Blimey, its been a while

Hi all,

I've been kicking myself for some time in that I keep meaning to pop in, say 'Hello' and take 10 minutes a week to encourage people. Part of me doesn't want to pop in as I don't want it to seem like I'm bragging but the fact of the matter is I'm still smoke free. To be honest I'm a little unsure of what the date was now. I think it's the 6th August 2011, I'm pretty sure it's now 3 years.

The struggles seem so long ago now and I'm pleased to say that returning to those times doesn't even cross my mind. I'm quite pleased in myself that I've not become a preacher as it means I'm able to hand about with my smoking friends without them getting annoyed with me!

What I do recall about my time here is that I was a noob daddy. Well my little baby girls is growing so fast it's scary! She was under 5 lbs when born.

i839.photobucket.com/albums...

I'm not sure if this is news or not (I honestly can't remember when I was around), but this happened also...

i839.photobucket.com/albums...

Yes between Mrs N and my little ladies it's now 3 against 1!

My challenges haven't stopped with smoking as i still struggle with my diet. I did manage to lose 3 stones initially but following the birth of my second I got a little too comfy and put some of that back on. I'm still running though! I little less than I'd like but do manage to generally get out a few times a week. I'll be easier for me to get out now the afternoons are getting cooler as I can get out in my lunch break.

Other than that I think all is pretty much the same....oh other than I'm now studying for the final year of my degree (left it a little later than most).

I think that's about it from me...sorry for the waffle, I'll try not to leave it so long next time :)

Hope you're all doing wonderfully well! Those of you that are smoke free, congratulations. Those of you who are contemplating it, just do it. Those of you who are doing it, just keep on trying...you will get there.

Martin

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  • WOW How wonderful life is, when we have children, such wonderful photos, there is nothing in this world that is better, than the next generation,

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    I do so hope you are happy and proud, lucky you,fab photos :)

  • Thanks for popping by it helps to see success stories.

    Your little girl is lovely by the way x

    They get it from their father :D

    I remember the assistance and focus I seemed to get from the 1 Year + lot as it was a great distraction from the day-to-day struggles post. That sounds naff doesn't it? I don't mean it to, just so easy for other peeps struggles to amplify your own. My focus was to get involved but really not to think about smoking. Probably why when i got on track I used the forum much less than during my previous attempts.

  • WOW How wonderful life is, when we have children, such wonderful photos, there is nothing in this world that is better, than the next generation,

    .

    I do so hope you are happy and proud, lucky you,fab photos :)

    They're both awesome ... would be better if they got on though. D1 wasn't particularly thrilled when D2 arrived.

  • Great job Martin!!

    It's always nice to see some of the 'oldies' popping in from time to time. I know what you mean about not wanting to brag once you're leading a happy life without smoking, and it must be very encouraging to others when people like yourself do come back and say hello.

    Cheers,

    Alex.

  • Hey Stav

    good to hear from you, yes I remember those new born pics, enjoy them they grow so fast.

    Boo

  • Hi Boo *waves*

    Oh it's great to see folk still around! Yes it's unreal that this was under 4 years ago.

    i839.photobucket.com/albums...

    I have even less hair now.

    Martin :D

  • Hiya congrats on your 3 years quit, brilliant that you dropped in and are doing so well :) your bubba is soooo tiny on he pic above, bless her what a sweetie x

  • Hiya congrats on your 3 years quit, brilliant that you dropped in and are doing so well :) your bubba is soooo tiny on he pic above, bless her what a sweetie x

    Thanks Donna,

    Yes she surprised us by arriving 6 weeks early, she was just under 5 lbs in weight. Would never know it now she's big and smelly :D

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