No Smoking Day
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My life a week ago

My life a week ago

A Cold winter morning - wake up, jump up and straight to the kettle, tea made - grab the fags and out into the freezing cold to feed my body nicotine. 1/2 hr and 3 cigs later I’d come back inside.... unmotivated, feeling tired again.

My life today..............

Today, a long weekend....it’s cold out but I’m snuggled in, I can wake slowly, read my book a little if I like... contemplate my day.....I have energy back. No stress, no rush to get my fix.

Just a lovely winters morning!!

Keep going..... this is worth it!

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What a wonderful change of your lifestyle! Beautiful 💛

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Morning and it’s looks beautiful out of your door. It’s summer time here and we’ve been having some fantastic weather which makes a change, I’ve been able to keep busy in my garden and obtain a healthy glow whilst I’m at it plus less time to sit and smoke.

We are freeeeeeeeeee ☀️❄️☀️❄️☀️

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It’s winter here Monica, but it’s been a beautiful long weekend. I’ve been out moving around in the garden all weekend. Can’t believe my energy.... usually I’m exhausted after a few hours, but have just pottered consistently for 3 days. Feels great.

Yes 😃we are freeeeee🎉

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What a beautiful testimony and what a delightful picture! Yes, even with the difficulties, it is worth it. I woke up, after 20 days of no smoking (I smoked for more than 40 years, 2,5 packs a day, a lifetime) and the first thing I did was to go to my balcony and see the new hibiscus I bought last week. And there was a small flower already!

A new life. Thank you, Nowandforever. Congratulations!

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That’s fantastic anaamaral, I was 35 years...

How lovely..... a small flower to greet you.

Isn’t it wonderful to wake up so differently.

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It is wonderful, indeed!

A flower for you too from my hibiscus. With my congratulations to you -- to us.

When I finish a poem I am writing, I'll post it here, to celebrate :)

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I look forward to reading your poem.

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We are all doing so well. I have a real test this weekend, I am off to Aintree Races with all the guys from work, none of them smoke but one does when drinking so I think I’ll take my 0% nicotine vape as a back up

Here’s to freedom 🤗🤗🤗🤗

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Good idea - keep the freedom !!!

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Aintree races ??

🚭🔡 Jeff

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Yeah it’s a horse racecourse in Liverpool, UK, they have a singer on called Craig David, if you’ve not heard of him, google him, he’s famous lol x

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Just caught a little clip on YouTube.. not bad.

Here in the states they had "speedway jams"(concert)

Thanks 🔠🚭 Jeff

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Now and forever .I love that name ..You are doing fabulous and very soon you will not miss smoking at all ..It will be 1 year latter this month . Im a much happier person ,less nervous , and my energy level has improved incredibly ..A much better quality of life .This is your opportunity 👍

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Thanks Karina123

I’m feeling really positive and are enjoying the extra energy too.

Just trying not to put weight on at the moment. I eat healthy but have been eating more in the evenings. Took the dogs for a late walk to try keep the metabolism going.

Read on a post someone uses gum. So might try that for the evening.

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I am finding more confidence already,

Really happy for you - 1 year. I really want to be able to say that in another 11 months!

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What a great positive and encouraging post Nowandforever , congratulations on your first big milestone of 1 week, well done :) I fondly remember my new found delight at life, nature and food, it is indeed a wonderful feeling, you will continue to enjoy many, many more of these as you plod on in your journey, enjoy every minute of it :P

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Thanks Roisin

I am really enjoying being smoke free.

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