Dec 20 2018
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Christmas Wishes

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Smokefree Days 1612
Cigarettes NOT Smoked 32,2450
Total Savings $29,983

Hi everyone. Had to pop in to wish all my fellow Quitters, both old and new, a safe, happy and smokefree Christmas.
I remember my first Smokefree Christmas had quite a few challenges - but i learned that the tools i used to make it there, worked as well at Christmas as at any other time.......
4 D's delay, deep breaths, drink water and distraction.
NOPE not one puff ever
ODAAT one day at a time.
The support on these blogs.
It was a great smokefree Christmas - and i'm still as buzzed to be smokefree this Christmas.
It can be done, so hold tight to your determination and focus and have a wonderful Festive Season.
And remember....
We are all fabulous and strong
Stay Quitsafe
Love & hugs xoxo

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Aug 30 2018
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Stats Update 1500 Days

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Smokefree Days: 1500
Cigarettes NOT Smoked: 30,000
Total Savings: $27,900
At todays prices: $41,850 EEEK!!

Being smokefree never gets old for me. I appreciate and value it every single day.
I have to be honest and say there have been a few times over this last couple of years when i did want to have a smoke.......but it was just a want - not a need - and i remembered just what it took to become free of this horrible addiction......and that was that. Addiction firmly still in a locked box. Mostly smoking is just not on my radar anymore. I am aware this is a lifelong commitment, and i'm very happy to always be an addict choosing not to use.
And i am absolutely certain that if a silly old tart like me can do it........anyone can.

Stay strong in your fight to break free newbies. You CAN do it!
Have a great day everyone.

Remember:
We are all strong and fabulous,
Stay quitsafe.
Love & hugs to all

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Jul 22 2018
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Stats Update: 4 Years

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Smokefree Days: 1461
Cigarettes NOT Smoked: 29,220
Total Savings: $27,174.00


Yay. Go Me!!
4 years ago i set out on this quit journey. I had smoked for 45 years and had tried to quit soooo many times before, and in my mind i'd decided that this was it. This was going to be my last attempt. Again!. lol. If i couldn't do it now - i was never going to do it.
So i did it.
If i hadn't managed it i think now i would still have kept trying because it's NEVER too late. And it's ALWAYS worth it.
It was damn tough and there were days i just didn't want to carry on but with support from great people here, i just kept plodding on. Some days just walking around in endless circles - doing nothing else but crying and NOT SMOKING - which brings me to where i am today.
I am still buzzed every day to be free of this horrid addiction.

To our newbies........Some days you'll want to chew your arm off for a smoke, but i encourage you to fight your way through. If you think you can't fight anymore - Fight some more! It just takes baby steps, one at a time.
Pop in here to post a blog and read the posts of others to regain some determination and motivation.
EVERYONE CAN enjoy a smokefree life, no matter how unlikely it feels at times.
That's me for today - but remember:

We are all fabulous and strong,
Stay Quitsafe.
Love & hugs to all.

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May 31 2018
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Happy World Smokefree Day

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Smokefree Days 1,409
Cigarettes NOT Smoked 28,180
Total Savings $26,207

No matter where we are on this journey......today is the day to be loud and proud of our smokefree status.

Head high, chest out, and remember:
We are all fabulous and strong.
Stay quitsafe
Hugs to all

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May 5 2018
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Hi Guys

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Smokefree Days: 1,383
Cigarettes NOT Smoked: 27,660
Total Savings: $25,723

Wow...i wonder how far those cigarettes not smoked would go if i lay them end to end?
Doesn't really matter. I just know they haven't clogged my lungs. And that feels pretty damn good!

Crikey, seems like ages since i was last here, but as some of you know i had surgery a while ago, and it's taking me a while to get back to feeling like 'me'. It's one day at a time' as with quitting.
Iv'e just had a quick browse through some blogs and it's great to see the newbies on board and doing what they need to do to quit the filthy fags.
For those of you who don't know me.......i was a pack a day smoker for 45 years and had soooo many attempts to quit that i almost didn't give it another go. I am so glad i did, and all of you will be too once you get past that horrible time in the beginning. You CAN absolutely do it. I am proof that it doesn't matter how many times you try. Doesn't matter how long it takes. Just keep taking baby steps and you WILL get your 'forever' quit.

