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Cigarettes and Nicotine screwing with our balance

Posted in Reasons to quit 21 May 2016

I'm over 80 days without a cigarette or any form of nicotine. I'm beginning to see my body react differently to life. I'm sleeping better (even though I am going through terrible betrayal) and I am functioning on a different level. Its something that my body has not experienced for a very long time. Its like I am discovering a different me. I am beginning to like this new "me" as well and beginning to despise the old me who thought that it was cool to smoke and be a cowboy in Marlboro country when actually all I was doing was crippling my body functions, making myself breathless and wasting time being consumed by nicotine addiction.

Some people are not used to the new me yet. The new "me" also does not want to hurt me. Me does not want to gamble lots and me has lost appetite for alcohol. Me is starting to heal and can feel his body is not so numb. Me is happy drinking tea and having good conversation. Me is not a wuss! Me must thank me and others who loved me enough to make me face the nicodemons with sword of truth. The ammunition that my brothers and sisters here have given me to fight his lies is priceless.

So anyone reading this who has some good days behind them on the quit, just keep going because you are following a better path no matter what is happening around you.

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  • IC May 22, 2016 | 0:14
    exactly :)

    and it is truth , the world is full of lies and deception , but we are standing up and confronting the lie's and doing something about it by spreading truth.

    takes courage to face truth so well done everyone and well said MC.


  • debbieuk May 22, 2016 | 0:21
    I never knew the old you, but the new you sounds great.
  • WhiteWillow May 22, 2016 | 2:37
    Powerful stuff. It sounds like you are stronger than you ever thought possible. I agree with debbieuk, the new you sounds like much more fun and far more interesting.
  • Mark57 May 22, 2016 | 4:25
    Powerful. Thanks. I understand that feeling like a totally different person. I'm not sure who I am becoming other than it will be who I was supposed to be all along. What a journey!
  • DoneMay16 May 22, 2016 | 7:48
    Very well-said MC!! We have an enemy but he's defeated. So happy for you & everyone else here who is so kind & understanding!!! ☺
  • Anne55, Southern NSW May 22, 2016 | 17:41
    Inspiring post, Man Child. To show such courage in the face of adversity must be so empowering to you. Your insights into this journey are enlightening. Enjoy the better path.
  • weewillem May 22, 2016 | 21:30
    The new you is fabulous. I love the analogy, I am also a new reincarnation of my old self

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