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mandella
Mid North Coast
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4/02/2020
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Recognising Change

Posted in Getting started 09 Feb 2020
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Entering day 6, got to thinking about how i was feeling the day before i stopped smoking to how i feeling now after 5 days of freedom. i remember the lethargy, no motivation except to light up then the coughing and phlegm while i was "enjoying the first 1 of the day" What a joke, my old pal Nic Tine allowed me to lie to myself again and again. No prizes guessing who is not my old pal anymore. In five days the changes already are delightful, still a bit of cough ( normal ), I dont stink like an ash tray and I have motivation again. I understand that life will throw me some crap in the days, weeks, months, years, to come, but for the first time in my 65 years I choose to be positive to meet the challenges and life without the evil i clung onto

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  • Happiness February 09, 2020 | 11:36
    Tell it like it is👍👍👍
  • Happiness February 09, 2020 | 11:36
    Tell it like it is👍👍👍
  • FreshAirOK, Hunter New England February 09, 2020 | 12:35
    Hold onto those thoughts. It's amazing how quicly the changes take place. Stay strong and n.o.p.e.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 09, 2020 | 14:29
    I'm with you on that Nic Tine always had the first and last say in every day.
    Nic tine clung onto us and we accepted Nics cries of command and control.
    Well NoMore. The truth is,,,, He was an illusion.
  • Lando, Hunter New England February 09, 2020 | 15:14
    Good on you Mandella. You are already a sucess story. You've got this!
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 09, 2020 | 15:24
    Thank Lando for prompting me into setting a Quit date.
    I'm into day 3 and the fear of the Quit was worse than the Quit Itself.
    Congrats to all of us.
  • Lando, Hunter New England February 09, 2020 | 15:36
    So happy for you Puff. You're living up to you're name at last. Arise Sir Puff No More!
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 09, 2020 | 15:50
    Ah ha
    I was a non-smoker when i joined 2 years ago. I was not changing my name after any relapse.

    Does LANDO have any meaning? Do you live on some land
  • Lando, Hunter New England February 09, 2020 | 16:03
    not really, just something I came up with on the spur of the moment.

    I could make something up just to sound interesting.

    Maybe it's actually "L and O":
    Live and Organic
    Loud and Opinionated
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 09, 2020 | 16:09
    Maybe keep your name. Why change it?
  • softly40, Mid North Coast February 11, 2020 | 9:29
    Brilliant mandela and great for all of us to hear too.

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