Day 50!! Stronger again!!

Hiya :D

Well 50 whole days deserves a celebration - which is why I have a lovely bottle of wine waiting for me tonight :p

(hush Kat :p)

Have to say that I am finding it much easier than last week and it really is a mindset thing. I have all the NRT I need, so it couldn't possibly have been physical withdrawal anywho.

But while there is a crave peeking in the edges here and there, i'm not letting it gain traction. If i did it would be back to miserable, grumpy Gemma and I'm fed up with her :p

It's a lovely sunny day and when one of the girls went out for her cigarette break eariler, I went too. It was my coffee break so why not? She smoked and I drank my coffee and while at first the idea of sitting on the grass with a ciggie was tempting (used to love that) smelling her fag really put me off, and i didn't have to worry about dropping ash on my skirt :p

So happy that I could sit and chat in another siituation where I'd have smoked without being seriously tempted to nick one.

*denies the Marlboro Man access to her brain again*

xxx

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  • Thats the spirit girlie. Strong happy determined thats the Gem we want. Get that head up, shoulders back and look Nic in the eye and then poke him in the eye. His a weasel x

    I was thinking more about kicking him between the legs :p x

  • Loving this pickle!!! That is all!!! :D:D:D

    Oooh so am i!! :D :D

  • Like a flower slowly unfurling it's petals before Spring, your posts are getting more and more determined and positive Gemma, I love it, Penthouse here you come :D

  • Well done Gemma - you are doing really, really well. Be proud

  • Well done Gemma, IMHO I think it is important to try and get the "I used to smoke now" situations dealt with and under our belts at the first opportunity - okay, it is blummin hard but if we can do it once we can do it again. Soon you will have overcome so many trigger points you'll have a hard time remembering what all the fuss was about ;) xxx

  • Great job.....well done ! :)

  • Ooooooo....you are whuppin' that stalker's ass! Good for you, well done :D

  • 50 days....whoop whoop

    Really pleased for you Gem.....beating that demon last wk has certainly make you stronger......well done us eh? 50DAYS......:D:D:D

  • Like a flower slowly unfurling it's petals before Spring, your posts are getting more and more determined and positive Gemma, I love it, Penthouse here you come :D

    Aww thanks!!

    I'm definitely on the up, and it's fab.

    Max asked me early on in my quit if I could be happy as a non-smoker, I didn't know then but definitely do now!!

    It is great to hear you are doing really well :)

    This is a big step :)

    I decided I would do that from the start :)

    It makes me feel even more sure that I won't even one puff :)

    YAY!! Thanks hun, it really does help doesn't it?

  • Well done Gemma - you are doing really, really well. Be proud

    Thanks Mel, I'm proud of myelf 'cos I never thought this would be possible before!!

    Well done Gemma, IMHO I think it is important to try and get the "I used to smoke now" situations dealt with and under our belts at the first opportunity - okay, it is blummin hard but if we can do it once we can do it again. Soon you will have overcome so many trigger points you'll have a hard time remembering what all the fuss was about ;) xxx

    Oooh you're so right :D

    Want to avoid building them up into huge problems later on so the more situations I get over with now the better!!

    Know it could be dodgy but I really don't think I'll smoke again!!

    xxx

    Great job.....well done ! :)

    YAY thanks :D

    Oooh I love your signature quote - it sums it up perfectly :cool:

  • Ooooooo....you are whuppin' that stalker's ass! Good for you, well done :D

    YAY!!

    Thanks Sophie, he's trying but he's not getting anywhere - bet he's feeling sad now!!

    Well done Gemma

    Your certainly sound stronger now which is brilliant ;)

    And why not enjoy your coffee in the sun just a shame you couldn't enjoy the lovely smells of spring, but hay that use to be you :eek::rolleyes: xx

    Oooh I'm feeling loads stronger :D

    Might sound odd but i was glad of the smell - it reminded me that it's not lovely and a treat (my downfall in the past) but that it stinks. Am so impressed that I wasn't tempted!!

    Oh and spring is smelling lovely here, now I have a working sense of smell :D

    It used to annoy me when I was smoking and people were giving me evils, but I totally understand now :eek:

    xx

    Really pleased for you Gem.....beating that demon last wk has certainly make you stronger......well done us eh? 50DAYS......:D:D:D

    We are flipping fab aren't we?

    The demon nearly won last week (my addict's brain had all kinds of answers to why I don't want to be a smoker any more) but now, he's got no chance!!

    *High fives*

  • Well done Gemma your catching me up :D

  • Well done Gemma your catching me up :D

    YAY!! You're blazing me a trail :D

  • Oh yes get in there Gemma!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D xxxx

    This sense of pride and optimism is vital I think-it is very heavily influenced by positive thinking.

    Anyone seeking the answer to quitting,read up on positive thinking :D:D

    It's flipping great :D

    Could have spent today craving and getting mopey, the ingredients were all there but I decided to deny the demon that power :D

    So I'm ending up feeling proud of myself and glad to be quit, not smoking, not wanting to and that's how it's going to stay!!

    It really is a mind game though - and it's so hard when you get it wrong.

    xxx

  • Could have spent today craving and getting mopey, the ingredients were all there but I decided to deny the demon that power :D

    So I'm ending up feeling proud of myself and glad to be quit, not smoking, not wanting to and that's how it's going to stay!!

