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My last smoke was on 28 February 2018 at 20h00

Posted in Staying quit 28 Feb 2019

I am grateful to my daughter, who has been a pillar of unconditional support and who patiently bore the brunt of my mood swings (I am NOT PROUD of this, I apologise once again my baby), yet congratulated me every time we came back from a fun outing, party or gathering without me having smoked. Family and friend support is very important, when the chips are down, they make you realise that you are strong and you can do it. Tomorrow I celebrate one year of not smoking and I am so chaffed about it. It is a year that I have experienced all different types of emotions, feeling of sadness, depression, joy, happiness, desperation to smoke, drooling not over a man, but someone else's smoke, but I survived. I hope I am in a position to share a positive story like this one, same time next year.

To all those wonderful people who are trying to quit or have quit already, hang in there you can do it. To all of their family and friends help them out by acknowledging their efforts, believe me it would mean a lot to them.

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  • Geo March 01, 2019 | 4:04
    Congratulations on such an important milestone, and also the realization that your achievement was part of support that was provided.
  • Red-67 March 01, 2019 | 5:53
    Big CONGRATS !! Go you :)
    Don't,, hope,, for next year.. KNOW it ! By now, there should be no idea of ever wanting another one.. We want to see your 2 year, celebration here :)
  • AngelaC , Mid North Coast March 01, 2019 | 14:13
    Congratulations !! I quit 28 Feb also !!
  • Kesaree March 01, 2019 | 17:56
    Thank you all you guys, for your support and encouragement at all times, you guys are a big part of me staying quit. I appreciate each of your words in so many different ways. Thank you!
  • Geo March 02, 2019 | 1:28
    So how your day today Kesaree ? Did you do well with all the urges and cravings ?
  • Kesaree March 04, 2019 | 18:00
    Good morning Geo, my Saturday was perfect!!! The reason, my daughter booked me in at a Spa as a reward for completing one year... I was so chaffed.
    I am doing very well in handling the craving which is not so much if I am not around smokers. I was at Sibiya Casino yesterday in the smokers section, I really had some pangs there... but I was good, I just turned the other way. I thank you asking about my day, that was very nice of you. I hope you are well and that you have a fantastic day or are having a fantastic day.
  • JennyLouise March 07, 2019 | 3:37
    Congratulations! I just decided on the 23rd February that was it, no more cigarettes! Financial reasons were probably my biggest incentive. I look at the amount of money I have saved in such a short time and I’m disgusted with myself!
    I can’t wait to say I’ve made it to a year too!
  • Kesaree March 08, 2019 | 0:24
    Thank you Jenny. Financial reasons, could turn out to be the saviour of your life there... it is always good to have a reason behind why we do certain things or take certain decisions. I wish you all the best in your venture to reach your first year, smoke free... you know you can do it, and I support you 120% if not more. Message me when ever you need to chat and I will always encourage you to go further in your venture... as I work my way towards year two, I will remember your first... good luck Jenny, you can do it.

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