2 years

Hi Everyone, it is 2 years today since my friend and quit buddy Aitch quit smoking and it will be 2 years for me on the 6th Feb. I would like to congratulate Aitch, he is someone who has helped me enormously:)

This second year has flown by, it really has. The forum is responsible in no small way for my success, of that I am sure.

So to any newbies who may be struggling, I will just say that after 40 years of smoking I have done it and if I can do it then anyone can:)

Onwards and upwards is the only way to go:)

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  • I have so much respect HAZE, stopping after 40 years - wow ! It cannot have been easy, but you managed to do it.

    I only hope I can follow in your footsteps.

    Many, many congrats.

  • Well done Aitch and to you lovely :D

    I am still totally amazed that we managed it but here we are almost 2 years quit. This forum and the people on it made the difference for me too :)

    Long may it continue X

  • Wow 2 years! You are where everyone on the forum wants to be and a great example of what quit buddies can do for each other. It would be good if the forum mods allocated pin badges to show 1 year, 2 years etc in the member profiles as a mark of respect for the quit achievement and for helping others along during that time.

    Congratulations to both of you, you are a credit to the forum.

    Thanks for those kind words John and yes it does show what quit buddies can do. I have made many friends on this forum all of whom have contributed to my success.xx

  • Hi Haze56

    I stand in awe. You are a good example to us beginners. No maybes, it can be done!

    Thanks

    Firefly

  • I have so much respect HAZE, stopping after 40 years - wow ! It cannot have been easy, but you managed to do it.

    I only hope I can follow in your footsteps.

    Many, many congrats.

    Thanks very much Bluebell:) You are right that it has not been easy, in the early days I struggled with weekends. I remember driving home from work on Friday evening dreading the weekend. It was like I was in mourning in the early days. I can only put that down to the fact I couldn't remember a time when I didn't smoke and I found it really hard. I also dreaded holidays:eek:

    HOWEVER!

    It got better and better, easier and easier until I hardly ever thought about smoking. You have every chance of following in my footsteps Bluebell, I am nothing special, as I said, if I can do it anyone can.

    Best wishes to you and thanks for the reply:)

  • Well done Aitch and to you lovely :D

    I am still totally amazed that we managed it but here we are almost 2 years quit. This forum and the people on it made the difference for me too :)

    Long may it continue X

    Mags, we go back 2 years now and we are still here. You are one of the people who made a difference for me.

    Thanks for the reply my friend you never ever forget me do you.xxx:)

  • Hi Haze56

    I stand in awe. You are a good example to us beginners. No maybes, it can be done!

    Thanks

    Firefly

    Yes firefly it can be done and YOU are doing it! YOU are a non smoker. Well done you:) Everyone has to start somewhere:)

    Best wishes to you and thank you for your reply.xx

  • Haze two years is amazing and to still come on here and help us guys still is brillant. Thank you x

    Thanks very much Debbie, I appreciate that:)

  • Haze you are an inspiration to me you really are, 2 years is hardcore you must be so proud, agree with John something on the profile next to members name saying if they have quit 1 year 2 years would be a really lovely thing to do, it would give incentive to newbies to get to the penthouse and is a celebration for what you have achieved fairplay to you :) xxx

  • Amazing :D

  • Congratulations and thank you so much for continuing to post on this forum- you are such an inspiration!! My sincere gratitude to you :D:D!!!

  • Congratulations

    Congratulations on two years quit to Aitch and soon to be two years Haze56 :)

    That's fantastic - after two years then you've been through just about every "tempting time" like Christmas, New Year etc so it's looking good.

  • Hi Aitch, I know you still pop back to check up on everyone, congratulations on 2 years, it must feel like you've been a non smoker for ages! :)

    And you too Haze, you still find the time to come on here and offer sound advice that calms new quitters down when they get into a panic, pick people up when they are feeling down and offer loyal support to all that need it. I know there was quite a few months between our quit dates but I still class you as one of my quit buddies, and also a good friend.

    Thank you

    Molly x

  • Two years is amazing and a real inspiration to us who are new and struggling.

