Re: 3 YEARS QUIT
- From: "Richard" <rvardy<nospam>@hotmail.com>
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:13:19 -0000
things are good with me thanks but just don't spend so much time on the pc
these days so don't get to check up or post on as3 :-(
I've been thinking about as3 just recently for the following reason;
In December of 2004 i got the chance to go skiing, first time in 10 years,
and when i blew my new years resolution to quit smoking i decided that i
would quit on the day i left to go skiing (12th Feb 2005) although it really
was a pathetic last ditch effort to quit as i had such fond memories of
smoking and skiing! Seemed that skiing was full of those 'smoking moments'
lol also seemed that it always made more sense to pick a later date to
quit. ha ha
needless to say i managed to make the quit work and found skiing easier
without trying to roll my own with frozen fingers on the chair lift.
anyways, i have just booked another ski trip to the same resort (meribel,
France) and this time i will be going there as a non smoker with almost a 4
year quit behind me (going in Jan this time for my birthday) and it's
bringing back memories of those early days, struggling with nicotine
addiction and despairing of ever beating it.
For a while (during these last 4 years) i felt that if i started smoking i
would be busting my quit but i now feel that if i started smoking i would be
making a conscious decision to start again (not giving in to the
overpowering urge to smoke) which is kind of interesting!
i know that i am an ex smoker but i also feel myself to be a non smoker as
well. i know now that there's nothing i could use as an excuse to start
smoking again. i would have to admit that it was purely because i wanted to
and .............I'm never going to want to smoke again so i guess that's it
and i feel that a chapter in my life is well and truly over.
Once a smoker always a smoker? i think the jury's still out on that one but
i think smoking is a combination of utter stupidity and chronic addiction
and having beaten the addiction I'm sure as hell not going to be that stupid
it's good to see you and others at as3 doing well and discovering that life
without smoking is so much better.
here's to being (and staying) free
"eightpans" <chrisconro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 24 Nov, 13:42, "Richard" <rvardy<nospam>@hotmail.com> wrote:
Fly-by visit and what do i find ................... 3 years quit
best wishes, as always
"eightpans" <chrisco...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Hi my name is Chris (eightpans)
I have been quit for 3 Years, 2 Days, 1 hour, 47 minutes and 32
seconds (1,098 days). I have saved £8,894.39 by not smoking 43,922
cigarettes. I have saved 5 Months, 1 Day, 12 hours and 10 minutes of
my life. My Quit Date: 22/11/2005 09:00
I know the quit buddies site says the 27th of November but I am in the
process of changing computers and this is my meter that has been
running since the 22.11.2005.......SO..... bollocks to it I'm
celebrating now and on the 27th as well. The Queen can have two
birthdays so I sure as hell can have two quit dates :)
So what has a middle aged veteran fire-fighter to say about quitting
1. It is without doubt the best thing I have ever done for myself.
2. Sure it was hard at first but got easier and the thing that did it
for me was AS3 and NRT.
3. I have come to realise what a dangerous, sneaky and downright
rotten drug Nicotine is.
4. I survived a lot of things that have happened to me during my quit,
I managed them all without Nicotine.
5. All you people new to a quit just hang in there something will
click in the end and then you are FREE
I would like to thank all the folk at AS3, those who started it all
going right through to the next first post of a new quitter.
It's funny how this this place works but it doesn't really matter it
I am forever in debt to all of you.
It is always great to hear from you Richard. Hope things are well with
Best Wishes Chris
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