10 years 6 months and a day smoke free, in the beginning I was not sure I could quit. I had tried so many times before and never made it past a couple of hours. When I found the Quit Smoking Diaries aka QSD I was actually looking for cheap on line cigarettes. I had always told myself that if I could quit for 72 hours that I would NEVER smoke again
Quitting was tough but I had a lot of help in the beginning there was Lindy, shortly there after Emma3 and I became quit buddies and after a few months I became good friends with Suzy Q and then Skipper8 having on line friends others who knew how tough it can be really helped . Being a member of an on line support group really helped
I date a wonderful lady and usually spend a few days a week with her she smokes and her two daughters both smoke some times I find myself junkie thinking coming up with off the wall reasons why it would be okay to light up again and then I remember that I made that pledge to myself and anyone else that would listen to NEVER smoke again, that pledge has helped me numerous times over the last 10 years.
Skipper8 said it in her entry on 5/18 if you can not commit 100% to the process of quitting and staying quit you are going to have a hard time quitting and then maintaining a quit..
Many times Vlinder aka Elenor said “Quitting is a Process not an Event and no words could be truer. If you commit to quitting and don’t give up on yourself you should be able to quit and maintain a smoke free life
I am not going to go on and on I will say this their is no reason that is not good enough to strengthen your resolve to make and maintain a quit and their is no reason that’s good enough to make your smoking again okay. If you give up a long quit you did not slip you choose to smoke again, smoking in of itself is not a character barometer good people and not so good people smoke.
Quit for yourself for your family for your friends and give yourself an opportunity to live a longer and healthier life
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Quit Date 11/19/2000