Hi honey I'm home!!!!

I'm here finally!! I cannot believe that one year ago I just stubbed out my last cigarette. I thought it would be hard, but what surprised me most was the complete roller coaster of emotions I felt, particularly during the first 3 months. However, since then it hasn't been too bad. I still think about smoking from time to time and have had a few craves in the last few days but I do know that I will never smoke again!!!

The reason I will never smoke again is that for the first time since my late teens I am free!! I love this freedom. I don't have that horrible drug inside me, dictating to me constantly, making me leave the table at restaurants when I'm having a great time, making me stand out in the rain and cold, making me kill myself slowly and painfully. Instead I smell fresh, my throat is clear, I don't cough, my bank balance is a little heavier (as am I), I have more energy and time but most of all I'm FREE and it feels amazing!!!!

Good luck to you all and thank you to everyone for all the support you have provided over this past year. This forum has really helped me and I hope I can repay the favour by helping others.

Sarah - the penthouse's newest resident

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  • Thanks Kat and Max! It certainly is a great feeling to have made it to the penthouse! You 2 have been so supportive to me over the last year - I really appreciate it

  • I think bathing in bubbly would be completely appropriate, though prob best done in private :D

  • Well done Sarah, there was never any doubt you would walk through those doors - the determination and confidence was there from the start!

  • Or maybe with perhaps one other ;):D

    Hehe that ain't going to happen!! Hubby has been in bed with a dodgy tummy since 7:30pm!!!

  • You are completely and utterly welcome petal, it's been a privilege and a pleasure to walk the road with you :)

    Now I suggest you open another bottle of bubbly, one is quite simply far too paltry and entirely inadequate to celebrate such a momentous achievement!;):D

    My bottle of bubbly turned into a large bowl of peanut butter cup ice cream followed by some crunchy nut cornflakes!! Wild night for me :D

  • Well done Sarah, there was never any doubt you would walk through those doors - the determination and confidence was there from the start!

    Thank you very much!

  • Well done you!

    One year - magic!

    An inspiration to us all.

  • Massive well done to you Sarah and welcome to the Penthouse X :D

  • Congratulations Sarah,

    a rare look at the site for me, but so pleased that you have made the year

    hopefully smoking will soon become a distant memory for us

  • Well done Sarah, settle in and make yourself at home, you're here for the long haul :D

    Enjoy your big moment, it's fully deserved :cool:

  • Sarah is in da house

    wow weeeee

    :D:D:D

    Welcome to the Penthouse Sarah

    Its great to have you here with us

    :)

    x

  • Thanks for the great messages everyone! I really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you all in the penthouse in due course.

    Sarah

  • Congratulations

    Many congratulations on your entry to the Penthouse:)

    You are an inspiration to us all, brilliant, well done

    Margie60

  • HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you Sarah. :) It's an enormous battle/challenge that we take on here, and it's brilliant to see your success. Have a fab time in the hallowed portals of the PH! :D

    Val

    xxx

  • Congrats !

    Put the kettle on - I'll be with you in 10 months.

  • You made it!

    Fantastic Sarah, had to look in to offer my congratulations, I'm chuffed to bits that you made it to the one year milestone on the path to freedom, one hell of an achievement! Isn't the view great from here?? woohoo!! :D

    Well done indeed, hope you're rightfully proud! x

  • Well done Sarah. Love these penthouse moments.

    I really do get excited and can't wait to do it myself.

    Enjoy your freedom.:D

  • Thanks guys! It's so lovely to hear from so many of you!! It's a great feeling that you will all get to experience sometime within the next months hopefully!!

  • Sarah (machine part :D) you've made it!!! Wooooh!!!! :D:):D:)

    SO pleased for you. You've really deserved this. I do love seeing a forum regular romp home- it gives the rest of us hope.

    You enjoy everything the Penthouse has to offer. Well done again on your arrival. :)

  • Well done and congratulations! Enjoy the penthouse :) x

  • Massive congratutions Sarah... You have been such a support to others including myself I am so happy you made it :) well done to you xxx

  • Sarah (machine part :D) you've made it!!! Wooooh!!!! :D:):D:)

    SO pleased for you. You've really deserved this. I do love seeing a forum regular romp home- it gives the rest of us hope.

    You enjoy everything the Penthouse has to offer. Well done again on your arrival. :)

    Thank you!! You are storming your way through the months and will be joining me in no time at all

  • Thanks Ola and Donna! The penthouse is amazing!

  • Many many congratulations may your days be smoke free forever xx xx

  • Well done on reaching the penthouse, what an amazing achievement and one that makes me smile. Hope that one day I will be there too.

    Xxxxx

  • Well done and congratulations!!! :D:D:D:D

  • Hello you wonderful, beautiful smelling woman! :)

    I'm so sorry that I missed your penthouse post, and I just wanted to send you my congratulations for such an amazing achievement! ;):p:D

    I hope that you're enjoying the penthouse so far and I'd like to thank you for all of your encouragement with my own quit in those last few months before I reached the one year mark. You so deserve this and it's wonderful to see you've been successful.

    Sarah Lou xxx

  • Hello you wonderful, beautiful smelling woman! :)

    I'm so sorry that I missed your penthouse post, and I just wanted to send you my congratulations for such an amazing achievement! ;):p:D

    I hope that you're enjoying the penthouse so far and I'd like to thank you for all of your encouragement with my own quit in those last few months before I reached the one year mark. You so deserve this and it's wonderful to see you've been successful.

    Sarah Lou xxx

    Thank you so much!!!! I hope you are keeping well.

    Sarah xx

  • Sarah.....Ok - I know that I am waaayyyyy late - but I couldn't not say Congratulations to you! At this point you are past a year and 1/2 - knocking on 2 years door. I am so glad you have made it to the Penthouse! Proud of you!! :D

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