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Day 250- Ah, It has such a nice ring to it!

Posted in Quit experiences 04 Apr 2017

I'd like to thank my kids for not leaving home or reporting me to human services , my friends for still being my friends and not completely abandoning me ( though for their safety there were times that they ducked) and my boss for not firing me even when I told her I hated my job. ( insert round of applause here) ... Hehe I'm just joking - I'm practicing my one year quit smoking speech..

I.m so pleased and happy to be at the 250 day mark.

** I'm free **

I know that's only 2 words there but those two words are so uplifting. I am free from ruining my health, free of the addiction, the stench, the ridiculous money spending, standing in the cold and rain, being an outcast, - I am free from so many negative actions that it feels like an anchor has been removed and I am now weightless and floating in a cloud of happiness. And no ,just in case you are wondering I am not on drugs, I'm simply grateful to get away from that nicotine addiction.

I remember looking at non smokers and wondering how they can sit and talk after eating a meal without having a smoke, how they could have alcohol and no smoke, how they could be in fresh air and not smoke!

I am now one of them and its really easy to be on their side of the fence (much more enjoyable too!)

To all of you newbies please stick to your guns, keep being stubborn because it is so worth it on the other side

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  • Red-67 April 04, 2017 | 21:48
    Yes Cranky !
    Really big 2 words ! I'M FREE !
    So crazy. As long as we are (( under the influence )), we don't see that we are slaves, to a little tube of tobacco ! I had cut down at times, but had never really tried to quit before. Never really gave it much thought. That part of the brain is still hidden behind the smoke. Now, I can't imagine, how I could have been so stupid for all those years ! At day 47 now, and feeling good. !! I"M FREE !!
  • Lia April 04, 2017 | 23:15
    And it smells better! Congratulations on your new milestone. Welcome to the land of the living...
  • Sandydee April 05, 2017 | 5:34
    Congrats to you cranky I have watched and listened to you with my fingers crossed for you all the way
  • Rachel2011, South Eastern Sydney April 06, 2017 | 9:52
    Hi Cranky, congrats on this milestone, awesome effort. What method did you use to free yourself?
  • Kim26 April 07, 2017 | 8:27
    Hey Cranky,
    Firstly congrats, that's a huge achievement
    and you are definitely one of my inspirations!!
    Haha at your speech!! Loved the part about
    your kids not contacting human services!!
  • Dobbin April 07, 2017 | 23:51
    Great milestone Cranks and I'm sure your forgiven. Remember you in your first couple of weeks and it seems your strong character has got you through. Are we having a party on your year milestone ( a day at a time ) ? Great achievement and keep smiling
  • Xanto April 18, 2017 | 10:12
    Well done Cranky, it gets easier with every day.
  • NOREN September 19, 2017 | 12:47
    Good on ya cranky. Your story entertaining and i identify and had to laugh .. tanks
  • Kazzza November 22, 2017 | 20:50
    Hi all well I’m on day 7 after 40 yrs of smoking. 1st time of giving up and last. I’m struggling with cravings however I’m determined to get there. Happy to hear any helpful hints and tips. Have had a session of hypnotherapy and trying to believe it’s helping.
    Great to be able to logon and ready some inspiring stories. My aim is to tell my story as an achiever

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