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#1 DiannaLynne


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:53 PM

Hello everyone.  I haven't been here for quite a while but I am still going strong.  I will have four years in November.  I feel the need to pay it forward.  I received so much help and support here when I first quit.  It was a rocky road for a while but the one time that I posted an SOS the outpouring of support was incredible.  I don't see a lot of familiar names but there are still some that were here when I started.  I smoked for over 30 years and I was a hardcore smoker.  I could rarely go an hour without one.  This was my only serious attempt thought I had many half-hearted attempts in the past.  They were really only to placate people who really wanted me to quit.  It was months before anyone actually believed that I had really quit and was not just closet smoking.  I gained a lot of weight but have been able to lose it all now.  I eat right and exercise and feel better that I ever have.  I have three beautiful grandchildren and a new one coming in December and am so grateful that I am healthy and smoke free so that I can be with them for as long as possible.

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#2 Lin-quitting


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

Yours is another wonderful story that inspires all we newbies Dianna. Thanks for checking in and sharing.

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                  "I didn't come this far to only come this far."




I want my life back. I WANT MY LIFE BACK!

There is no try, there is only do. Failure is not an option.

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#3 Jillar


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:46 PM

Hi Dianna, congratulations on almost four years quit and your soon to be newest grandchild :)
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Things began to get better when I realized I would remain quit even if things never got any better.

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We say here that it is better to be a nonsmoker with the occasional desire to smoke than a smoker with the constant desire to quit. Marciem
Being successful doesn't mean that you'll never GET to smoke again. It means that you'll never HAVE to smoke again.

#4 marciem


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:50 PM

Hi there DL!


I'm so glad to see you.   I never doubted you for a minute on your quit :) :)  .  Great job, and thank you for checking in and coming to pay it forward!!  

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Quit Date 9/20/12
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S.moking is N.ot an O.ption T.oday
Better to be a nonsmoker with an occasional desire to smoke, than a smoker with a constant desire to quit.
Remember: everything bad about quitting is temporary, and everything good about quitting is permanent. TimidTulip
Not a day will ever go by that life is 100% perfect. But 100% of the days are better not smoking jwg
I feel no matter my outcome, quitting was still hands down the best thing I ever did....r.i.p. jwg 12/28/13
Like John, no matter my own outcome, quitting smoking is hands down the best thing I've ever done... mlm 2/16/17

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:38 PM

Congrats on your great quit. Thanks for your post. It inspires all us newbies to read success stories.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:06 AM

Well done!  Good to see you!







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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:57 AM

That's awesome! Thank you for sharing. mini-graphics-smileys-622547.gif

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:25 PM

Congratulations!!!yours is the type of success story that inspires courage and steadfastness in our own personal quits. Thank you...
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Always remember: you are not going
through this because you quit. You are going through this because you smoked...

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:48 PM




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#10 Frank


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

Right on Dianna, very happy for you !  Thanks for stopping by and reminding us that life after quitting is by far the  best !

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Nov 6, 2011 I decided " I had enough with this sh*t "

I quit because I just got tired of the life under a rock, dark and with not enough air to breathe waiting for the day to get crushed!

Alcohol to a quit is like Kryptonite to Superman

Stop, Think and then React. Not React,Stop and then Think

Practice does not make it perfect, makes it permanent. Practice the right things!

Quitting is by far the best decision for the rest of your life.

If a Doctor gives you 6 months to live, would you start living after the first three? Quit now!

" I am a puff away form a pack a day"

Once you stop puffing or having Nicotine in any form, then and only then your symptoms will stop.

I quit with a frozen turkey. Once I felt comfortable with my quit,  I ate it.

Life is such a good teacher, that if you don't learn the lesson it will repeat it to you.




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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:09 PM

4 years soon....choose your ship



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Relapse is like peeling an onion. TEARS!
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it"
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950}
NOPE stands for Not One Puff EVER....
It does not stand for......
Not One Puff EXCEPT...
The minimum requirement is maximum commitment....to NOPE
It takes many good decisions to make a good quit, and  only one bad one to lose it.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:50 AM

Another wonderful story from a successful quitter to guide us on our journey. Thanks for sharing & inspiring us to "keep the quit".
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:00 PM

4 years is awesome 😀



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