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Suse
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I am a non smoker

Posted in Staying quit 17 Nov 2014
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Hi everyone.  It was a little hard at first and I have now been 563 days smoke free.  I have not even had a puff, I really cannot believe it but there you go.  I kept telling myself that I am a non smoker.  I have lost my mother, my Uncle has been very ill, I have lost a dear friend and close friends have lost their parents too.  Other issues have been around me too but I have got through it all.  This has surprised a lot of my friends as I was a heavy smoker, had been smoking since I was very young and have tried to give up a few times.  Well this time I gave up for me,noone else like I was trying to before and I think this has made all the difference.  Amazing when I think back at all the excuses I used to come up with to not give up just yet.  It would be next week, when I run out of tobacco, etc etc.   

This time I was crook with the flu, rolled a ciggy, went outside to smoke it, took a puff, put it out and that was it.  The packet still sit with the lighter at the foot of the TV where they always used to sit and I have never been tempted.  My partner smokes and it really does not worry me, many friends still smoke and I will go outside with the smokers when at meetings as this is where the networking really gets going.

Anyway, this is my update, I am nearly ready to buy my next car.

Good luck to you all who are trying and who have succeeded in quitting.  Please do not dispare if you had a puff, many do and I am just a very lucky one.  Keep on trying and remember to do it for you :-)

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  • Ronni, Nepean Blue Mountains November 17, 2014 | 22:36
    How in God's name did you do it? I find it very hard. This site is very hard to get around,as I have seen it. My husband has been very hard on me & he puts me down as week etc. I want to rebel against him & smoke just to defy him. Can you give me some advice.I am wondering,"How in God's name did you do it?"YOU? A beautiful female that must have the answers that God hasgiven you.Please give me some advice. I have been feeling very depressed. I wake up in the morning & I ask God,WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
    "Why am I here?"What am I supposed to be doing here? Do you have the answers?
  • Ronni, Nepean Blue Mountains November 17, 2014 | 22:40
    How in God's name did you do it? I find it very hard. This site is very hard to get around,as I have seen it. My husband has been very hard on me & he puts me down as week etc. I want to rebel against him & smoke just to defy him. Can you give me some advice.I am wondering,"How in God's name did you do it?"YOU? A beautiful female that must have the answers that God hasgiven you.Please give me some advice. I have been feeling very depressed. I wake up in the morning & I ask God,WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
    "Why am I here?"What am I supposed to be doing here? Do you have the answers?
  • Lisann November 18, 2014 | 8:39
    I too was very similar to this always finding excuses. The last three years have been the worst of my life as I lost my husband suddenly, then my mother-in-law then my daughter became ill (thankfully she is on the mend and my best supporter) then my father passed away and I was made redundant. However finally I found the same thing as you suse I had to give up for me not anyone else. So now I am 28 days smoke free, now and then I have the urge but quickly think of something to do. I also have a couple of cigarettes in the cupboard lighter and dirty ashtray. Its disgusting. I know it is early days yet but I want to be here for my children. All I can say is just give it a go. I cant believe what I have got done around my house instead of sitting outside having a cigarette. Onwards and Upwards.
  • Suse November 18, 2014 | 14:09
    Ronni, do it for you not your husband. He should not shame you that way. Yes we all are week sometimes but that is life. I put it down to being his problem not yours so do not feel bad, it is his problem.
    Now move on into your world, wrap a lovely colour around you, smile, yes that is what I am talking about. God bless you, it will all work out. Do not be put off if you have little setbacks, this is normal xxx
  • Suse November 18, 2014 | 14:12
    Lisann, You have been on a long journey but it now shortens. Remember we all have have different journeys, we are on them for a reason, yours will make you very strong. Good luck with your new journey, smile and the world smiles with you. xxxxx
  • Ardy November 19, 2014 | 0:35
    Well done keep up the great work Suse
  • Non Smoker jojie November 22, 2014 | 14:14
    Good luck to all of you! I quit 4 months ago and truly feels great being a non smoker, and loving it every momen.

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