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3 months according to my phone app :-)

helpmequit
helpmequit2 Years Smoke Free
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Well, I've almost done 3 months or, according to my phone app, I have done 3 months. What actually matters is that I continue to be nicotine free. Free of nicotine. Free at last! It actually felt good to type that :-)

One of the contradictions of my life as a smoker was being heavily into exercise yet still maintaining a smoking habit. I am ashamed to say that I would sometimes go out on my bike, find the toughest hills to ride up and how did I reward myself when I got to the top, panting and out of breath? I'd light up and have a bloody smoke behind a bush! Absolutely barking mad behaviour but addiction and habit doesn't care about common sense.

I'm pleased to say that all that secrecy and stupidity is behind me. In fact, I've never felt so fit and well. I am feeling so fit that I will be participating in the 100 mile Prudential Ride London this Sunday on behalf of Scope - the disability charity.

Thanks for reading :-)

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Nice work! I'm on day 5 and am starting to feel semi human ๐Ÿ˜‚!! Can't wait to be able to say 3 months!!

helpmequit
helpmequit2 Years Smoke Free
in reply to Peachy12

Thanks Peachy. Best of luck and congrats on chalking up 5 wonderful nicotine free days. A lot of people - myself included - find the 1st week to be really tough so you are doing brilliantly to have come this far.

I've found No Smoking Day really helpful, in fact I would say that without it's support and encouragement I could so easily have slipped back into unhealthy ways so I hope that you continue to visit, post and take full advantage of this amazing, positive group :-)

Peachy12
Peachy12
in reply to helpmequit

Thanks muchly helpmequit๐Ÿ˜€ I came across this site by complete accident and I'm so glad I did ๐Ÿ˜€

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Congrats helpmequit on 3 months, best of luck tomorrow with the run, fair play to you!

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to RoisinO1

How did the run go helpmequit ?

helpmequit
helpmequit2 Years Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Hi Roisin. I got round the Prudential Ride London in 4 hours 53 minutes! 10 minutes faster than last year. Not smoking was definitely a key contribution to my improvement ๐Ÿ˜

helpmequit
helpmequit2 Years Smoke Free
in reply to helpmequit

What was interesting from a quitting perspective was that I experienced quite strong cravings the day before the event. It was the first time that I had been away from home on my own (I think the phrase is 'off the leash') since quitting and I actually seriously contemplated the idea of buying a packet of cigarettes. Needless to say that I didn't waver but this was an important experience that I really didn't expect and I'll admit really frightened me. But I have learnt much from it about vulnerability and how deep seated feelings and old habits don't just quickly fade away. Stay strong everyone.

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to helpmequit

Fantastic, well done ๐Ÿ…

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