No thanks, I don't smoke

I had to call in to mark my entry into the Penthouse. I am here in no small part because of the support that I got from this forum so it is only right that I should come and say thank you to you all. :)

Not one puff, and that feels pretty amazing. Smoking has certainly taken its toll over the years, but I won out in the end.

Looking back over the last year, I can honestly say that it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. The worst part was definitely those early days. For the first few weeks, it was like groping my way through a dark tunnel. You don’t want to be there, but know this is part of your journey. It’s tough because you lose your sense of where you are going. It can feel as scary as hell. But in your heart, you know it won’t kill you and that if you just keep going, you will come out at the other end.

And when you do, you laugh at yourself for being so frightened and stupid.

So here I am, laughing. I love being a non smoker. I can’t believe I waited so long to do this, but that’s all history now. My only thought when I see people smoking is that I am so very glad that’s not me any more.

I see that a few of you are struggling at the moment – all I can say is please hang on in there. Try to find a way to get your head in a positive place – this is not about being deprived of anything good – this is the best gift you can give to yourself. Believe that, and you will soon be laughing too.

Hugs to you all.

Mrs T xxxx

17 Replies

  • Congratulations Mrs T.

    Hope they have a pool on the penthouse roof, looks like it's gonna be hot!

    G x

  • A lovely post, Mrs T. Hearty congratulations, and welcome to the penthouse!


  • Thank you to all three of you! All of you have encouraged me along the way, and that is what makes this forum so special.

    I am sorry that I can't come on here very often now. I have added Carer to my list of duties since my OH had his stroke, and he makes a rotten patient. :rolleyes: Every time I sit down at the computer, he identifies another need. It's good to see that there is still such great support for the newbies, though.

  • Congratulations Mrs T that is a lovely post and I can't wait to get to the penthouse and shake your hand.

  • Congrats Mrs T and welcome to the penthouse, its always nice to read a success story. :D

  • Congrats on reaching the penthouse, Mrs T. !!!


  • :D



    On getting to the penthouse you have arrived at just the right time to enjoy the nice cool poolside bar we had to install another one as with all the hot weather there wasnt enough room for us all :p

    Hope Mr T improves soon so you can come and post on here again you have been missed

    Carol x

  • Congrats to your 1 year milestone Mrs T, the Penthouse is happy to have you, may I suggest the hot tub?!, it's lovely ;)

  • Great big well done to you Mrs T - never any doubt you'd do it :)

  • CONGRATULATIONS mrsT welcome to the penthouse i knew you would do it


  • Congratuations! Lovely to see your post when so many are struggling after a few months. It'll keep us motivated - I know I'm desperate for a peek inside the Penthouse! Way to go Mrs T. :D

  • Congratulations Mrs T! Soooo pleased you made it. No going back now!


  • Well done Mrs T :D:D

    Always knew you were gonna make it, and thanks for all your wisdom in your time on the forum. You really rock :cool:

    Hope Mr T is better soon and is behaving himself ;)


    Zoe xxxx

  • YIPPPEEE MRS TEEE> Im so glad for you, im a few months behind and keeping on, thanks for your support.

    Mash x

  • Well done Mrs T.

  • Well done Mrs. T and thanks for all your wise words in the past and thanks for all your future wise words. Well done

  • Thank you for all the encouragement, everyone - this is the magic of the forum!

    I will try not to take up too much space in the penthouse, because I know that there are a whole batch of September and October quitters making their way up the stairs. :)

    Mrs T

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