On yesterday 6-16-07 I celebrated one year of non-smoking. I'm very proud of myself because after 26 years of smoking this was truly a hard habit to break. However, with God and encouragement from the boards, I made it. I still have cravings but after going through that awful withdrawal process, I'll never smoke again. So to anyone out there trying to quit, you can do it. Keep focused and remain determined. I'm sooooooooooooooooooo Happy to be free!!!!
Yayyyyyy, Patcher...Woohooo...YOU DID IT, GIRL!!! Congratulations...and thank God, huh? He also gave me the strength I needed to quit, and without him, and without me calling on him, I don't really think it would've happened! Seriously.... also patches were a help too, as well as coming to this board everyday..[for a long time too]....and support from friends and family also.
So proud of you, Patcher...you go girl!
Keep this quit going forevr and ever...I know you can!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! and very Happy for you. Thanks for the encouragement. I have quit smokes for almost 4 months and you are encouraging me to keep on going and from the help of God for he is my strength. There is no way I could do this on my own.. What a lesson this is. Keep on truckin.. Sister!!! One day at a time..
Congratulations Patches, quite the milestone. We are all chasing you That is just so awesome.
I have been quit for 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds (77 days). I have saved $493.86 by not smoking 1,555 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days, 9 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 4/30/2007 12:00 AM.
I thought this was a new post but I must be extremely proud of you since this is my second....
Well done!! I am only on day 6 and going through "exit hell" but i am also so happy to have made the decision to stop shoving this ABISMAL nonsense into my body.Just wish i had decided 20 years ago!! I hope one day to celebrate my first year.Congrats.
You have to take one day at a time. Most of all, you have to want to do it. I could smoke right now, but...........I choose not to. The urge to smoke for me is still not gone and it's been 13 months. But I'm soooooooooooooo glad I quit. I feel better and I smell better. I don't want to smoke anymore and I'm not going to. If you are a believer pray. He will help you through it. Good luck!! You can do this. Patcher
Patcher, Oh how I long to be a one year quitter! But hey I will settle for my 4 and a half months. Congrats to you and many more years as a quitter! It does get easier and I like you could smoke any time any day but I am choosing not to. I feel so good. Thanks for being an inspiration here!
Take each day as it comes,11 days is a great step and its a 11 days that you are healing.I'm on day 26 and I can remember day 11.Its hard,but taking baby steps,keeping focused is all we can do.
Remember these are only urges that we trained our body for ,the day we started smoking.
No ,more cigs!!!!Your past the hard part.
13 months fantastic,I'm waiting a few more days to say 1 month!!!For me thats a mile stone,could always quit for a few weeks and then start smoking again.This time I want it to be permanant.So I'm focusing on one day at a time and just keeping busy.Boy by not smoking and keeping my hands busy I get alot done.
The key to this is determination,the want,the will and just taking one day at a time.Plus realizing that stressful situations arise everyday and that nicotine is just a crutch or an excuse to dealing with it.
You are definatly an inspiration,showing all of us this that it can be done .