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$16 254 win

Posted in Staying quit 21 Jun 2017

Call it what you will. Not a bad pay rise over 2 years. Bumpy road and surprises along the way but I wouldn't have it any other way. Cravings always posed a challenge but nothing I could not deflect. The best deterrent was the encouragement and comoraderie I had on this site oh so long ago. Cannot imagine having lasted this long without the support and encouragement of those who were here oh so long ago. Hope newbies hook up with such amazing people as those I "travelled" with on the site.

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  • Johnnie , South Eastern Sydney June 22, 2017 | 11:00
    Hi Lia, yes you are so right there are some very inspirational people on this site and their expressed experience has always been a leg up for me and also your determination that made me glad that it is possible to go long term without smoking. However, anyone starting out must understand that it rests with him/her as to the patten of success. As they say " you can take a horse to the water, but cannot make it drink". Also, yes the money we save is phenominal.Cheers.
  • Steve01 June 22, 2017 | 18:54
    It's great to know that there a still few long timers popping in from time to time..thanks Lia. The savings are great but based on your savings over 2 years and what I've saved in 11 months I'm embarrassed by what a truly smoking tragic I must have been. So glad to be free of it.
    I agree with you Johnnie about the pattern of success mate.
  • kath55 June 24, 2017 | 20:12
    Well I'm now on my 3rd day without a cigarette, hope I can succeed the way you guys have, one day at a time, thanks for your encouragement & support
  • Red-67 June 26, 2017 | 7:28
    That's great Lia ! I am still kinda jealous about all the money you guys, down under are saving.. lol,, Not really :) ... At 4 1/2 months, I may not be a long term quitter yet, but I have known, from early on, that I could never be a smoker again. Never be that foolish slave to a cigarette.. And, Kath55, yes you can ! Just make up your mind, to take your life away from that nicodemon, and set yourself free.. It is good to be free :)
  • IC July 01, 2017 | 0:11
    well done Lia :)


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