by nelby
21 Oct 2011, 23:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My new life without nicotine.
Replies: 146
Views: 8.3K

<r>Hi Jo,<br/> <br/> Just wanted to say well done for quitting, and you are doing great staying quiit after having horrible craving episodes. For me, stress too was a massive trigger; back then, it felt like feeling stressed would always make me crave...happily, time has proven this is not the case....
by nelby
21 Oct 2011, 22:31
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 5 days free
Replies: 186
Views: 7.6K

<r>Here's an old voice from the past popping in to say congrats and well done! I've been reading about how you've been doing, and noted with interest the similar trajectory our quits took. One of the hardest times for me was not my wedding day, but when I first got back to England (that was week 6);...
by nelby
21 Oct 2011, 22:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: made it through today
Replies: 50
Views: 2.9K

<r>Hi Mandy!<br/> <br/> Well done! I am also on Easy Street, but trying v. hard not to get complacent, hence visiting here every so often.<br/> <br/> Who would ever have thought? Both of us here at 5 months (ish)...I remember vividly living my life on this forum. But...I knew, even back then, I was ...
by nelby
21 Oct 2011, 21:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Who says you can't quit smoking in China?
Replies: 45
Views: 4.0K

I'm still free...

<t>Hi everyone,<br/> <br/> Not posted here for very long time; life has been rather hectic, but I am still nicotine-free. I think it's been about 5 months now.<br/> <br/> I have been at the stage where I don't have a single urge throughout most days probably for a month or more. I still have urges h...
by nelby
03 Jul 2011, 15:15
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Who says you can't quit smoking in China?
Replies: 45
Views: 4.0K

<t>I've been doing that in Paris for the past couple of days and will continue to do it when I go back to England tomorrow. Hope you're similarly good. Will post more thoroughly when things calm down a bit. Happy belated Independence Day Weekend to you too! <br/> <br/> Michelle<br/> <br/> Day 42/43<...
by nelby
03 Jul 2011, 15:13
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 5 days free
Replies: 186
Views: 7.6K

I haven't been on here because been sooooooo busy, but will send you congratulations from Paris on going green. Well done Sylvia!

Michelle

Day 42/43 (don't have time to work out which!)
by nelby
21 Jun 2011, 13:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Fresh air has a new meaning
Replies: 42
Views: 2.2K

<r>My fiance left a packet of cigarettes on top of the fridge by mistake; I found them and immediately ran with them to the sink to wreck them.<br/> <br/> I'm not completely confident yet myself. But as I keep reading, being completely confident leads to complacency which can lead to relapse.<br/> <...
by nelby
21 Jun 2011, 13:22
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post of a New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 671

<t>Hi Samiam,<br/> <br/> Welcome to this forum. I'm about to go green, mostly due to the fact that when I've had a bad smoking moment I've gone on here and realised that I am indeed not fruitcake but entirely normal. It sounds like you are finding this place similarly valuable.<br/> <br/> Good luck ...
by nelby
21 Jun 2011, 13:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: This Woman's FINAL QUIT
Replies: 32
Views: 1.9K

Hi Kelly,

I also had the gross throat/lung rattle; it's a relief when it goes.

Keep going mate,

Michelle

Day 30
by nelby
21 Jun 2011, 12:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Who says you can't quit smoking in China?
Replies: 45
Views: 4.0K

Hi Jeffrey,

In China westerners are very much still seen as 'foreigners', but smoking (by ex-pats and Chinese) is everywhere (tho it's nice to see more places than I expected actually upholding the smoking ban).

Thanks a lot Jeffrey,

Michelle

Day 30
by nelby
21 Jun 2011, 12:22
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Who says you can't quit smoking in China?
Replies: 45
Views: 4.0K

<t>Hi Mandy,<br/> <br/> Thanks for your support. That was indeed an unpleasant day, but I got through it and am not that concerned about whether or not it happens again. I think I know I can handle it now.<br/> <br/> Hope yr smoking thoughts are not too intense. Mine are definitely getting better. T...
by nelby
21 Jun 2011, 12:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Who says you can't quit smoking in China?
Replies: 45
Views: 4.0K

<r>John,<br/> <br/>  I must let u no that when I read yr (prompt) reply to my previous to last diary update, it helped me so much. I was having a bad couple of hours, and reading the personalised support from you relieved me so much I cried.<br/> <br/> For me, seeing nicotine for what it really is-a...
by nelby
21 Jun 2011, 12:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Who says you can't quit smoking in China?
Replies: 45
Views: 4.0K

Day 30?

