Smokefree Days: 1000
Cigarettes NOT Smoked: 20,000
Total Savings: $18,600.00



If you see some silly tart dancing on the rooftops in a nannery kind of way today......it's me!
1000 days smokefree is something i didn't dare even think about when i started. My goal was 1 day smokefree - and every day that followed, i aimed to do it again.
Some believe you have to want to quit for yourself to succeed. To be honest my main reason for quitting was for my beautiful grandkids.I didn't think much of myself at all at that stage after so many previous attempts to quit. I felt weak and pathetic.
The grandies had reached the age when it was becoming more difficult to hide myself away to smoke......and i never wanted them to think that smoking was okay.......if nana does it - it can't be bad.
So i had a choice to make - either quit, or spend less time with them. I chose to quit.
It was only as time went by that i began to place value on my life, and to want smokefreedom for myself. Today i am so happy to have chosen that path.
It doesn't matter what reason you have for quitting, Each and every one is valid.
In the early weeks i was quite certain i'd never be happy again - but time is a wonderful thing, and i am so happy and proud to be smokefree after 45 years of addiction.
I love that i now have confidence and self belief.
I love that i now have a strength inside i didn't know was there.
I love knowing that no matter what life throws my way....i can and will handle it. I may not always like it - but i can and will get through it.
Quitting smoking is so much more than just not smoking. It really is a journey of self discovery and personal growth.
Quitting is one of the toughest things iv'e ever done...but it's also one of the things i'm most proud of. Every tough day has totally been worth it.
I owe so much to so many people here on this site who believed in me when i couldn't believe in myself.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. And to my grandies for giving me the reason to try.

That's my blather on this special day. New goal.....3 years smokefree.

Give it time everyone - and remember:
We are all fabulous and strong,
Stay quitsafe,
Love & hugs to all.

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    Blondene said:
    17 April 2017

    wow...total amazeballs..and you continue with your fabulous blog with lots of words of wisdom...thankyou for your tireless support and in showing me the way...lots of love 😊😙💕💖

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    AXL said:
    17 April 2017

    You just keep on dancing on the rooftops Nana22! I'm doing a happy dance for you too! Congratulations my "rock". Youre one of the reasons why I'm still quit. I want to thank you for all the support you've given me. Your username, Nana22 will never be forgotten from my mind. Congratulations on 1000 days smokefree my friend. You just keep on dancing Nana22 but please do not fall off the roof! Lol. 😎😀😀

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    sez123 said:
    17 April 2017

    Well done you, you are an absolute inspiration for those of us in the early days.

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    Leetleet said:
    17 April 2017

    YAY Happy 1000!! =]

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    smokefreemep said:
    17 April 2017

    Hi nana.. you dance your dance cos you deserve this! Im so proud of you and have ALWAYS looked up to you from day 1. Your approach and way with words, your light hearted vibes you remind me so much of my own nan.. id honestly cling to you if we ever met (no joke ) and im so greatful for your support. I love you very much and hope you enjoy the fruits of your labour and hard work today! 1000 days is amazing.. i cant wait to get to where you are. Your a special lady, im truly happy for you. Arohanui xx Cassandra 💕

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    smokefreemep said:
    17 April 2017

    Lol@axl haha.. be careful nana xx 😉

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    Gavin said:
    17 April 2017

    Awesome!!! Now that's seriously impressive, well done Nana22 :)

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    GTMI said:
    17 April 2017

    Dance as much as you like today Nana, I'm dancing with you, 1000 smokefree days is amazing as are you, your support to everyone here is undoubtedly the best support anyone could ever ask for, it's people like you that keep me moving forward, one day I look forward to seeing stats like that on my page, love always Nana ❤️💙💛💜💚

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    GaGa. 68 said:
    17 April 2017

    Wonderful stats for a very special lady💕You are a fabulous supporter of us all and we truly appreciate all that you do for us💕

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    Maanu said:
    17 April 2017

    Fantastic achievement. Good for you. Good for your family. Good for all of us. Your support over the years has been fantastic. We're all lucky to have you with us.

    Getting to double digits is a great feeling. Getting to triple digits and the hubby club is cause for celebration. Getting to four digits is oarsome.

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    cjtwo said:
    17 April 2017

    Woohoo awesome congrats inspirational stats 😉

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    nanaturtle said:
    17 April 2017

    👋👋 even at 1000days Your strength of Support is as evident as Your early days.

    Your Passion for smashing Smokefree mountain-the journey& stops along the way, has not dwindled. The encouragment You offer, to others, is still as staunch as Day1!!!

    From all those you have helped, Thank You.

    For being a 'Nana' & sharing the caring, Thank you.

    From all those, yet to Quit, Thank you 😃

    Dance up a storm-You deserve to 💃

    Congratulations on this Epic achievement Nana22-always Stay Strong!

