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I am so happy to see that we have so many new members here! I can honestly say that you have made a decision that you will never regret. That is the hard part - making up your mind - making that decision - and making a pledge every day to not smoke.
My journey began on May 1, 2014 - and on the third morning of my quit, I discovered this site. It was on a Saturday and I spent most of the day reading and learning about this addiction. I was truly inspired by everyone's stories from those that had been quit for 1 week to 7 plus years. And I thought, if they can do it, so can I!
The next couple of months were tough - I cannot say that I really wanted to smoke - but I had so many urges and cravings. My emotions were all over the map - that is normal, I learned because I read every day about this addiction and the withdrawal symptoms.
I wanted so very much to make it to the TDC (triple digit club) and I checked my count-up clock daily. I did not think that I would ever make it to 100 days. My cravings were strong and consistent from day 90 to 100.
Day 101 was so different - I felt free. My cravings are almost non-existent now. I honestly can imagine going thru life and never smoking again. It is a feeling that I hope all of you that are just beginning your journey will experience. It is not easy - but it is so worth the little bit of discomfort that you will experience.
I wish for you all a peaceful journey to freedom!
You can go thru life and never smoke again! You can live the rest of your days Free of the Nasty Stinking Addiction that was killing you! Happiness comes from confidence! Confidence comes from control! The best control is self control! You have it my friend!!
pir8fan 280 days ago
Youngatheart (7.4.12) 280 days ago
TU for sharing with us. Such a great blog. You set your goals and now you are feeling confident in your decision to quit. Yes you can quit, as many of us know, but each day (even if your don't have craves) acknowledge yourself (who you are) and your personal goals for your life. Make your life special because you are special and you are on a journey to find out who you are.
Keep on adding those days.
Promise Judy621 (8-28-13) 280 days ago
great start to a lifetime of freedom
jonescarp aka dale (1-2007) 280 days ago
CONGRATULATIONS, what a happy blog, so proud of you, Jennifer!
elvan 280 days ago
Keep rocking that quit, Jennifer!
I smiled when you talked about the craves increasing between Day 90 and Day 100, but disappearing on Day 101. Moody and I were just talking about how those old smoking reflexes cause us to think about celebrating upcoming milestones with cigarettes. And - blam! - you posted an example of it, too!
It's all so worth it, yes! Proud of you!
Storm 280 days ago
Jennifer, I was telling Storm today how weird I've felt, how anxious I have felt these last couple of weeks. I am approaching one year and since we celebrated everything with cigarettes in hand when we smoked, I think subconciously the old addict inside has been nagging, that's what I call my pea brain! Then, the logical brain, the smart side takes over and says, NO WAY! So, hurray! My smart brain is winning!! :)
Always be vigilant, always protect your quit!
Moody (9-18-13) 280 days ago
Jennifer congratulations on day 109. What an awesome blog and I thank you.
cookie804 280 days ago
Congrats on day 109! Thanks for your inspirational blog!
Junior 279 days ago
So happy for you, congratulations :)
linda.mustafa 279 days ago