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Wow, who woulda thought it!!

jobm1
jobm11 Year Smoke Free

Hi everyone,

Well, I started my quit in April last year, sadly I had a slip up ciggie in July, but, instead of messing things up, it simply made me feel more determined than ever to quit.

I used an ecig in my quit, and, I still use it now with significantly less nicotine (at times zero) and frequency.

I’ve put on weight after a protracted illness stopped me exercising (I found physically activity a great incentive) but am beginning a new chapter I hope now.

It would have been much more difficult without the early support of the wonderful people here, big thanks!!

It’s almost a year... initially i cried a lot. I was mad, angry, pathetic and genuinely felt I would never be able to keep it up. But I did.

I eat for pleasure because I can smell and taste better than I can ever recall, I run around with my son, I can play a mean game of football now without collapsing! My legs hurt less, I don’t bruise as easily, my skin is clear, I DON’T stink of fags...

Notwithstanding other health and personal issues unrelated to quitting, I’m a much happier me. The thing I notice more than any other, is that I am finally my own person. I am no longer controlled by addiction.

Stay happy, stay quit, and, if at first you don’t succeed, try again! It’s the best thing you will ever do for yourself.

J x

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Pattygirl1992
Pattygirl19926 Months Smoke Free

Aww, thank you for posting Jobm1! inspirational read. Congrats on almost a Year!!! its so easy to feel small when slip and backslides happen, I am so happy for you that you rose above and continue to do so! wishing you strength

jobm1
jobm11 Year Smoke Free
in reply to Pattygirl1992

Aw @pattygirl1992 that’s so lovely. Thank you very much. I feel much better since quitting and that means a lot. Bless you for being so kind. All the best :-)

Pattygirl1992
Pattygirl19926 Months Smoke Free
in reply to jobm1

No problem dear. I love this community for the support and love and genuine care and encouragement and try to provide as much back.💙💜💛💚 hope you re having a lovely day

CocoaXChange
CocoaXChangeValued Contributor

Great news and super post. Cheers,

jobm1
jobm11 Year Smoke Free
in reply to CocoaXChange

Cheers lovely :-)

Hidden
Hidden50 Days Smoke Free

Love this! Thank you 🙌

jobm1
jobm11 Year Smoke Free
in reply to Hidden

Thanks so much, it’s changed my life 😁💪🏻

Hercu
HercuValued Contributor

Super post Jobm...keep going and you are experiencing it...It just gets better and better..

Thank you...!!

jobm1
jobm11 Year Smoke Free
in reply to Hercu

It definitely does H, it does :-)

Putter
Putter1000 Days Smoke Free

Amazing @jobm1. A very positive and inspiring post indeed. Well Done!! Keep it up, I’m very happy for you

xo

Wanda

jobm1
jobm11 Year Smoke Free
in reply to Putter

Ah thanks so much Wanda!! Aren’t we fab!! I’m very happy for you too lovely.

Big smiles x

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Sorry for such a late reply jobm1 - just catching up here with juggling the new job, home life and technical glitches with my laptop :)

Great inspiring post, thanks for sharing, don't be a stranger to us now, we are busy preparing some renovations in the Penthouse for you!!

jobm1
jobm11 Year Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Ahhh lovely @RoisinO1 you are a lovely soul. How is it going?

Definitely not a stranger now, I’m so excited to be almost a year free of cigarettes.

A thing which many many people have noticed, is a change in my voice! How bizarre to think that it is so different. Thanks so much for yours amazing support and inspiration. 😊🙏🏻

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to jobm1

Hey jobm1 - I am a day early with your 1 year badge and milestone as working all week and won't get properly on here until next weekend - so proud and delighted for you, hope you have a nice treat lined up?

jobm1
jobm11 Year Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Ahhh thanks so much Roisin!!! I never thought I would make it!! So happy to be here, have a super week!! I’ve bought a new bicycle... ♥️

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