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Andy's New Years Quit Date

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  1. atp
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    501 posts
    31 Dec 2018
    08 Apr 2019
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    Here I am at 97 days smoke-free and I can say that I am now enjoying being a non-smoker. 

    For the first 3 months I spent a lot of time convincing myself that being a non-smoker was a good thing, all the benefits of not smoking, etc. It was really hard learning how to be a non-smoker.

    In the last few weeks I have really started to feel different - I don't think about smoking all the time. It's not who I am anymore. The cravings are fading to more of a passing fancy every so often. 

    I went from being on this site looking for support, information, and just plain help; to trying to give back to others coming along in their quits. All the while reinforcing in myself my reasons to keep to my quit. This site was such a huge part of my quit.

    The first few weeks and months the daily emails and texts from smokers helpline were very helpful and motivating. And joining Breiffree, and others, on the daily Pledge made me reflect on the commitment I was making. 

    I've decided I'm ready to move onto the next stage of my quit and I won't be logging in or posting as often. I'll probably still check in every once in a while. 

    Things are looking up for me. I feel good and thankful for having quit. 

    My stats to date, of which I am immensely proud of:
    Savings: $1,365.76
    Days Smoke-Free: 97
    Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2134
    Life saved: 16 days 7 hours 14 minutes

    Thanks everyone for all your help along the way. 


    Last modified on 08 Apr 2019 13:28 by atp
  2. brieffree
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    1478 posts
    28 Nov 2017
    08 Apr 2019 in reply to atp
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    Hi Alp

    You feel great as non Smoker, I am so proud of you!
    Please remember, to be with the guard On all the time, Nicodemon is all around! But we are ready to say Not a chance!

    Again so proud!
  3. emily, quit coach
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    255 posts
    28 Nov 2017
    09 Apr 2019
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    Hi atp,

    Congratulations on 97 days! you have come so far and I'm glad to hear that it's going well and you are truly enjoying being a non smoker.

    Thank-you for sharing your support and what has worked for you in your quit. This is valuable information that I'm sure has helped others in their decision to go smoke free.

  4. atp
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    501 posts
    31 Dec 2018
    09 Dec 2019
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    Thought I'd bump my original posts for those thinking about quitting this coming new year. 

    I'm pretty excited about coming up on 1 year since I quit. 3 more weeks!

    You can quit!
  5. justfortoday
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    12 Aug 2019
    10 Dec 2019 in reply to atp
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    I'm so grateful you posted this.

    Wow ... what a journey you've been on, and what an inspiration you've become to so many of us.

    My heartfelt congratulations on your admirable success!

    Aka justfortoday
  6. dublinguy
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    377 posts
    09 Dec 2021
    11 Jan 2022
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    What a truely inspiring thread. So glad you had great success atp and those stats are impressive and helping me to maintain a steady ship on my journey. I will probably follow a similar route as you. At the moment Im posting everyday on here to just document what Im going through... its a helpful distraction and I love reading back over it to see how far ive come. I think as the weeks and months move on you dont need to spill the beans and give all the gory details as you adapt into a new life as a non smoker... then it becomes about advising others who are setting out on their journies and letting them know that it is possible. 

    Thanks for this illuminating thread... it just proves that this battle can be won... just takes effort and williningness to battle through the discomfort at the start.
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