Oh happy day :)

Can't believe it's here, but am very happy to announce, it is 1 whole year since my last cigarette and here I am in my glad rags knocking on the penthouse door :D

Has it been easy? NO it most certainly has not, have struggled every school holiday, at every piece of bad news and strangely the biggest craves came with good news :confused:

BUT.. aided and abetted by patches, will power and the good people of this site, I have battled on and here I am, never in my life did I think I would ever see this day, smoked 20 a day for 40 years:eek:

Both of my parents died suddenly from heart attacks, 7 weeks apart, you would think that would have been my cue to give it up back then in 2005, but no, still I continued :rolleyes: They never managed to give up smoking, but am guessing they would be proud of me :D

To everyone who has helped me on here, Max, who has dragged me along and Kat who has pushed me, along with Gemma who shared in misery in the summer and helped me along and eveyone else here...... thank you :D

p.s away man get the door open, it's cold out here you know ;) xxx

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  • WOOHOO!!

    That's flipping brilliant, massive well done :D :D

    Know it's been a bit tough at times but you have done soooo well!!

    Enjoy your lovely suite in the Penthouse, you've earned it!!

  • Well done - gan canny hinny :)

  • Brilliant well done!!!..xx

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    You are an inspiration and an absolute rock - in fact pic4ever.com/images/123.gif YOU ROCK

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  • Thanks everyone :D I should add that even though I get the odd crave, they are easy to bat away now, they last only a couple of seconds, so what I am trying to say is, it really does get easier, even though it may not seem like that at the moment, keep going, it really is worth it :D x

  • I couldn't wait to congratulate you. Really good to wave you of into the penthouse :D

    Lovely photo too x x x

    Thanks Karri, that photo was the last night out I had as a smoker :mad: but have put it on to remind myself that I now need to concentrate on getting the extra weight off :rolleyes:

    It also reminds me that it was bl00dy freezing that night and I had to stand out in the cold :eek: x

  • Thanks everyone :D I should add that even though I get the odd crave, they are easy to bat away now, they last only a couple of seconds, so what I am trying to say is, it really does get easier, even though it may not seem like that at the moment, keep going, it really is worth it :D x

    I really can't begin to say how pleased I am that you got through the rough patches and you're so secure now!! And how jealous of you I am

  • Many congratulations Angela !!! Soooo pleased for you !!!! The early days struggle in 2013 has been worth it and you are now sitting pretty in the Penthouse.

    Will be joining you and the others next week :)

    All the best

    Donna x

  • I decided to give up smoking on the 2nd of January last year on a whim, rang for an appointment at smoking cessation clinic and they said they didn't have a slot free till the following week :( I am a very impulsive person and once the thought was in my head I knew I had to do something immediately, so took myself round Morrison's and bought some patches, started the very next morning. 8 days in I saw a friend from way back, her words were ' you will be back on the fags' best thing she could have ever said :mad: was livid :mad: but determined to prove her wrong :D which I have! In addition, the money I have saved is probably the biggest incentive, nearly 3000 pounds in a year :eek: Haven't been overdrawn once this year :D

    Leaning on you lot has also been a massive part of this quit as well, just knowing I am not alone has been instrumental too..... So many reasons really why I have not given in, but I do know something, smoking is no longer an option for me, have come to terms with the fact that the craves may never totally go away, but have now learned that I have the power to shoo them away :D

    Pour the drinks now :D:D:D:

  • Many congratulations Angela !!! Soooo pleased for you !!!! The early days struggle in 2013 has been worth it and you are now sitting pretty in the Penthouse.

    Will be joining you and the others next week :)

    All the best

    Donna x

    Ah Hi Donna, am sooo pleased you are still here too :D looking forward to welcoming you next week xxx

  • Thank you Angela, yes save a seat for me , nothing too fancy but maybe one of those nice big comfy swivel chairs with soft cushions :D

    Hope that there are more from Jan 2012 to follow over the next few weeks as well

    Donna x

  • That's fantastic :D

    You must be SO proud of yourself.

    Many, many congratulations. I can only aspire to join you one day. :)

  • WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO !

    yes YES YOU DID IT !

    well, it proves that it can be done and may I say SO BRAVELY TOO !

    True inspiration and human spirit conquers all. Chuffed to bits for you..really am.

    :)

    xx

  • Yay, you did it!

    Wow, one whole year! Fantastic news Angela! such a marvellous achievement and I'm so pleased to see you hit this milestone.

    Look at the view from here, isn't it great? Hearty congratulations on one year quit, happy happy day indeed! :D

  • Thanks again everyone, Hawk it really is very posh in here, have waited a long time to get in but by God it's worth it ;) *raises glass* cheers everyone xxx

  • Well done. :D

  • Way to go Angela, I'm so pleased for you petal. You've shown you're a strong lady and I hope you are suitably proud of your achievement.

    Here you are in the Penthouse, where you shall stay for the rest of your days, of that I have no doubt.

    Right, I've made up a ginormous bowl of punch just for you (and anyone you want to share it with)

    Again, well done and kick back and have some fun :D

    Molly x

  • Brilliant Angela...congrats on reaching the penthouse :D

  • inspirational hellerscratch!

    Congrats - massive achievement!

    Hope im posting the same message next year

    Lexilou

  • Massive well done Angela knew you would do it;) and a very warm welcome to The Penthouse X

  • Well done Angela :) You should be feeling really proud....

    YAYYYYYYYYYY :D

    Denise x

  • :D:D:D

    and another one reaching the penthouse how fantastic is that

    :D:D:D

    so very happy to see you here hun :)

  • Thanks again everyone, am very pleased with myself :D

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