100 days!!!

Really not sure what to say. I certainly didn't think I'd make it this far during my first week! Only 265 days until I reach a year...crazy, especially since the first 100 have flown by.

This has definitely been my most successful quit, maybe not in longevity, but because I no longer think about/crave cigarettes. I see this quit a lot more positively and would never go back.

There have been times I could have smoked, times that I've been drunk and stood in a smoking area full of smokers - not once have I felt the need to. Which amazes me!

Thank you for all of your support from day 2 (think that's when I joined!), I couldn't have done it without you. :o

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  • Well done Lewis. Great achievement. You hit 100 days on the same day I made it to 50 days. Want to be able to write the same post in 50 days.

  • so lovely to see this!!! well done to you because you are free my friend! bask in how amazing it feels, take every deep breathe and really stand up tall xxxxx

  • Nice!

    Well done Lewis. I am at 100 days myself today so I'm there with you in spirit. Finally to the point where we can say to others, "Come on in... the water's great!"

  • Thanks guys! I kinda wish I'd wrote more for my 100 day milestone, but I was kinda tired. :p

    It's just really strange how different this quit feels from the other...23423424 quits. I no longer have that secret desire to start again or the curiosity of one more drag. The amount of times I've become a 'secret smoker' too. :o

    Maybe it's this forum! Never really had a support network in the past. Which I really appreciate.

  • Yay Well Done Lewis!! 100 days is amazing!!!

    Maybe it's this forum! Never really had a support network in the past. Which I really appreciate.

    I agree with this Lewis, I failed so many times or allowed my fears to creep in everytime, yet this time Ive done it differently. I had "My Boss" (smoking cessation) and this forum and its been the defining support for me. This forum has been invaluable, the most help and its brilliant to just come here to chat or totally rant..because everyone knows how you feel and that is priceless :) Im catching up with you Lewis...on day 98 today!!

  • Congratulations. Such an achievement.

    So how often do you get cravings now? Are they much more manageable (compared to me on day 5!).

  • Congratulations. Such an achievement.

    So how often do you get cravings now? Are they much more manageable (compared to me on day 5!).

    None existent! And if your quit turns out anything like mine, you won't have to wait until 100 days for cravings to diminish. I'd say around days 60-70 that I really stopped thinking about smoking.

    Don't get me wrong, sometimes when I see somebody smoking I have a nostalgic 'aw, I remember when I did that...' and somewhat miss it, but it's not a crave from addiction - it's just a faint memory of once being a smoker.

    Everyone is different though, you'll get there eventually. :o

  • Well done on 100 days Lewis, magnificent quit! You should be very proud of yourself and I hope you have rewarded yourself in some way with the cash you have saved:)

  • Day 100 on a cold turkey quit is just amazing, well done you :)

  • Thank you - I really am proud of myself, but I'm also disappointed in myself for ever starting. All those years I could have been living equally as happy, like I am now, without a single cigarette.

    Obviously I shouldn't dwell on the past, at the time I thought smoking was a good idea, I'd have inevitably done it at some point - I have that curious personality that wants to try the forbidden fruits of life (in this case, cigarettes). I think I possibly had to be a smoker in order to realise how damaging it is. Although, I'd love to go back and give my 11 year old self a huge smack, because when I see kids that age smoking now, I'm utterly disgusted.

    I genuinely believe there's a right time for everybody. I think when you truly want to quit and feel good about it, you will forever. Truth be told, I didn't want to at the start. It was merely for 'stoptober' that I promised I'd do with a friend. As time went on and the mood swings passed, I eventually felt happy and content with not smoking.

    One day I hope every current member of this forum can say/do the same. :o

  • Your success gives us all hope, Lewis :)

    Thank you for sharing and many congratulations.

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