Forums / My journey / One year without smokes

One year without smokes

5 posts, 0 answered
  1. writerguy1975
    writerguy1975 avatar
    6 posts
    03 Apr 2020
    19 Nov 2020
    Link to this post
    Hi all:

    Next Tuesday marks my first anniversary since my last smoke. (I've been off the NRT since March.) The cravings are getting less and less these days.

    But you want to know what's genius? I racked up a $13,500 debt in large part because of my smoking. Some of this is not spending during the pandemic lockdown, but since I quit using the NRT, I've slashed that debt down to $3,000. 

    Just thought I'd share in the event that this helps someone else out. I have to figure out what I'm going to do to reward myself.

  2. wandam
    wandam avatar
    241 posts
    05 Feb 2019
    19 Nov 2020
    Link to this post
    Hi Writerguy1975,

    Huge congrats on how well you are doing on your smoke free journey! Next week on November 24, 2020 you will be celebrating 1 whole year, wow way to go, that’s a huge milestone, keep up the great work! Glad to hear your finances are working out well for you now. Definitely do something special for your 1 year celebration of being smoke free.
  3. treepeo1
    treepeo1 avatar
    255 posts
    06 Feb 2020
    20 Nov 2020
    Link to this post
    Hi writerguy1975,

    Congratulations on your amazing success!  The first year is especially sweet, because it is such a hard climb to get there.  Remember back to the first day of your quit.  Could you ever really imagine yourself where you are now?  It just goes to show that it really is possible to quit.  You just have to take it one day, sometimes one moment, at a time.

    I am thrilled for you, writerguy1975.  You should be really proud of yourself.  All of your hard work and perseverance paid off big time.  I hope you come up with the perfect way to celebrate.  You rock! 
  4. efreeman75
    efreeman75 avatar
    296 posts
    02 Apr 2018
    20 Nov 2020 in reply to writerguy1975
    Link to this post
    Awesome news writerguy - an accomplishment to truly be celebrated.  Thanks for sharing.

    I found things so much easier after the first year, I believe mainly attributable to having completed a cycle of the seasons, events, holidays, etc, all as a non-smoker.

    Thank you for sharing your celebration with us.
  5. aurora
    aurora avatar
    94 posts
    08 Mar 2018
    21 Nov 2020
    Link to this post
    hope you found a way to celebrate! 

    quite an accomplishment!  keep going, and with the same resolve you had from day 1.

    quitting smoking can positively affect other areas of our lives - financial, time, freedom, smelling better, feeling better, breathing better, and so much more. 
    Thanks for sharing your success!
5 posts, 0 answered