Into month 5

Hi Everyone,

Just stopping by to let you know how things are going with my quit. I started Month 5 over a week ago and the most surprising thing for me was I had lost track of how many days it had been since I gave up smoking. This is quite recent for me as previously I was checking my iphone app every single day to see the progress I was making. I needed to see it to keep me motivated and on track. I was very happily surprised when today it told me I was on day 128 :) This tells me how far I have come since the start when I no longer need to pour over the stats on my iphone app several times a day :)

I won't lie and say I don't have the desire anymore, still in moments of stress I want to reach for those cigs and lighter. It is less and less and passes reasonably quickly. I can rationalise this 'desire' with myself though and I find distraction helps a lot, doesn't matter what it is. I have also managed to reduce my ecig useage a lot and it is back limited to those real 'trying' moments so I am happy with that for now.

I am hoping once things settle down at a personal level I can remove my e-cig crutch for once and all, then I will know I have totally made it. I look forward to that day.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your quits whatever stage you are at, the key thing is really wanting to give up. If I hadn't been so determined I would not have made it this far.

Keep the faith! If I can do this, anyone can!

Linda

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    Well done, Linda!

  • Hi Linda, amazing, fantastic, brilliant,......

    This is the one for you Linda, you have shown such determination, am sure I can see those lights with a twinkle, in the penthouse, Enticing you in.

    Well done my lovely:)

  • You're an inspiration and a true forum star Lindy :D

    HUMUNGOUS congratulations from me too. :)

  • Congratulations Linda, love reading posts like these to keep me motivated, I'm sure we all do. You must be made up with yourself, big well done x

  • Just Fabulous to read this

    Well done you

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  • So happy to read this Lindy, you are fabulous, well done my friend :cool: xxx

  • whoop whoop big huge massive congrats xxxx:)

  • Great going Lindy, you've got this nailed :D

  • Thanks everyone for all your support :)

    I am spending a lot of time with my mum who smokes a LOT and also some of my sisters do as well. Apparently I crinkle my nose in disgust :eek:. I am not aware of this so I think its their own paranoia ;) I must say though I find the smell of smoke really awful now ....never thought I would say that!

    They do say ex smokers are the worst, so I am told frequently :o

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