Smokefree Days: 365
Cigarettes NOT Smoked: 7300
Total Savings: $6789.00

Oh wow! This is a very emotional day for me.After 45 years of smoking i have made 1 whole year smokefree! I did it! I have reached the top of my Smokefree Mountain, and i have to say - the view is breathtaking. The air is so crisp and clean. It is amazing, and i'm very proud and so, so, happy to have reached this milestone!
What a journey this has been. There have been many times during this past year that i didn't think i would make it. Depression, family dramas, and sometimes the utter hopelessness i felt - made it all feel too hard. I thought "what's the point? I feel so bad, and life is too short to feel this miserable". Today, i know it is so worth it. I discovered a strength in me, that i didn't know i had. Life IS too short - and for me it would be a lot shorter if i didn't quit. What got me through was the epic support right here on this site. Support from strangers - many of whom i now think of as friends. That, and just holding tight. Doing nothing but not smoking. The one slip up i had, didn't make me feel any better - only worse -so i used it to reaffirm how much i wanted to quit for good. It was tough - but now i absolutely love my smokefree life. I don't think i'll ever lose the joy of being smokefree.
I have been smiling like a mad smiley thing all morning and i can't see it stopping any time soon.
I AM SMOKEFREE AND LOVING IT!!!>
Thank you so much to all of you awesome people for helping me make it to the top of the mountain. I couldn't have done it without you.

To all our newbies.... Every one of you can reach the top of Smokefree Mountain. It will be tough. Maybe one of the toughest things you'll ever do. But please do it! Keep climbing no matter what. There is a whole new way of living waiting further up - and it will astound you! You will love it! You have to fight, and keep fighting until you think you can't fight anymore. Then you fight a bit more. You can do it. I promise you the day will come when it's no longer a struggle - and the rewards of all your hard work will settle upon you - and amaze you. No words of mine can tell you how good it feels. You need to experience it for yourself. And YOU CAN!

To finish...thank you so much, you very special people. I am stoked to be sharing this celebration with you all.
Chocolate, cake, icecream and bubbles all round!

Have a great smokefree day, and remember :

We are all fabulous and strong.
Stay quitsafe.
Love and hugs to all.

YIPPEE!!!

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    Hokitika girl said:
    22 July 2015

    wow congratulations, I gave up this morning. Wouldn't it be cool if I could be like you in 12 months time.

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    Felix said:
    22 July 2015

    agree with you whole heartly Nana ... you deserve it and have earned it hmmmmm loved the virtual cake too, thank you, I have watch you every month on your success .... I can see you smiling like a cheshire cat hahaha ...
    Enjoy your celebrations ....

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    smokefreemep said:
    22 July 2015

    Hi nana, good morning. Im so excited for you, been waiting for your post! I love your blog.. you excited me and i havent reached the hundu club yet but im going to try my bloody hardest to get to a year.. i feel your positive vibe and i just know that iy must feel blimin awesome to be at a whole year! Nana im so sooo proud of you, you so deserve your chocy treat today! Im so proud of you nana.. im inspired to get up on top of that mountain with you too nana :) im thinking of you today xo

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    jakethemuss said:
    22 July 2015

    Nanna what a very special blog, you have done so well to reach the top of
    the smokefree mountain. Yes you had support from the blogs, but dont forget it was YOU
    who made the choices to smoke or not. I am so god dam proud of you and everyone else
    on these blogs. Nana it is people like you and others that have inspired me when i felt like giving up the quit. You and others made me see it was worth the effort. And im mighty pleased i smomefree to. Hokitika girl you say wouldn't it be cool if you could reach the top of smokefree mountain. You can and you will make it put your mind to it, Nanna save jakey boi a spot on that mountain im climbing as fast as i can. I will neec a V drink on my arrival lol. So take this as a thankyou from me nana for your support. You have a great day nana you deserve it,

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    Blondene said:
    22 July 2015

    Congratulations nana ...I'm thinking the year went by quite quickly considering all the ups and downs my days are flying by. So proud of you and enjoy your treats you've earnt them ☺☺

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    Kimbo2 said:
    22 July 2015

    What a wonderful achievement I have been smoking for the same amount of years as you
    and I can so feel your up most delight at 365 smoke free, enjoy your choc cake and I know you will never go back as you have been through the roller coaster to get to 365 days. Thank you for your support in my quit and have the most breath easy day onward and upwards. Happy Birthday one you will always remember

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    mumoffour said:
    22 July 2015

    wow wow wow what a fntastic blod congratulation to you it really gives me hope that onaat i will also achieve my goal today is 21 days so got along way to catch u up lol do hope you will celebrate this massive achievement hugs to u

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    clarence the cat said:
    22 July 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS Nana. You deserve to be bursting with pride. I hope you have an amazing SMOKEFREE day. Enjoy those treats and the view and sparkling clean air at the top of the mountain. You have earned them. May this be the first of many more Breathdays. xx

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    Hollie said:
    22 July 2015

    Nana I am delighted to be able to share and congratulate you on your wonderful achievement of being smokefree for one year. While it is one of the hardest things in life to do it is without a doubt the very best thing we can do for ourselves.



