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After the Quit - The Ongoing Process   Quit Stories and Journals

Started 8/29/15 by Terry (abquitsmking); 4212 views.
In reply toRe: msg 67

From: Douglas8845


On July 23rd of this year I will close out my 5th year not smoking.  I enjoy re-reading my journal because it reminds me of how crazy it was in the beginning of my quit.  I made it along with a few others and still today we remain quit.  I wish the same to all those in this forum.  I'm still amazed that I now see myself as a nonsmoker.

Good luck to all of you!


From: Carol03Oct


Hi Doug - I have enjoyed reading your journal - especially the first few months to where I am now in my quit.  I haven't read it all yet - but sure I will get to it as time permits.  I can so relate to alot of what you said around the three month mark (where I am now).  It's so true that you start to think - if I can do this, I can do anything.  


In reply toRe: msg 68

From: Douglas8845


Fellow quitters, 

Yesterday I completed my 4.5 year mark as a nonsmoker.  The fact that I forgot to mention it here is actually a sign of my progress.

I cannot conceive of myself lighting up a cigarette and pulling poisonous fumes into my lungs.  It is just too crazy a thing to contemplate, much less do.

I've done this, so can you, as Steve (standingstill), says, to stop smoking JUST DON'T SMOKE.

You can do this.  I have.

In reply toRe: msg 70

From: Douglas8845


stillstanding, not standingstill

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From: Douglas8845


Haha, thanks Janet!

One of the most amazing things to me is recalling how hard it was in the beginning and how easy it seems now to quit smoking. I simply have no more craving episodes which is not the same as to say that I have no thoughts about smoking. I know I will never smoke again, partly because I know that if I do start again, I simply may not be able to stop.

Thanks for stopping by.