Shaking with disbelief!...I did it!

What a year....Long post! haha get your brews ready & your reading glasses to hand..:p

Was looking round the forum, as i often do! Im perhaps a stranger to a lot members nowadays! but i still like reading all about peoples experiences good or bad, thoughts, ideas and moans! haha Part of me is very much still quite dependant on knowing others are going through just about the same,

I was going to mark my 6months milestone time and i thought you know what I have attempted to quit numerous times! and this is the 2nd time I have ever reached such a place in time. So i held this as an achievement & i left this milestone in a quiet place.

Almost 9 months into my quit a big turning point for me in my feelings towards smoking........not got quite as involved with forum on this occasion. Maybe it was my answer, coz lets face it, its the furthest i have come, or perhaps it was complete coincidence that i was just in a much better place to ignore the temptations this time round, i was completely determined...I know People move on, places change, routines alter, the people you meet in this forum may vanish, they may become lifelong friends, taper off, become your allie's or just get back into their own life without smoking to be never heard from again, ...It is lovely to have people beside you doing the same, feeling the same, going through the same! but rub it all away and you are quite alone! no one can do it for you, encouragement, advice, kind words! but its simply just down to yourself.

However the people who grew up with me on the forum if thats the right wording haha!... know who they are, and I cant thank them enough for always being there, Whatever the weather. If it was a real celebration the drinks would most certainly be on me! Cheers everyone!:D

This time, i had it up to here with smoking & quitting...... my packet of patches did a job and had 3 left after yet another fail in aug/sept 2011 as alway i got back into it...used 2 patches for 2 days & kept the 3rd one in the box...for some reason (not sure why lol) so because i had stock piled the inhalators on the nhs programme i used them for occasional nights out! and sold the rest on ebay! (shh) was quite soon not using them anymore, which kind of happened after 6 months i think, dont actually remember counting because i only used them if i went boozing. That was my final kick of the habit, in my mind.

.... I feel in a Good place now, its not been easy, i too have had a couple of major stresses to deal with and almost folded....but the good feelings ive got now smash it all out! I cant honestly believe I am here today! and if I can come so far! its took me over 5 years to get , but its all been worth it!

1 year is here! i can honestly say ive deserved this!

So anyone who is struggling, or are contemplating smoking again......only you can control what you do! Always remember it is a simple choice you buy some or you dont! eventually over time that choice becomes easier to make, until it just becomes normal, and the choice isnt there anymore! you just dont bother!

I havent got the best willpower in the world, but i always go by the words "where there is a will there is a way"...it might take a while, and you might get lost, or take the scenic route to the penthouse (as a good friend said once heehee) ....But by god it is true that if you set yourself on doing something, then it can be done! be strong, brave, cry a little, smile, laugh, be an emotional wreck, put a bit of weight on, eat more, so what! ,be a bit nangy early days! shout, scream! play facebook games till your legs go numb with sitting too long lol ... But eventually it will all make perfect sense! All these distractions you have created gradually become less, and you will slip back into your exactly the same life except your not smoking anymore! easy!

"excuse me why i kiss the sky"

Round of applause please :)

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  • Kitkat, HUGE congratulations.

    I agree with you - it's all down to making the conscious choice not to smoke whenever the urge hits - no matter what. And eventually, over time, the choice becomes subconscious and your whole mindset changes, and it is no longer even mildly difficult to do.

    Be proud of yourself, you've come such a long way.

    Helen x

  • Thanks Helen, I do feel very proud, like no one would believe x :)

  • Absolutely marvelous.Congratulations:):D You give all us newbies something to aim for .x

  • Thank you Beckysharp, glad I can inspire at long last :) time is the answer, its simply a waiting game. mark my words :)

  • What fantastic news, Kiktkat. Well done. Your post was very inspiring for me.:)

  • Thank you Josivi, so glad I gave you encouragement, I have always been completely honest about quitting smoking.. and i have never claimed to be over it from the beginning, i know it will be one of the hardest things you will do, and likewise what I am doing! but time will give you the best start on this quit journey. :) well done where your at, and good luck

  • What fantastic news, Kiktkat. Well done. Your post was very inspiring for me.:)

    Thanks EllieC, good to see you around :-) glad you liked the post

  • Well done that's fantastic.

