In My 10th Month!!!

I haven't posted since back in March due to computer access issues but when I logged on and recognized many names still here it was very comforting!! I am so glad to see all who have stayed the course and very, very happy for you!! I have also stayed the course though it hasn't always been pretty- there are still days I really want a cigarette and dwell on the "only one" crap but there are many more days I don't even think about it. I've gained a lot of weight which is more a result of inactivity than overeating and I do know what I have to do- getting back to work will pretty much fix that problem (I'm a server)! Overall, I am incredibly proud of myself because I had some unbelievably dark days that I never expected and I stuck with it when in past quits I caved in much sooner. I occasionally have to remind myself that it was a 36 year habit that took longer than 72 hours worth of nicotine withdrawal to overcome. I've gone thru the 4 seasons which each bring their own triggers and I have come through. And I have also found out that no one is really that impressed with my quit anymore though I'm sure I'll be congratulated on my one-year anniversary which I will inform everyone within earshot about when it arrives! I'm planning on entering that penthouse in October in much improved all-around health and look forward to seeing many of you there!!

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  • :D:D:D

    Wow Weee

    what a great inspiring post to be reading and i can see you coming closer and closer to the penthouse

    you must be able to see it very clearly now in the distance

    onwards and upwards hun and you will soon be running through those doors

    :)

  • Hi, that's fantastic, amazing, the penthouse is in touching distance;)

    Be proud and happy :)

  • Fabulous - you are well on your way to the Penthouse - and we will be cheering loudly when you come through the doors :D

    I know what you mean about how flat the quit feels now, the problem is non-smokers and still smokers have no idea what a big deal quitting long term is and how proud and elated you feel at each milestone, to them, I think, that once you've not smoked for a couple of weeks then that's it - only it isn't and only a long term quitter understands that. Hopefully your internet access issues are solved and you can come on hear and shout from the rooftops just what a fantastic job you have done.

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  • Lovely to see you Roseanne and really, really glad you're still going strong. I shall be cheering you into the Penthouse and have already unrolled the flags and bunting :D

    Well done you! And as for the extra weight, it'll soon drop off I'll bet, when you get back to work.

  • thanks all!!

    Thanks everybody!! Your encouraging words- whether to me or to others- throughout this process have made it possible for me to move forward!! I have visited other forums (especially in the first few months) but this particular group has been extremely supportive. Other groups degenerated into cliques, and even worse, pick-up sites! I'm hoping to encourage others the way you've all encouraged me, though right now I'm about to find out how many sit-ups I can do (if any!)- wish me luck!!!

  • Other groups degenerated into cliques, and even worse, pick-up sites! I'm hoping to encourage others the way you've all encouraged me, though right now I'm about to find out how many sit-ups I can do (if any!)- wish me luck!!!

    Blimey- pick up sites! :eek: Dear me- you'd think you'd be safe from that sort of thing on a quit smoking forum wouldn't you? Having said that, Beer has been commenting recently on the positive effect quitting has had on his libido (;)) so perhaps that explains it!

    Hope you managed to do some sit-ups without any permanent damage...:)

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