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Daily chat Thursday 30th June

Daily chat Thursday 30th June

Good Morning Friends :-/

Still soggy down here but should clear later. :-) :-)

Gotta make this quick as I have to go and see my specialist at hospital soon :-o

So any one for a quick cuppa? :-)

The pic is cute. I guess we could say something like us" towing the line" in the smoke free path we choose? ;-)

Have a fun smoke free day

Sue xx

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Morning Sue and everyone else up and about

You beat me - so I've deleted mine but edited to fit in with yours and adding it on here as I do so absolutely lovvvve a good long ching wag!

Hope everything goes well with the specialist and will be thinking of you as I am sure everyone else will be.

Definitely join you in that cuppa please - tea, milk and no sugar. Ohh bliss, a lovely cuppa and a chat with a mate, what more could one ask.

Yeah, bit of a damp squib the weather but not quite as bad as yesterday although whilst walking you know who there was the occasional spit and spot of rain here in Yorkshire but the grey sky is not quite as grey as yesterday so hopefully, fingers, toes and everything else crossed, we will see some blue sky and sun later on. Will let you know if the forecaster was right or wrong!!

Can't quite believe it's Thursday today, where does the time go? Remember from my young days that Thursday's child is full of grace which I always liked as a phrase about a little one and still do like if the truth be told. Will have to see if I can remember, without looking up, what the rest of the days were. Know that Monday's child worked hard for a living. Got my curiousity going now and will probably spend the rest of the day trying to remember and if not successful looking up. See what I can find and will report back later as I'm certain you're all really, really dying to know!?!

Work for me this morning but, lucky me finishes at noon as I'm on half day holiday. Expecting a delivery sometime this afternoon and want to be here when it arrives. Hee Hee You watch it will come this morning!!! :-/ :-/

Just realised that I've eaten my cornflakes and bran with no sugar on! They actually didn't taste that much different so to help with the weight problem (before it happens), from now on no added sugar to my cereal! Had sliced banana on today and must say that was probably why I never noticed that I hadn't put sugar on - trying out different (fresh) fruits to see which I like best and currently undecided between sultanas and ban an a !!!

If anyone else has started a chat when I post this, I will delete mine as I opened yesterday and hope that's OK with everyone and they are quicker to posting than me probably because I talk too much!!! :D :D :) :)

Gonna luv and leave you for now because I want to do a couple of odd jobs before I go to work so will wish you all a great smoke and stress free day and hope to catch you all later.

Take care and thinking nice and good thoughts even about the weather 'cos at least its not hail or snow so it could be worse!!!!

Sure everything will be fine with the specialist and when you come out go on, treat yourself to a lovely frothy coffee and cream bun, my treat so let me pick up the tab.




Hiya Kath. I like sultana and banana together on mine.

Not worried about the specialist as I have been seeing him for 8 years about the same problem. Wish he would just do the op!!! :-o

Already drunk my tea so another brew is underway :D :D :D

I'm working 7-1pm today and tomorrow then yippee I've gotta week off. Going to Woolacombe Mon-Fri (will give you all a break as we cannot get a signal there) :-/ :-/ :-/

On Sunday I'm going for a posh afternoon tea with a friend (£40 each) it was a present from her rich son. Lucky meeeeeeeeeeeee!! :-) :-)


Good morning all,

Don`t go cold turkey.


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Goid morning all,

It's a bit dull here, but at least it's not raining, I hope everythin goes okay at the hospital Bunny,.

Hope all goes well at the hospital Jillygirl and you get something for the pain,

I'm away to get my laptop cause my phone is playing up, have a good day everyone, whatever your doing :) xx


Horrrayyyyyy!!! finally after 8 years I'm on the waiting list for a hysterectomy. I've waited sooooooo long. Very Happy. Thanks for all your well wishes they worked:-/ :-/


Hi BunnySue,

I'm glad your going to get the surgery at long last I had a hysterectomy a while ago and what a difference it made, it will make your life so much better :)


Here are some more tips for those who may be struggling to quit.

I tried just putting the link on but it didn't work. So sorry if its a bit long winded.

10 Tips for Quitting Smoking

1. Commit Thyself Fully. In the quits that failed, I was only half into it. I told myself I wanted to quit, but I always felt in the back of my mind that I’d fail. I didn’t write anything down, I didn’t tell everybody (maybe my wife, but just her). This time, I wrote it down. I wrote down a plan. I blogged about it. I made a vow to my daughter. I told family and friends I was quitting. I went online and joined a quit forum. I had rewards. Many of these will be in the following tips, but the point is that I fully committed, and there was no turning back. I didn’t make it easy for myself to fail.

