I haven't posted in a new room for quite a while but I am so proud of myself for posting in the 1+ year room for the first time. Yes...today is the day that I have been smokefree for a year and have indeed reached the penthouse!!
This time last year I would not have expected to see myself still quit after a year as I've had so many failed quits in the past. Something must have changed in myself for this one though (I think I had just had enough and really wanted to quit). I even quit when lots of bad things were happening so either I was trying to get some control back in my life or I was just doggedly stubborn that nothing was going to make me start smoking again.
It is hard quitting...the first three months are the hardest in my opinion but once it's done there is no feeling like it in the world. Freedom is what it's called...and I'm glad I've got mine back.
Thankyou to all the people on this forum who really helped in the early months especially my fellow quit gang....the October 2011 quitters (Octopirates oooarrr!). They really helped as I knew they were all feeling the same as me especially Dave, mash, DM, Marie Wiltshire, Teleguy, Tropical and everyone else (sorry if I've missed you out!).
I haven't posted for a while but I think thats an important part of the quit myself as you're forgetting that you did actually smoke. Hopefully when I feel ready I will pay it back and post encouragement on the forum for other quitters too (sometimes posting on here reminded me that I smoked so that's why I haven't been on for ages).
So thanks again for being there! and here's to continue to being smokefree!! It really is as good as people say!
Love Lisa xx