    It really is a mind game though - and it's so hard when you get it wrong.

    You know what Gemma? I think you've cracked it. That sounds to me like one of those 'pressed the switch' moments.

    SO pleased for you and so proud of you too. :)

  • Loving this post, how you have moved on, faby dozy. Great to read positive post. You my lovely are going to be waiting at the penthouse for me

  • Loving this post, how you have moved on, faby dozy. Great to read positive post. You my lovely are going to be waiting at the penthouse for me

    Aww thanks hun :)

    I'm loving being positive too, it's so much better than waiting for the inevitable!!

    Oooh and yes I'll be there with a glass of something lovely for you!!

    50 days is a special marker in my book. You need to treat yourself for this one x

    YAY definitely!! Am going to have a couple of glasses of wine to celebrete :D xx

  • You know what Gemma? I think you've cracked it. That sounds to me like one of those 'pressed the switch' moments.

    SO pleased for you and so proud of you too. :)

    Aww thanks :D

    I think you're right, one of the lightbulb moments where my quit gets a lot safer!!

    Max said the other day that it was make or break and well, it's make :D

  • I think it is MAKE Gemma :D:D

    Now just assess things here,you are 50 days away from smoking and looking immense :cool::D

    There will be wobbles ahead

    There might be tears....

    BUT you are best placed ever now,to make this stick :) No ECig to hijack you,you are doing this by the book sweetheart,it is all coming together and I know I talk for Kat,and Sarah Lou when I say I want-nay demand-that Gemma Lou joins the 3 of us in the Penthouse and by Heavens it ain't half looking good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxx I am THRILLED when I see you like this xxxxx

    Oooh YES it is!!

    Am sure there's still ups and downs to come but they won't break me because I won't let them :D

    I'll be in the Penthouse this time for sure - it's really looking good now :D

    Awww and thanks xxxx

    Well stay away from e-bay this time :D

    LOL Yes I definitely will!! :eek::eek:

  • ^^^what our beloved Maxwell said^^^

    We're counting the days hon xxx

    All 315 of them? :D

    And getting less by the day!!

  • I'm so glad things are good, Gemma. I was out and about this afternoon and I saw two young ladies smoking....it just looked so dirty and unlady-like. It's so much nicer to be lady-like and fragrant :D......and you get to feel so proud of yourself, too! :D

    Val

    xxx

  • I'm so glad things are good, Gemma. I was out and about this afternoon and I saw two young ladies smoking....it just looked so dirty and unlady-like. It's so much nicer to be lady-like and fragrant :D......and you get to feel so proud of yourself, too! :D

    Val

    xxx

    It's going brilliantly and it's fab!!

    Oooh I know what you mean, i'm embarrassed to have smoked so much 'cos I must have not smelled great :( and it does look dirty. I'm a girly girl and well, smoking doesn't fit!!

    Think it's a shame 'cos it does so much harm and it's not a good look!!

    But that's all in the past now :cool:

    xxx

  • Dad's watching some rubbish on the TV, not my kinda thing at all but hey.

    Anyways :D

    Woman on there grabs her fags and says she's going out for one and my immediate (after a couple of celebratory glasses) instinct is "eeeewwwww"

    Then she says something about how quitting only makes your life feel longer.

    My pride at saying that's er (politely) a load of rubbish is matched by my dad hearing me say it

    One happy non-smoker here :cool:;):):D

  • Hey Gemma!

    You rock girl!

    Fifty is a biggy. We will go to the penthouse and climb those stairs one by one.

    Hey Penthouser here we come!

    Hélène

    YAY!! We're both rocking this :D :D

    We'll be in the Penthouse before we know it and wondering why we ever smoked in the first place :D :D

  • How spooky - Mina said the exact same thing yesterday :eek:

    It's got to be great minds!! :D

  • Lol - Mina agreed with it feeling longer :D

    Shall we quickly move on :o

    Ooooh I grabbed the wrong end of the stick with both hands there, lol :o:o:o

  • I think it is MAKE Gemma :D:D:D

    Now just assess things here,you are 50 days away from smoking and looking immense :cool::D

    There will be wobbles ahead

    There might be tears....

    BUT you are best placed ever now,to make this stick :) No ECig to hijack you,you are doing this by the book sweetheart,it is all coming together and I know I talk for Kat,and Sarah Lou when I say I want-nay demand-that Gemma Lou joins the 3 of us in the Penthouse and by Heavens it ain't half looking good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxx I am THRILLED when I see you like this xxxxx

    Agreed :) We are all eagerly awaiting the day that you join us for celebration (and copious amounts of booze)! Suddenly doesn't seem that far into the future ... ;):p

  • Agreed :) We are all eagerly awaiting the day that you join us for celebration (and copious amounts of booze)! Suddenly doesn't seem that far into the future ... ;):p

    WOOHOO!!

    This time I'm going all the way into the Penthouse, they'd better start ordering pink sparkly things right now!!

  • I repeat my promise girls,that once you make it Gemma I will offer to pay for the 4 of us to meet up somewhere sensible in the flesh at a classy hotel,get completely wrecked and indulge in back slapping on an epic scale :D xx Cos we would damned well deserve it -and we are just waiting for you Gemma to complete the Victory of the Musketeers :D:D

    Another big WOOHOO!! :D :D

    This time I'm not going to stuff up my quit at the 11th hour so I'll hold you to that :p xx

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