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206 days without smoking

Posted in Quit experiences 25 Sep 2016

Just checking in to this community to tell everyone that I am off the cigarettes and any form of nicotine for more than 200 days.

A few months ago I felt my upper body was incredibly stiff but I've been massaging/rubbing/pulling/vibrating my upper body using a common waist belt and can feel the tension releasing over time which is a great discovery as I never knew how useful a belt could be to loosen up muscles. I feel so much better these days compared to when I was smoking. Anyone who is trying this please don't give up because its worth going through the suffering to get to the other side where you will be safe as long as you don't pick up the first ciggy again.

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  • manchild September 27, 2016 | 23:47

    If you can see this I want you to know that even though I am not smoking anymore I could of easily of gone back. I know its one ciggy away from starting again and its that easy. I could easily of been the one writing what you did just now. I'm encouraged by your honesty and think thats noble!
  • Gina A September 27, 2016 | 16:39
    Well done to you Manchild and WhiteWillow for your persistence and determination. I haven't been on this site for a while because after 6 months of being ciggie/nicotine free I went on holiday and smoked!!! Thing is I promised myself I'd stop when I come home and didn't.....yet. The worse thing is i'm being a closet smoker as my family don't know i've gone back to it. I feel that i've deceived myself and my family, i'm thoroughly disappointed in myself as I was doing so well, thought i'd cracked it after 6 months. So now I have to start all over again. I have to try and find the positive feelings that I had all those months ago. What a total failure...
  • manchild September 27, 2016 | 6:34
    Hey WhiteWillow
    I'm glad for you.10K, wow! You inspire me too.
  • WhiteWillow September 27, 2016 | 0:59
    Greetings, Manchild, it's been a while. Glad to hear you're still off the dreaded smokes, it's now 130 days for me. You inspired me from the beginning and your words of wisdom and humour have kept me on the straight and narrow. Where you took up the belt, I took up running. I'm now able to run 10k without stopping and apart from being bitten by a horsefly last week, it's the best change I've ever made to my life. You helped me. Thank you.
  • Jano, Sydney September 25, 2016 | 16:45
    Hi manchild, Congratulations on your 200 days and thanks for the tip.

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