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#1 Kathleen0515

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:43 PM

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That quitting smoking is doable, even after 45 years.

That I'm not "more addicted" than the next smoker.

That it's not nearly as hard as I thought it would be.

That the craves are manageable.

That I would feel such pride in my accomplishment.

That I would have energy again.

That I could actually love to exercise. 

That I can see a smoker and pity them rather than envy them.

That time does take away any desire for a cigarette.

That I can feel better at 63 than I did at 43.

That there is a life of freedom I didn't know existed.

That it's never too late to quit.

That I could my life healthier in all aspects.

That I never really liked smoking, I just thought I did.

 

Yes, I wish someone would have told me all of these things. So, to anyone who is thinking of quitting, or has just quit, I am telling YOU. Quitting is the best gift you could ever give yourself. Don't let your fear stop you from seeing the reality of this addiction. Don't hide behind your excuses. You can quit. It's not as hard as you think it will be. And it's not nearly as hard as continuing to smoke. 

 


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"Grammy, why are you putting smoke in your body?"

 

I stopped putting smoke in my body on June 28, 2012. 


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:47 PM

     fantastic post kathleen   wtg   :D  :D          


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:52 PM

Wonderful post!  Thank you, Kathleen!


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:55 PM

Here, here. Anyone thinking of quitting - give your self an early Xmas present and QUIT!
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:57 PM

Brilliant post.
I will soon be sixty three,after smoking for 50yrs.
Your post is so inspiring,
I can do this.........I can.......I will
Best wishes
Ollie x
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:08 PM

WELL, ITS ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY SPILLED THE BEANS!!!


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"I have quit smoking,.. I am never going to smoke again, I am not sure how I know this... I just do.

QUOTING JWG.... " The hardest step to quitting is the first one, the second most difficult is the second. from there each step , each day , gets you further down the path .. mind you , each day dose not get easier untill you allow it to be so" .. and I add... " It is entirely up to you!! "

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:16 PM

It is why The Sarge preaches the Easy Peasy.

 

He really wishes someone, somewhere, in the near three decades he was a smoker - someone, ANYONE could have let him know just how easy it could be.

 

When all one hears is about how difficult it is, how impossibly hard it is, that all quits end in failure ... it's kind of hard to get motivated and do it.

 

Look, folks, if you're out there reading this and you haven't yet quit: Give it a try - an honest shot.  It could turn out quite easy for you, too,  if you give it a chance. You never know while you're still puffing away.

 

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#8 Kathleen0515

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

Brilliant post.
I will soon be sixty three,after smoking for 50yrs.
Your post is so inspiring,
I can do this.........I can.......I will
Best wishes
Ollie x

 

You ARE doing this Ollie  ;-)


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"Grammy, why are you putting smoke in your body?"

 

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:32 PM

Awesome post!  I feel exactly the same way!  Thanks Kathleen!  Just wish I would have done it years ago!


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

Thans Kathleen,
I sure am doing it,I have no desire to smoke
I'm proud of my quit.
Best wishes to all quiters.
Ollie x
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:42 PM

Very Nice and so very true.  Good post.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

Wonderful post!


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:36 PM

Me too Kathleen...if only I believed, but I guess I didn't want it bad enough
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#14 Kathleen0515

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:03 AM

Me too Kathleen...if only I believed, but I guess I didn't want it bad enough

 

I didn't want it either Debby, but it was because I didn't believe it was even possible. I remember being in awe of the few people I knew who actually quit. 


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"Grammy, why are you putting smoke in your body?"

 

I stopped putting smoke in my body on June 28, 2012. 


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:18 AM

I didn't want it either Debby, but it was because I didn't believe it was even possible. I remember being in awe of the few people I knew who actually quit.


Me too! Especially the people who seemed to quit from one day to the next and never mentioned it again

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:44 AM

Great post!! Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:07 AM

Great post - thanks for sharing and inspiring - it is always great to hear the positives about quitting !!
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:45 AM

We sort of knew this BUT Nicodemon & smoke buddies are so good at telling us that no one ever quits for good or whatever. Plus those early days of quitting people figure it will always be hard & sucky quitting. Thank God its NOT true.



#19 kinkash

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:54 AM

I didn't want it either Debby, but it was because I didn't believe it was even possible. I remember being in awe of the few people I knew who actually quit.


Me too....and I envied them!
When the student is ready...The teacher will appear-Soul
Fear of the quit is worse than the quit-Cookielinda
When you stop buying cig......You start paying for your addiction - jwg

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:06 AM

Thank you for posting. you will be happy to hear that I have already passed it on to a few smokers thinking about quiting. i hope to see them here soon.


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