Two Months

Really? I've done it? Me? Who claimed she would be smoking in no time at all? Who was waiting for that fateful day (and almost had it) when a cigarette would be the only answer?

Excellent :)

Some of you may remember, nearer the beginning of my quit, that I said I was scared of the idea that I would sit outside in the sunshine with friends and wouldn't be able to smoke. That I was scared of being away on holiday, relaxing, cocktail in hand, and I would miss that cigarette.

After two months I am finally a proud non-smoker. Those thoughts don't scare me anymore, they're like memories of the person I was before. I can think about that person and remember my life as a smoker, but also brush away the thought of wanting to be that person again.

I amd choosing not to smoke, every day of my life, and it feels great.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm currently sat here on my sofa with the sun streaming through the window. It's Friday and I have no work! Woop. Hardly the most stressful of situations, I know. But I also have the confidence to know now that I can battle through the tough times until smoking really does become a thing of the past. I also have the help of my friend, the trusty e-cig (which I haven't actually used for the last two days), to give me a bit of a crutch until it's time to let go completely.

Thank you so so much for all of your help, everyone. I know now that this was my journey and I did this all by myself, but I wouldn't have got as far without you all watching my back.

To any newbies reading this post, go back to old threads of mine and of everyone else who has reached a few weeks or a few months or even a couple of years. Read through those times in our quits, when things weren't so rosey for us. And remember that things DO get easier with time.

I think it's time for the "handing over of the frying pan" ceremony. As some of you well know, this virtual frying pan has been my reason for laughing when I've had a really bad crave day (as well as the three musketeers, of course). It has beaten the living c*** out of so many of my cravings, and has helped me get to where I am now.

So, please feel free to take it. I don't need it anymore :D

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  • Yayyy!!! Well done. Congratulations. Good on you. etc etc etc.

    you have done so well and at the same time as fighting the nicodemon off, you have been so suppotive to others, me included, feel proud. Feel immensely proud and remember that feeling if Nic ever jumps off a new quitters' shoulder to pop back to say hi to you. THEN BASH HIM AGAIN!!!!:D:D

    (It is satisfying that theoretical bashing ;))

    I hope you have plans to celebrate...apart from having the day off work. xxx

  • Yayyy!!! Well done. Congratulations. Good on you. etc etc etc.

    you have done so well and at the same time as fighting the nicodemon off, you have been so suppotive to others, me included, feel proud. Feel immensely proud and remember that feeling if Nic ever jumps off a new quitters' shoulder to pop back to say hi to you. THEN BASH HIM AGAIN!!!!:D:D

    (It is satisfying that theoretical bashing )

    I hope you have plans to celebrate...apart from having the day off work. xxx

    Thanks Trea :)

    I will be celebrating by going to the gym! Lol. It's the first time since I quit that I've felt like I have more energy and that I want to exercise properly (probably because the sun is out and reminding me that I need to lose weight for summer!! :o).

    I also have a whole day to myself, so I think I'll go outside and soak up some Vitamin D! What are your plans today? Working? xxx

  • Sarah Lou

    So proud of you !!!!!

    I thought you were going to crumble a week or two back-didn't though did you :D

    You are a very self critical,thoughtful sort of lady and I suspect you don't give yourself an easy time in many ways but for this,you deserve to be so damned proud that you might struggle to get out of the door! And like all of the best newer quitters you rush to support and help the newbies too.:D

    Might have to be a poem dedicated to you to mark the giving up of the frying pan,will have a go a bit later!

    Well done sweetheart,superb effort keep going now!! xx

    Oooh, yay! A poem for my frying pan! :)

    I am, for a change, so proud of myself! It's easy to be your own critic and it works well for me, mainly because it usually makes me better. It makes me fight harder for what I want. But I know that, sometimes, there is such thing as being too hard on yourself. Since I relaxed a bit (especially where the e-cig is concerned) I've found this much easier.

    Thanks for being there, my fellow musketeer :D x

  • Woohoo WELL DONE SARAH :D

    You have had a tough quit, a few near misses but look at you now!!

    It's lovely to see it and to see you so positive and happy. When you get to the bit where you're happy to be a non-smoker for life then it's downhill all the way :)

    Hope you have a lovely few days off, and don't work too hard in the gym :p

    xxx

  • Woohoo WELL DONE SARAH :D

    You have had a tough quit, a few near misses but look at you now!!

    It's lovely to see it and to see you so positive and happy. When you get to the bit where you're happy to be a non-smoker for life then it's downhill all the way

    Hope you have a lovely few days off, and don't work too hard in the gym :p

    xxx

    Thanks hun :) Couldn't have done it without you here every step of the way, so thank you! You've taught me to have patience and to trust that it'll get easier, which has made an amazing difference! Hope you have a good day :D xxx

  • Thanks hun :) Couldn't have done it without you here every step of the way, so thank you! You've taught me to have patience and to trust that it'll get easier, which has made an amazing difference! Hope you have a good day :D xxx

    Aww thanks hun :)

    Glad I helped you - you've helped me as well!! :D xxx

  • Thanks Trea :)

    I also have a whole day to myself, so I think I'll go outside and soak up some Vitamin D! What are your plans today? Working? xxx

    I dont go back to work until next monday, signed off since the operation, can't wait! Might see if I can do a bit of housework...sun soaking does sound good though;)

  • Ooooh I'm all inspired!! Thank you for a great post :)

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