Dec 23 2019
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Stats Update 1660 days smokefree Seasons Greetings Its great to be alive

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Smokefree days: 1,660
Total savings: $14,762

Seasons Greetings To You All. I am still smokefree and still doing it one day at a time. I am in new territory now. The longest I had been smokefree in the past was 4 1/2 years, I am now over that hurdle, be it only just.
This year I have had a change of employment from where no one smoked to a company where I am nearly the only one smokefree. It has been a challenge staying clean. Rolled a smoke on our last day for someone else and it would have been all too easy to have lit up. For me my past addiction can still be a daily battle where small steps will need to be taken. I may have a conquered a few of those small steps in the past however they will mean nothing if I cannot conquer them again today.
I am looking forward to 2020 and the blessings that can be given and received as we continue to help each other in all of our various trials.

So to all of you out there
Don't give up trying
Small steps - one day, one hour, one minute. It doesn't matter what your steps are, they will add up.

Be Strong - Kia Kaha
Be of one mind.
Do it for those you love.

Have a great Christmas and New Year

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Jun 7 2019
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Stats Update 1461 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,461
Total savings: $12,992


Morning all, Well it's 4 years today. Can't say it has been easy but I'm here and still smoke free.

Small steps - they all add up.
One day at a time - being smoke free today is my current challenge, being 1462 day's free will be my next.

Don't give up, refocus, we all can do this, as one of my smoke free buddies writes -
We are all fabulous and strong. If you fall get up dust yourself off and start again, there is no shame in falling as long as you keep looking to the finish line. For me that is tomorrow always has been and always will be. I had smoked for around 40 years and it has take me nearly 63 years to get to this point, there were many times I stumbled and fell until I decided that enough was enough and reset the focus to initially 1 hour at a time then 1 day at a time. Yesterday has gone and we cant change that, today is here and we can change / do this, tomorrow is our next challenge (not next week month or year those are to far away and we can become discouraged).

Celebrate your successes, be proud of having achieved one day of not smoking, another of my buddies had a custard square as their reward - I will be taking my wife to the pictures this time.

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Jun 7 2018
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3 years today

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Morning team just popped in to say -
Who would have thought 3 years - the 1096 small steps, one day at a time, living for today have all added up.
Thank you team for all your support, advise and encouragement, it has really helped and I am greatful for your caring and being there.

To the new quiters, my motto has been and still is, take small steps, one day at a time and at the beginning one hour at a time. The journey is hard, it does hurt but with perserverance we overcome. So gather support from friends, family, us here on quitline, from wherever you can as a 2 stranded cord is strong, but a 3 stranded one is even stronger. Also celerbrate your wins, you need that positive reinforcement of achieving. No goal achieved is too small.

So I will be celerbrating today, another 24 hours have passed and I have not smoked.

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Mar 3 2018
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Stats Update 1000 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,000

Well the 4 digits are up YAY.

Who would have thought I would be here.....

For all you starters thats what it takes 'To Start" then for me it has been little steps, one day at a time. looking at the achievements and not what is still to come. Living in the now.

We all can fail sometimes - but that is how we learn, and if we are not learning we are not growing and becoming stronger. So don't get discouraged if you stumble, pick yourself up, dust your self off and get stuck in once again.

I have always liked what one of my supporters once said. "If the plan is not working, change the plan - but never the goal"

Kia Kaha - be strong, stay focused, one day at a time.

Kevin

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Nov 23 2017
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Support for our fellow abstainers

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Hi all, just wanted to say a few words to our new beginners and those of you that struggle.
Life is not easy, it is a daily battle, be it work, health, family or just plain old waking up.
But for those that overcome the rewards are special.
We all struggle, some more than others and the hard yards do reap rewards. You may not see them but others do, they look at you with admiration for your efforts.
We as supporters, mentors, encouragers even at 900days are still inspired by your efforts and trials. We know where you are as we have been there ourselves. Remember it is possible, you WILL reap a reward, you are strong, you can do it.

My ongoing manta, small steps one day at a time. Another quitliner likes to put it tis way - 'NO!' is a complete sentence.

Thank you to all my supporters, without you and a grandchild I would not be here. Where would we be without the Nana's? We love you all, that encludes you to Clarence.

Gaga68 you have hit another hundy also. We all think of you often and you are in my prayers. Hope you are doing well.

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Nov 23 2017
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Stats Update 900 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 900
Total savings: $8,003

Another hundy down, one more to before 4 figures. Still taking small steps, one day at a time.

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Aug 15 2017
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Stats Update 800 days smokefree

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Hi all, another 100 to share. This will be my last unfortunatly. So thank you all for your support and I appologise to those that I have supported that I will no longer be here to support you.

I find this site now to be slow and difficult to use, so have decided to leave.

So for you all that have more patience than me - Be strong, be committed, you can all do this all you need is courage, faith and the desire to have a smoke free life. I will not say it is easy as it isn't but with all things in life that are worthwhile you have to work hard to achieve.

So in closing, my moto has been, still is and will always be, small steps - one day at a time.
God bless

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Aug 3 2017
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All the sevens

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Blogs were down when this was achieved but as everyone has been sharing their triples thought I would share mine.
Well that didn't work, I sniped the 7's on the day to paste them later and it won't let me do it.
O well such is life, supose I need to have a smoke to supress my stress and stop my crying. HA HA just joking 800's not far off and I have too many people I can't let down.
Oh and just saying I passed another milestone recently, if I write it and not use numbers it does not look quite as bad. six zero.......

Still one day at a time, still strong, love you all

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Jun 7 2017
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2 years today

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Well team its 2 years today!
It has been a long hard journey so far. However number 2 is chalked up now.

I have been following some of your journeys with their up’s and downs.
For me; it has been, is now and always will be “One Day At A Time”.
Don’t be sucked in to the “I’ll just have one puff”. I did that once after 4 ½ years smoke free. It took me 10 years to quit again and then it took another 4 attempts to get to where I am now. Remember - Not One Puff Ever!!!

So my advice is still – small steps, one day at a time. Be strong and never feel ashamed to reach out and ask for help, you will be surprised where support will come from.

On a different note, i'm 17kg's lighter - Again it has been hard work, small step's, one day at a time. Having trouble getting down to pre quit weight but that too will come. Patience is a virtue they say.

Anyway have a great day and stay strong with your quit.
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May 7 2017
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Stats Update 700 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 700 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4500
Total savings: $6,225.00

Good Morning Team
To the new guy's. This may look impressive, however it is only sticking to
One Day At A Time!
Has it got easier for me as time has past.
Yes, but you are never over it. Only yesterday the urge crept up and surprised me again.
For me it has been and still is about the small steps being in the now and not looking past today.
We can all do this. We all have the strength within. Just believe, work hard and take the small steps one day/hour/minute at a time.

Congratulations to all of you and the milestones you have achieved no matter how small as they are still all wins (being on this web site is actually one of your biggest).
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