A full year without fags

Hi again all.

So the end of 2012 marks my first full year as a non smoker. As I quit in September, I don't really think any part of 2012 has given me big problems, which just shows how fast the painful part is over for those just starting out.

My own "personal journey" (to sound like some ageing hippy) has gone from strength to strength. I first set myself a goal of completing a marathon, which I managed in May, and then updating it to a challenge of running 1000 miles in 2012. I finally completed this on Wednesday this week. I think I've said it before, but the difference in fitness levels is one of the things that has shocked me most in my quit.

For the newbies, I can only say "stick it out".. Each time you get a craving for a smoke, just remind yourself that it's only the nicotine causing the crave. If you don't feed it, it will stop!

Happy new year to all, and hope 2013 is a success for all on here.

Nige

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  • Well done to you Nige,

    A fantastic quit. Well done on the running also. I can't say my fitness level has improved, it is still non existent lol. One of my goals for this year having kicked the biggy in quitting smoking. :D

    Happy 2013 to you and your family ;)

    Gaynor x

  • Well done Nigel! Happy new year to you too!:)

  • Congratulations! That's brilliant :cool:

  • Well done that man :) Happy New Year to you too. x

  • Nigel

    Love reading success stories like these, so inspirational. Thanks for posting and Well Done:)

    Fi x

  • Nice one Nige,

    Glad to hear you are doing so well

    Mark

  • Hi again all.

    So the end of 2012 marks my first full year as a non smoker.

    Happy new year to all, and hope 2013 is a success for all on here.

    Nige

    Yay! Congratulations - that's a terrific accomplishment!

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