6 weeks :D

Hi :)

I've been a non-smoker for 6 weeks today!!

Am amazed now looking back at the bad times I had earlier in my quit how much better it is now - it really *does* get so muc easier :cool:

Have saved over £340, not smoked at least 840 fags - probably nearer 860 :eek: and not inhaled loads of nasties!! Even though I smoked "lights" it's still a scary amount of tar in them.

Am definitely feeling more like a non-smoker now, still "miss" it a bit but that's only because I've spent almost the last 13 years training myself that a fag makes everything better, know it doesn't and so I'm not going to have one!!

Next step is to go onto Step2 patches!!

I want to say a big thank you to everyone on here for your help and support 'cos I'm sure it's made the difference between me staying quit and having yet another failed quit :cool:

Gemma x

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  • Gemma well done on reaching 6 wks :)

    I'm looking toward to my first mile stone the 1 month soon :)

    What are you planning to do with all the money u have saved??

    Method: patches

    Quit date 3/1/13

  • 6 weeks, Gemma-lou, well done. You are sounding freer and freer every time you post, nice one! :)

  • Gemma

    You are a blazing star,ripping across the sky :D

    The pure joy of escaping this damned smoking lark oozes out from your posts every time!.Absolutely marvellous :)

    I am right on your heels though Gem ( well coming up 4 weeks) so keep peddling :cool:

    Thanks Max!!

    It's great not to have to go out and shiver like i used to and I do feel loads better!!

    Haven't been able to get into work today 'cos it's too icy to get off my estate, and would be panicking now 'cos I'd be running out of fags but that's something I don't have to worry about.

    You're doing brilliantly too :cool:

  • Gemma well done on reaching 6 wks :)

    I'm looking toward to my first mile stone the 1 month soon :)

    What are you planning to do with all the money u have saved??

    Method: patches

    Quit date 3/1/13

    Oh well done Becky, it feels great to get to milestones like that!!

    Even better when smoking gets further behind :cool:

    Lol, well I've spent my savings on clothes, shoes and bags, plus a few other treats. Am thinking at the minute that I deserve something nice for beating my smoking habit. :D

  • 6 weeks, Gemma-lou, well done. You are sounding freer and freer every time you post, nice one! :)

    Thanks Biggrin!!

    It does still bug me a bit, but it's much less than before thank goodness so soon I'm going to be totally free of it :cool:

    Can't believe it was only a few weeks ago that I was all upset and teary :eek:

  • *High fives*

    The stupid thing is that I'd probably have ended up going to the garage shop on my hands and knees if I still smoked - or bought a carton (£75 a go :eek: ) of fags when they started threatening bad weather. It really is so daft when you look at it like that!!

    Lol, I'm not blonde any more - was until I was about 5 - but that parking definitely looks like mine!! :eek:

  • That is fantastic, Gemma, I am glad to hear it gets easier. Well done, you must feel very proud, I know I would :)

  • That is fantastic, Gemma, I am glad to hear it gets easier. Well done, you must feel very proud, I know I would :)

    Thanks Jane!!

    It definitely does get easier, and I'm findign loads of good things about having quit and the only negative is the little voice in my head (I'm not mad, honest) that says "I want a fag" from time to time. It's getting quieter though :D

    Lol, I'm a mix of proud and amazed!! It's the first quit I've done for me though so I'm hoping it's the one :D

    You'll be in here soon!!

  • Way to go Gemma Lou! You're doing fantasic! :D

    Keep up the good work and we'll meet up in 4 + 5 month room before you know it!

    Stay strong :)

    Molly x

  • Way to go Gemma Lou! You're doing fantasic! :D

    Keep up the good work and we'll meet up in 4 + 5 month room before you know it!

    Stay strong :)

    Molly x

    Thanks Molly!! :D

    I'm looking forward to it already!

  • Go Gemma, Go Gemma, Go Gemma.....:D:D

  • well done Gemma Lou its very reassuring to read your comments as the one thing which I am wishing for is the the moment when I am not thinking about smoking everyday.

    I know I need to be patient so please keep up with the lovely posts , they are proof that it is getting easier

    Donna :)

  • well done Gemma Lou its very reassuring to read your comments as the one thing which I am wishing for is the the moment when I am not thinking about smoking everyday.

    I know I need to be patient so please keep up with the lovely posts , they are proof that it is getting easier

    Donna :)

    Aw thanks Donna, that's lovely!! :)

    It really does get easier and it's so worth it :D

  • ooh forgot to ask if you have any pink wafers left ( i think it was you who had some the other day ??)

    please pass one over here if you do , it will go nicely with my cuppa

    Donna :D

  • Ooh yes that was me and I bought more at the weekend - they're my new addiction!!

    Help yourself :)

  • yummy thank you ... ! just going to add some to my Tesco order for tomorrow ! They might help to wean me off of crumpets with marmite, getting through these a frightening pace at the mo :D

    Donna :)

  • You're very welcome!!They're gorgeous - and healthier than fags :D

  • Well done Gemma

    We all knew you were destined to "do good" from the start, so confident and positive.

    Word of advice, take the old patches off first so as not to resemble Patsy from Ab-Fab.

    Think I may have said that before but...can't be to careful!

    I brought a Buddy Holly lookalike along for the do, hope that's OK? :D

    Take it away Bernard..........(he's really going to have to work on that name!)

    If you Knew

    Gemma Lou

    Then you'd know that she'd quit to..

    oh ohhhh Gemma, our Gemmmma loouuuu, ooooo, ooooo, ooo,ooo,ooooh

    ........right that's enough of that ..... shame he can't sing! :D

    Well done chuck :)

    Greg

    x

  • Lol at Bernard

  • That is soooo amazing, well done welldone well done!!

    Next biggie, 2 months!!

  • Thanks Greg and Gally!!

    You did make me laugh, thanks Greg :D

    Think I'd be a walking patch if I hadn't taken the old ones off by now!!

    Am running out of places to stick them though :eek:

  • Well done

    Well done Gemma! I agree with Greg, I just knew you were a quitter! I just knew it, you have done good, I am so proud of you!:)

  • Well done Gemma! I agree with Greg, I just knew you were a quitter! I just knew it, you have done good, I am so proud of you!:)

    Aw thanks that's lovely!!

    I'm going to do it, even though I've had a tough day today *Puts on her stubborn face*

    Am not going to let those sticks get in my way!!

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