I am so excited but so nervous!!!

@mummymo (23707)
April 9, 2009 12:25pm CST
Okay I have finally gone and done it - I quit smoking just over 3 months ago now and am very proud of myself! I haven't slipped once not even a little puff nor have I gained weight, which is fantastic as I need to lose some as it is! lol I rarely get out because of my lack of mobility etc and as I was quitting the ncotine habit I was terrified to have a drink at all! Well tonight that stops, the kids are off at my sisters , the other half wants to watch football on tv and is happy to bunny sit and my boss (I haven't been able to work for over 2 years but he is still my boss) has offered to bring me home at the end of the night so I am off out for a night at the pub! I am really excited and although you cannot smoke in the pub I am afraid that when I have a drink or two the temptation to go out back and have a cigarette may be too tempting! Aaaarrrghh NO I won;t give in to that temptation but i know this is going to be the biggest test yet. Anyone want a drink? Whatever you do though please don't offer me a cigarette! Hugs xxx
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Well, it is has been five days so I am am assuming all went okay? I am sorry to be just getting to this discussion but I went to my moms and spring cleaned and I just now getting to my discussions. I do hope all went well. I am answering from email as usual and so I am hoping that temptation was nipped in the bud..and but out to paster.
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Apr 09
N o temptation tempted me honey apart from the temptation to have a drink and NOT snoke! lol You fancy coming here and doing a spring clean too? You wouldn't have to lose touch that way as we have wifi! lol xxx
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Lol, I have yet to get to my own spring cleaning yet, I keep putting it off so far..really not knowing where to put everything or what to throw away,give away or whatever..My mom's landlord ask me the same thing..lol But I guess for me it would be harder to clean for other people so I turned him down. So now he has his wife,stepdaughter, and granddaughter doing it..But if I lived closer I wouldn't say no to helping you..
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@mummymo (23707)
29 Apr 09
Well if you ever fancy a holiday! lol Actually the other half was laid off from work on Friday so he is going to try and have a clear out whilst he can! That is the worst of being disabled - not being able to throw yourself into clearing out and cleaning up! xxx
@camomom (7536)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I quit 3 years ago. If you really want to do it, you will. The good thing is soon you'll be noticing how much healthier you feel. Food will soon be tasting different. Your sense of smell will be stronger. I eat foods now that I hated when I was smoking. I also eat healthier foods because they taste better to me now. Good luck to you.
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Apr 09
WEll done you - I want to be like you! I must admit that I haven't really noticed any changes yet but I don't cough so easily! I am still out of breath all the time but that only started with the chronic pain and the pain is what Drs have told me causes the breathlessness. Thanks for the encouragement! xxx
@camomom (7536)
• United States
21 Apr 09
It takes a while to really notice the changes. I think you'll do just fine since you really want it. You are very welcome for the encouragement.
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Apr 09
I thought it did Honey thats why I am always surprised when people say they notice the changes quickly and my dentist noticed right away when I went for my check up - no idea how though but she did! lol Hugs xxx
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
9 Apr 09
WTG!! 3 months!! That's GREAT! You GO GIRL!!!
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
Thanks honey - I hope to take it all the way! Hugs xxxx
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Great! let us know how it went!
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
well 3 moths and counting - promise to keep you up to date! xxx
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Have a birthday drink for me... today I turned 34 and since I'm still unwell I won't be drinking. I don't smoke so I can promise not to offer you one. LOL... Have a blast and think of me!!!!! Enjoy it because I know it doesn't happen often enough.
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• Canada
9 Apr 09
Happy Birthday to you TLChimes :) I would have a drink for you, but I'm pregnant so that is a BIG no no!
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Mum, Have one for both Teddy and I... PLEASE????? Thanks for the wishes!
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
9 Apr 09
Happy Birthday TLChimes!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
10 Apr 09
If you get drunk enough you won't miss the ciggies................ok, maybe not, so better to stay home and bug the hubbie! LOL I hope you have a good time regardless and that you emerge triumphant from your sojourn into 'drink but won't smoke' land! You can do it mummy, I have complete faith in you!
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
Thanks for that sparks sweety! I am glad you have faith in me - and it certainly paid off cos I didn't even want a ciggie and wasn't tempted at all! Then again maybe that is cos I got drunk enough! lol Hugs xxxx
• Regina, Saskatchewan
10 Apr 09
I give the best advice don't I? ROFL Glad you didn't miss the ciggies. What a triumph! So............will you quit for me too? I'm having a hard time with it.
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
Don't you just give the best advice sweety! AS for quitting for you - I would if I could sweety , I know how hard it can be! xxxx
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Have the time of your life but Do NOT smoke!!! If you've gone 3 months, you can do this. From experience, I'm telling you...don't think that after a couple of drinks that you can just have one and then be ok....you'll be right back into it. That is how I fell back into it after almost a year nicotine free. Tell everyone to not even let you have a hit of theirs no matter how much you beg. 3 months is something to be proud of...don't backslide now. Hope you have a great time! Let us know how you did.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I am still smoking. I've cut back a lot and now its a matter of setting up a date and syking myself to go for it. I am not looking forward to going thru it all over again but it's the only way. If you could have drinks and not slide back then you are doing good. I'll let you know when I actually go to quit and maybe you can give me some pointers. I am going to go cold turkey this time which is much more difficult but I hear much more effective. Keep up the good work!
