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John 100

Day 37

Posted in Staying quit 07 Nov 2018

Read my last post and thought about how I felt then, it was only day 11. Was amazed that I have now passed the one month stage, a month seemed a long way off when I last posted. Still use NRT at this stage which helps, I don't know if its the nicotine or just in my head/habit, however it works for now. I still haven't told my wife that I have Quit. I know she has noticed however I will tell her soon when I know I have beaten the addiction as I have failed before, not this time. A side benefit is the money you don't waste, my calculator has passed the $1000 mark, and that's only in 36 days. I won't lie, it isn't easy however giving up for good is the best thing I can do for my health, finances and the people I care about and even strangers who don't like the smell of smoke. Just take a day at a time and the bad days do get easier.

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  • Robn November 07, 2018 | 11:38
    Hi John, you have done really well, with what you have saved in $ already that is $12,000.00 a year, wow what you could do with that money. But more importantly you will still be around to enjoy your life. The health issues associated with smoking are terrible but of course completely avoidable. We tell ourselves we enjoy is a lie....we enjoy that hit of nicotine and are addicted to it. Like any junkie we always have to be alert, we will always be one smoke away from going straight back to it. Stay strong and focused....this is the best gift you could ever give yourself and your loved ones.
  • John 100 November 07, 2018 | 17:26
    Thanks for the support. Have read your posts and am impressed that you made the 6 month mark. I intend to be their myself when you get close to the 12 month mark. Your right, at 62 and a retiree I can do a lot more with $12,000 than spend it on an addiction.

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