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Carolyn
Quit 5,671 days ago
Repost: It sure was a struggle to get here!
This post is so true. I know for me I seemed to fight and struggle for the longest time and suddenly it just stopped being a constant battle. I found the battles still came up, but less frequently and they were easier to win. Today, they are almost non existent.
Keep your eye on the prize - freedom. Quitting is doable. Smoking is not an option in life.
KTQ
Cara
D5615
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It sure was a struggle to get here...
From lighthousekeep on 2/10/2011 12:03:20 PM
and I cannot tell you exactly when I *arrived*.
Perhaps it was when I started to notice the crave waves of mine were all but dead.
Or perhaps a year or two back when I noticed some folks scurrying around to find a place to smoke at a busy airport after just getting in.
Or the poor sods who stand out in 25 below zero weather having to have that smoke and I stand inside with hot cup of coffee gazing out the warm window.
All I know is that it dawned on me at some point along the Way that since I Quit Smoking, I come and go as I please, where I please, as I please; freed of all those chains , shackles and fetters from that Filthy Dungeon of Addiction I rotted in for 40 too long years.
These are just some of the Fruits of a Quit, my friends~~
Relish them Daily!!!
greg
1762 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes and 28 seconds smoke free. 70512 cigarettes not smoked. $17,101.10 and 17 months, 28 days, 15 hours of my life saved! My quit date: 4/14/2006 3:30:00 PM
Last reply: July 29 @ 8:52 am
  • Tess
    Quit 595 days ago
    July 29 @ 8:39 am
    I now experience the vast majority of my day without a second thought of smoking and it is....heavenly 😇
  • m
    m.m.
    Quit 2,580 days ago
    July 29 @ 8:52 am
    Now when I see a smoker I see someone who is trapped. There was a time when I saw a smoker it would trigger me to want one. I am no longer dependent on that substance. That is what freed me from those chains.
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