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@mummymo (23707)
11 Apr 09
I will be here to support and encourage you when you are ready sweety! I do agree that you are doing the right thing by psyching yourself up to it , getting your mind around things is vital! I know that I couldn't have done it without a good support network around me and NONE of them nagged me in any way only encouraged and praised! Please do let me know when you are stopping and I would be proud to be a part of your support network! Hugs xxx
@raydene (9875)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Hello Darling I have tons of faith in you Doll You'll be ok because you know how very hard it was to get this far And I'm sure your friends will be helping you as well. Have a great time..have one for me! oxoxoxoxoxoxo
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
I had a drink for you Mom but no ciggies - yep you were right I did it! Hugs xxx
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I'm so proud of you Sweetheart xxx Mom
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@mummymo (23707)
27 Apr 09
xxx
@xboxboy (5578)
9 Apr 09
hi there! i just did a ciggie related discussion too! be strong when you go out. i made myself hate ciggies to the point i would vomit if i placed one in my mouth. i guess i 'self hypnotised' myself, but it worked! i have not had a single puff sinse i gave up 2 years ago. I am 2 stone heavier though!
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
9 Apr 09
self hyponosis, 2 years!! Whatever works. That's awesome. 2 stone more to love.
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@xboxboy (5578)
9 Apr 09
i have learned to love my roly poly love handles as a spongy side effect!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Well I am going to do the Congrats about the smoking and now this is the next morning . So sure hope ya had fun with no slips hugs
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
Definitely did sweety! Thanks and Hugs xxx
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Great!
@weemam (13377)
10 Apr 09
how did you get on sweetheart , I am sure you were fine , I hope you had a brilliant night Mam xx
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@weemam (13377)
10 Apr 09
PS they say Wednesday for Mam getting home xx
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
I had a great time Mam and I didn't smoke! Yayyy. I am so pleased that things are looking up with your Mam - you have no idea how much! Hugs xxx
• United States
10 Apr 09
Ive been trying to quit smoking but have failed about 5 times now. Monday i plan on trying again. Cigs just went up here and they are now 7. a pack ouch. I had a doctor tell me that quitting heron is easier to do than to quit smoking.
@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
Ooooops I meant to say Good Luck honey! xxx
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
29 Apr 09
Great going....myself a smoker for more than decades has quit the bad habit in preference to maintaining good health after a sudden cardiac arrest.
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@mummymo (23707)
30 Apr 09
I am so sorry about the cardiac problems sweety and very proud of you for stopping! Well done you and I hope that your health is much better now! xxx
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Good for you, mummymo! As a smoker myself, I know how difficult giving them up is. I agree that it will be a test when you go out for a drink because the two acts are usually so closely associated, but I don't doubt your ability to succeed given that you've remained smoke-free for such a length of time. I rarely drink at all anymore, so I think my biggest hurdle would be the a smoke after a meal.
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Apr 09
Thanks so much honey and your faith was rewarded - in fact I wasn't tempted at all although I did talk about it a lot! lol After a meal was my worst time - when I first stopped I used my inhalator after every meal and it helped both the nicotine craving and the hand to mouth action - you know what I mean and even though I haven't used it at all in a long time I still carry it with me at all times just in case I feel my will power crumbling! Hugs to you honey! xxx
@derry123 (611)
10 Apr 09
You have done so well and are feeling great ,,, you wont be tempted now just have a great time ... you have all my admiration *
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
Thank you so much derry I wasn't tempted in the least - you were right and I did have a great time! Thanks so much again xxxx
@mira91 (988)
• Singapore
10 Apr 09
yes, you can do it! Press on and keep doing what you've been doing to avoid sticking that stick into your mouth...Just think of it as just some worthless piece of shyt and hate it...You're doing so well already, so do continue, don't lose to temptations, i know you can do it! Press on! Do update whether you've made it through ^_^ i'd like to know...
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@net101 (158)
• India
10 Apr 09
Giving up smoking is really nice. We really feel happy when we hear that some one has given up smoking or drinking. At the same time one has to be watchful of the relapse. You can move a mountain with strong will power. Keep it up as you stop smoking and be torch bearers for others.
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
That is a fantastic way of looking at it net! I shall remember if i fail I am letting others down as well as me! Thank you xxxx
@lingzi (568)
• China
10 Apr 09
hi,mummymo,first i want to say congratulation on your quiting .you are great to pass such a difficult test.i think you will be successful in doing anything. have a nice day.
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
That is so sweet lingzi! Thank you very , very much! xxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
10 Apr 09
It'll all be over by now Mummymo. But I know that you managed to resist the temptation. I'm not going to look at the replies. XXXX
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
Your faith in me is so wonderful honey - I am glad that I didn't disappoint! Hugs always! xxx
• China
10 Apr 09
yes,I agree !
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
ok
@rsa101 (13806)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Apr 09
Congratulations! Well as they say that if you can break your habit within 21 days it is a good sign that you can reall get that habit broken forever. In your case you have broken the 21 day rule. But it doesn't mean you have really broken it for good. You still have to continuously motivate yourself from breaking it. habits are really hard too break but with your strong will power it can stay that way always.
@mummymo (23707)
10 Apr 09
Thanks you rsa and I think you are spot on - you always have to watch out for that addiction trying to lure you back in! I do hope that my will power is strong enough to last forever! xx