I'm pleased about this

Hi :)

I'm getting ready to go out for a couple of hours, and I was changing bags. Was sorting through and found a packet of fags in my other bag I'd forgotten about, lol this probably sounds a bit daft but my reaction straight away was "eww" and I scrunched the packet up right away and it's in the bin!!

I'm feeling really positive about my quit now :D

Gemma x

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  • Love it. Shows the right attitude. I was a very furtive smoker and came to associate any opportunity to smoke privately as a desire to smoke. Think I have changed that faulty thinking now and I would also have thrown them away, but previously I would hqve seen them as a gift from the Gods, and blown it. Well done!

  • Love it. Shows the right attitude. I was a very furtive smoker and came to associate any opportunity to smoke privately as a desire to smoke. Think I have changed that faulty thinking now and I would also have thrown them away, but previously I would hqve seen them as a gift from the Gods, and blown it. Well done!

    Thanks :D

    I know it was a bit silly to be so pleased, but I was grinning all over my face that I binned them and that I wasn't even a little bit tempted to smoke one!!

    That made me have a wobble on my last quit so I must be a lot more set this time round :cool:

    I used to be furtive too, hid my smoking from my parents for much longer than I "needed" to 'cos they hate it and hated that I smoked even more - which was partly why I did it. Now that *is* daft!! :eek:

  • I know it was a bit silly to be so pleased, but I was grinning all over my face that I binned them and that I wasn't even a little bit tempted to smoke one!!

    Love it! :)

  • Welldone gemmalou that is some willpower you've got there wahoo!!!!

    Not sure I could have been that brave just yet! Keep going think this time your quit is definitely for quitsx

  • Love it. Shows the right attitude. I was a very furtive smoker and came to associate any opportunity to smoke privately as a desire to smoke. Think I have changed that faulty thinking now and I would also have thrown them away, but previously I would hqve seen them as a gift from the Gods, and blown it. Well done!

    I was also a furtive smoker weirdly preferred to smoke on my own and probably a lot more than people knew, I think this is why it has made it harder for me to quit this time round as more secretive in some ways.

    I have been feeling embarrassed and ashamed of this and it's a relief other people also seem to have done this an it's not so uncommon.

    Just seeing your quit date makes me see it is achievable.

    Welldone and massive congratulations for your quit, a brilliant accomplishment I hope you are very proud of yourself :)x

  • Welldone gemmalou that is some willpower you've got there wahoo!!!!

    Not sure I could have been that brave just yet! Keep going think this time your quit is definitely for quitsx

    Aw thanks Wooders :D

    I really do think this will be *it* for me, even though it's still a bit rocky at times!!

  • Hi :)

    I'm getting ready to go out for a couple of hours, and I was changing bags. Was sorting through and found a packet of fags in my other bag I'd forgotten about, lol this probably sounds a bit daft but my reaction straight away was "eww" and I scrunched the packet up right away and it's in the bin!!

    I'm feeling really positive about my quit now :D

    Gemma x

    Yesss - curve ball thrown at you, smashed straight out of the park - get in there, that's a win! Well done you!!!

  • Yesss - curve ball thrown at you, smashed straight out of the park - get in there, that's a win! Well done you!!!

    Thanks Hawkeye, I'm really pleased I managed to bin them so easily!!

    Another thing I'm pleased about :D

    Have just been on a 3 mile walk - fast walk too - and even jogged some of it!! There's absolutely no way I could have done that when I smoked, would have been panting and making loads of excuses for it. :eek:

    There's some really steep hills where I live and I live up one of them, anyway I was able to walk up it so much quicker and was even accellerating :cool:

    Have had a stinker of a quit, and felt pretty rotten most of today but this is why I quit smoking - I feel so happy now it's amazing!!

  • Well done Gemma,

    Must of missed this post the other day, belated congrats on that victory. Strength and determination in you is growing every day, I can see that in your posts.

    For instance here you say

    Have had a stinker of a quit, and felt pretty rotten most of today but this is why I quit smoking - I feel so happy now it's amazing!!

    Look how you ended that post, you amaze me, you inspire me, it's clear to see you have got your head just where it needs to be. You have got this quitting thing sorted. A strong forum member.

    Don x

  • Aw thanks Don!!

    That's lovely, and I'm really grateful for all the support i've had on here :cool:

    Gemma x

  • Our Gemma Lou!

    Gemma Lou! Gemma Lou! you seem to have been around forever now, you are doing just so fantastic and a regular poster on the forum. I know you will succeed Gemma I just know it!:)

  • Gemma Lou! Gemma Lou! you seem to have been around forever now, you are doing just so fantastic and a regular poster on the forum. I know you will succeed Gemma I just know it!:)

    Thanks Haze!! :D

    I'm sure I couldn't have managed without this forum - it really is a lifesaver!!

    The support and the friendly people on here are fab - thank you all :D

  • Another thing I'm pleased about :D

    I had a huge craving for squirty cream (unhealthy I know but it's better than fags) so I called in for some on my way home from work, they didn't have any but I was running out of chewing gum too - that's my new addiction :p - and just out of habit looked at the display of fags, and it was £7.97 for 20 Marlboro Lights :eek::eek:

    Must admit I felt very smug when the girl in front of me bought fags and I didn't!!

    Scary thing is that I'd have probably grumbled and still paid up if i still smoked them.

    Gemma - thinking of all the lovely treats I can have instead of buying fags that I didn't even like come the end!! x

  • Well done Gemma, here to stay from the sounds of it.....;)

  • Well done Gemma, here to stay from the sounds of it.....;)

    Thanks AngryBear! :)

    I do hope so!!

  • Gemma

    You are doing fab lass. Well done:)

    Fi x

  • Thanks Fi :)

    Know I've had my wobbles but I'm so glad I've quit - I keep finding good things about not being a smoker any more :cool:

    Good luck in your quit too!!

    Gemma x

  • Yet another positive thing :D

    They just keep on coming!!

    Today I'm wearing a lovely skirt I bought a few months ago - it's a red/pink underneath and a black see through layer on top with pretty flowers on. This is the first time I dared wear it 'cos I was so frightened of hot ash falling onto it and burning a hole through!!

    Yet another freedom not smoking has given me :cool:

    Gemma x

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