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Hunter New England

So glad I have hung in there.

Posted in Staying quit 23 Feb 2017

Well, here I am 1084 days without a smoke. My life has changed so much and I have enjoyed convincing others that there are many benefits getting off them. I feel it is important to keep rewarding yourself when you can, because I have saved over $27,000 since I gave up. Wow!!!!!! that is a lot of money ey! I have a brand new motorbike that I bought with the money I have saved, along with other things along the way. Next treat is to save for a caravan so I can take the family away for weekends. I hope my little story helps others get off the dreaded smokes, and even though my Mrs picked them up again (I am not nagging her about that) I know she will follow me one day and get off them for good :-)

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  • Dobbin February 23, 2017 | 20:24
    Hi Brad. Thanks for sharing such a positive message for quitters. Like you I but myself the occasional gift ( My dream cherry red Gibson 335 guitar ). The reality that you finally have quit and when the cravings disappear are the greatest gifts though. Well done on your 3 years quit.
  • sobuj batash February 23, 2017 | 23:51
    great ..
  • Lia February 24, 2017 | 23:10
    Hi Bradj62. So good to hear of the story of a long term quitter. Sometimes one feels lonely because there are no fellow "survivors". I am up to 635 days. You would think we are free from the addiction. We know we aren't. We enjoy the benefits. Never a day goes by when we recall how one puff can totally destroy the journey. Thanks for returning to this site to give hope to us who ride in your wake.
  • cough cough cough, Illawarra Shoalhaven March 02, 2017 | 21:45
    I'm hearing you buddy . 31,200 dollars saved from not smoking those horrible things . Keep enjoying life mate .

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