6 whole months :D :D

Well well, it's 6 months and 12 hours since i last had a cigarette. :eek:

Can't believe it, but here I am!!

Still get times when I'd like a fag, but most of the time that's easy to push away :)

Have got it into my skull at last that if i had "just one" I'd be on 20+ a day in no time, and that while the idea of it (to me) is nice sometimes the reality isn't so NOPE, not going there.

I'd like to thank everyone who's helped me, I would be a smoker again without you, no doubt about it, so you're lifesavers - literally if you think about it.

Anyway, my second longest quit since getting myself hooked and hopefully the last one I'll have to do :D

xxx

Ooh nearly forgot the stats :eek:

182 days fag free

3,649 ciggies not smoked (and the rest)

£1,459.60 saved!! Where did that go? lol

And am going to live 15 days, 4 hours and 5 mins longer!!

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  • Fantastic Gemma. Another 6 months and you'll be in the penthouse and its very comfortable.

  • Fantastic achievement Gemma!

    Six months is a massive milestone - it marked a real sea-change for me, the point at which I went from thinking that I'd always secretly want to be a smoker, to realising that I was properly free. Still had the odd off day after that point but hardly any of them, it really did become incalculably easier after the half-year mark. Hope it is like that for you too!

    Also hope you're doing something nice to celebrate! I recommend cake :D

    H x

  • Fantastic Gemma. Another 6 months and you'll be in the penthouse and its very comfortable.

    Thanks Una!!

    Am looking forward to it already, and well done for getting there :)

  • Well done Gemma, that is amazing! I know you have had a tough few weeks but you haven't given in and look where you are now! You are an inspiration, you truly are. You are also so supportive and kind to the rest of us on here so thank you for that.

    Halfway to the penthouse!!!! Remember to keep me a room - I will be there in less than 45 weeks now!

  • Fantastic achievement Gemma!

    Six months is a massive milestone - it marked a real sea-change for me, the point at which I went from thinking that I'd always secretly want to be a smoker, to realising that I was properly free. Still had the odd off day after that point but hardly any of them, it really did become incalculably easier after the half-year mark. Hope it is like that for you too!

    Also hope you're doing something nice to celebrate! I recommend cake :D

    H x

    Thanks Hels :)

    That's really nice to know 'cos it has been a bit of a pain lately - probably because I've been going through the sunshine trigger, beach trigger and of course men :/

    Am a bit behind too because of the flipping e-cig - but heck I'll get there :D

    Ooh and cake is alway the right answer, I love it!!

    xx

  • Well done Gemma, that is amazing! I know you have had a tough few weeks but you haven't given in and look where you are now! You are an inspiration, you truly are. You are also so supportive and kind to the rest of us on here so thank you for that.

    Halfway to the penthouse!!!! Remember to keep me a room - I will be there in less than 45 weeks now!

    Aww thanks Sarah!! That's really nice :)

    The only time I've seriously nearly caved in months was because of *him* which would have been utterly self-defeating 'cos i never had a chance anyhow.

    But it has got a lot easier already, craves have become fancying one - because I guess 16 years of "fags = nice" isn't going to vanish overnight!! Is odd, seeing someone smoke can make me have a pang, smelling it makes me want to heave :p

    Really do hope I help people on here, have had so much support I want to give some back :D

    Make sure you pick your decor, got to make it nice and homey!!

  • Get in there! :D

    Massive congratulations Gemma-Lou, as others have said the six month milestone is significant. I have of course followed your story, your journey so far, the ups (many) and the downs (fewer...yay!) and you must surely be looking at the next six months full of confidence. You must know you can do this now, bloomin' well done you!

    Hawk :)

  • It's been a barnstorming performance,full of scary deep chasms and exhilarating high peaks :D

    And I think this is the one Gem 'cos you would not DARE smoke now-would you :p

    As a founder member of the 3 Musketeers,you cannot fail

    Well done Gemma!!!!!! xxx

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    Thanks Max!!

