70 days

Hi everyone,

I completed 70 days or 10 weeks today. I have been busy at work so haven't been on here much but am glad to see that everyone seems to be going good.

I'm a little stunned that I've made it and cannot believe that I haven't smoked for 10 weeks. I stopped the champix about 5 days ago and no ill effects. To be honest, I never felt entirely comfortable taking the champix because of all the negative stuff you read about it on the internet.

I still think about cigs every day and it remains a challenge some days not to simply give in but I haven't.... One thing I have learnt using the forum is that society still perceives smoking as a bad habit....i now understand it is more then a bad habit and I am now beginning to fully understand that it is an addiction. This was a bit of a lightbulb moment for me and I slowly stopped being so frustrated and critical of myself on my bad days.

I also read some of my old posts today and I can honestly say that things have improved but I'm not out of the woods yet...

Thank you everyone, this forum is an absolute lifeline, xo

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  • You have done fantastically well cupcake and you should be very proud of your self. Well done! You will just get stronger and stronger now.:)

  • Cupcake

    10 weeks is a great achievement. Well done:). Another Christmas Star!

    Fi x

  • Hi cupcake

    Well done for getting where you are.

    Absolutely fantastic :)

    I'm still at the thinking about "them" stage so I hear your words loud and clear.

    But I'm getting to the point of .... oh .... thinking about fags again .... yeah...whatever.....

    Soon we'll be at the ...oh....thinking about fags again .... yeah....I AINT BOVVVERED!

    Then we'll move to ..... er.....fags....what are they? :D

    Completely agree that we are getting to the light bulb moment.

    I didn't use any NRT today for about 5 hours....and my mind started....oohhh don't feel right..... ooooh .. need something .... gimme gimme gimme!

    It is an addiction, we all hear that said everyday, but I reckon we have to "feel" it for ourselves to totally understand it.

    It sounds like we are getting there.....the "habit" part for me is nearly dead and buried....now time to take on the addiction....but I can now see the difference between nicotine .... and smoking.

    Thank you for bringing this to mind Cupcake (top name by the way!!...made me feel like Humphrey Bogart when I said that! lol)

    You are leading the way for us....so if you even dare think about turning round........

    ......it's Captain Kick@ss time!!

    WELL DONE Cupcake

    Greg

    x

    :)

  • Congratulations on your 10 weeks quit. What a lovely positive post. Well done :D

    Love May x

  • Well done Cupcake!

    I'm on 72 days now so I am celebrating right there with you!

    Jamora

  • Cupcake, you little beauty! I'm so proud of you!

    Massive well done for getting to 10 weeks, that's it, no turning back

    Especially with Greg following you :eek::cool:

    Molly x

  • .... One thing I have learnt using the forum is that society still perceives smoking as a bad habit....i now understand it is more then a bad habit and I am now beginning to fully understand that it is an addiction. This was a bit of a lightbulb moment for me and I slowly stopped being so frustrated and critical of myself on my bad days.

    70 days, very well done Cupcake.

    While I smoked i couldn't really see that I was an addict - even though it was obvious that i wasn't smoking each fag out of free choice. Your comment about addiction gave me an interesting nudge. I feel a little gap has opened up between me and the smoking habit. Enough of a gap to see that I was, and still am an addict.............gawd!

    It is good to get clearer about this, so thanks for your comment. :)

  • Hello everyone,

    Thank you for the lovely and supportive responses. I am so happy to be part of this community. I really don't think I would have made it this far without all of you.

    I'll keep you posted and captain kick@ss can rest assured that there'll be no need of his services ;)

    Just in case I don't get the chance to post beforehand, Happy Christmas and the very best for 2013,

    Sharon, xo

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