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WendyOhNo
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23/09/2016
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410 Days

Posted in Quit experiences 06 Oct 2017
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I am typing this note just to encourage our newbies that you can do this. This time last year, I was barely out of the gate with less than 60 days under my belt. Now, im just weeks shy of 14 months. Yes, at some stage, you will have enough time under your belt to start counting months and not just days. Why months? Because, eventually, you won’t notice days anymore. I have to look at a phone app to tell me how long its been. In my brain, there is no difference between day 60 and day 410 - and that change is coming to you too!

Keep chucking away at this. Keep tossing one day after another into the Finished Basket. You can do this!

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  • Lia October 06, 2017 | 21:54
    Hi Wendy. Here is one we can tick off the bucket list. Today is my 860th day. This is not a competition and after getting into 3 digits it is very helpful to know there are others still on the quit trail. There are too many not returning...
  • penelopejane October 06, 2017 | 23:16
    I am back. I still haven't quit quitting.
  • WendyOhNo October 07, 2017 | 9:34
    Penelope, please don't ever quit quitting!
  • Dobbin October 08, 2017 | 11:12
    Hi Wendy. What a trooper. Well done. Like us all the early days were difficult but with determination and teeth gritting we have come into the light. Strange habit though as every couple of months I have a desire for a cigarette; however , those screaming cravings are no longer part of my life. 760 days quit now and loving the sense of freedom. Especially when I see those poor smokers who think they have no choice but to continue.
  • Jannie October 16, 2017 | 21:02
    Ye also newbie in my 60 plus days now and do not really mis the cigy must be honest. Glad all you guys keep up the old fight. Keep it going it give people like me hope for the long run. Just a question did you guy also had this long flu and all kind of sickness feelings?
  • Sandydee November 08, 2017 | 10:35
    I'm still quit Wendy been 18 months now I'm glad u are still free
  • Happy Deb November 23, 2017 | 17:29
    Hi Wendy Im back still quit 509 days. Just drop in from time to time. Good to see so many names I remember. Good on us all
  • WendyOhNo November 23, 2017 | 23:50
    Congrats, Happy Deb! I’m now on Day 548 and its also Thanksgiving Day here in the US. I am very thankful that i was able to break free from the terrible habit and hope that other can as well.
  • jellycake November 28, 2017 | 23:22
    It is wonderful to hear this encouragement - thank you!
  • pommylass November 29, 2017 | 14:39
    It is great reading all the stories I am now 28 days smoke free and to be honest dont really miss it have the odd craving but nothing to serious lol should have done it years ago i was a smoker for 40 years. congrats everyone keep up the good work
  • pommylass November 30, 2017 | 15:20
    It is great reading all the stories I am now 28 days smoke free and to be honest dont really miss it have the odd craving but nothing to serious lol should have done it years ago i was a smoker for 40 years. congrats everyone keep up the good work

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