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You are in charge

Posted in Staying quit 26 Jun 2014

I'm 52.

I'd been smoking since I was 15 in the toilet at my parents house!

I decided it was time to give up.

I wanted to give up smoking.

I didn't want to be an older woman smoking in the street.

I gave up smoking 228 days ago.

I am free.

I am rich.

I am awesome.

It was easy.

I wanted it.

I fought it.

I conquered it.

The mind is amazing.

Own it.

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  • penelopejane June 26, 2014 | 22:15
    My mind is still playing games with me.
  • Anastasia June 27, 2014 | 1:20
    Bravo lindalindalinda you are awesome !
  • Thisisit June 27, 2014 | 2:51
    Bravo indeed, Linda. You are out the other side and rightly feeling on top of the world. You've truly conquered it. You have arrived where I am still headed. I take my hat off to you and smile in understanding (I don't want to be an old woman smoking in the street either - I'd feel so ashamed, even more ashamed than I've been feeling smoking at 57) while I read your words again - you are an inspiration. Thank you.:)

    I'm on day 3 smoke-free - doing well.:)
  • Mix June 27, 2014 | 20:11
    Hi Linda
    355 days smoke free and still going strong!! Also smoked for 30+ years and can truly say to quit was as rewarding as having my children and grandsons :-)
  • A.F.U, Hunter New England June 27, 2014 | 20:46
    Well done linda keep on the journey.
    I am another 30+yr smoker now at 260 days.
    It is worth it and life smells and tastes better.
    All the best everyone.
  • evonny July 05, 2014 | 13:12
    Thanks Linda ,I'm at day 16 and feeling in control at last. My initial reason was financial but just as high on the list was shame. Tar on fingers. Stains on teeth. Clothes and house smelling like a dirty ashtray. Most of the cigarettes I smoked I can't honestly say I enjoyed . It was an addiction and a habit. A very expensive one. I look forward to being in your position and feeling proud of myself.
    We are not GIVING UP cigarettes ,that infers we are depriving ourself of something worthwhile . We are freeing ourselves from a parasite that took our money ,our health and our self esteem . It will be so good to have all that back.
  • jojie August 17, 2014 | 12:37
    Hi Linda, Awesome advised. Thanks
  • jojie August 17, 2014 | 12:37
    Hi Linda, Awesome advised. Thanks

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