    New words of advice - Keep Your guard up! Always!! 🍻 Cheers xoxo

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    Bub44 said:
    17 April 2017

    Dance as much as you like congratulations

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    donosti said:
    17 April 2017

    Love your stats and the power that you give all of us to keep on believing we can do it. Dance the nite away nana22 and enjoy it with your grankids

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    turtle said:
    17 April 2017

    Fantastic!! You are a real inspiration x

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    nana g said:
    17 April 2017

    Congratulations Nana22, you are a true inspiration.

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    Nana22 said:
    17 April 2017

    Thanks all for your lovely comments. You are awesome!

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    Vie said:
    17 April 2017

    Your awesome congratulations wow1000 days you inspire me thankyou

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    Murphy5000 said:
    17 April 2017

    Wow nana22 you have been a major inspiration from my day 3 and I thank you so much for your awesome support to not only me. You are a ledgend on this site and there aren't enough words to describe you. Epic, awesome, legend, Wonder Woman, Trojan, hero , .... oh I could go on for some time but I need to get to bed. Massive congrats on your achievement and inspiration. Gold medal 👍✔️❤️️🎉🌻💕 hope you enjoyed a well deserved celebration X

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    Janet G said:
    17 April 2017

    Wooohooo!!! 😁😁🥂🎉🎈🎊 Congratulations Nana22 😁😁👍👍 on your amazing achievement !!! We all know just how hard it is!! You are a very special member of this community. You always have a kind word for everyone. Today is your day. 1000 days of success!! So proud of you 😁😁💕💕😘😘

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    Heatherb said:
    17 April 2017

    Congratulations Nana22 on 1000 days smokefree, that's an amazing number just as you are an amazing supportive lady on this quit site, always helping, supporting and willling people through to another day of being smokefree. I hope you've had a wonderful day, as you deserve it.

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    Arria said:
    18 April 2017

    awesome Nana, your ability to see positivity in everything has been the reason to your successful quit ... you have cause to feel triumphant .. well done xx

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    Julia C said:
    18 April 2017

    That is so fantastic Nana22. The three lines starting with "I love that i now have confidence and self belief." are a great manifesto for gaining power back from the addiction.

    1,000 down 10,000 to go.

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    Korey275 said:
    18 April 2017

    WOW! Congratulations Nana!!!! Outstanding stats. Hope you are and continue your awesome journey! Loved your blog, very inspiring.

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    BrianW said:
    18 April 2017

    Great blog and huge congrats to you , Nana. You are truly inspirational !

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    Nana22 said:
    18 April 2017

    Thank you. I am very appreciative of your comments......and very humbled.

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    clarebear said:
    18 April 2017

    Nana you are a legion. xxx

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    BethRoby said:
    18 April 2017

    Congratulations on 1000days!
    Thank you for sharing your inspiring story.

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    Darren said:
    19 April 2017

    Great going, 1,000 is amazing!

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    Ladylene said:
    20 April 2017

    Absolute Legend Nana .. happy dancing for you . Well done gorgeous lady .. well done! Thats a huge milestone .. so proud of you Hun, hanging in there through the trials and tribulations .. so very proud. Hugs xxx

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    Pippy:) said:
    27 April 2017

    Wonder full !!!! Great stuff, wise words

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    nanaturtle said:
    03 May 2017

    👋👋hi Nana22

    Miss not having You active so much.

    Hope You're keeping well 💕xo

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    Murphy5000 said:
    03 May 2017

    Oh nana t I was thinking of doing a shout out for that very reason ! Nana22.big warm fuzzies and much love 💕💕💕🌻🌻🌻

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    nanaturtle said:
    07 May 2017

    👋'happy Sunday Nana22 ' 💕🌸xo

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    Lizzy said:
    10 May 2017

    Look after yourself Nana22 ... 💖x

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    nanaturtle said:
    10 May 2017

    If we never cross paths again here in the Blogs, know You will take a piece of me wherever You go. And I of You-we've had a great time putting the wrongs to right & advising our Quitlings 😃

    Please Take care Special Lady& Thank you immensely for all that Humming........ 💕🌸😯

    NOPE for Life xo

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    Kevz1 said:
    11 May 2017

    Excellent milestone, great to see you back xxxoooxxx

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    nanaturtle said:
    14 May 2017

    Happy Mothers Day Nana22 🌸

    I hope it has been for You 😃

    Love&Hugs 💕 Stay Strong xo

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    smokefreemep said:
    23 May 2017

    Hi nana xx

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    clarebear said:
    24 May 2017

    I love you nana xx

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    Madhatter said:
    30 May 2017

    Thankyou for the inspiration!! Well done!! Amazing stats. xo

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    nanaturtle said:
    30 May 2017

    Hey, silly tart! You still up there dancing???

    Get down, Winter's here & well-You know what You can catch!!! Skirts aflying everywhere!!

    Just want to post You some Love& Hugs

    (((💕))) because You are special here 😃

    Oh... and if I could I would adopt You💐

    Then We could eat Virtual chocolate 🍫 & have Zero remorse! Lucky dreams are Free, eh?!

    Happy World Smokefree Day Nana22 xoxo 🚭

    ODAAT NOPE 👍

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    Jane said:
    21 September 2017

    Inspiring!!