Man in the Mirror

Hello everyone, thought id pop in to say hello and to let you know that i am now 6.5 months quit and am loving life sooooooo much.

I have lost 2 stone in weight since christmas and am mad for cycling now. A proper MAMIL (look it up) and loving it. I have never felt so healthy, happy, content and proud in my life. Packing in the fags is THE single biggest personal achievement of my life. It reduces me to tears sometimes when i think about it. I truly never thought i could do it, i used to think it was something only other people could do but guess what? - its not, its me too!!!!! i look at myself in the mirror now and smile the broadest smile possible, 6 months ago i looked at my reflection and cried.

As i said it just wanted to pop in to say hello and to let you know how its going. I truly hope that you are all finding strength to kick this thing.

xx

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  • MAMIL nice one...I know a few of them. Well done on your quit what a fantastic achievement. I know how you feel when you say you never thought you'd be able to quit....I didn't either (especially when I had people saying I'd never do it - such positive people eh?). But here we are, smokefree! Great respect to you especially for channeling your energy into doing something new and good for you. I've put on a few pounds since quitting and feel I'm at that stage where I have to do something about it, that and also try something new. So thanks for the inspiration to get motivated. Keep on keeping on, so pleased for you.

    Lisa x

  • Hi Magic,

    I absolutely love your posts! It's nearly 6 months for me too and I was exactly the same as you. I honestly started my quit believing that I would fail and decided to take it one day at a time. Who'd have thought eh? :D

    Please come back more often, you're missed :)

    Molly x

  • hello and thanks for your lovely replies.

    I will always try to pop in from time to time to say hi but also in the hope that my ramblings will help someone else. I really hope they do.

    Yes, Mrs Magic has also remained quit and very happy.

    I can honestly say that i will never knowingly have a cig again. It just seems so alien to me now and i look back and dont recognise that part of my life. All this in 6 months is amazing!!!!

    xx

  • Magic

    So, so good to hear from you my love,. Well done on your 6 months plus quit, I always, always knew that you were going to be successful in this quitting malarkey. I'm so proud of you Magic:).

    It sure is good a great feeling isn't it. My quit still going well too, (we're same day if you remember) although I'm still not confident enough to say never again!

    And well done on the excercise regime, and the weight loss, again we're similar, you've lost 2 stone, and I've gained 2 stone!!!!!!

    So glad to hear that Mrs M's quit still going strong too. Your children will be so chuffed with you both:)

    Please keep posting Magic, you're a breath if fresh air on here. And I miss you!

    Fi x

  • Well done that is just magic!

    Magic, as the others have said, it is great to hear from you! Well done and of course there was never any doubt. Pleased about Mrs Magic too!

    You and your positivity are missed on this forum, please post again soon!

  • Great Post!

    My quit still going strong - 9+ months, but I've now put on so much weight (about 20 lbs), that I have to at least start thinking about what I'm going to do about that. Will keep you all informed as to whether I actually do anything about it! Giving up fags was always the priority, but I cant ignore the weight completely now.

  • Hello Haze, Esso, Karri, Nutmeg, Carol, Una and anyone else I know who I've not mentioned.

    I'm 4 months quit now, enjoying my new smokefree life and intending to stay this way.

    It's good to see some familiar faces at last - I have looked in from time to time but haven't been able to catch anyone I knew until today. I almost forgot - I've just seen and replied to a post from Shelly from Stoke. She's doing really well, still going strong.

    I can't believe I'm actually doing this without having to concentrate on it all the time. I've even reached the stage where I can sit with a coffee and smoking doesn't enter my mind, even if I get a bit stressed I don't automatically think about smoking so I know things are going well. Also I feel so much healthier, no more coughing or wheezing and I can actually sing again - there are probably some who would disagree with that last statement though lol.

    It's good to see such a lot of new faces on the forum now but I'm glad some of the old ones are still around too.

    Best wishes all.

    Evie xx

  • Good to hear from you, Magic. I've also just passed the 6 month mark and your positivity really helped in the first couple of months. Thank you.

    Paul

  • Hello Haze, Esso, Karri, Nutmeg, Carol, Una and anyone else I know who I've not mentioned.

    I'm 4 months quit now, enjoying my new smokefree life and intending to stay this way.

    It's good to see some familiar faces at last - I have looked in from time to time but haven't been able to catch anyone I knew until today. I almost forgot - I've just seen and replied to a post from Shelly from Stoke. She's doing really well, still going strong.

    I can't believe I'm actually doing this without having to concentrate on it all the time. I've even reached the stage where I can sit with a coffee and smoking doesn't enter my mind, even if I get a bit stressed I don't automatically think about smoking so I know things are going well. Also I feel so much healthier, no more coughing or wheezing and I can actually sing again - there are probably some who would disagree with that last statement though lol.

    It's good to see such a lot of new faces on the forum now but I'm glad some of the old ones are still around too.

    Best wishes all.

    Evie xx

    Hi Evie, great to hear from you. I am so pleased that you are starting to feel the benefits of not smoking. Singing is fab isn't it, how we can now hold those notes:) I am so pleased that you popped on and let us know how you are doing too. I know you had a shaky start but you have stuck with it and you are getting your rewards now Evie:)

    Keep popping on it is always good to hear from you, take care lots of love. Hazelxxxx

  • Hello Haze

    It's been lovely catching up will you and all my other 'friends' on here and I will not lose touch again. It was heartwarming to learn that so many of you remembered me after all this time (and my ups and downs).

    I really feel like I've got this quit under control now but I admit that it has taken me some time to get here. The difference now is that I don't want to smoke, if someone is smoking around me it doesn't bother me, other than the smell that is. I think what I'm trying to say is that I don't want to smoke anymore and if someone offered a cigarette to me I could honestly say "No thankyou, I don't smoke" and be telling the truth.

    I'm glad that so many of you that I met when I first joined are still here - I don't think you all realise just how important you are or how much your friendship and support is appreciated.

    I didn't give up, had a few slips but I kept on going and I know there will be no going back for me now - anyway I can't keep letting the side down can and one of these days I might even be able to help someone myself.

    Hope you all have a lovely Easter.

    Evie xx

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