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My incredible Journey

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  1. healthy at 50
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    Hi All, i wanted to check in with you to tell you how amazing it is to still be smoke free.. 6 years later!  i quit on May 27, 2013 and it was a struggle as i was a 30 year plus smoker, so most of my life was with a smoke in my hand.  This site helped me achieve my quit as everyone is in the same place.. a smoker trying to quit. 
    The one phrase i used at the beginning that really helped me was .. there is no such thing as one cigarette.. they only travel in packs.  Every time my brain shouted i wanted a smoke.. i would bring this thought into my head.
    Congratulations to all of the new people on this site, and i just wanted to share a success story with you.  i have absolutely zero cravings now.. not even with a glass of wine!
    Dig deep inside of you for strength.. reach out to others and you will succeed!!
    Deb. 
  2. atp
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    14 Nov 2019 in reply to healthy at 50
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    Deb,

    CONGRATS ON 6 YEARS!!!!

    I like "there is no such thing as one cigarette.. they only travel in packs" I never heard that one before, but I sure can relate...

    I'm just past 10.5 months on my quit, and to think back to when I started it seemed impossible, one thing that helped me was reading success stories, such as yours. Knowing it can be done really helps. 
  3. justfortoday
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    14 Nov 2019 in reply to healthy at 50
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    Thank you so much for checking back in. Your words hold so much value.

    Six years ... truly fantastic!
  4. treepeo
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    Hi Deb,

    It was so kind of you to check in and share your success story with us.  Congratulations on your 6 smoke free years!  Yippee!

    I, too, love the phrase you use about smokes only travelling in packs.  How true that is!  I told myself time and again that not only could I not just have one cigarette, but I could not have even one puff ever.  Because I would be forever doomed.  Like you, I was a long time smoker and I have now been a non-smoker for almost 3 years.  So it just goes to show that there is always hope, and quitting IS possible.

    Again, thanks for sharing your uplifting post with us!
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