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Day 156

Posted in Quit experiences 05 Aug 2016

Just popping in to let you die hard quitters know that I'm still quit. I'm not even thinking about smoking these days. To be honest, I want to regain as much normalcy as possible. I know I've done lots of damage to myself both physically, mentally and possibly spiritually by smoking for so many years (sometimes feels like a rusty old clock) but I'm resolved to not dwell on that because starting at rock bottom is ok since you have nothing to lose anymore.

So what was life like today? I woke up and ate, took an aspirin, vitamin B pills and Omega3 and then went for a 40 minute walk. Then I swam for another 15-20 minutes. Recently I've tried to avoid fried foods as my body is telling me they are doing me no good. I'm going through a whole bunch of things (crisis situations) and have every reason to smoke but I don't want to because if anything .. I'm really proud that I've given up at this late stage in life and most people would never of believed that I would be able to do this. I thank God and I thank all of you great people.

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  • storm, Murrumbidgee August 06, 2016 | 7:22
    Well done, it's great to hear that you are still smoke free.
    I agree it does get further away from the centre of your world and although in certain situations I still reach for them. Smoking, as long as I don't have one, is a thing from my past. Good luck to us all
  • Fullofhope, South Eastern Sydney August 06, 2016 | 12:24
    Well done. It's always going to be a journey worth taking and it doesn't matter when we started it - only that we did start it.
  • Lia August 06, 2016 | 18:34
    Proud of you, Manchild. Good to hear you deal with life's problems without the aid of nicotine. You and all of us know it is of no help at all. Problems don't get solved when we ignore them by losing ourselves in a cloud of smoke. When the air has cleared, guess what? The problem is still there and somehow no closer to a solution. I waste less time with problems now than ever before. Money seems to be less of a problem after adding $9000 to the overs and unders tray... And now there is a surplus. Keep enjoying he ride with fellow quitters. Trust your wallet is feeling healthier too.
  • IC August 06, 2016 | 23:37
    well done MC and thanks again for the reminder of walking which seems to be a on off thing for me just bores me and I need to change my thinking on that too just like I did about smoking.

    well done !!


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