9 weeks today - can't believe it:)

Yep 63 days today...... It baffles me that I wasn't able to to do this before...

I wish I could say I feel full of beans with lustrous hair gleaming white teeth and a glowing complexion, but I don't.... I still have zero energy, gum disease, insomnia (this is a new one in the last couple of weeks) and in absolute agony with Fibro/ME.......BUT.....I feel different, I feel proud of myself and happy in what I have achieved, the cravings have gone now, they are replaced with a fancying of a fag, they don't even need batting away it's just a shrug of the shoulders, you don't smoke Donna so get in with it :) I never intend going back to smoking, I am suffering at the moment, I'm not sure if that's unusual at 9 weeks or not? But I am hoping in a few weeks I will feel better... I must see some benefits soon, the only benefit so far is the extra money :) :)

*****alert question for the ladies men avert your eyes you delicate things***** :)

Ladies I must say this past week or so has been dire, do you find your PMT has got worse and lasts for longer since you quit? I am due on 9th but feeling really off since last week... :/

Xxx

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  • Ah Donna, a lot gong on for you. But hope you are FANTASTICALLY proud. Of your amazing success, I,m early in my quit so not to much I can say re emotions, but we are complex creatures , or so my husband says :)

    Well done wow

    Hope today gets easier for you .:)

  • Well done Donna :)

    I'm seven days today and feel awful however I DONT SMOKE and that immediately makes me feel better.

    Sure you'll feel great soon

    Love patty xxxxxxx

  • Hey Donna,

    Although i can't comment on the ladies stuff, I can say without hesitation that you are doing amazingly well with the odds stacked unfairly against you. For what it's worth you have my utmost respect and I doff my cap to you in admiration. Keep up the solid work :D

  • Brilliant Donna :D

    As for the hormones, my PMT last week was horrific - I was ready for killing dead things :eek: xx

  • Well done hun :) I felt like this earlier on but started exercising more and i feel loads better xxx Also my smoking lady said my skin would go back to how it was when i was a non smoker (teenager) and now its all dry and horrible again lol xxx

  • Fantastic achievement Donna :)

    I hope you start to feel heaps better soon. Warmer weather is coming and the clocks will soon be changing so will hope the combination of sunshine and longer days will have a positive effect on your FM and other health issues. :)

  • Thankyou all for your kind words of support, I havent really been on much today as had to have a 3 hour job interview......and they just called me......

    I got the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So happy right now I cant put it into words, I dont care about the gum disease, the fibro the insomnia or anything else, I did it :) and I havent smoked for 9 weeks either!!!! aaaaargh today is going to be fab as from right now xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • That's brilliant Donna. Double brilliant in fact, 9 weeks quit AND new job on the horizon. :D

    Must be Karma. :) Really, really well done. Lots for you to look forward to now. bb x

  • Congratulations Donna :D:D

    Today is a good day :D:D xx

    That's brilliant Donna. Double brilliant in fact, 9 weeks quit AND new job on the horizon. :D

    Must be Karma. :) Really, really well done. Lots for you to look forward to now. bb x

    thankyou ladies, I have literally been so down with redundancy looming applying for jobs and not getting a response and this one is a job I really wanted so I am absoloutely delighted and amazed, I was up against some very strong candidates with certificates coming out of their ears...My day has gone from being groundhog day to absoloutely fan flipping tastic!! I erckon I am going to have to get my OH to take me out tonight to celebrate yaaaay our mortgage can still be paid hehehehehe xx

  • Oh how wonderful Donna, and very well deserved! :)

    You have most definitely earned a knees-up tonight. :D

  • Awesome news Donna :D

    This has made my day, good for you!

  • Thanks all, it's about time my fortunes turned around :) :) so so happy xx

  • Well done on 9 weeks and congratulations on your new job! :)

    Enjoy your celebration tonight x

  • Fantastic Donna :) 9 wks wow!!!:)

    Taking the rough with the smooth....that's all we can do x

  • Read your amazing news and just had to log in to say

    Fan-flipping-tastic!!!!!!! 🎉

    Huge congratulations Donna, there's no stopping you now!

    Make way, huge success story coming through 😃

    Xx

  • Thanks so much everyone :) xxxx

  • Yippee :)

    Yippee :)

    Yippee :)

    Lots of woofs from Alfie too �� �� �� �� ��

    Brilliant news :) Many congratulations :)

    Go out and enjoy yourself :)

    Lots of love :)

    Thank you Jen :) I particularly love the woofs from Alfie :D xxx

  • Fabulous news Donna

    WOW whoop whoop whoop!!

    And have you thought, you'll be starting a new job where no one ever knew you were a smoker :)

    Now that will feel really fantastic too - and look at you, at 9 weeks already

    Proud of you cus I know it's been toughy

    Oh the rollercoaster - just hang on tight and let's ride it :cool:

    x

  • Donna big congratulations on 9 weeks and your new job :)

    Everything is starting to fall into place x

    It is starting to look that way :) how have u been today Hun? X

    Fabulous news Donna

    WOW whoop whoop whoop!!

    And have you thought, you'll be starting a new job where no one ever knew you were a smoker :)

    Now that will feel really fantastic too - and look at you, at 9 weeks already

    Proud of you cus I know it's been toughy

    Oh the rollercoaster - just hang on tight and let's ride it :cool:

    x

    Do you know I never thought of that... Every job I've been in before I have started there wondering if anyone else smokes, will I be a leper, where can you have a fag at break etc etc.... None of that now! Of the people I met today I reckon 1 of them smokes and that's only because I could smell it on her when she walked past me, I have the scent abilities of a bloodhound these days! Xx

  • Great news Donna and great to see that you have crashed through that mental wall,8 weeks was it?

    All the way now,no doubting yourself -all the way to 6 months then 1 year :D

    Hi Max it was indeed 8 weeks I have never ever got to that point :) there is absolutely no going back my mind is set and I'm a stubborn mule when I want to be, nothing will sway me I am getting to that penthouse even if I have to crawl in :D

  • Plus I bet you would have been a bit edgy through a 3 hour interview if you still smoked. Hope you are still up on cloud 9 this morning x x

    Good point :D I absolutely am still on top of the world :) plus the suns shining aswell! Hope ur day 2 is going smoothly hun I'm proud of you for giving it another go, your stronger than you think xx

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