    Nice quote (btw its while not why) its good to be seeing the world without any kind of haze irrespective of colour.

    Anyway that's a fantastic achievement and so pleased for you.

  • Congrats to you :-D

  • KitKat, can't tell you how pleased I am for you. It has been a long bumpy ride in the past but you have got there.

    Hope you are going to celebrate in style. You sure deserve to.

    CONGRATULATIONS :D:D:D:D

    Gaynor xx

  • Congrats, KK :)

  • Well done that's fantastic.

    Nice quote (btw its while not why) its good to be seeing the world without any kind of haze irrespective of colour.

    Anyway that's a fantastic achievement and so pleased for you.

    Thanks Nic, Im so pleased for me too!:).. Ah sadly i forgot about the grama & spilling laws around here! hope da forum police dont drag me ;)

    ....Also thank you to StuartH, an even bigger congrats to you mate.

    Thank you Gaynor, your right a bumpy road it as been, think its peaked now :)

    Thanks Bella :)

  • Well done KK

    I love reading these sort of posts and damn right that you should be kissing the sky and shouting this from the roof top.

    I am so proud of you. Well done again hun :) xx

  • Finally!!!!!!!!

    Cor blimey I've just through 2 cuppa's reading that :eek:

    I don't think you'll ever really get how effin proud of you I am matey :) We've chatted for over 2 years now and I've seen you lose numerous quits but you've always picked yourself up and plodded on with the next one. I used to keep everything crossed that your quit would last then you'd tell me you'd slipped up and I used to feel so bad for you - after a while I think we realised that you seem to do better without any fuss and drama :D

    I've not had to cross anything over this past year as I had a gut feeling that this was the one and I'm so chuffed that you're finally here.

    Chin up, shoulders back and stand tall with pride KK as you deserve this so much. You're a star and I'm so happy to call you a friend.

    So to celebrate I've found you a man (before he went all ginger and started looking like Mick Hucknalls dad)

    7015

    and some dodgy alcohol

    7014

    and a toon

    welcome to the one year club

    p.s. you know I said you'd be shot of me once I'd posted on your one year - well I lied mwahahahahahahahahahahaha (evil laugh not a kiss) :D

  • Huge Congrats Kitkat, jolly nice to have you in the penthouse....

    Heres to the next year!!

  • Awesome and inspiring achievement.

    Can't wait to join you, in a little over six months. Save me a seat, please?

  • Thank you Nuttynurse, makes me feel doubley chuffed about it with all these lovely messages off everyone.

    Ahhhhh Pookie, I know that bad muck up quit feeling so well, and I now know why you was willing me on thinking just keep going for a bit more time!!, thank you for being there..... so glad youve waited around! & I sort of always knew you was lying about leaving me after 1 year :p

    Loving the Hot Axl pic, (mick hucknalls dad or not I still would :D ) I am proper drooling, the video, the drinks!... you really do know me too well:eek:

    Yaaaayyy!

    Thank you Johnj its so nice to be here too!

    Dgee, I will save you the best seat in the house, I have no doubt you will be here before you know it! & thanks for kind words! :cool:

  • Well done Kit Kat you have done great :D It will be standing room only in the penthouse by the time I get there next week :D

    .

  • Brilliant! and well done for sticking with it. Sounds like you had a rocky road but got there in the end. Congratulations and enjoy the penthouse you deserve it.:)

  • Thank you claire, wow next week for you, how cool :eek: dont worry you can have the beanbag..its quite comfy. just be careful of moving round to fast on it :D

    Thank you Haze, yes it took me long time to get here! if i knew what i know now it could have been so difference! but its all a learning thing i suppose! ..I have no regrets! i now have my perfect quit what i always wanted :) ..... Havent done it for anyone else but me! and nor have i tried to prove myself to anyone :)

  • I"m shocked it's one year already!

