1,001 Days of Without a Cigarette

Well, I made it. I think I can safely say I've been successful. :)

Today marks the 1,001 day I've lived without cigarettes.

During that time, I avoided just over 20,000 cigarettes. That fact is mind-boggling.

My quit meter tells me I haven't spent about $5,548 on those cigarettes as well.

As I approached this day, knowing I would want to post something, I tried to think of wise things I could pass along to those just starting out. Successful tips, unusual techniques, or words of wisdom. I got nothing that ain't already been said/done on this website.

It boils down to this: I took it one day at a time, I kept my eye on the goal, I posted frequently and read even more on this site. I used to deny the power of "will power," believing it was just a cliche. No longer: I used every ounce of will power I had at my disposal.

It was really hard the first three weeks. It was pretty hard the first three months. It was a bit challenging the first year. It's no big deal now.

I can move in and out of smoking environments, hang with smoking friends, deal with challenging situations, and I never pick up a cigarette. Rarely think about 'em, and I do mean rarely. The war is over, I won, cigarettes lost. I am one happy camper, let me tell you!

My best to you all - may you all win your war with nicotine! One day at a time, baby. One day at a time.

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  • THANKYOU so much for sharing your journey, it so fantastic, You have crossed the road to a much nicer fresh clean place, in great style .

    Many congrats from ne. Great thread

  • Amazing post! Thankyou for sharing, inspired to say the least.

    Many congrats on your journey and it's success! xx

  • Excellent stuff and some good advice to boot on how it really does get better :)

  • Fantastic and inspiring DGee. It's always so encouraging to know that the journey doesn't stop at the doors of the Penthouse but continues onwards to places we've not even seem from a distance yet (and becomes easier all the time).

    Thank you for sharing. :)

  • Brilliant post, massive well done to you :D

  • Congrats! That is bloody awesome! I certainly hope I can follow in your footsteps.

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