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I am feeling so good!

Posted in Hints and tips 23 May 2012

Day 128. Quitting smoking has been the BEST decision I ever made. The pain has been totally worth it. Having smoked for the past 26 years I can't remember feeling so good as I do now. I can breathe deeper, I have more stamina. Feeling healthier inspired me to take up a gym membership and now I work out 3 days a week. As a result, I am stronger, firmer, more confident already. People are starting to notice that I look healthier. The bags and dark circles under the eyes have gone. My skin is brighter. And I'm eating healthier too. I used to have a smoke and a coffee for breakfast. Now I have a muesli bar and an apple. I've given up fast food completely. It has all stemmed from that decision I made 128 days ago to not smoke that last smoke in the packet and as a result to never smoke again.

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  • Roseyk May 23, 2012 | 20:59
    Hey Mickey,

    That is so good. Well done buddy! I feel the same as you. I now exercise as well 3-4 times a week, watch what I eat and have found this eating well and exercising thing has become my new addiction. Anything beats having the old addiction.

    So great to read you are doing and feeling so well. Good on you!!!
  • NowaNonSmoker! , Western Sydney May 23, 2012 | 23:13
    Yay Mickey!
  • Gerry1 May 24, 2012 | 5:25
    128 for me too - keep going Mickey
  • Quit4Good , Western Sydney May 24, 2012 | 6:35
    Good on ya Mickeyj!!
  • Freakboy May 24, 2012 | 13:48
    Mate that is friggin awesome, your posts are always so upbeat. You are a real leader on this forum. It's great to see your life turning around who said us old dogs can't learn new tricks. Onwards and upwards buddy.
  • shell-bie , South Western Sydney May 24, 2012 | 18:39
    Wooo hooo! Good work!! :-)
  • lucifer , Central Coast May 24, 2012 | 20:32
    your the man .good on you buddy stay strong
  • lucifer , Central Coast May 24, 2012 | 20:34
    hey mickey your so fine ,your so fine you blew my mind gooooooo Mickey gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Mickey
  • NowaNonSmoker! , Western Sydney May 24, 2012 | 20:54
    I was wondering when someone was going to do the whole "Mickey you're so fine" thang! Glad it wasn't me!
  • MickeyJ , Southern NSW May 25, 2012 | 22:04
    Oh dear!! Glad this isn't skype guys!

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