    Well done you!

    Alex.

  • Hi Alex, good to hear you! yes my 1 year as arrived, so where you taking me then ?;) :D

  • Well one of my threads especially this one! cant end on nothing...so a few tunes to end my 1 year! just for me .... also would like to fit in, the bloody jubilee. say no more! the olympics! yawning,

    football! well that dosnt really end does it :( ........ I better shut up now my times almost up.

    song that makes me smile... Live forever ....well i better live a bit longer after all this effort!

    song that makes me cry........ sackville

    song that makes me think ......... another mans cause

    & Finally onto a happier note Paradise ............ Cheers everyone! goodnite :cool:

  • Congrats Kat and Hooray!!................Gotta be honest never thought I'd see the day haha :eek:

    What a lovely post to share your achievement, bet you feel great :D

    Hope you had a nice day!!

    I know you hate sport but if there was an Olympics for quitting smoking then you would get Gold medal for sure!! :p

    Kissing the sky must be a great feeling.............can see you now...............

    7016

    Wouldn't know what song to bring to your party so thought would just chuck in this dance floor filler ;) Dont all parties end with this song?? Old ladies in tights dancing round their handbags (is that us now????) Oh noooooo!!

    HappyOneYearKat

  • :D

    YEAH HAAA WELL DONE kk

    :D

    That is a great post to be reading and soo good to see you joining us in the penthouse :)

    sorry i cant do links to songs so you will have to settle for a pic instead :rolleyes:

  • KAT .........you star:)

    I am so delighted to hear your news .................fantastic achievement and a very honest post .

    You always have wise words for us all among the humour of your posts ......always loved reading them ;)

    Enjoy the penthouse . Well deserved lass :D

    just casting off your knitted stripey legwarmers now ha ha !

  • Many congratulations. 1 year is amazing.

  • Ahh ...thanks for Congrats shelly, and me never thought i would see the day either, but so glad i have! and yes i do feel good ...i still like that song haha cant beat a bit of dexy :p

    Thank you Karri, and you right never to give up trying.... it will happen for you too, i am 100 percent sure!

    awh thanks carol, a pic is great! & thanks for well wishes.

    Thanks Magic32, feels good!

    And last but not least Sky, thank you for being around! listening to me moaning on & on & on :o great to hear you, hope all is well?, and thanks for just knowing! the socks will do as they are i suppose :D , not ideal but beggars cant be choosers & all that :p

    7033

  • Well done kk. it sounds like quitting smoking has taken u too a good place,which is something i needed to hear cos otherwise what would be the point in quitting.

    Mash.

  • Hi, that’s brilliant, welcome to the Penthouse and sorry I missed your big day, wasn’t here so have a good reason LOL.

    I am wondering if now you have hit the 12 months mark you will take up the exercise like me; (I don’t think:eek:) take care of yourself xxx

  • Well done kk. it sounds like quitting smoking has taken u too a good place,which is something i needed to hear cos otherwise what would be the point in quitting.

    Mash.

    thanks Mash, yes it is a good place, its took a while to get too, but it is very worth it! dont stop believing :)

    Jamangie, thank you..... exercise urmmm actually YES! :eek: Who would believe it! :D

  • Hi kk :)

    It's been awhile since I was last here just seen this post :) and could not read and go you have done absolutely brilliant WELL DONE... I'm made up for you it's been some journey but you've made it xx take care an never look back xx

    love ... June xx

  • Hi kk :)

    It's been awhile since I was last here just seen this post :) and could not read and go you have done absolutely brilliant WELL DONE... I'm made up for you it's been some journey but you've made it xx take care an never look back xx

    love ... June xx

    Hey June, yes some journey your right.... soo lovely to hear you, thank you for kind words, hope ur doing okay? ...dont be a stranger. Lots of love:)

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