6 months, 19 days, 15 hours, 52 minutes & 5... - No Smoking Day

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6 months, 19 days, 15 hours, 52 minutes & 52 seconds

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And very proud of every second,  I'm posting because of any of you suffering now and thinking you are not able to do it.

I've tried to quit so many times that it's sick. I used to think I failed each one of the attempts. 

I now know that I didn't,  each time you attempt,  you are one step closer to actually doing it.

The key to success is repeating to yourself over and over that smoking is not an option,  it doesn't matter what's going on on your life, a cigarette is not going to make it better.

It was only when I realised this I was able to find peace.

Good luck everyone and stay off those fags they will kill you eventually 😀

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Great post mmaya, agree with you wholeheartedly.

It's like passing your driving test...if you fail just remember what you did wrong, and then do it again...until you pass. Actually I passed my driving test first time so that shoots that analogy down in flames.

Good to hear you sounding so positive.

Three months (again) for me tomorrow 😀

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Well dude, like I said to you many times before... Not on my count...The truth is you actually stopped smoking a lot longer than 3 months ago,  you just nearly relapsed... You didn't really. 

The challenges in life makes every one of us interesting people,  don't you just hate those so perfect people with so perfectly clean houses and perfectly educated children and perfectly organised lifes?  They're usually very sad people... We're different, we're normal,  we suck at quitting... But we're doing good! 

We're proud of being quitters 😀 well,  I am! Proud to be a quitter!!!! Hurray!!!!  Nozmo you're the Man!

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Ha ha! We have had this discussion before mmaya. I could maybe agree with you if I had one or two when I lapsed but I must have smoked close to two hundred over Christmas! 😀

But yes; I also can't stand those smug gits that do everything right. I like being flawed! I like being hopeless at quitting but still managing to do it!!

Cheers mmaya, you have cheered me up.

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Fair play to you Nozmo, you have been extremely honest and brave in your quit, you came back fighting and it would have took alot to come back on here and share and admit your fall and I really feel you have helped so many people on here to start again and that it can be done.

I just thinking before I logged on this morning that you were at 3 months, I am thrilled for you and how hard you have worked, this is your quit, keep going and be very proud of yourself as I am...

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NozmoValued Contributor in reply to RoisinO1

Ah, thank you very much Roisin, that means a lot.

It wasn't actually difficult to come back because I knew that you lot were a bunch of good people, and that you would help me...which you have, no end.

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Delighted to read mmaya that you are now solid and at peace in your quit, you worked extremely hard.  

If I remember correctly, you posted previously you had goals to achieve before turning 40 and you have succeeded in this, well done!

PS I'm not one of those sad people who thinks they are prefect, living a perfectly organised life, I am far from it thankfully!  Might have turned a bit OCD with cleaning the house since I quit though!

Quitting cold turkey has been and is an ongoing battle for me, relapsing was just not not option for me for fear of killing myself.....

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Lol it is a battle for anyone really isn't!?!...  I think me being at peace has a lot to do with this being a long term battle...it just had to happen eventually,  thanks for being beside me all the way through :)

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Champion you Mmaya...It is such a warm feeling and I can taste your happiness... Well done and yes enjoy it......!!!

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Thank you Hercu,  you believed in me all along and I cannot thank you enough for putting up with my down days ;)

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Thanks ...XXXX

Fantastic post Mmaya and it looks like you've well and truly cracked the smoking habit once and for all. 

Me, well I've not had a cigarette since the start of September I'm pleased to say. Every now and again I still get that 'something's missing' feeling so I guess I need to keep my guard up for a bit longer - in my case that will probably be forever lol.

Hope all's well with you and yours.


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Hey Linda545 , really great to read your update and how well you are doing!  

Yeah, I too still have that missing feeling and so too has my hubby who is 2 years free, guard still has to be up .....

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