    Thanks xxxxx

  • Haze you are an inspiration to me you really are, 2 years is hardcore you must be so proud, agree with John something on the profile next to members name saying if they have quit 1 year 2 years would be a really lovely thing to do, it would give incentive to newbies to get to the penthouse and is a celebration for what you have achieved fairplay to you :) xxx

    Thanks very much Donna, you are not doing too badly your self now are you:)

  • Amazing :D

    Thanks very much LindyLoo:)

  • Congratulations and thank you so much for continuing to post on this forum- you are such an inspiration!! My sincere gratitude to you :D:D!!!

    Thanks very much Roseanne, I will stick around and help where I can because I owe my quit to the people on this forum:)

  • Congratulations on two years quit to Aitch and soon to be two years Haze56 :)

    That's fantastic - after two years then you've been through just about every "tempting time" like Christmas, New Year etc so it's looking good.

    Thanks Nonico, it is a distant memory now:)

  • Congratulations to both of you :)

    Thank you for supporting everyone 2 years on Haze. It really is appreciated x x

    Thanks very much Karri.xxx

  • That would make you about four months quit when I turned up, early days and you still made so much time for me as a newbie......you're a legend Haze, end of story, and deserve every success you've had......;)

  • Hi Aitch, I know you still pop back to check up on everyone, congratulations on 2 years, it must feel like you've been a non smoker for ages! :)

    And you too Haze, you still find the time to come on here and offer sound advice that calms new quitters down when they get into a panic, pick people up when they are feeling down and offer loyal support to all that need it. I know there was quite a few months between our quit dates but I still class you as one of my quit buddies, and also a good friend.

    Thank you

    Molly x

    Thank you so much my friend and I am a quit buddy for you:)

  • Two years is amazing and a real inspiration to us who are new and struggling.

    Thanks xxxxx

    Thanks Gilly, you keep going and you will soon find it gets easier.:)

  • Congratulations to Aitch and to you Haze on the 6th.

    2 years is so great and also great that you keep supporting people Haze. You've been a great support to me and I thank you:D

    lostie:)

    Thanks very much Lostie, I appreciate that:)

  • I remember when I first joined Haze and you had your 1st anniversary of not smoking, I was totally in awe and couldn't ever envisage getting that far myself, now here we are, you coming up two years and me me with a year under our belts :D

  • Well done Haze, 2 years is amazing!!

    Bet you're so proud :D :D x

  • That would make you about four months quit when I turned up, early days and you still made so much time for me as a newbie......you're a legend Haze, end of story, and deserve every success you've had......;)

    That means a lot coming from you I can assure you. Thanks very much AB. I remember your early days very well and it was clear to me (probably not to you) that you would be a successful quitter too:)

  • I remember when I first joined Haze and you had your 1st anniversary of not smoking, I was totally in awe and couldn't ever envisage getting that far myself, now here we are, you coming up two years and me me with a year under our belts :D

    Haven't we done well Hellers. Especially as we smoked for so long:eek:

    Thanks very much for the acknowledgement you are so kind and have always been there for me:)

  • Well done Haze, 2 years is amazing!!

    Bet you're so proud :D :D x

    Thanks very much Gemma-Lou and I am very very pleased you have joined us too, you must be very proud of yourself:)

  • Thanks very much Gemma-Lou and I am very very pleased you have joined us too, you must be very proud of yourself:)

    Thanks!! I am proud :)

  • Its a miracle to quit after all those years But a miracle that takes effort on our part . Be proud and dont even think of going back ... Your Barred.:D

    Mx

  • Its a miracle to quit after all those years But a miracle that takes effort on our part . Be proud and dont even think of going back ... Your Barred.:D

    Mx

    I am proud Mash and thanks for barring me:)

    It does take effort in the beginning and sometimes it still does, I visited a hotel that I stayed in 3 years ago this week and the table I sat at, to have a smoke, is still there and for a fleeting moment......

  • Haze,what a magnificent achievement :D

    Many congrats on 2 years.I crumbled at 18 months on my best ever quit 10 years ago:confused: but not this time,I can see your taillights and I ain't letting them out of my sight :D xx

    Thanks very much Max, I don't think for one minute that you will ever smoke again:)

  • Crumbs, two YEARS!!! I remember seeing you gain the Penthouse just after I got here last year but somehow I'd forgotten it was quite so close! Well done flower, great to see you celebrating your continued freedom :D

    Yes this last year has passed really quickly and I am still celebrating because I reckon I should:)

  • Congratulations

    Congratulations Haze what an inspiration you are to us all,always on hand to help when we are having a bad day,spurring us on,wanting us all to join you in the penthouse...hip hip hooray for Hazex

    Mmm....this looks nice and plush...very cosy.I can't wait til I'm here in this here penthouse full time.....and I will be:D

  • God that year has flown by Haze.

