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One year smokefree

Posted in Staying quit 31 Oct 2016

When I started my journey I was hopeful but was not 100% sure I would make the year milestone as I had tried so many times to quit before. It is a long journey and I was and am so determined to stay smokefree. I feel great, smell great and have treated myself to a holiday and some really nice things over the year.

I know this journey is a hard one and there are times you will crave a cig but I found the more I said no the easier it was. The cravings do ease over time and become less frequent. When a craving would hit me very early on I would get out and exercise, read the stories on this site, cleaning, etc - anything that would keep me and my hands occupied.

Thank you also to everyone on this site who have helped me along the way. I do not post often but I do stop in every now and then to read some of the posts.

I wish everyone a smokefree future and remember the saying "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" - I did and I have and I am now one year smokefree!

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  • Chezzel October 31, 2016 | 11:36
    Congratulations you are a wonderful inspiration to all of us on this site, reading your story helps us to keep going thank you so very much. Well done
  • Dobbin October 31, 2016 | 18:01
    Great milestone Iwillbeatit and fantastic effort. Please stay with us and post your journey. It is so important for newbies to read such success stories as yours.
  • Lizzie 1, Western NSW October 31, 2016 | 18:40
    Hip hip hooray
  • Lia October 31, 2016 | 21:49
    Hi Iwillbeatit. A familiar name. Congratulations. Do return to tell us of your adventures and the rewards you have been able to enjoy. Really good to know that the posts on this site have helped you. Me, 520 days and could never do that without the support on this site.
  • Bootsscooter, Hunter New England November 02, 2016 | 18:55
    Congratulations!! Best milestone in your life I bet :))

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