    From day one you were determined to become smokefree and with strength and determination you achieved that goal.



    You have over the past year been an inspiration to all the newbies on here with support and encouragement for each and everyone of them.



    Thank you also for the kinds words you left on my last blog.



    Have a truly wonderful day and evening. Enjoy your chocolates, icecream, cake and bubbles.



    Bev XXX

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    Arria said:
    22 July 2015

    Hey Nana! I knew there was a reason why I logged on today :) CONGRATULATIONS. You are a champion and simply the best. Take a huge bow :) Have a great day, well deserved celebrations for you. xx

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    Felix said:
    22 July 2015

    Nana !! its not my day its your day .... , I just forgot to not show my stats when blogging ... but thank you

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    GaGa. 68 said:
    22 July 2015

    Well done Nana you deserve all the happiness you are feeling today.You are such an inspiration to us all.Also many thanks for all the tireless support you give to us all xx

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    Elevtheria said:
    22 July 2015

    Beautiful Nana! Massive congrats ... what an achievement. Happy 1st breathday to you dear. Am very proud of yourself (am sure you too) and .... just wanted to tell you that it's been a privilege to follow your journey on here. Lots of love & hugs xxx

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    Tutu said:
    22 July 2015

    Woooohoooooo!!!! Well done. Thank you for your amazing words of wisdom. Have a wonderful day:)

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    nanaturtle said:
    22 July 2015

    Woohoo!! Nana's in the House-sharing Chocolate!!! And super positive Vibes!! I am so Proud of You Nana22- you have worked hard for this day-this time&this Joy. I FEEL You XO ((( ♥★♥★♥)))

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    Calmwaters said:
    22 July 2015

    Tears of joy for you my friend. I am so so proud of you and so very very happy for you. Happy Breatheday Nana xoxoxox

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    Mr Lefty . said:
    22 July 2015

    Yippee Coyote , and a Happeee Birthday to You , .
    Actually it should be Rebirth Day to You Nana .
    Following Your Blog and heeding Your kind words to all comers is a high-lite to My Day .
    You thoroughly deserve a huge celebration today .

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    Forever3 said:
    22 July 2015

    Congratulations nana22, you're my inspiration ☺Have a beautiful day my friend, you so deserve it ❤❤❤

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    Bub44 said:
    22 July 2015

    For she's a jolly good nana I've been thinking of you all day.I hope you celebrate in style."Happy breathday Lovely Lady"

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    Thunderbirds are go said:
    22 July 2015

    Kapow! You've certainly shown that nicodemon, Nana! The view at the top is amazing eh? All that hard work has paid off for you now. Happy Breathday Nana, with many many more to come :) xxx

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    Dididi said:
    22 July 2015

    Awesome achievement Nana, so very proud and honoured to have supported you on your journey, enjoy your treats, I might just have a bubbles to celebrate with you, xxx

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    PokuruGirl said:
    22 July 2015

    Well done Nana22 from PSPSP and me. I knew right from the start that you were in this for the long haul. Enjoy your freedom and celebrate a massive achievement - a river of chocolate, a mountain of cake and ice cream and a fountain of bubbles. Enjoy!!

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    PSPSP said:
    22 July 2015

    Nana your achievement in getting to 365 days deserves every accolade you get. Well done and congrats.



    What I love about your blog is the joy you have in being a non smoker. That is exactly how PG and I feel.



    Unlike old cigarette smoke,the feeling of being smoke free never becomes stale.



    Again congrats and thank you for being you and being here.

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    GTMI said:
    22 July 2015

    Happy happy happy breathday Nana, I hope you have had an amazing day, and lots of chocolate, thankyou for your constant support, you are 1 in a million xxx

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    flower said:
    22 July 2015

    Happy dance for you happy breathday well done just new you would do it .

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    Dadoftwo said:
    22 July 2015

    Wow. I had a lump in my throat reading this beautiful wonderful blog.



    If there is anyone that will support anyone 100% you can bet it would be Nana!! Well done on this your special breathday.



    What a truly wonderful inspiration you are.



    Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and for the support you show to all on this journey we are all on.



    Dad

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    sunray said:
    22 July 2015

    A very, very huge congratulations to you Nana on this day marking your 1st of many breathdays. You are such an inspiration to many myself included. Congratulations on climbing and succeeding in your awesomeness of being smokefree. Many sunny hugs to you lovely Nana, well done. HAPPY BREATHDAY xXxX♥. ⭐

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    nanaturtle said:
    22 July 2015

    Is it wrong to greet you twice? Na! Happy 1stBreathday Nana22. When you 1st arrived at the blogs, it felt good having another Nana on board&you took up the reins, plunged in & was wholeheartedly singing the praises of quitting. How did you know back then, how good it would feel at this end? Because you Believed&your marvelous support you offer others, helps them believe. From one Nana to another- You ARE Fabulous! & your Quit whanau ♥ you. Kia kaha-stay quit.

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    stupz said:
    22 July 2015

    Nana .. congrats ... ((big hug))

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    jordy91 said:
    23 July 2015

    Happy breath day nana! I am so proud of you! You did it! Through all the adversity, your strength shone through. You are the star of the blogs; always the first person to offer support and encouragement. You have no idea what your support has meant to me throughout these months. This is the start of many breath days to come. Enjoy your special day and sending u lots of hugs xx

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    BrianW said:
    23 July 2015

    Big Congrates , Nana:). Life is too short and it would be shorter if we keep smoking.
    Love it !

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    Darren said:
    23 July 2015

    Congrats on the major event, sorry I didn't log on yesterday, too busy at work. You are the best at supporting Nana, I hope you celebrated a lot!

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    Singing Lady said:
    23 July 2015

    Wow wow wow !! Respect for you nana and your positivity!

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    Saffron said:
    23 July 2015

    I'm so thrilled to see this celebration of your wonderful achievement, Nana.

    Many congratulations to you and a belated Happy BreathDay to you.

    I wish you many, many more ☺♥♥☺

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    Gilly60 said:
    23 July 2015

    Nice blog Nana! I am so very pleased for you! I agree with you utterly.... life is much better without it and getting to that year of quit is so very empowering. Well done you. I also love being smokefree and although the demon comes along every so often, he will never catch me now. CONGRATULATIONS!

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    Janet G said:
    23 July 2015

    Oh Nana :) Huge congratulations to you, and a very happy Breathday! Your blog bought tears to my eyes. Your happiness is shining through, and all of us here are so much better off for having you in our lives! I hope you have treated yourself with something really nice!!! You deserve it!

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    Ladylene said:
    23 July 2015

    Oh Nana .. can't believe I am a whole day late ... I knew it was yesterday and thought about coming on many times but didn't make it. But I'll sing anyway Hun

    ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥Happy Breathday to You, ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Breathday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Breathday dear Nana ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Breathday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

    So proud of you .. doesn't it feel absolutely amazing ... I grinned all through the breathday too til my face hurt lol

    Well done ... :)

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    josienz1958 said:
    24 July 2015

    So sorry I missed your special day - congratulations. You fought the good fight and you won - definitely easier now - best wishes from me.

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    Rose4 said:
    31 July 2015

    Hey Nanna! yay all still going strong as am I! congrats on the 365! how exciting! just popped on to say hi.

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    fagoff said:
    03 August 2015

    sorry I missed this blog nana.Wow what an awesome achievement .You have come such a long way eh,and worked hard to get here,well done I am proud of you.Brent

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    changing28 said:
    28 December 2015

    inspiring....loved reading about your journey. It is helping me on my climb up my mountain.thank you for sharing

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    Louiebee212 said:
    24 August 2016

    Remember the movie Waterboy, And one of his mates said to him. The saying was. You can do it. No matter what it is. Aye whole year well done. Now I have to do the same. I nearly did . but then Failed. But it took a lot for me to come back to the lovely quitline family again and I love it here. I miss having all those goodies, Lucky you. Got to keep an eye on my weight, these days.

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    LouieLB said:
    04 September 2016

    Well done Nanna22
    aww does that mean you wont be on the Blog any more. i loved reading your Blogs so interesting. And with a long journey. well done im so proud. I hope i can get to were you are.
    I would love some ice cream, Cake and Bubbles with you but i am also on sugar free Diet
    we can still have icecream. Its $9.00 a pot. i only get it in the summer.
    And i will send you a lovely big hug and xxxx

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    LouieLB said:
    04 September 2016

    sori i was ment to say i hope u stay on abit longer with us. I intend to. hehehe i dont want to fail. Go have some cake for us both.