    I think for you this is your forever quit :D:D

    We are certainly over the hard bit now, it's not always been easy after what seems like a life time smoking has it Haze ?

    You definitely should celebrate, you deserve to :cool:

    Hi Netti, no, it hasn't always been easy by any stretch of the imagination but you are right this last year has flown by.

    Thanks very much for your reply Netti, we are blessed on this forum to have people like you, it makes quitting that bit easier knowing that you can come on here and get great support and friendship.:)

  • Congratulations Haze what an inspiration you are to us all,always on hand to help when we are having a bad day,spurring us on,wanting us all to join you in the penthouse...hip hip hooray for Hazex

    Mmm....this looks nice and plush...very cosy.I can't wait til I'm here in this here penthouse full time.....and I will be:D

    Thanks very much Carolrose, you are giving it a go again and you know what they say.....practise makes perfect!!

    I shall be keeping an eye on your progress, you will love the penthouse:)

  • Hazel how nice of you. Thank you for your kind words and pleased if I have been just a little help to you and anyone else. You only have to look at this post to see what an inspiration you have been to so many people, including myself. We all thank you for you kind and unfailing support.

    So yes past the two year mark now and I must say it gets better all the time. Actually stood outside with a smoker the other day. Gave up and went in half way down his cig...too cold, glad I don't have to do that anymore.

    Good to see so many people doing so well. The penthouse is getting crowded, but the more the better. For anyone still struggling just stay positive, there are a lots of people on this site who have proved it can be done. Never give up giving up you will get there in the end.

    Thanks also to Magwilk, Nonico, Karri, Molly and Lostie

    H

    Free and Healing for Two Years, Three Days, 13 Hours and 13 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 56 Days and 2 Hours, by avoiding the use of 16160 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me £7,079.61.

  • Beautiful Hazel, and charming Aitch.

    How happy I am for the two of you.

    Gosh.....that mountain seemed impossibly high when I first put on my climbing boots and began to stamp all over the nico demon and take the first steps upwards to freedom. I was so scared...... and the summit seemed unreachably high, up there almost hidden amongst the fluffy white clouds dancing in the cool, clear, blue, beautiful sky; but always..... as I tilted my head back and peered upwards....almost blinded by the sun up there....and the magnitude of the task.......THERE WERE YOU TWO. Unfailingly. ALWAYS. Just about half an hour ahead of me.....showing me the way......pulling me up on long dropped ropes, twisted with all the strength of your caring...your empathy...your support. I actually came to enjoy what at first had seemed so daunting and impossible.....climbing and laughing and feeling my limbs and my heart grow stronger and stronger till there we all were, and here we all still are......our flags waving in the wind at the tops. Our lungs full of the fresh mountain top air. Thank you both so much for being there. Hazel..you are an inspiration.....such a soldier to this forum. Beside you I am not worthy.

    Here's to the next 2 years. Life without stinking, stifling fags....truly is a life. x

  • Dippy

    Dippy how wonderful to see that you are still around. I have always loved your posts. Love your wonderful way with words and your humour. The post on here is beautifully written as usual. You are certainly made my day. So pleased that you are heading for the two years yourself.

    Please keep in touch occasionally and let us know how you are getting on

    H xx

  • Haze and Aitch

    Hello Lovely Lady

    Hazel - never doubted you for a minute. Congratulations hun on reaching the two year mark. Thanks for all your support, and you're still helping so many, so well done you! :D

    I'm still bringing up the rear - just 2 months and I hit the 2 year point.

    And to Aitch - well done you too! And ditto above in terms of support. :D

    BW to both of you.

    Shazza xx

  • Beautiful Hazel, and charming Aitch.

    How happy I am for the two of you.

