Hi all

    Yes, I'm still going strong - nearly 10 months. I've just been out for a run. My aim now is to lose the 7kg I've put on before the year is up. I want to have lost some weight by Christmas - don't want to have to buy heaps of new clothes!!

    I love not smoking; don't love the extra weight, but I know it'll be easier to lose weight than it was to stop smoking for 10 months.

    All the best to the other January 2012 quitters - we're nearly in the Penthouse.

    Nonico

    I am fighting everyday to stay in my size 10 jeans! I love not

    smoking ....I never thought I could get here ...but I am sober! LOL!

    JK I am glad I do not smoke..and I never will again.

  • I am still here and smoke free. I will never be a slave to the almighty fag again!!! It feels FANTASTIC to say that and know it is true!!! 11 months and 9 days...and counting!! ppat

  • February intruder

    Sneaking in here, although I am not in the January club. You were all the people just ahead of me in the early days - I was the one lagging behind you all determined to try and keep up.

    Huge well done to all of you who have lasted the course. There is no reason or no sense for any of us to turn back at the stage.

  • Still Here... There's a lot more of me though

    Hi All, 1Bluetree, Nonico,

    I'm still going. No cravings at all except (oddly) when I drink green tea.

    The green tea is to help me try to shake the 7+kg I've put on since I quit. I am absolutely determined. I am refusing to have any clothes altered, I just won't button up my suits until I've lost the weight.

    Upside is that I find exercise (and a lot of sports that I loved) a lot easier now, so I've now picked up my running and squash again.

    Funny how the issue is now losing weight not quitting smoking. Apparently all they discuss in the penthouse is dieting!!!

  • Urrrgghhh on the dieting part!

    Hi All, 1Bluetree, Nonico,

    I'm still going. No cravings at all except (oddly) when I drink green tea.

    The green tea is to help me try to shake the 7+kg I've put on since I quit. I am absolutely determined. I am refusing to have any clothes altered, I just won't button up my suits until I've lost the weight.

    Upside is that I find exercise (and a lot of sports that I loved) a lot easier now, so I've now picked up my running and squash again.

    Funny how the issue is now losing weight not quitting smoking. Apparently all they discuss in the penthouse is dieting!!!

    I am holding on for dear life! LOL! It seems I am determined to somehow come out of my size 10...I am doing all I can to hold on! That is the big fight with me for now...Smoking is nothing...drinking nothing...I don't even eat that much it seems...but all is tight! Anyhow, we march on and go from here! I gained about 10 lbs...but no matter..I will be a-ok!

  • 10 months!!!

    10 months today of no smoking. Only 2 months until I'm in the Penthouse. I'm going to be soooo skinny when I enter the Penhouse; I've got 2 months to lost weight.

    NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS SKINNY FEELS.

    ( my new mantra for now )

  • :D

    way to go reaching 10 months

    :D

    thats a great post to be reading

  • I like SKINNY!! LOL!

    10 months today of no smoking. Only 2 months until I'm in the Penthouse. I'm going to be soooo skinny when I enter the Penhouse; I've got 2 months to lost weight.

    NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS SKINNY FEELS.

    ( my new mantra for now )

    I need to lose 10 lbs if that...and I will feel even more

    wonderful! I feel great seriously tho...its GOOD not to smoke!

    We all gonna make it thru our 1 year Anniversary! Yeahhhh! :D

  • Rougly about 36 more days till the Penthouse!

    I cannot wait to get into that darn Penthouse!

    1 year on Jan 11th...and I will sit down an have me some

    Lobster and Steak in the Penthouse! My treat to me!

    The 6 month mark I had Shrimp & Lobster...but this here

    deserves the best that the kitchen will allow! LOL!

    Its been so long since I accomplished anything in my life!

    I am super happy to have done this! ;)

  • I cannot wait to get into that darn Penthouse!

    1 year on Jan 11th...and I will sit down an have me some

    Lobster and Steak in the Penthouse! My treat to me!

    The 6 month mark I had Shrimp & Lobster...but this here

    deserves the best that the kitchen will allow! LOL!

    Its been so long since I accomplished anything in my life!

    I am super happy to have done this! ;)

    If there was a like button on your post I would click a 1000 times ! I feel the same way re accomplishment too ! I will join you on the 30th jan , doing all I can now to lose the 6 odd kilos I have gained in the last 10+ months too !! It's great how the conversations changed from " how to stop cravings" to " how to lose the extra weight " :))) I m loving it !!

  • Same quit date as you Gina and same 6 kilo's. and no craving's. Except for food of course. Well done Jan quitters

  • Less than a month to go! Penthouse!

    I can't WAIT till I am in the Penthouse! Jan 11th is my DAY!

    Steak and lobster is my reward meal! I will celebrate! ;)

  • Exciting!!

    Yes!!! We're nearly there. It's countdown for the January quitters:)

    Here's the list again as we tick off the people entering the Penthouse.

    Aitch Jan 30

    Bec81 Jan 30

    Si22 Jan 30

    gina1506 Jan 30

    jonnynosmoke Jan 30

    Capitan Jan 26

    Rochelle Jan 26

    Grumpy1 Jan-24

    Jubilee. Jan-19

    nonico Jan-19

    pammiewammie Jan-18

    Mojo76 Jan-14

    1 Bluetree Jan-11

    foreverfree Jan-11

    niconomore Jan-11

    paulo assis Jan-11

    russellington Jan-09

    Andrew G Jan7

    steelfixer Jan7

    Moonlightblonde Jan-05

    bex_boo Jan-05

    Dapower Jan-01

    Jae0404 Jan-01

    mumi76 Jan-01

    ppat324 Jan-01

    Thisistheday71 Jan-01

    Tracy71 Jan-01

    Ace_Wisdom Jan-01

    I've lost some weight, but would like to lose a bit more before I enter the Penthouse. At least my clothes fit me again:) However, I think that once you stop smoking you have to watch your diet since the metabolism slows down. On the positive side, the slower the metabolism, the longer you live ( at least that's my take on it).

  • WOW Anniversary is tomorrow!

    Wow this thread is for the 6 months...now I am into

    the 1 yr mark of tomorrow..Jan 11! WOW...I am so happy!

    Congrats to my fellow Jan QUITTERS! :D

    :D

  • Congratulations

    Congratulations 1Bluetree - that is a magnificent achievement.:)

    I bet you're loving the Penthouse, and enjoying the company of the other Jan 2012 quitters.

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