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Two Years (two days ago)

BillPNH
BillPNH100 Days Smoke Free

Hello Everyone! I'm here to let you know that every struggle you face you can overcome, every challenge you move forward from stand a little taller and prouder because of it.

November 30th 2018 at 11:30 pm I put out my last cigarette. Several months after that I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and just last month my marriage of 11 years ended. And in between all of that I was playing a little game with something called Covid; (you may of heard of it..... ). Anyhow; I could have buckled, bent and given into the urge to calm Mr. Nic but I did not. Honestly, now (two years later) it really isn't a thought and I am so grateful for all of those (some here) who were (and still are) my quitting buddies. I thank you all for your support and really want to know that if I can do it so can you... the first 100 days sucks bad; I won't lie, but those days will pass the same amount of time if you continue to smoke or decide to start paying yourself; and your future self will thank you.

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Sorry to hear that you've had some rough patches, but a huge congrats to making it 2 years smoke free that is pretty amazing! I've only done 3 weeks so far but I'm confident i can make it to 2 years and beyond and i cant wait 😀

BillPNH
BillPNH100 Days Smoke Free in reply to Rastis

Hey Rastis! You state "I've only done 3 weeks so far....." but look at it this way, "You've not had a smoke in three weeks!!! that is awesome!" You've got this, there will be situations which will make you automatically just grab for the pack you used to carry, you may really want one for a short while, but when the urge is gone (and it will pass)... you'll be happy you did not slip. Congratulations on your 3 week success journey. Awesome job.

Rastis
Rastis in reply to BillPNH

Thank you! I am quite proud of myself. I've attempted many times and failed but this time is definitely different. Thank you for your support its much appreciated.

BillPNH
BillPNH100 Days Smoke Free in reply to Rastis

Hey Rastis,

Happy New Year's, I'm hoping you're still smoke free?

Rastis
Rastis in reply to BillPNH

Happy New Years to you to. I am still very much smoke free thank you for asking 😀. I will be 2 months smoke free on the 17th of Jan which seems like an eternity away but it should go fast. I went with my teenager for a trip to visit my family over Xmas, they live rural so there isn't much to do but it is beautiful (we live in New Zealand) and I do love seeing my family they all smoke though so i was a little worried i would be tempted but i managed to sit at the table while they were smoking and not feel like one at all and that was a great moment. Sometimes for a quick moment i will be quite tempted if my son is pushing the boundaries but i ignore it ad it passes i just keep reminding myself how horrible it smells and how bad the first one always tastes and that it only takes one and your addicted again. I hope that this year brings some exciting new things for you, good things this time with a lot less rough patches 😀

BillPNH
BillPNH100 Days Smoke Free in reply to Rastis

That is great news! I've never been to New Zealand but I've been to eastern Australia (Brisbane area).... It was, and still is the my favorite place I have ever been. So beautiful over there. I would imagine New Zealand is somewhat along the same lines only nicer.

Congratulations again on your progress..... For me, one I made the 100 day mark it was so much easier after that.... Maybe mental but it was my springboard.

Good job and keep saying"No."

Happy New Year's!

Thanks for the positive reply, struggling today and I'm only day 16 😕

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