Call to arms for all "the new crop" :)

Hello all

I have been moved to see so many long term quitters telling us of their victories of late that I felt I had to call on all of us...."the new crop"....to get stuck in and sort this crap out .... ONCE ... and ... FOR ALL.

WE CAN and WE ARE DOING THIS peeps........

OK ... so we feel crap now and then....who gives?

OK ... so we feel we may not have got to where we want to be yet....and our point is?

OK ... we think we won't be able to "really" do this.....who are we trying to kid?

OK ... sometimes we feel like we're back to day 1.....er...what's a few months in the grand scheme?

OK ... we still think about it...A LOT...yeah right....thinking we're glad we don't have to do it any more!

OK ... sometimes we still want to scream, shout, cry, punch & kick....so do it...nobody is stopping us!

The one thing I know we will all feel is ..... we're OK.

If we all still just take it one day at a time, keep our spirits up, think positive, live, laugh & love .... we're going to get there folks.....by hook or by crook.....we're going to get there!

I feel honoured and privileged to be amongst a band of new quitters that give me support, hope and happiness.

You keep me going wherever I am.

When I hit the wall and things start getting on top of me .... I think of this forum and I think of you.

Over the last couple of months I may have considered letting myself down but the one thing .. the one and only thing that stopped me ... was the thought of letting our band of merry souls down.....that....quite frankly...would never do!!

So come on peeps, hold your head up, crack that smile, grab someone's hand on here and KEEP GOING.

We're not going to mope,

We're not going to regret,

We're not going to worry, fear or hide.....

WE'RE GOING STRAIGHT TO THE TOP FLOOR!!

.........and the last one there buys the Scotch Eggs! :D

Take care all

Greg

x

:)

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  • If we all still just take it one day at a time, keep our spirits up, think positive, live, laugh & love .... we're going to get there folks.....by hook or by crook.....we're going to get there!

    Ditto! Love it Greg:).

    Fi x

  • Brilliant Greg.

    That's totally the right attitude. It's a journey, and the road can be foggy and rocky at the beginning, listen to the people further on who are calling back to you that the view is great and it does get easier. You have to keep your wits about you and keep negotiating the obstacles at the outset, concentrate on staying on the track. But the further you go, the smoother the path. Before you know it you'll be striding along in the sunshine, cheerfully kicking the odd pebble out of your way.

    It's a cliche'd simile, but it does hold true!

    Stick together guys, keep on into 2013, you'll be in the penthouse before you can say 'stinky ashtray'.

    Love,

    H

  • I'm in!

    I'm with you Nifty :)

    Great attitude! My weapon of choice is the bow and arrow and I will pick off the miseries one by one:

    - junkie thinking "it won't matter just one" POW

    - feeling impatient "Why am I still feeling like this after 2 months" PING

    - losing the excitement "why am I doing this again" SPLAT

    I am PROUD of my 2 calendar months and it is getting longer all the time :cool:

    Thanks Nifty and good luck to us all xx

  • This is going to brilliant peeps....

    When we have the fireworks show in town each year, the police shut the main dual carriageway when it ends to let the 20,000 people leave safely...

    That's the best bit of the whole show.....I love the feeling of marching down the middle of a dual carriageway, somewhere we're not usually allowed to walk without getting arrested!!....

    (feels like being in the Fat Les - Vindaloo video if anybody remembers that?)

    That's what our quit is like to me!!

    Marching on with our heads held high :D

    Come on pop pickers ....to borrow Sassy_mama's tagline......Chin up - We got This

    Take care

    Greg

    :D

  • Positive attitude

    Hi Nifty

    With your positive attitude, no doubt you'll make it to the Penthouse. I don't know the video you're referring to, but I do think you could walk into the Penthouse as if you're Fat Les.:)

    Actually, I won't refer to anyone as fat - us ex smokers have body issues now: at least I do. However, losing weight is a breeze compared to quitting smoking.

  • Nifty, I'm so there with you, I can't believe what a positive experience this has been overall, so much so that I keep waiting for the sh1t to hit the fan!!!

    Doesn't matter if it does though, because whatever happens, someone else on here will have faced it, conquered it and been victorious! That makes me feel unbeatable!!!!

    Brilliant post love, and nothing less than I've already come to expect from you Greg, you inspire me every single day, thanks for that x

    Molly x

    Ps, soppy much, can you tell it's Boxing Day (my day off!) :o

  • Nifty, I'm so there with you, I can't believe what a positive experience this has been overall, so much so that I keep waiting for the sh1t to hit the fan!!!

    Doesn't matter if it does though, because whatever happens, someone else on here will have faced it, conquered it and been victorious! That makes me feel unbeatable!!!!

    Brilliant post love, and nothing less than I've already come to expect from you Greg, you inspire me every single day, thanks for that x

    Molly x

    Ps, soppy much, can you tell it's Boxing Day (my day off!) :o

    Waaaassssuuuupppp Mols

    Hope you had a great Christmas Day?

    What do you mean "your day off" ..... is that the only day off a year you get?

    Sheesh, that must be some job :D

    I'm back in work tomorrow....not exactly over the moon about that to be honest....but not as depressed as I used to get at the end of a holiday...

    Hey Ho! Such is life..........we just have more of it now we've quit!! :D

    Take care chuck

    Greg

    x

  • Waaaassssuuuupppp Mols

    Hope you had a great Christmas Day?

    What do you mean "your day off" ..... is that the only day off a year you get?

    Sheesh, that must be some job :D

    I'm back in work tomorrow....not exactly over the moon about that to be honest....but not as depressed as I used to get at the end of a holiday...

    Hey Ho! Such is life..........we just have more of it now we've quit!! :D

    Take care chuck

    Greg

    x

    Greg, you crack me up, in the best possible way!

    Boxing Day is my day off from looking after my parents.

    Sorry you're back at work tomorrow chuck but NEVER sorry that I "met" you!!

    Take care and post whilst at work

    At least that way we'll get to hear from you!!

    Loads of love

    Molly x

  • :o ... :) ... :D

  • :o ... :) ... :D

    Lol! Was a tad worse for wear last night :D

  • ....and why not Mol's???

    I would be too if I only had one day off a year!

    yagagagag!

    Sitting in work.....bored......hungover......hungry......not a customer in sight.....

    pffff!

    :)

  • Hi Greg

    Being bored at work is a bummer!

    I may have misled you, Boxing Day is typically my day to myself over Christmas.

    I do actually get other days off throughout the year, 6 I think! :D

    Are you in a full day?

    Molly (or Mols) x

  • No you didn't mislead....I was just joshing! :)

    I thought you were maybe President of the World!!

    ....busy...busy...busy!

    Yeah...in for the whole day! :(

    ...sigghhhh!

  • Sorry to hear you are in work today, Nifty. Hope you had a good Xmas.

  • Love it!!

    Such an uplifting post!!!! x

  • I don't know why I thought I didn't need to keep visiting here daily. Things have been pretty miserable. Still feel like I have lost something but still know what I have to do.

    SOLDIER ON!

    This place rules! :)

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