    Lol if I smoked you'd be tracking me down and squirting me with water or something :p

    Ooh and the deep chasms - know I've frightened the life out of you and Kat a few times :eek: Sorry!!

    xxx

  • Get in there! :D

    Massive congratulations Gemma-Lou, as others have said the six month milestone is significant. I have of course followed your story, your journey so far, the ups (many) and the downs (fewer...yay!) and you must surely be looking at the next six months full of confidence. You must know you can do this now, bloomin' well done you!

    Hawk :)

    Yay thanks Hawk!!

    Am prety sure I'm going to make it now :D

  • Well done Gemma, i do hope you reward yourself today! You have earned it!

    Question: What is the "PEnthouse story"? I a newbie, so don't know...:o

  • Gemma, it is so lovely to see you've finished 6 months. This is really great news and you should feel very happy and proud of yourself.

    lostie:)

    Thanks Lostie!!

    I'm proud and amazed, lol!! Didn't think I'd get this far :D

    Well done Gemma, i do hope you reward yourself today! You have earned it!

    Question: What is the "PEnthouse story"? I a newbie, so don't know...:o

    Thanks Vicki!! You'll be here soon :D :D

    The Penthouse is the 1 year + forum 'cos it's the top level :)

  • freesmileys.org/smileys/smi...

    so, so, SO chuffed for you petal!!! I know that, thanks to that darn e-cig, you've basically been through TWO quits to get here which makes it all the more impressive! I think, therefore, that you are more than entitled to your own Mexican wave!

    freesmileys.org/smileys/smi...

    Huge congratulations to an absolute star whose contribution to this place is invaluable and whose friendship and support to this particular quitter is priceless - you've been such a massive help to me and I am truly grateful! So tonight, we need to raise a glass or two freesmileys.org/smileys/smi... done that woman, it's time to celebrate HALF A YEAR!!!!

    YAY thanks Kat!! That's really lovely :)

    You've been a fab friend to me too and you've definitely helped me :D :D

    Definitely up for a celebration tonight!!

  • Well done Gemma!! I aspire to get to where you are today! Such a great achievement - hope you're gonna celebrate :p

    Xx

  • Well done Gemma!! I aspire to get to where you are today! Such a great achievement - hope you're gonna celebrate :p

    Xx

    Thanks Kim!!

    You're going to be here very soon hun 'cos you're doing fab :D :D

    Am definitely going to celebrate xxx

  • Gemma

    Well done my love:). Ab fab, this is the 'one' for you:).

    Fi x

  • Gemma

    Well done my love:). Ab fab, this is the 'one' for you:).

    Fi x

    Aww thank you Fi :)

    Really am thinking this is *the* quit too!!

    Have decided to treat myself to a newer phone to celebrate :D

    Have had mine nearly 3 years so it's done well!!

    xxx

  • Bloomin' fantastic Gemma-lou many congratulations for 6 months quit.

    You are a fantastic forum member, always here to help others so you deserve extra special well dones !

    Take care

    Donna x

  • Excellent stuff Gemma, 6 months is awesome, you feel like a different person don't you? Why didn't we free ourselves earlier? Here's to a smooth ride down to the penthouse!!

  • Well well, it's 6 months and 12 hours since i last had a cigarette. :eek:

    Can't believe it, but here I am!!

    Still get times when I'd like a fag, but most of the time that's easy to push away :)

    Have got it into my skull at last that if i had "just one" I'd be on 20+ a day in no time, and that while the idea of it (to me) is nice sometimes the reality isn't so NOPE, not going there.

    I'd like to thank everyone who's helped me, I would be a smoker again without you, no doubt about it, so you're lifesavers - literally if you think about it.

    Anyway, my second longest quit since getting myself hooked and hopefully the last one I'll have to do :D

    xxx

    Ooh nearly forgot the stats :eek:

    182 days fag free

    3,649 ciggies not smoked (and the rest)

    £1,459.60 saved!! Where did that go? lol

    And am going to live 15 days, 4 hours and 5 mins longer!!

    Yayyyy!!! :D

    Well done sweetie pie! It's great to see you happy and reaching ANOTHER milestone!! Time for a celebratory jäger I think! *passes Gemma a jager*

    Enjoy the feeling hun, we're proper non-smokers now!! Xxx

  • Bloomin' fantastic Gemma-lou many congratulations for 6 months quit.

