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Nicky40

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24 weeks done! :)
« on: May 08, 2019, 08:46:23 am »
 So today marks 24 weeks for me so this will be my last post in this room then I'm off into the 7-12 month room  :foundbeer:

The last two bank holidays have involved lots of drinking and apart from a fleeting thought when an ex smoker friend went out to pinch a cig from someone (she gave up years ago but probably smokes half of one a month socially) I wasn't bothered and didn't miss it.  In fact I got a mouth full of smoke when leaving the pub and it wasn't very nice so I'm happy to report I'm staying off them!

Apparently I have saved over £700 now (not that I have it - who knows where the money goes or where it came from to buy cigarettes in the first place?)  008
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 09:35:39 am »
Oh that's truly fantastic @Nicky40 !! Well Done That Woman!!  :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:

Not so far away from the Penthouse now. That enormous celebratory chocolate cake is beckoning along with your personal jacuzzi and oodles of fizzy stuff.... 008 ;D

How are things with your injury now btw? Are you able to run again?
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 10:54:43 am »
Hi @Nicky40 ,just popped in to see how you are doing and your doing very well. I'm doing fine but a friend has just come back off holiday  and brought me a present of a very large cigar, I thought that might be nice one evening but then thought N.O.P.E. ,it happened before my last quit and finished up on 40 a day so its in the bin and that's how it has to be for us ex-smokers. Yes I get I lung full of smoke every time I come out of ASDA and its not nice. My calculator is showing £7300 pounds saved, wow. There is no going back this time Nick just onwards to the penthouse, remember i'm rooting for you.007
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 12:38:10 pm »
Nicky, this is fantastic news! You are well on the way now, and you must not tumble backwards. We are extremely proud of you because this has been a tough scrap!  :-* :foundbeer:
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 01:24:17 pm »
Right. You need to start planning this party and what you would like in your suite.
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 08:34:03 am »
Thanks everyone, fab support on here as always, much appreciated  007

@Skiddaw I haven't started running again as have had others issues with neck/back.  Waiting to see someone about it - hopefully soon.  My husband however has carried on with the running, finished C25K, still running 3 times a week increasing distances as he wants to run the local 1/2 marathon later in the year, so at least one of us finished it lol.

@tea Oh I will, vodka and pizza are my favourite things  ;)
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 09:08:22 am »
@Nicky40 you clever badger, well done.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 11:13:45 am »
Hope your back & neck improve soon @Nicky40 and that your husband continues to enjoy his running. From personal experience, running a half-marathon is a fantastic experience. I'm certain he'll enjoy it.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 01:57:29 pm »
Have you ever tried the salted caramel vodka @Nicky40? I see it and I think it sounds nice, but I'm not sure what I'd mix it with.
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 03:37:56 pm »
I tried a caramel one as shot a few years back, before the trend for salted caramel (which I love), I wouldn't know what to have with it either. 

I have been drinking Unicorn Gin Liqueur recently with Lemonade, that's really nice - and not that strong, only 20% :) 
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 08:10:38 pm »
What does unicorn gin taste of?!!
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Re: 24 weeks done! :)
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 09:13:45 am »
Marshmallow, and it's pink and shimmery - quite difficult to get though as shops sell out fast, I found some in Home Bargains last week (last bottle on the shelf though)
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