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6 months

Posted in Quit experiences 05 Nov 2018

Hi All

Yay 6 months today....but I don’t have time to lay about feeling great about myself. Reese and Leanne are close behind me and breathing down my But I am proud of how well we have all done so big celebration will be 12 months quit. Can’t wait for that one. Thanks everyone who kept me on my game, especially Red67 who’s advice and common sense approach to quitting was priceless.

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  • Leeann , Central Coast November 05, 2018 | 16:11
    Go you good thing Robn and yes Reesie and I are happily sticking with you on the good track LOL Awesome achievement Robn and you yourself have been very inspirational to many. There is many great milestones to come now and doesn't it just add that bounce to your step each day knowing that we did it😊
  • Robn November 05, 2018 | 18:09
    You bet it does Leeann, the further away from that last smoke that I get. Don’t look back....I won’t.
  • Safe2017 November 06, 2018 | 14:01
    A super achievement Robin. You should be very proud of yourself. I find myself wandering sometimes why I was hooked to smoking in the first place but unlike in my previous quits I don’t want to find out. Not one puff ever. All the best.
  • Robn November 06, 2018 | 15:25
    Thanks Safe2017, yes it is so easy now to see how smoking took over our lives. It really is that light bulb moment, when all of a sudden you can see it all for what it really is..... like you, I really can’t fathom why I ever smoked for so long, but I definitely will never smoke again. I truly love being a non smoker. All the best to you also.
  • Reesie November 07, 2018 | 23:41
    6 months and going great! Well done Robn, you have made me feel strong and empowered in my journey! And just feel lucky to of decided to use this great ICanQuit site, and to have people like you and Leeann back me.
    Thankyou and love your work!
  • Robn November 08, 2018 | 9:49
    Thanks Reese, your support for me is so appreciated. We are all doing well and I am so proud of how far we have all come. We should all enjoy our milestones, we earnt them, we went through the struggles to achieve them. We will keep going and meet the next milestone happily...bring it on!
  • Bothaina, South Eastern Sydney November 11, 2018 | 22:38
    Hi I’m Bothaina I have been smoking since I was 16 it’s been 28 years I find it so hard to quit the first thing I think of is a cigarette in the morning and the last before bed I don’t know how I can wuit I really want to I have ptsd from domestic violence and I care for my 10 year old daughter who is a heart kid and my grandson is in my care full time I feel cigarettes take jmy stress away I don’t know what to do if I stop can I get some suggestions please
    Thanks Bothaina
  • Red-67 November 12, 2018 | 2:02
    Wow ! Great ! Go you :)
    I have been out of town, sorry I missed your 6 month post..
    All I did, was provide a thought process. You did it.. Good job !
    Red :)
  • Robn November 12, 2018 | 11:49
    Hi Red, how are you? Without that thought process, that YOU provided, I would have failed just like every other quit attempt. Your simple advice made me really change my thinking towards smoking and quitting, and thanks to you my friend, it is now just something I used to do in another life. You have helped me more than you know, so again thank you so very go have a bourbon to
  • Happiness November 21, 2018 | 4:13
    Hello All.

    I am new to this sight. I do agree that Red-67 is spot on.. I joined another site and no one seems to get it. You would all do well to follow Red. I too quit with the same mindset. and do have an interesting story to tell. I am a Happy Non-Smoker of 12 days with no cravings at all now (cold turkey) I smoked over a pack a day / 45 years. Mind is Key. Knowledge is Power. Believe and you will be free!
  • Haydee December 06, 2018 | 6:39
    That's great news! I'm 4.5 months. I'm not far off my 6 month anniversary myself. :)

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