Eight weeks done and dusted

:DHello All, Day 56 today - that's eight precious weeks of smoke freedom, seven and a bit weeks of "super" improved sense of smell and taste, eight weeks of saved up tobacco, tips and papers money saved that has so far paid for a hair do, two pairs of jeans, five tops and two pairs of shoes - with some to spare, five weeks of using my cross trainer for more than 20 mins without gasping for air, seven weeks of not needing my blue inhaler, eight weeks of not stinking like a chipped out dogend. I should also add that my left hand no longer gets pins and needles when I'm walking, funny how it never really bothered me until I noticed it no longer happened :confused: I have also started cooking more meals from scratch, with ingredients I wouldn't have used before, reason being;

1. I have the time, no need to keep nipping off for a fag or wasting half hour a day rolling my fags.

2. I can afford to buy a bottle of wine just for the slow braised breast of lamb with rosemary, garlic, mint and seasoning

3. I can taste and savour every single element and flavour.

So anyone just reading and wondering whether they should give Stoptober I try, I say go for it, you have nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain just by saying NO to the Nic Demon

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  • Well done Jen, 56 days is huge, it won't be long before you lose count ;)

  • Jenn you are doing fabulously :D,and getting back to freedom from the ridiculous addiction that we all got ourselves wedded to :mad:

    How did we think it could ever be a good idea,to smoke...

    Tell me about it, I can't believe I forced vile, poisonous fumes into my lungs, even after making myself feel sick, over and over again until I was addicted to just one of the components - then I felt my whole life revolved around when I could have the next one - I'm just glad when I had my light bulb moment I was able to do something about it. ;)

  • That is a great positive post Jenn :D

    you are doing really well and looking foward to seeing you move up to another room very soon

  • That is a great positive post Jenn :D

    you are doing really well and looking foward to seeing you move up to another room very soon

    Thanks Carol, I'm already window shopping for soft furnishings for Month 3, and to think I never used to like shopping, I think it was I never had any money and all I could think about was when could I have a fag :o

  • Well done Jen, 56 days is huge, it won't be long before you lose count ;)

    Ha ha, already did that once, I thought I'd done 40 days when it was only 39, it really doesn't take much to confuse me :confused:

  • Well done Jenn, you are sounding really positive and strong in your quit, keep it up and you will be fine.

    All those things you have been able to buy yourself, that is some incentive, as you know being a female we like to shop :D:D

    Netti x

    Thank you Netti, I have to admit it's the forum that has really helped me, I've got the day off today and the first thing I did was log on :D so many inspirational people, like yourself, who have helped put my mind into positive overdrive. I spent years telling myself that I just could not give up, I'd tried and it never worked, but after reading so many success stories, and a few failures, I Knew I wanted to do this once and for all. :cool:

  • Wonderful News

    Well done Jenn you are doing fantastic, and I am sure your post will be a really good example as to the many savings of being a non-smoker.

  • Well done Jenn you are doing fantastic, and I am sure your post will be a really good example as to the many savings of being a non-smoker.

    Thank you Rex, you are a fine example too, not long now until you have that TV and iPhone :rolleyes:

  • Ooh massive well done hun, that's fab :D :D

  • Ooh massive well done hun, that's fab :D :D

    Thank you Gem, though your song clue is almost enough to send me back lol :D

  • Thank you Gem, though your song clue is almost enough to send me back lol :D

    Oh LOL!!

    It's a recent song if that helps :)

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