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To want a big fat pat on the back because I have actually quit smoking.

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LizaTarbucksAuntie Sun 18-Sep-11 17:02:28

I am very very proud of myself, I've been working up to this for a while knowing once I managed the 48 hours I would not go back.

Here I am having done the 48 hours. <smug>

AbigailS Sun 18-Sep-11 17:03:41

Well done! Keep it up. wine

hairylights Sun 18-Sep-11 17:04:06

<pats Liza on back> fantastic!

It's no mean feat. And well worth it!

Tortington Sun 18-Sep-11 17:05:07

awsome liza awesome.

i gave up in june. i wouldn't go back

LizaTarbucksAuntie Sun 18-Sep-11 17:05:39

thank you, tis no mean feat been smoking for far too long and have been working up to this for a few months.

I am very very proud of myself.

<preens a bit> So glad to be on this side of the 48 hours though, because from the other side it looked like a bloody long way away!

LizaTarbucksAuntie Sun 18-Sep-11 17:06:28

Custy - I have been chanting you 14 hours (etc) as an awesome non smoker mantra! Consider yourself an inspiration!

Ineedalife Sun 18-Sep-11 17:07:48

Well done to you,grin I gave up nearly 4 years ago after smoking for 20 years.

I still feel proud every day.grin.

Tortoise Sun 18-Sep-11 17:13:50

Well done.
I gave up around feb/march time. Gave up for 3yrs once before. Now 6mths in I can't see me smoking again.

unpa1dcar3r Sun 18-Sep-11 17:18:10

Fantastic Liza, keep it up. I recently stopped for 4 months and then stupidly started again...really regretting it now.

notherdaynotherdollar Sun 18-Sep-11 17:18:46

very good, well done you

Tortington Sun 18-Sep-11 17:20:04

liza - you need to change your name to lizamightynonsmokertarbuck

Tortington Sun 18-Sep-11 17:21:33

i really think the 48 hours think is a crucial turning point

then for me it went by 3;s so 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months . i rarely think about it

an recently went on a night out and didn't miss it ...too much

adamschic Sun 18-Sep-11 17:23:24

Big pat on the back, well done. 7.5 months since I quit.

Onemorning Sun 18-Sep-11 17:23:39

Well done! I gave up about 7 years ago and I don't miss it. Bravo!

lynniep Sun 18-Sep-11 17:25:54

WELL DONE! Its a very very difficult thing to achieve. the only thing that stopped me was finding out I was pg - I failed time and time again before that so go for it - you can do it!!

Pinot Sun 18-Sep-11 17:26:15

Ruddy well done LTA!

LizaTarbucksAuntie Sun 18-Sep-11 17:31:21

Thank you thank you - this was just about exactly what I needed..... you marvellous vipers.

<namechanges> very good idea Custardo.

escapeartist Sun 18-Sep-11 17:32:58

Good job! You have actually passed the nicotine withdrawal stage - by far the hardest part (apparently, I'm no expert, I have never smoked, but helped my mum quit)!

Keep it up, here are some tips I know helped my mum http://zenhabits.net/10-tips-for-quitting-smoking/ though it sounds like you're doing well smile

lechatnoir Sun 18-Sep-11 17:33:51

Really really well done the hard part is over now so all you're got to do is just keep going!!!

It's been 3 years for me and the 2nd time I quit. The first I got to about 6 months, thought I'd cracked it & had 'just the one' and of course as any failed quitter will tell you it's never just the one and within a week I was back up to 20 a day. Don't be tempted by even just a puff - that 10/20/30minute craving is so not worth going back to square one and my god those first few days are hard aren't they??!

LizaTarbucksNonSmokingAuntie Sun 18-Sep-11 17:38:06

Thanks - I knew if I could get through to this point I won't be going back, it's taken about 4 months to go from 'right I'm ready' to 'ok. this is the 48 hours I go for it in' Though to be fair I've been cutting down and down all that time and leaving it til later and later in the day before my first one...so actually have been giving up for a long time, just glad I've finally done it.

maras2 Sun 18-Sep-11 18:45:53

Custy.Did you feel as if you wanted a ciggie after your car accident earlier ?

Mitmoo Sun 18-Sep-11 18:46:43

Big pat on the pack from me. Well done.

BonAppetit Sun 18-Sep-11 18:50:20

And a huge pat on the back from me. Promised my 13 yr old son I would stop - only smoked 1-2 a day. So very hard and occasionally I slip and sneak one on the patio. Keep it up.

NinkyNonker Sun 18-Sep-11 18:51:25

Brill! You have done the worst of it now.

LizaTarbucksNonSmokingAuntie Sun 18-Sep-11 18:51:42

Thank you - helping a good deal, although I'm through the 48 hours blah blah, still got 20 mins to littlemads bedtime which rather seems to be dragging. Will be over the worst by the morning huzzah!

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