    You are a fantastic forum member, always here to help others so you deserve extra special well dones !

    Take care

    Donna x

    Aww thanks, that's really lovely!!

    xx

    Excellent stuff Gemma, 6 months is awesome, you feel like a different person don't you? Why didn't we free ourselves earlier? Here's to a smooth ride down to the penthouse!!

    I guess I do!!

    And thanks :D

  • Yayyyy!!! :D

    Well done sweetie pie! It's great to see you happy and reaching ANOTHER milestone!! Time for a celebratory jäger I think! *passes Gemma a jager*

    Enjoy the feeling hun, we're proper non-smokers now!! Xxx

    Ooh thanks hun, it would be rude to say no :p

    xxx

  • Gemma, huge congratulations sweetie and thank you for all your help and support during my quit...you have truly been an inspiration and with others on this forum you have kept me going huge hugs babe xxxx

  • Thanks Kim!!

    You're going to be here very soon hun 'cos you're doing fab :D :D

    Am definitely going to celebrate xxx

    When I get there it'll be because of you and others on here that have helped me through :) You must have helped so many people with your support and I'm glad you've reached such a massive milestone!

    Hope the celebrations are good :p xxx

  • Gemma, huge congratulations sweetie and thank you for all your help and support during my quit...you have truly been an inspiration and with others on this forum you have kept me going huge hugs babe xxxx

    Aww thank you Trea, that's really lovely!!

    I'm glad to have helped, and you're doing fab!! :D :D

    xxx

    When I get there it'll be because of you and others on here that have helped me through :) You must have helped so many people with your support and I'm glad you've reached such a massive milestone!

    Hope the celebrations are good :p xxx

    That's what's so fab about this place :)

    We help each other up and pull each other along!! Definitely wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the people on this board - would have caved in after a few weeks most likely, but I didn't :D :D

    Really hope i do help other people too!!

    Ooh and i had wine, choccie and bought a new phone so it's all good!!

    What slightly scared me was that I was thinking hard about this phone 'cos it's pricey, then I divided the amount by 8 - the price of 20 Marlboro lights - and it's way less than 2 month's smoking so what's better? iPhone or what my mum called "those nasty sticks"?

    Real toughie there :p

    xxx

  • You go girl, if you can do it, i can too.;)

    What an inspiration!!!:)

  • You go girl, if you can do it, i can too.;)

    What an inspiration!!!:)

    Yay thanks!!

    Lol, you're dead right there though - I literally have no willpower (and was one of those smoekrs who was happy to smoke forever) so if i can stop everyone can!!

  • Wow Gemma, you've done the 6 months - that's fantastic, well done you :D:D

  • Wow Gemma, you've done the 6 months - that's fantastic, well done you :D:D

    Thanks Isolde!! :D

  • Aww thanks Netti!! :)

  • Sorry I missed this post - well done GL, a superb achievement from one of this forum's lynchpins!

  • Sorry I missed this post - well done GL, a superb achievement from one of this forum's lynchpins!

    Aw thank you Egg :)

  • Aw Gem, I must have missed this thread.

    CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING 6 MONTHS

    I knew you would make it, it's all downhill from here. Yay:):):)

  • Aw Gem, I must have missed this thread.

    CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING 6 MONTHS

    I knew you would make it, it's all downhill from here. Yay:):):)

    YAY thanks Jane!!

    Have had some rough times lately, but came thought it without sparking up so if i can beat them I can probably stay fagless for the rest of my life :cool::cool:

    catch up well done from me too :D

    Thanks Teffers!! :D

  • Gemma, so sorry I missed this post:o I want to say well done and fantastic achievement to a fantastic quitter!

    See you in the penthouse:)

  • Gemma, so sorry I missed this post:o I want to say well done and fantastic achievement to a fantastic quitter!

    See you in the penthouse:)

    Aww thanks Haze :)

    That's lovely!!

    Have to plan my room out in the penthouse :D :D

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