Easy Peasy

Wow. I never dreamed that being a non-smoker could be this easy. :)

I go out with friends, drink plenty of alcohol, without dirty cancer sticks. I sit outside the pub, on a sunny day, without dirty cancer sticks. I'm no longer worried about the "dreaded" summer holiday, when I may be tempted by the little nicotine devil. I enjoy being a non-smoker. I'm exercising more because I have more energy and I'm eating better (though, I still love my naughty food :rolleyes:) because I want to be healthier.

It's windy and rainy outside and I'm so so happy that I no longer have to banish myself to the worst weather in order to "relax" or "enjoy myself".

Being a non-smoker is really, really great :D

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  • That is so fab to hear Sarah :)

    Know you had a stinking time early on but I could tell you really wanted to be a non-smoker and now you are :D :D

    How flipping fab is that?

    I'm with you on the not having to go out thing - it's freezing here and because it was sunny first thing I was dopey enough to wear a skirt, now old smoker me would have been moaning like hell going out in the cold for a smoke but now I don't have to worry!!

    Your posts will definitely encourage new quitters too hun 'cos they can see the huge transformation in you :D xxx

  • That is so fab to hear Sarah :)

    Know you had a stinking time early on but I could tell you really wanted to be a non-smoker and now you are :D :D

    How flipping fab is that?

    I'm with you on the not having to go out thing - it's freezing here and because it was sunny first thing I was dopey enough to wear a skirt, now old smoker me would have been moaning like hell going out in the cold for a smoke but now I don't have to worry!!

    Your posts will definitely encourage new quitters too hun 'cos they can see the huge transformation in you :D xxx

    It is fab and I'm so glad I stuck around to fight it through with you guys. You've all been so amazing :)

    How are you doing today? How many days is this without the e-cig? xxx

  • It is fab and I'm so glad I stuck around to fight it through with you guys. You've all been so amazing :)

    How are you doing today? How many days is this without the e-cig? xxx

    I'm glad you stuck around too hun, you've dragged me through some bad times!!

    I'm not bad thanks, I feel sort of week 2-ish though which it is, 2 weeks tomorrow since I last smoked my e-cig!!

    So far I've had 3 bits of gum which isn't bad considering I was really wound up this morning, am being careful not to have it when i want it or I'll get hooked on that too. :eek:

    My nan taught me that when she was trying to help me quit years ago. :)

    xxx

  • Flippin brilliant Sarah Lou!!! :D:D

    You are in a natural state now

    Smoking is NOT a natural state to be in,forcing your body to cope with those poisons each day,and your brain to cope with addiction,they are not natural.:mad:

    At times I was worried you wouldn't get there love but look at you now,just remember you CANNOT have just one and expect to get away with it,this is a permanent break up with Nicdemon never ever ever let him back into your life.:p

    I was worried as well at times, but I'm so happy that I hung in there. :)

    Like you said, what I'm feeling now is the natural state I haven't experienced since before I started smoking. I don't doubt that there'll be times when my mind links a certain thing with having a ciggie, but it's like the brainwashed part of my head has gone and I can see it for what it really is. Okay, the mental addiction still triggers, but it's almost preposterous to even think about following it through by actually smoking.

    And the smell seems to be getting worse and worse. Ha! Even live smoke isn't nice anymore. :rolleyes::p

    Thanks for sticking by my side. I know I found it tough at first, but I knew that I'd be great once I'd fought hard enough. I'm lucky in that I've never thought "just one cigarette", I always knew that it would be all or nothing if I failed. So now that I'm past the stage of thinking I might fail, I know that I'll not be tricked into thinking I can just get away with the odd smoke. :D xxx

  • I'm glad you stuck around too hun, you've dragged me through some bad times!!

    I'm not bad thanks, I feel sort of week 2-ish though which it is, 2 weeks tomorrow since I last smoked my e-cig!!

