My continued motivation

Hi :)

Have had some pretty rough times over the last month or so, things that when I smoked would have made me into Gem The Human Chimney, or broken my quit :eek: but apart from this place there's been one thing that's kept me off the fags.

I've quit smoking, and as anyone who's read my wittering over the last almost 7 months knows have had a hell of a time doing it. Knowing me, I won't do it again 'cos I'll be too chicken and unlike previous quits am under no illusions as to where having a smoke will end up.

There is no such thing as "just one" they come by the 20. I'm an addict and always will be, my last quit taught me that!!

So when it comes down to it, the last saving thought in my mind has been that if I smoke now it will be for the rest of my life and I don't want that. :eek:

Smoking won't make what upset me go away. It won't change anything, undo or unsay things, won't say things that would have been better!! It doesn't make nights out any more fun, doesn't make c**p times any better either - all that will happen is me going back to spending £8+ a day on those nasty sticks, smelling of smoke and slowly killing myself.

Not just me wittering, hopefully if someone thinking about having a smoke and they read this they might think twice?

Gemma :)

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  • That's my girl!:D:D:D:D:D Sooooo proud of you sweetpea!

    She knows what she's talking about folks, so take note!

    Thanks hun :)

    It's been hard but I'm going to do anything not to pick up a cigarette again!!

  • Well said Gemma :p

    Your fight has been tough,but you are winning,and winning in great style,you will NEVER regret the year you decided to bin the cancer sticks.I am dead proud of you!:D

    'Tis a bruising battle this and many times we may need to pick yourself up off the canvas.:rolleyes: but we are STRONG us humans,and we do not have to be a slave to a plant or an insecticide.

    This site has provided a springboard for many people to successfully quit smoking,many from the past,some of whom kindly come back and post here,as well as many more to come in the future.I will still post now and then,in 5 years time after 5 years of quit ;)

    Win this fight people-it is SO worth winning!!!:cool:

    Thanks Max!!

    It's not fun and I wouldn't want to go through it again but it's worth the effort!!

    Am sure we'll all be able to post in 5 years saying we're smoke free :D

  • Gemma you are an inspiration,so big well done:D I know what you mean about going through all this and then smoking,it would all have been for nothing.....I bet you never fall into that trap now x

  • Gemma you are an inspiration,so big well done:D I know what you mean about going through all this and then smoking,it would all have been for nothing.....I bet you never fall into that trap now x

    Aww thanks Carolrose!!

    You're definitely going to do it too this time!! x

  • Am sure we'll all be able to post in 5 years saying we're smoke free :D

    I'm going to hold you to that Gemma-lou :)

    You are one of life's fighters, no one said it would be easy but it is so damn worth it :D

    Keep fighting Gem, you are a winner.

  • I'm going to hold you to that Gemma-lou :)

    You are one of life's fighters, no one said it would be easy but it is so damn worth it :D

    Keep fighting Gem, you are a winner.

    Aww thanks Jane!!

    It's been a proper struggle - but it's worth the fight :D :D

  • Well done!

    Hi :)

    Have had some pretty rough times over the last month or so, things that when I smoked would have made me into Gem The Human Chimney, or broken my quit :eek: but apart from this place there's been one thing that's kept me off the fags.

    I've quit smoking, and as anyone who's read my wittering over the last almost 7 months knows have had a hell of a time doing it. Knowing me, I won't do it again 'cos I'll be too chicken and unlike previous quits am under no illusions as to where having a smoke will end up.

    There is no such thing as "just one" they come by the 20. I'm an addict and always will be, my last quit taught me that!!

    So when it comes down to it, the last saving thought in my mind has been that if I smoke now it will be for the rest of my life and I don't want that. :eek:

    Smoking won't make what upset me go away. It won't change anything, undo or unsay things, won't say things that would have been better!! It doesn't make nights out any more fun, doesn't make c**p times any better either - all that will happen is me going back to spending £8+ a day on those nasty sticks, smelling of smoke and slowly killing myself.

    Not just me wittering, hopefully if someone thinking about having a smoke and they read this they might think twice?

    Gemma :)

    Great and inspiring - i love this forum (it is very full of genuine people like you!) - thanks it helps when problems are shared - thanks

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