2. Make a Plan. You can’t just up and say, “I’m gonna quit today.” You have to prepare yourself. Plan it out. Have a system of rewards, a support system, a person to call if you’re in trouble. Write down what you’ll do when you get an urge. Print it out. Post it up on your wall, at home and at work. If you wait until you get the urge to figure out what you’re going to do, you’ve already lost. You have to be ready when those urges come.

3. Know Your Motivation. When the urge comes, your mind will rationalize. “What’s the harm?” And you’ll forget why you’re doing this. Know why you’re doing this BEFORE that urge comes. Is it for your kids? For your wife? For you health? So you can run? Because the girl you like doesn’t like smokers? Have a very good reason or reasons for quitting. List them out. Print them out. Put it on a wall. And remind yourself of those reasons every day, every urge.

4. Not One Puff, Ever (N.O.P.E.). The mind is a tricky thing. It will tell you that one cigarette won’t hurt. And it’s hard to argue with that logic, especially when you’re in the middle of an urge. And those urges are super hard to argue with. Don’t give in. Tell yourself, before the urges come, that you will not smoke a single puff, ever again. Because the truth is, that one puff WILL hurt. One puff leads to a second, and a third, and soon you’re not quitting, you’re smoking. Don’t fool yourself. A single puff will almost always lead to a recession. DO NOT TAKE A SINGLE PUFF!

5. Join a Forum. One of the things that helped the most in this quit was an online forum for quitters (quitsmoking.about.com) … you don’t feel so alone when you’re miserable. Misery loves company, after all. Go online, introduce yourself, get to know the others who are going through the exact same thing, post about your crappy experience, and read about others who are even worse than you. Best rule: Post Before You Smoke. If you set this rule and stick to it, you will make it through your urge. Others will talk you through it. And they’ll celebrate with you when you make it through your first day, day 2, 3, and 4, week 1 and beyond. It’s great fun.

6. Reward Yourself. Set up a plan for your rewards. Definitely reward yourself after the first day, and the second, and the third. You can do the fourth if you want, but definitely after Week 1 and Week2. And month 1, and month 2. And 6 months and a year. Make them good rewards, that you’ll look forward to: CDs, books, DVDs, T-shirts, shoes, a massage, a bike, a dinner out at your favorite restaurant, a hotel stay … whatever you can afford. Even better: take whatever you would have spent on smoking each day, and put it in a jar. This is your Rewards Jar. Go crazy! Celebrate your every success! You deserve it.

7. Delay. If you have an urge, wait. Do the following things: take 10 deep breaths. Drink water. Eat a snack (at first it was candy and gum, then I switched to healthier stuff like carrots and frozen grapes and pretzels). Call your support person. Post on your smoking cessation forum. Exercise. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES, BUT DELAY, DELAY, DELAY. You will make it through it, and the urge will go away. When it does, celebrate! Take it one urge at a time, and you can do it.

8. Replace Negative Habits with Positive Ones. What do you do when you’re stressed? If you currently react to stress with a cigarette, you’ll need to find something else to do. Deep breathing, self massage of my neck and shoulders, and exercise have worked wonders for me. Other habits, such as what you do first thing in the morning, or what you do in the car, or wherever you usually smoke, should be replaced with better, more positive ones. Running has been my best positive habit, altho I have a few others that replaced smoking.

9. Make it Through Hell Week, then Heck Week, and You’re Golden. The hardest part of quitting is the first two days. If you can get past that, you’ve passed the nicotine withdrawal stage, and the rest is mostly mental. But all of the first week is hell. Which is why it’s called Hell Week. After that, it begins to get easier. Second week is Heck Week, and is still difficult, but not nearly as hellish as the first. After that, it was smooth sailing for me. I just had to deal with an occasional strong urge, but the rest of the urges were light, and I felt confident I could make it through anything.

10. If You Fall, Get Up. And Learn From Your Mistakes. Yes, we all fail. That does not mean we are failures, or that we can never succeed. If you fall, it’s not the end of the world. Get up, brush yourself off, and try again. I failed numerous times before succeeding. But you know what? Each of those failures taught me something. Well, sometimes I repeated the same mistakes several times, but eventually I learned. Figure out what your obstacles to success are, and plan to overcome them in your next quit. And don’t wait a few months until your next quit. Give yourself a few days to plan and prepare, commit fully to it, and go for it!