    So far I've had 3 bits of gum which isn't bad considering I was really wound up this morning, am being careful not to have it when i want it or I'll get hooked on that too. :eek:

    My nan taught me that when she was trying to help me quit years ago. :)

    xxx

    Awwww, wow, you're doing so well :) Definately a good idea to watch the amount of gum you're chewing, though it sounds as though you have that well under control now! xxx

  • ROCK ON SARAH!!!!:D:D:D

    Brilliant to see how totally you've embraced the new smoke free you, you have SO got this sussed now hon, just keep your guard up and enjoy every smoke free day!:cool:

    Will always keep my guard up and be on the lookout for that nasty little s***bag, but I'm glad to be in a place where I don't have to constantly think about not smoking! :D

    How are you today? Still enjoying the smokefree life? :) xxx

  • Awwww, wow, you're doing so well :) Definately a good idea to watch the amount of gum you're chewing, though it sounds as though you have that well under control now! xxx

    Aw thanks :)

    I'm desperate got get this sorted properly this time, no more getting hooked on nicotine replacement :eek: xxx

  • Gemma

    You WILL achieve this.If you look around here,you see amazing stories of self discipline,sheer guts,and wonderful manifestations of strangers helping others-and then not being strangers any more.Again and again,we see ordinary people achieving extraordinary feats.Many people -people who never smoked-would scoff and say 'quitting fags is easy'.it ISN'T easy it's damned hard to quit being an addict :(.But you Gemma Lou will just be the latest to immortalise their name on these wonderful forums,and get on with your life as a non smoker,and in years to come you will call by like the lovely people who do this,and offer encouragement to others-who will be able to read your story,of how in the end you defeated the demon.:D

    Just to add to this; When you decide it's time to chuck away the gum you will feel so so good! But that doesn't mean that your quit means nothing up to that point. You've still been a non-smoker for 5 months now and you should be so proud of that! :D Not long now hun and the hard part will be done!! xxx

  • Just to add to this; When you decide it's time to chuck away the gum you will feel so so good! But that doesn't mean that your quit means nothing up to that point. You've still been a non-smoker for 5 months now and you should be so proud of that! :D Not long now hun and the hard part will be done!! xxx

    Ooh I don't feel like that any more hun - TBH I did when I was puffing on the e-cig and might have ended up back on the real ones, not sure, but now I feel like a proper non-smoker again :D :D

    I'm not going to rush getting off the gum and patches - that was my mistake last time :o - and I'm really proud that I stopped smoking!! xxx

  • Gemma

    You WILL achieve this.If you look around here,you see amazing stories of self discipline,sheer guts,and wonderful manifestations of strangers helping others-and then not being strangers any more.Again and again,we see ordinary people achieving extraordinary feats.Many people -people who never smoked-would scoff and say 'quitting fags is easy'.it ISN'T easy it's damned hard to quit being an addict :(.But you Gemma Lou will just be the latest to immortalise their name on these wonderful forums,and get on with your life as a non smoker,and in years to come you will call by like the lovely people who do this,and offer encouragement to others-who will be able to read your story,of how in the end you defeated the demon.:D

    Thanks Max, with you, Sarah and Kat to help I'll definitely beat the little yellow git!!

    Still want to slap my 13 year old self though :p

  • Ooh I don't feel like that any more hun - TBH I did when I was puffing on the e-cig and might have ended up back on the real ones, not sure, but now I feel like a proper non-smoker again :D :D

    I'm not going to rush getting off the gum and patches - that was my mistake last time :o - and I'm really proud that I stopped smoking!! xxx

    Good, I'm glad :) That naughty e-cig was good at making you feel rubbish :mad:

  • Good, I'm glad :) That naughty e-cig was good at making you feel rubbish :mad:

    It was making me feel like a fraud TBH :(

  • It was making me feel like a fraud TBH :(

    Stupid e-cig. :mad:

    It's okay, I gave it a good whack with the frying pan ;) xxx

  • Stupid e-cig. :mad:

    It's okay, I gave it a good whack with the frying pan ;) xxx

    YAY for the frying pan!! :D :D

    All my e-cig bits are long gone now and I'm flipping glad. Was getting properly upset using it 'cos I'm a softie lol xxx

  • We could tell you were getting upset love :confused:

    As long as the mighty Musketeers are around-and we ain't leaving anytime soon-then success is assured X :D

    Sorry!!

    I know you guys have got my back :D :D

    Can't smoke now, it wouldn't be the ciggies that killed me :p x

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