People would say....If I can do it, anyone can do it. I had people say that to me in the past. I always thought they were wrong. Anyone can't do it, or specifically I can't do it. I tried so many times and just couldn't keep off of them. I felt like a failure. The people who said that were stronger than me or had more determination or loved themselves more or were superior to me. Or maybe they had better lives than me, had less stress or problems than me. Or maybe they had a better support system than me. Or something...not exactly sure what I lacked but I certainly lacked something.
Then I finally quit. And stayed that way. I am still the person I was back then when I continually failed. I still have the same life, stress, problems, the same people in my life. I'm as weak or strong as I think I am. I'm not superior to anyone. As for loving myself, I do...I did then now that I think of it. That wasn't it. It was and is determination. When I quit three years ago I was determined that no matter what happened, I was going to make this quit work. I got sick and tired of being sick and tired of trying to quit. And I never want to go through that again.
To those still struggling, you can do this. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
Quit July 15, 2007 10:30 AM
Message by sweetp
on July 15 2010 at 7:01 pm
Location: United States Joined: January 13 2004 Posts:
CONGRATULATIONS ON 3 YEARS OF FREEDOM...!
YOU HAVE INSPIRED SO MANY ALONG THIS JOURNEY....THANK ~ YOU....
MOST OF ALL...
THANK ~ YOUR FOR ALL YOUR KINDNESS AND WELL ~ WISHES TO ME...!
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATION....YOUDA BOMB...!
"Today I choose not to smoke..."
Message by Babs
on July 15 2010 at 8:56 pm
Location: United States Joined: November 16 2006 Posts:
celebrate you vicki
3 years is
Not One Puff Ever and
Keep a Sense of Humor.
Babs ~ 9/15/06
Congrats Vicki on 3 YEARS........Your in my thoughts and prayers. I can't thank you enough for being here and sharing over the years. Bless you sweetheart.....Giant Hugs Today.... Today is a good day for I woke and didn't smell roses or hear organ music, which means God has given me another day.