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2 years quit (Never take a victory lap)

Posted in Staying quit 04 Aug 2020

You can always savor being ahead in your fight against cigarettes but what I remind myself is to never start taking a victory lap.

Today is my 2 year anniversary of staying quit and I have added running and regular gym sessions as a way to savor my control over cigarettes

2 years on after an initial weight gain, I have since lost a bunch of weight and I feel healthier, look better and generally thankful to be an ex smoker.

Its hard but not impossible.

This forum has been a source of great inspiration and a platform for me to come on occasionally and brag

Thank you all

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  • softly40, Mid North Coast August 04, 2020 | 7:55
    Great news Aniruddha, 2 years is a good enough reason to come on here and brag all you like. It is helpful to feel grateful that you have achieved something you never thought you could, and yes complacency is never a good idea.

    A daily reminder of NOPE (not one puff ever) keeps us all on the straight and narrow.
  • Happiness August 04, 2020 | 9:50
    Congratulations on your 2 year milestone! We can do what we once thought impossible if we find the desire and the belief in ourselves. You have definitely earned bragging rights, and what's better is the freedom won in becoming a non-smoker. Enjoy all the benefits my friend. Well done.
  • Nuts August 04, 2020 | 15:00
    Well done on 2 years. Wow, time goes fast. Be very proud of yourself.

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