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I decided that I wanted one final post before moving on up to the Penthouse, as it's been a while since my last and I don't get involved on here nearly as much as I'd like to :o

My moving day is Sunday and I'm so excited! :D

I was thinking earlier on today just how much not smoking has changed my life (my health, my purse etc) while, at the same time, not changing me in any way at all.

I have noticed subtle differences in my confidence, as an example, and my ability to handle stressful situations in a better way (not running off to "relax" and have a ciggie). I also love how great I smell and how nights out with friends don't need to be interrupted every half an hour or so by cravings. I get to be the one now that tuts when someone stands up and leaves the table for yet another smoke :rolleyes:

But this last year has proven, more than anything else, that life is the same for all of us, smokers and non-smokers. The difference is in HOW we deal with life and it's challenges. Smoking only hinders us further and it's tragic that so many people lose their lives because of it.

So it's time to say goodbye to 6 months + :( and get ready for my trip to the legendry Penthouse!! :)

Thanks everyone for your continued support and good luck to all in this room! Time moves by quicker than you think, so I'll see you all soon! xxx

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Well done you must be so proud :D x

I am, thanks Tractorgirl :) I couldn't have managed it without the support of this place! x

yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez..., I so can't wait to catch you up. You are spot on with that analogy though, life as a non-smoker is the same but with less stress and a little bit more time - you are an inspiration, by the way, can I have your old room? yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez...

wow awesome! congrats to you!!

I cant wait to join ;)

Your an inspiration...and completely right! Enjoy your move to the penthouse!:D

You've done so well. What a difference a year makes! So pleased for you my lovely x

Thanks Vick :) How are you getting on at the moment? Feeling like this is the one? You're doing really well hun! xxx

yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez..., I so can't wait to catch you up. You are spot on with that analogy though, life as a non-smoker is the same but with less stress and a little bit more time - you are an inspiration, by the way, can I have your old room? yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez...

Awwww thanks hun :) You certainly can have my old room. I'm afraid you won't be able to keep it long though, as you'll soon be making your way to the Penthouse too!! ;) xxx

Your an inspiration...and completely right! Enjoy your move to the penthouse!:D

Thank you Valsy! I'll see you there soon ;) :D x

How exciting is this :D:D

There is one Hell of a Party arranged for Sunday night-of course,being the Penthouse,nobody needs to work so no worries about hangovers on Monday morning xx :p:D

I'm soooo excited!! :D Kat is counting down the days for me and it's like waiting for christmas day! He he :p

Looking forward to my party. I wonder if my boss would let me use your excuse on Monday morning? ;)

"Sorry I'm still p****d, I was in the Penthouse last night celebrating my one year milestone!" Lol xxx

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Wow, well done you!! 🎉

You must be soooo proud! And an inspiring down to earth post to spur all of us on. So pleased for you, can't wait to be where you are but it seems a long way off for me...!

Xx

I bet you're counting the minutes now aren't you? Sort of like Day 1 but without any of the associated horror :D

Really, really well done. I shall certainly be cheering you home. :)

Wow, well done you!! 🎉

You must be soooo proud! And an inspiring down to earth post to spur all of us on. So pleased for you, can't wait to be where you are but it seems a long way off for me...!

Xx

Thank you :) Yes I am very proud.

I know it seems a long way off, but it goes soooo quickly! Now you've got those first couple of months under your belt things will start to become very natural on the non-smoking front. You'll be partying with us in no time!! Xxx

I bet you're counting the minutes now aren't you? Sort of like Day 1 but without any of the associated horror :D

Really, really well done. I shall certainly be cheering you home. :)

Definately counting down the minutes now, yes :) How are you getting on?

Everyone is welcome for celebratory drinks/shenanigans at my penthouse party on Sunday! :cool: xxx

Flipping marvellous, what a great achievement - and a life changing one. !!!!

Many, many congrats. Have a great celebration.:D:D bb x

Well done Sarah :)

What a great feeling to know you are nearly 1yr smoke free so jealous. We will have to do a party thread for u if u wanted one.

Good music, food and some hunky fellas x

Can't go wrong with a good party thread Debbie ;) How are you getting on? Xxx

Well done Sarah :)

Thanks hun :) How are you doing? Xxx

Well done, Sarah. :D What lovely and brilliant news.....you must be feeling so excited and proud!

Val

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Congratulations on your brilliant achievement and thanks for such an insightful post. Shows me the way. I've pasted it into a diary that I keep so I can read it whenever I get doubts.

Congratulations on your brilliant achievement and thanks for such an insightful post. Shows me the way. I've pasted it into a diary that I keep so I can read it whenever I get doubts.

Would love a "like" button for this post! ;)

Wow, the entries into the Penthouse just keep on going and aint that just fabulous? :D

Huge congrats and I hope you are going to celebrate in style on Sunday Sarah, even if you're off the beer for it. You've had some seriously tough times but your quit never really looked like anything but a roaring success.

Speaking of which, I just realised, isn't it your surgery today? I'll keep everything crossed that it goes smoothly.

See you on Sunday for your party Sarah, well done :D

Just read on your page that your op has been moved back, that's a shame but you can now have BEER on Sunday! Wayhay :D:D

Wow, the entries into the Penthouse just keep on going and aint that just fabulous? :D

Huge congrats and I hope you are going to celebrate in style on Sunday Sarah, even if you're off the beer for it. You've had some seriously tough times but your quit never really looked like anything but a roaring success.

Speaking of which, I just realised, isn't it your surgery today? I'll keep everything crossed that it goes smoothly.

See you on Sunday for your party Sarah, well done :D

Just read on your page that your op has been moved back, that's a shame but you can now have BEER on Sunday! Wayhay :D:D

Molly, thanks so much for your post and for remembering my op date :) It means a lot that people on here are more than just quit buddies!

Yes, it has been moved to 5th March, which means I can have beer!!! Woop!

So excited for Sunday! How are you hun? xxx

I'm really well thanks. I had a bit of a wallow in a puddle of self pity last week, it was a year since I'd lost my mum but I'm back on form now.

I think it helps when the sun shines, I always feel like smiling in spring, I can't help it. :D

It has flown by this last year hasn't it! I remember all of you being new members and me feeling like I'd been here ages. Now, there doesn't seem to be a gap at all! Weird!

I'm so proud of you Sarah, and I'll look out for your post on Sunday and join in your party as well. I assume it's an all day affair isn't it? :D:D

I'm really well thanks. I had a bit of a wallow in a puddle of self pity last week, it was a year since I'd lost my mum but I'm back on form now.

I think it helps when the sun shines, I always feel like smiling in spring, I can't help it. :D

It has flown by this last year hasn't it! I remember all of you being new members and me feeling like I'd been here ages. Now, there doesn't seem to be a gap at all! Weird!

I'm so proud of you Sarah, and I'll look out for your post on Sunday and join in your party as well. I assume it's an all day affair isn't it? :D:D

But of course! It wouldn't be a proper party if it didn't go on all day! :D

It has flown by, and it's really amazing how normal being a non-smoker is. I always hoped that I would quit smoking by 30 and by the time I want to have children, and I was five years early!!

I'm sorry to hear about your week. I don't think losing someone close ever gets easier, but hanging onto the happiest memories can always help. And we're entitled to a good old self pity now and then, aren't we? :)

Like you said. sunshine seems to change the world for the better. So I'm happy for this weather to stick around! xxx

Many congratulations :) :) :) :) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Can't wait to join you in 8 months

J x :)

Thanks Jenny! Ooooh, not too long for you now! :D xxx

One day to go! Blinking fab! :D:D:D x

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