BONUS TIP #11: THINK POSITIVE. This is the most important tip of all. I saved it for last. If you have a positive, can-do attitude, as corny as it may sound, you will succeed. Trust me. It works. Tell yourself that you can do it, and you will. Tell yourself that you can’t do it, and you definitely won’t. When things get rough, think positive! You CAN make it through the urge. You CAN make it through Hell Week. And you can. I did. So have millions of others. We are no better than you. (In my case, worse.)


Hello Everyone

Aren't we all in a really good mood today - must be something in the air. No doom and gloom apart from the flipping weather but what the heck, we can't have sunshine every day and we did get a few days over the bank holiday. Shouldn't complain because we could, hopefully though never ever, get a lot worse - like those poor folks in the States, can't imagine what that must be like to see everything just flattened and such a mess.

Am very glad to say that our (his really) new baby has arrived safe and sound so he is quite happily playing vroom, vroom whilst it's stationery - well I hope it's stationery otherwise we will need a new garage!!!. Perhaps now that things have settled down on the here and on the home front, I can do whatI have been trying unsuccessfuly to do for the past 2 weeks.

Raining here still - been at it all morning - but nothing can dampen my spirits. Off work this afternoon so going to get some housework done so that we can go out in the new one this weekend and I can enjoy it because I won't be wondering if I've time to fit all the cleaning, etc., in to the day.

Walked home (as I always do) and decided to call in the chemists to see if they run a stop smoking service only to open the door and be told 'We're shutting for lunch, come back later" which I thought was a bit abrupt and rude so may actually never call again. Never even got the chance to just ask the question! What happened to courtesy and valuing your customers? Obviously not something that occurs in our village perhaps if the planned supermarket happens complete with in-house chemist, they may change their attitude a wee bit - hope so. But it's certainly put me off because knowing my luck, the woman (won't call her a lady) who was shutting up will be the stop smoking advisor! :-/ :-/ .

Off now to make a start on the housework but will come back on later. Hope you all have a super afternoon and if I get the housework out of the way, I can sit down later on and write (actually type) out my plan of action.

Take care everyone - see you later!

:) :)


Good evening everybody :) :)

Blimey, its been quiet on here today :o Hmmmmm I know why, you've all bin dancing in the rain :D :D :D


Hey, it will save you having a shower tonight eh :o :D :D rite am off to read the goss :) As Arnie says, '' I'll be back ''


Hiya Pete.

Hope you had a good day:-/ :-/ Your're rite it's proper quiet, guess it's cause they're havin' their dins:-p :-p


Or worse they could be watching Britains Got Talent :-o :-o :D :D :D


Noooooo, that is just sheer torture. :-o


:P :P yeah know just what you mean :D :D


OMG, remember yesterday I said we were getting a new window for our bedroom - one that we can actually see out of. Well talk about blinded by the light, what a difference a day makes...... 24 little hours..........

Picture number 1 - yesterday old failed double glazing


Picture number 2 - today - brand new window - brand new view with them there hills in the background.


Nothing to do with smoking I know, though you could say the money I saved on not smoking paid for the window. Shame about the neighbours stupid trees, one fine day I swear I'll run amock with a chain saw.



Aup Sinfree :)

Hmmm just wondering if it was smoke !! in the first window pic :o :P :P :D :D :D

Am outa here, pretty smartish tooooo :o


haha, I know it does look like smoke doesn't it. That was the worst window in the house. Believe it or not sunshine did that, ha I'm expecting this one to last a whole lot longer as we don't have that sunshine nonsense any more.


Yep, I know just what your saying gal ;o but sayin that, I've already ordered loads of sun for us all, this weekend 8-) 8-) you will just have to put a sun shade up, or black it out :o :D :D :D


:D :D :D


Aup Mad :)

hycinth, :o erm do you mean buckeyyyyyy :o :D :D :D


Ha ha Yeah I thought it was, used to love watchin that :D :D

Rite am off to get some zzzzzzzzzz now, so I will say nite nite to you Mad, and all you lovely people on here :) :)

You all take care now, and have a lovely nights sleep, cos rest is a great healer :) :)

A luvs ya all :) xxxxx


:o :| ;) :P :P :D :D

Whats up with ya Woman, I talk to my sen all the time, and look at me :o :D :D :D


Sorry madimad and Pete, can't concentrate, hubby insists on watching junk like Britains Got no Talent and X Factor, can't hear me self think. He only watches it to wind me up :( Night, see ya tomoz


Nite Mad, Nite Pete

Catch up with you all tomorrow :-) :-/ :-/


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