I too noticed that there are sometimes not much response to some of the blogs, and that's really sad.
I want to say to the newbies that it doesn't matter if you're day 1 - you do have something valuable to offer others.
I remember when i first joined this site, it was encouragement and support from others that made such a difference. It doesn't matter if you're day 1 or day 10001 - we can all learn from each other. Sometimes i still learn how to be an addict choosing not to use, coz some days it can be tough, and by posting comments to others it's a positive reinforcement to your own quit as well.

Well i've blathered on enough now - just want to say ...give it your all, and remember:
We are all fabulous and strong
Stay quitsafe
Love & hugs to all.

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Feb 11 2018
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1300 Days Smokefree

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Smokefree Days : 1300
Cigarettes NOT Smoked : 26000
Total Savings : $24180

Even after 3 1/2 years smokefree, somedays it's just nice to see the stats.
I haven't been here for awhile but i am still really passionate about quitting, and have had a quick peek at times to see how everyones going on their smokefree journey - and everyone is doing great!
I myself owe my quit to the awesome support here, and i'll always be so grateful to a special group of people i have never met.

Some of those people have also been leaving me lovely messages as i undertake another life changing journey. That journey being breast cancer. I was diagnosed in October. Two surgeries and an MRI later my only option now is mastectomy. I've found it really tough going, but i will get there. In a weird kind of way my smokefree journey has been a great training ground for this journey. The tough days, the rollercoaster of extreme emotions, and eventually the acceptance of a new way of life.

I hope you can all find a way to continue your smokefree journeys, no matter how hard it gets. It truly is worth fighting to become smokefree. There is absolutely NOTHING that smoking will help, or make easier. Nothing. I know i am so pleased right now that i managed to quit.
Like everyone, there were days i just didn't think i could do it, but this site, and feedback and encouragement from the awesome people here made such a difference.
Use this site often. It will be one of the greatest tools available to you - and when you do beat this horrible addiction, the empowerment you feel will touch every aspect of your life, and the lives of those nearest to you.

Be staunch my fellow quitters, and never, ever give up on quitting - no matter how many times it takes. And remember:

We are all fabulous and strong
Stay quitsafe,
Love to all xoxo

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Dec 23 2017
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Merry Christmas

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I haven't been here for a while as i've been dealing with some health issues....but i had to pop in and wish all my fellow quitters a safe, happy, smokefree Christmas.

To everyone experiencing their first smokefree Christmas - it is one you will always remember.
It can also be stressful at this time, for so many reasons, but lets all keep our eyes on the prize, and know that we have the power to remain smokefree. We are in control.

A special thank you to Lizzy, nanaturtle, Murphy and Kathry for all the hummmms and support. I so appreciate it.

So....... Have a wonderful smokefree Christmas everyone - and remember:

We are all fabulous and strong.
Stay Quitsafe.
Love & hugs to all.

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Nov 3 2017
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Stats Update 1200 Days

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Smokefree Days: 1200
Cigarettes NOT Smoked: 24,000
Total Savings: $22,320

My body is hugely grateful.
Stay strong and keep fighting the good fight, no matter how hard - no matter how long.
Have a great Smokefree weekend everyone.

Remember:
We are all fabulous and strong.
Stay Quitsafe.
Love & hugs to all.

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Sep 28 2017
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Someones Having A Birthday Today

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A special and much loved member of our Quit Family has a birthday today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLARENCE

Have a fabulous day Clarence. May today be filled with happiness.
Lots of Love xoxo

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Sep 24 2017
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Stats Update 1160 Days

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Smokefree Days: 1160
Cigarettes NOT Smoked: 23,200
Total Savings: $21,576

Jingoes........just makes my eyes water to see how many smokes i have saved my lungs from - and while they are a little battered - they are also very thankful!

How did i reach these numbers? Just 1 minute, 1 hour, one day at a time for some time - then slowly into 1 week at a time, 1 month at a time.......all the way to that first smokefree year. And repeating.

Now it's a matter of making the decision to be an addict choosing not to use. Every day.

Give it your all everyone. You too CAN do this.

Remember:
We are all fabulous and strong
Stay Quitsafe,
Love & hugs xoxo

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