Halfway House

Well, (Finally! ;)) made it.

6 calendar months

Not smoked 3675 cigs

Saved £1635.00 :)

Feeling on top of the world (just eating a little too much :eek:)

Never, ever thought I'd stop smoking for this length of time, always thought I would be a life long smoker.

Good luck everyone with their quits!

PS - the other rooms for the Nov 2013 Quitters have all been booked & thoroughly cleaned :cool:

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  • I soooooo want to be there, massive congrats, so pleased for you.,we all know its not easy celebrate, you have achieved something wonderful:):)

    I can see the penthouse lights in the distance my friend:)

  • Wow what an inspiration. Well done I hope I can get there too but the room looks pretty damn good x

  • This is a fabulous achievement :D:D 6 months is a LONG time,like you,I was resigned to being a smoker forever,I just could not conceive of leaving my little white friends behind :(

    But we can all do this,and at 6 months you are statistically very likely to make a year now,so in the meantime be wary,keep the shields up and when you get to 10 months submit your suite design request to the Penthouse admin dept-remember whatever you want,you get,at the Penthouse :D:D:D

    I just love these posts by Max, truly inspirational, but more also true, Max has conquered, what is needed to quit, thumbs up to Max:)

  • Congratulations on getting to 6 months Finally.... Half a year that's half a year! brilliant achievement and can I just say that bath looks sooooo inviting :)

    Hope you are going to celebrate this milestone over the weekend x

  • Fantastic news! The first of the November quitters to make it to the 6 month stage! You have been a great support over past few months. Well done on your milestone

  • Whoo hooo well done

    :D:D:D

    Yay soo happy for you hun :)

    and as Max said start thinking of how you want your rooms decorated

    onwards and upwards to the penthouse its not that far away now :D

  • YAY FINALLY!!! :D:D:D

    If I could do dancing bananas and cheer leaders I would, mate. Flipping well done! All power to the first of the November/December Quitters to make it to Halfway House!! :D

    Thank you most kindly for reserving some rooms for the rest of the gang. I shall be bringing up the rear on 8th June if all goes well. :)

    In the meantime, relax for a while, put your feet up and enjoy that view. I bet the Penthouse is looking awfully close from there isn't it?

  • Thank you all for your kind words.

    It's a great feeling to have passed this milestone and so long as I keep my wits about me - there will be no going back.

  • I have reached the 6-month mark! Can't believe it.

    I very big thank you to all here. Without your support, frankly I don't think I could've made it. The initial cessation period was godawful - from 40+ to nothing, cold turkey was not easy. I appreciate, like an alcoholic, the temptation will always be there (especially when you get told, oh, just one socially - as if!). So it is up to me to remain strong and not light up. I also know that, for now, I will think of them, now and again, but that will go by time. Over these last 6 months, things I never wanted to admit to, I.e. their harm, etc. is something I had to reckon with and deservedly feel guilty that I chose to ignore because, the breathing is better; I feel healthier; I am not a slave to them any longer; I don't stink. Win win!

    A big THANK YOU to all here - you are my rock, couldn't have done it without you.

    Be well everyone

    Kindest regards

    Firefly

  • Well done Firefly! - great going, considering :)

    You're the second person from the Nov 2013 quitters to arrive.

    Woody is due on Friday + a few others that do not post that often.

  • YAY FIREFLY!! :D

    I've been watching out for this. You should start a seperate thread, mate- you deserve it!

    So, so pleased for you. Now you & Woody can put your feet up for a bit and watch the rest of us hacking up the slope behind you.

    Make sure the kettle is on won't you? I shall bring a chocolate cake with me. :)

    Many, many congratulations from me you splendid person!

  • Don't know how I missed this, well done Finally and now Firefly.:D

  • YAY FIREFLY!! :D

    I've been watching out for this. You should start a seperate thread, mate- you deserve it!

    Absolutely! I would ;)

    I shall bring a chocolate cake with me. :)

    I though you said that chocolate cake was for me? :)

    Don't know how I missed this, well done Finally and now Firefly.:D

    Thanks Sue!

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    I though you said that chocolate cake was for me? :)

    I've made two. :D

    One is a chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream in the middle and chocolate icing on top and the other is a chocolate marble cake. :)

  • I've just dribbled over my lap top, they sound wonderful.

  • Hi All

    What a pleasure it was to read your posts. Thankfully I checked this thread because I usually check Nov Quitters first and post there as well.

    Just checked out the original folks of the November Quitters:

    Finally - 01/11/2013 ... Through!

    Mash - 01/11/2013 ... ?

    Tangled - 11/11/2013 ... ?

    Firefly -11/11/2013 ... Through!

    Woody - 17/11/2013 ... soon through

    Want_to_smell_nice - 17/11/2013 ... also soon through

    Lucy - 28/11/2013 ... not much to go!

    Skiddaw - 08/12/2013 ... one of us and not long to go

    There are a Mrs Mash and Gdadd - couldn't find cessation info. Please let us know how you are doing.

    As for starting a new thread, please let me know ....... A group that suffered together, stays together!

    Thanks for the cake, a small piece please.

    Hi 5 to all :)

  • Hi All

    A group that suffered together, stays together!

    Thanks for the cake, a small piece please.

    Hi 5 to all :)

    Nicely put Firefly! :D

    And thanks for the update on who is where. What has happened to Mrs Mash? She used to post a lot. I hope she's still out there somewhere...

    I shall cut you a small slice of both cakes. :)

  • Hi Skiddaw

    Is there a way of connecting this thread to our November Quitters thread?

    That is 'home'. It is where we have been posting these last months. I am going to 'cut and paste' the date everyone quit on the November Quitters group and hopefully we get an update from those that have not posted for a while.

    Regards

    Firefly

  • I don't think there is but I am happy to be corrected (I'm not much of a computer whizz-kid I am afraid..:o)

    But damn good idea to cut & paste it onto the Nov Quitters group. Let's hope some of them emerge at some point soon. :)

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