"I'm free, to do what I want, any ol' time"

Yes, thats exactly how i am feeling after 23 days. I am at day 24 now and am still like a little kid at Christmas (other celebrations are available).

I feel like i can achieve anything and you know what, i just might. My work is improving, my health is improving, my bank balance is improving.

unreal to think how long i was stuck in the nico-trap for without doing anything about it. i have finally done a blues brothers and "seen the light" !

I am doing 10 miles a day on my shiny new spinning bike which i love and have lost nearly half a stone since quitting and i feel great about that.

So to anyone reading this contemplating taking the plunge, do it. What have you got to lose? if you fail you are no worse off than you are now.

good luck you beauties.....

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  • Have been wanting to reply to one of your posts for ages...but have kept having 'issues' with registration.. Here I am!! We are the same age (ish) and stopped smoking on the same day!! I remember reading your posts in the grim early days and the thought of someone going through the exact same thing as me helped no end.

    I am a 41 year old woman who had smoked since the age of around 13-14. Heavily 20-25 a day since aged 18 or so. I stoppped when I was pregnant with my son aged now 5 but started again when I returned to work. So I have never stopped smoking under my own volition so to speak...

    I stopped because I was sick of myself I guess... daily thoughts of how ridiculous I felt because of the glaring health risks and I was such an addict, always thinking of my next smoke. My other half and teen daughter HATED it so much and I got a weekly sarcastic question of "so when are you stopping Mum"?

    So... I went cold turkey and stopped. Its been a blimmin rollercoaster and I think its just settled down...Have been eating SOOOOO much crap its untrue but am making a concerted effort to stop this week. My energy levels are mental...I can walk fast up big hills and I feel good, really good.

    I have had some hairy moments and even had a puff of a mates fag last weekend.. It was vile and I felt bad but its made me all the more determined to never do it again as I really don't want to smoke again.

    Happy days xxx

  • Well done mate 23 days :-) your energy is amazing, mine is all overe the place haha, but venting and letting of steam and a giggle really helps me!!

    I have not started excercise yet, i am getting porky and put on half a stone in 6 weeks but to be fair i was underweight so its good for me.

    That feeling of freedom you have, i have not experienced that yet, im just not thinking of that, i just see myself as a non smoker on good or bad days.

    You keep at these posts, as you know some posts on here are quite negative and al lwe here are problems on stopping and with drawal so to experience someone who has not encountered that is amazing

    Well done fella, big hug to you

    d

  • Ah thanks derek. Appreciate that.

    And hello to you mmm. I'm glad my early posts helped you a little bit. I know exactly hiw you felt with the self loathing and guilt. Its tears you up eh?

    Its awesome to be out of that now isn't it and brilliant to look forward to the rest of my life unrestrained and freeeeeeeeeeee!

    X

  • Hi magic, i look forward to reading your posts as they are uplifting, keep at it mate you doing a super job.

    Enjoy been free..

    Oh Dear! I told you people are starting to rely on you!

  • whoop whoop!!!!

    Well done you....!!!

    Great guns indeeeed....

    but for putting that song in my head *slap* i shall have to launch my extremely accurate elastic band arsenal..... :P xx

  • Yes, thats exactly how i am feeling after 23 days. I am at day 24 now and am still like a little kid at Christmas (other celebrations are available).

    I feel like i can achieve anything and you know what, i just might. My work is improving, my health is improving, my bank balance is improving.

    unreal to think how long i was stuck in the nico-trap for without doing anything about it. i have finally done a blues brothers and "seen the light" !

    I am doing 10 miles a day on my shiny new spinning bike which i love and have lost nearly half a stone since quitting and i feel great about that.

    So to anyone reading this contemplating taking the plunge, do it. What have you got to lose? if you fail you are no worse off than you are now.

    good luck you beauties.....

    Brilliant! Really pleased for you!:)

  • but for putting that song in my head *slap* i shall have to launch my extremely accurate elastic band arsenal..... :P xx

    Ha ha - "don't be afraid of your freedooooooom !"

    "love meeee, hold meeeee, love meeeee. hold meeee cos im freeeeeeee"

    :):):D

  • Well done magic!!

    For a change I'm with you on the joy :D . Also on the stamina, energy, positivity etc.

    Keep it going, mate!

    Shanita

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