<r>Day 30?<br/> <br/> I think I'm on day 30 but not completely sure (have to sit down with calendar and work it out-I quit on 23rd May at 6.10 p.m.) which means I am almost green. <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> Have had a few stressful situations recently mostly involving the fact that I’m leaving the city I’...
by nelby
20 Jun 2011, 04:34
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 17 1/2 Days First Post
Replies: 8
Views: 1.0K

Hi Mayday,

I still felt 'urgy' at day 18. For me the urges really started to kind of go after day 22, but every quit is different.

Hope you're still hanging tough.

Michelle

Day 29
by nelby
20 Jun 2011, 04:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: made it through today
Replies: 50
Views: 2.9K

Hi Mandy,

Glad to hear things are going well with you. I hope to see you turn green with me (we quit around the same time I think).

All the best!

Michelle :)

Day 29
by nelby
20 Jun 2011, 04:23
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 5 days free
Replies: 186
Views: 7.6K

<t>Hi Sylvia,<br/> <br/> I hope you are finding/found it okay being back in your hometown. I had similar anxieties about visiting my fiance who lives in another city; I think it's cos I'd only ever been there as a smoker, so there were so many triggers to confront. I really found the 3-minute role u...
by nelby
20 Jun 2011, 04:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 7 Lessons Learned from Quitting Smoking
Replies: 27
Views: 1.6K

<t>Hi Nas,<br/> <br/> Well done on your quit. Sounds like you're embracing the positives of quitting which can be harder to do than it sounds.<br/> <br/> For me, one of the best things about quitting is I no longer freak out about what cancers might be present/about to sprout in my body. It used to ...
by nelby
13 Jun 2011, 12:58
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Two Weeks Quit
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Congrats mate!

Great milestone to reach.

Hopefully will be joining u in 8 days.

Keep healing...

Michelle

Day 22
by nelby
13 Jun 2011, 10:55
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Who says you can't quit smoking in China?
Replies: 45
Views: 4.0K

Days 18-21

<r>Thanks John and Mandy for your support. I was realising another downside about deciding to quit out here is there isn't the financial incentive (a pack of twenty is about 50p/70 cents and those are the more expensive kind!) But the other incentives ring true in China as well as everywhere else. J...
by nelby
13 Jun 2011, 07:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: made it through today
Replies: 50
Views: 2.9K

<r>Hi Mandy,<br/> <br/> Glad it's going so well 4 u. <br/> <br/> I still have hairy moments, tho they really are getting more infrequent and last for less time-tho I do still notice them. Basically, it's usually whenever I feel a strong emotion be it positive or negative.<br/> <br/> I'm just going t...
by nelby
13 Jun 2011, 07:31
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 5 days free
Replies: 186
Views: 7.6K

<r>Hi Sylvia,<br/> <br/> I found that I was on a huge adrenaline joyful high like u for the first three days; then I kind of came crashing down to earth and really started noticing urges and being demotivated by them. I always came on here and read my way out of it. Reality and day to day living doe...
by nelby
13 Jun 2011, 07:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Day 6
Replies: 60
Views: 2.9K

Well done for NTAP, Sarah!

Hope you're enjoying being green.

Michelle

Day 21
by nelby
09 Jun 2011, 01:23
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 5 days free
Replies: 186
Views: 7.6K

Good luck to you Prucat.

You can do it with the help and support this forum offers.

Michelle

Day 17
by nelby
09 Jun 2011, 01:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Who says you can't quit smoking in China?
Replies: 45
Views: 4.0K

Day 17

<r>Hi everyone,<br/> <br/> Just thought would update on life since Saturday, when I last wrote.<br/> <br/> Sunday I woke up craving more than I had for a few days; I think this might have been because my fiance had been smoking around me and I was in slight nicotine withdrawal. We went for a drink o...
by nelby
07 Jun 2011, 03:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Day 6
Replies: 60
Views: 2.9K

Well done Sarah!

You're a star!

See you in 'Green and Beyond...'

Michelle

Day 15