Two Years - who would have though it?

Tomorrow it will be two whole years since I smoked - it really has flown by!

Smoking is definitely something I have left behind but I do remain on my guard in case I am tempted. I get the odd craving, still, but when I really think about smoking and what I am actually doing, the moment passes. I don't want smoke in my lungs anymore.

My dad recently quit after smoking for 50 years. I am incredibly proud of him, I never thought he would, and I am so happy to have him in my club :D :D Him quitting truly is a case of if he can, anyone can.

Good luck to everyone else - it can be done. I don't visit here so often but i did find it a massive help in the early days, when it was one day, even one hour, one minute at a time. They do all add up and before you know it, you will be the one posting on the eve of your 2nd anniversary!

:)

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  • Oh that's brilliant!! Love it when older quitters come in and share their successes!!

    How lovely your dad quit as well, that's really nice :)

  • encouragement

    Thank you for posting - two years down the line. Really does help to hear from those who know what it's like and have made it. Well done to you and your dad - hope to get there too.

  • Wow, it is brilliant reading posts like yours, when I first quit it felt like I didn't stand a chance of getting there. Each and every time I read a post like yours it feels more realistic to me. It is awesome to realise that.

    For that alone I thank you!

    Congratulations, I hope you are suitably proud and thank you so much for posting, you've made my day! :D

    Molly x

  • Congrats to you and your dad,it really is an inspiration to us ,to have people like like you,come back on the forum to let us know what it's like ,when we reach the magic 2 years ,well done once again:)

  • Tomorrow it will be two whole years since I smoked - it really has flown by!

    Smoking is definitely something I have left behind but I do remain on my guard in case I am tempted. I get the odd craving, still, but when I really think about smoking and what I am actually doing, the moment passes. I don't want smoke in my lungs anymore.

    My dad recently quit after smoking for 50 years. I am incredibly proud of him, I never thought he would, and I am so happy to have him in my club :D :D Him quitting truly is a case of if he can, anyone can.

    Good luck to everyone else - it can be done. I don't visit here so often but i did find it a massive help in the early days, when it was one day, even one hour, one minute at a time. They do all add up and before you know it, you will be the one posting on the eve of your 2nd anniversary!

    :)

    Amazing...well done to you both :D:D

  • Hey :)

    how amazing is that your dad has quit too thats brill to read :D

  • MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR 2 YEAR QUIT

    I reckon you should get the gold key for the penthouse now, and well done to your Dad its never too late too quit.

  • Well done MrsCP!!!

    It's always great to see the long-term quitters checking in to remind everyone it can be done.

    Alex.

  • Thanks all for your responses - it is really good to know checking back in may be of some help to you! :D:D:D

    I do wish everyone lots of success - we all have it in us to quit and stay quit and I definitely believe in NOPE!

    I have seen how those around me are quitting, one by one and it seems even more socially unacceptable as time passes. I lived in denial for so long and even would fight for my right to smoke but I am so pleased I quit. The freedom! You can be stuck indoors - like at a wedding do, or in hospital visiting someone, or having a meal in a restaurant without thinking - how do I make my escape for a smoke? I feel less anxious about long flights and I don't have to scan a room when I arrive somewhere to figure out how to get out for my fix. I can just get on with things now, with one less thing to worry about. That fear i used to feel when i opened the packet at night to see only a couple left ... and then having to get my coat and go out in all weathers so i didn't run out. It was like - so long as I had enough fags - everything was ok.

    I have such an addictive personality and I cannot do things by halves so this has been an achievement for me and I firmly, totally believe it can be done and it DOES get easier! I think you always woudl fancy one, you never want/need one like you used to - that bit does get easier - promise! ;)

  • Wow MrsCP

    Wonderful job, great to see you still popping in. 2 years eh? Seems like only yesterday doesn't it?

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