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Week 17

Last week, I wrote a blog post and lost the whole lot, which was really annoying as part of the reason that I am doing this is to chart my progress and to be able to look back and see how far I have come. Anyway, no matter as the progress continues.

I am now in Week 17 and I am so chuffed and pleased with myself.

I am no longer go outside to smoke when at work but I do go out anyway, to stretch my legs. I also take a book with me if it is during lunch and have taken to walking down the road and back up again while reading my book. It must look a bit odd but I don't really care. I always have my e-stick with me but don't always feel the need to use it. I think part of me is rebelling against the organisation I work for, because they love to see people tied to their desks and locked into staring at a computer screen and another part of me is looking for a replacement for the e-stick. I feel blessed that it has helped me to give up smoking but I would like a time to come where I don't feel that I need it anymore.

In my head, I think I am constantly looking for a way to really detach myself from this need that smoking once filled. Well they say that it takes 21 days for a new habit to form and as I clearly have some space to fill I guess I will look at what I can do to fill that space. A positive habit, of course. At the moment it is reading a book which interestingly is called, Straight and Crooked Thinking and there is definitely an awful lot of thinking going on which brings me to a close for this particular blog, as my thinking and typing could go on and on and on, right now...............


11 Replies

Hi Cleopetra,

Firstly well done on 17 weeks. Don't worry you will get to a stage where you don't need any nrts. Everyone is different but you will get there.

I now find I want to go out more for walks etc., where before I would stay in and get on to the computer, and probably smoke about 20 to 30 cigs a day.

I didn't think I would ever be writing a blog like this , at that time.

So stick at it. Your doing great. :) :)


Thanks jillygirl. That's helpful to know. :)


Hello Sally

Congratulations to you on 17 weeks - that is really a super achievement. Know I faltered but I'm no on day six again but this time it feels right so I will always be behind you but quite a bit but knowing that you've achieved it gives me the lift I need to know that I can do it as well. Things to do to fill in the gap - crosswords either complete them or make one yourself which can be a bit of a challenge especially if you do it with one theme in mind but are also very rewarding. Believe it or not, a dictionary is fascinating reading I have found! Knitting or embroidery are also good but I find that walking with my little camera is really beneficial as not only do I get some exercise it helps to burn off, slowly I admit, the extra calories I have eaten as I can taste my food again and the pics you get are superb because you are actually looking as you walk. Hope I've helped even if only a little. You are certainly well on your way to being smoke free so keep up the good work.

Kath :)


Cheers Kath. :)


Hi Cleopetra,

Well done on getting to 17 weeks, that's brilliant :) Like Jillygirl said you will get there, i find that i read more as well now, any excuse not to do housework :D :D, and crossword puzzles as well as walks.

Keep going strong you'll get there :) x


Thanks Sue. I love your penguin pic, by the way. :)


Hi Sally :)

A massive well done to you for getting to 17 weeks quit gal :) :)

Its lovely to hear that you still get out at lunch time to stretch your legs :) thats good exercise too for you :)

I posted a blog on the question side, about losing comments etc :o about ''copy & pasting, it just may help you :)

Pete :)


Hey Pete. Yes, I did read your blog, hence I used my laptop today and did my blog on a document which I copied and pasted. Thanks for your supporting comments. :)


Sally. 17 weeks is fantastic and you should be proud. You are a true inspiration :D :D

Sue xx


Thanks Sue. I am quite proud and appreciate your kind words. :)


Well done cleopetra, you are well and truly a non smoker. You are a long way along the rocky road of giving up the fags. You have every right to feel proud of yourself.


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