    Gosh.....that mountain seemed impossibly high when I first put on my climbing boots and began to stamp all over the nico demon and take the first steps upwards to freedom. I was so scared...... and the summit seemed unreachably high, up there almost hidden amongst the fluffy white clouds dancing in the cool, clear, blue, beautiful sky; but always..... as I tilted my head back and peered upwards....almost blinded by the sun up there....and the magnitude of the task.......THERE WERE YOU TWO. Unfailingly. ALWAYS. Just about half an hour ahead of me.....showing me the way......pulling me up on long dropped ropes, twisted with all the strength of your caring...your empathy...your support. I actually came to enjoy what at first had seemed so daunting and impossible.....climbing and laughing and feeling my limbs and my heart grow stronger and stronger till there we all were, and here we all still are......our flags waving in the wind at the tops. Our lungs full of the fresh mountain top air. Thank you both so much for being there. Hazel..you are an inspiration.....such a soldier to this forum. Beside you I am not worthy.

    Here's to the next 2 years. Life without stinking, stifling fags....truly is a life. x

    Thank you so much Dippy, I am so pleased to hear from you. As Aitch says you always write so beautifully and I miss your posts I really do.xxx

    It means so much that you come back on here and have never missed one of my landmarks, not one:)

    Thanks again Dippy.xxx

  • Fantastic achievement Haze! :) well done!!! X

    Thanks very much Craig and I am keeping a watchful eye over you my love and I am sure that you will crack it this time:)

  • Hello Lovely Lady

    Hazel - never doubted you for a minute. Congratulations hun on reaching the two year mark. Thanks for all your support, and you're still helping so many, so well done you! :D

    I'm still bringing up the rear - just 2 months and I hit the 2 year point.

    And to Aitch - well done you too! And ditto above in terms of support. :D

    BW to both of you.

    Shazza xx

    Hi Shazza, I have just been talking on the phone to Fi about you and Dippy and here you are on the forum.xx

    Thanks very much for the message and I am so happy to hear from you.xx

  • Hazel how nice of you. Thank you for your kind words and pleased if I have been just a little help to you and anyone else. You only have to look at this post to see what an inspiration you have been to so many people, including myself. We all thank you for you kind and unfailing support.

    So yes past the two year mark now and I must say it gets better all the time. Actually stood outside with a smoker the other day. Gave up and went in half way down his cig...too cold, glad I don't have to do that anymore.

    Good to see so many people doing so well. The penthouse is getting crowded, but the more the better. For anyone still struggling just stay positive, there are a lots of people on this site who have proved it can be done. Never give up giving up you will get there in the end.

    Thanks also to Magwilk, Nonico, Karri, Molly and Lostie

    H

    Free and Healing for Two Years, Three Days, 13 Hours and 13 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 56 Days and 2 Hours, by avoiding the use of 16160 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me £7,079.61.

    Yes it is official today Aitch 2 years quit!

    Thanks for the message and well done to you too.xxx

  • Ahhhhhhhhh. Look! Its February the 6th. Hazel official 2 year landmark day :D Miss it? Me? Not likely xxxx

    Aitch. Thank you, and I'll always pop in here. (hope you will too). I love this place and all its peoples. Its like a cosy summer house at the bottom of the garden. All filled with friends and rosebud scatter cushions and cups of tea and slices of cake. I think there's even a floppy eared dog snoring in the corner in front of the calor heater. In short. Its a home from home.

    Till next time you lovelies x :)

  • Big up my favourite poster on the forum!

    Two years. Well on the way to that meself now. As the signature says - it can be done and it should be done.

  • Massive congratulations to both you, Haze, and to Aitch. 2 years is such an achievement. It shows the kind of people you both are in that you are still active in the forum and dedicated to helping others. Hope you have both had a well deserved glass or 2 to celebrate.

  • Very well done Haze. What a fantastic achievement!

  • Big up my favourite poster on the forum!

    Two years. Well on the way to that meself now. As the signature says - it can be done and it should be done.

    Thanks very much Esso, it wont be long before it is you that is celebrating 2 years. Haven't we done well:)

  • Massive congratulations to both you, Haze, and to Aitch. 2 years is such an achievement. It shows the kind of people you both are in that you are still active in the forum and dedicated to helping others. Hope you have both had a well deserved glass or 2 to celebrate.

    Thanks very much Mark, you are doing fantastic too, well done:)

  • Very well done Haze. What a fantastic achievement!

    Thanks very much for your good wishes very much appreciated:)

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