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Had a trawl through your posts as I haven't visited for a while now. Didn't recognize one of your names. Regardless, I want to encourage all of you to stay strong. Don't let the nicotine demons win. I've saved more than $10,000 since I quit smoking on January 1, 2012. I used Champix and read a book called Allan Carrs Easyway To Stop Smoking. It worked. It hasn't been easy but it was easier tha...
Well it's one year today since I quit. I have not felt well since day 1, have had a charming dose of depression and I've put on 20kg. As a result I feel fat look ugly and am now breathless all the time. I'd rather smoke... But I won't. I know it's not good for me and I'm hoping that one day i'll feel well. I know it doesn't sound encouraging for you starters but its important you're realistic abo...
The time has flown but it hasn't been easy. I've been suffering from depression the whole time (apparently quite common amongst quitters) and it is a bit of a struggle at the moment. I will stay strong but the temptation is there. I've also put on a heap of weight which doesn't do my self esteem any good either. The upside? Today I'm not so sure but usually it's the freedom from being a slave to...
No slip ups but have had a nasty bout of depression which im starting to get over now. Put on a lot of weight but thats still better than smoking. Ill tackle that later. Nuff said. Good luck everyone and stay strong!
... But I still have my guard up. It's much easier these days... The thought of having a smoke is fleeting, sometimes a few times a day or only once in a week. I acknowledge the thought every time and decide again not to smoke - not to give in to the nicotine monsters. I've saved almost $4000 since my quit date which will go towards a family holiday and a bit of pampering for me. I still refer to...
I can't say it's been easy but it's been a lot easier than I thought it would be after getting through the first few weeks. Everybody's quit experience is different - mine has not been good but it is good not to be a slave to nicotine. Onward and upward. Stay strong folks. I'm never going back even if it doesn't get any better than this! Not a very upbeat post but hey we can't be up all the time!
At 121 days I'm doing ok. There are still the odd occasions I could murder a cigarette but I'm determined not to. I've come too far. I've put on a heap of weight but I'm now starting to feel like I can exercise some self control with eating habits now. Its a whole new way of living for me - so much to learn and so much discipline required.
Just wanted to thank all those that commented on my 100 days. We're all in this together and my success to date is a direct result of the support I've had from you all. So a very big THANK YOU! xoxoxoxo
Following hot on Gams heels, today I've also reached 100 smoke free days. Looking forward to even more money saved, better health and more time to enjoy life.
Not one slip up and there never will be coz all it takes is one! Still have the odd moment - smoko! - when I'm doing something in particular then I remember I don't smoke anymore. I get a bit disappointed sometimes but shrug it off very quickly. I'm happy to be a non smoker!
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