Today is the day

Hi gang,

The day is finally here, today I have quit smoking for 1 whole year and I feel absolutely brilliant.

It is so good to feel so free, I hated having to plan my whole life around smoking and always thinking about when I would get my next fix. It’s quite strange, but in a way I feel like today is the end of a chapter in my life. It feels like I can finally close the book on smoking for good.

I’m not going to lie, stopping smoking was very hard at the start, but over time it does get easier and easier until one day something just ‘clicks’. I spent some time researching smoking, especially the addiction, which enabled me to get my head in the right place and be able to understand all the mind games. Once you can find that positive mental attitude, things become a lot easier.

So what has changed for me over the course of 1 year? I have gone from a smoking, bad diet, constantly tired person who got little-to-no exercise to a non-smoking, healthy(ish) eater who goes running 3 times a week and I couldn’t be happier.

To all that helped and supported me, I thank you. To all that are just beginning the journey to freedom, stay strong, get that positive mental attitude and never back down.

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    You are an inspiration - I hope all of those struggling read your post and take heart that things really do get soooooooo much better ;) I can't wait to join the penthouse party :cool:

  • What a great and inspiring post

    CONGRATULATIONS on reaching one year.

    Posts like yours make it seem doable for people (like me) who are struggling.

    Good luck for the next chapter in your life

    Xxxxxxxxxx

  • That is a fantastic post Craig, well done and welcome to the penthouse:)

  • Yay Congratulations Craig

    Thanks for the inspiration

    :):):):):)

  • Congrats Craig!!!!

    Hi Craig, just popping in to say congrats and so well done..am on same quit day and I think that Squinter has made it also?

    Thanks lads!!I have been following you all over the past year and you all have been the backbone of my(glad to say)..successfull quit.

    Hope you get this...have had tech problems posting!!!:):):)

  • That's absolutely brilliant, huge well done Craig!!

  • Craig, it's reading posts like yours and all the other longterm quitters that

    really gives me (and other quitters I'm sure) so much encouragement.

    You are all such an inspiration, thank you and HUGE RESPECT for what you

    have achieved.

    Massive congratulations. :):):) bb. xx

  • Hi Craig

    congrats what an amazing achievement, thank you for sharing.. you have really motivated me to keep going! :)

  • Congratulations and well done :) x

  • Hi gang,

    The day is finally here, today I have quit smoking for 1 whole year and I feel absolutely brilliant.

    It is so good to feel so free, I hated having to plan my whole life around smoking and always thinking about when I would get my next fix. It’s quite strange, but in a way I feel like today is the end of a chapter in my life. It feels like I can finally close the book on smoking for good.

    I’m not going to lie, stopping smoking was very hard at the start, but over time it does get easier and easier until one day something just ‘clicks’. I spent some time researching smoking, especially the addiction, which enabled me to get my head in the right place and be able to understand all the mind games. Once you can find that positive mental attitude, things become a lot easier.

    So what has changed for me over the course of 1 year? I have gone from a smoking, bad diet, constantly tired person who got little-to-no exercise to a non-smoking, healthy(ish) eater who goes running 3 times a week and I couldn’t be happier.

    To all that helped and supported me, I thank you. To all that are just beginning the journey to freedom, stay strong, get that positive mental attitude and never back down.

    Hi Craig

    Congrats on your success, nice to see another person make it to a year, glad to hear the sluggishness stops too! really well done, amazing effort! :) x

  • Fantastic Craig well done you. I bet you do feel good and you deserve a big gold medal :) x

  • I'm sorry I missed this also....:

    Your post was inspiring and a great help to me and others I'm sure.

    Massive congratulaions:D:D:D

  • Excellent Craig your doing great, keep it up, i know how you feel and yes it does get easier for those who are just starting, good to see you got to this stage, year 2 will be a breeze !!! :)

  • yay yay yay

    :o sorry i missed this one :eek:

    anyway better late then never

    sending you a

    BIG WELL DONE HUN

    Wecome to the penthouse it looks like we are going to need another floor adding as we are getting so many joining us

    thankfully we will never get too over crowded at the bar so thats a blessing :p;)

    hope your finding your way around ok

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