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December 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 44283 views.
cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

Sep-20

“Since quitting was one of the more difficult things I have done in my life, it is not an experience I am ever going to repeat, so I quickly put those thoughts aside and move on with my day.”

Matt, I totally agree with this! Unfortunately it looks like we are the only two left out of our small December group. I am glad you were able to go on your trip during these crazy times. I haven’t gone anywhere this year but I am ok with that. I am just happy that I have been able to spend time with the grandkids. I am going camping with them next month, so that will be a nice break. You take care Matt! It was good hearing from you, 

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Sep-20

I got a chuckle from the no fire starter story, as well.  I am happy to hear you were able to have your Alaska trip despite the COVID damper earlier in the year.  It was wonderful that Cherbear did a little poke to both of us!  It is wonderful you are still in the cessation spirit! I agree it feels good!

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

Nov-8

Thanks! It’s hard to believe that it has been 11 months! Every now and then I have a difficult day but am able to divert my thoughts. So thankful to be free of the nasty addiction! Hope all is well with you! 

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-8

Congratulations Cher...... been a rough ride. So glad you are less than 30 days before 1 year! Kicking butt!

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

Nov-8

Thanks Eve! It has been one crazy year, but I am so glad that I hung in there. The support from this forum as well as all of the great articles and posts helped me immensely! Hope all is well with you! 

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Nov-12

You are so close, Matt!  I hope you are doing great and feeling fabulous!  Congratulations on reaching 11 months on 11/11!!  I  am really thrilled you kicked your addiction!  I kinda know how it feels to be free of those smoke bombs!

Matt1961

From: Matt1961

Nov-12

Thank you, Susan.  It is hard to believe it has been 11 months.  What a year 2020 has been!!  About the only positive thing I can say about it is it was the year I quit smoking.  This forum, and people like you, have been such a great help to me.  For any newbies who might be reading this, just plow through those cravings.  Life is so much better on the other side!!

Congratulations Matt nice job! 11 months quit is awesome!!!! You be very proud of your monumental accomplishment. You are definitely proving that you are no sissy! Next stop The One Year Clubhouse!!!

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013

Matt1961

From: Matt1961

Nov-12

In 3 days, it will be the anniversary of having to have 4 stents placed in my heart because of smoking.  One would think that would be my actual quit date, but oh no - almost a month later I found a loose cigarette in a suitcase and did not have the discipline to destroy it.  That is how powerful this addiction is.  All the experts gave me harsh warnings of how smoking will kill me, and I still lit it up.  Just like Alan Carr said, after i finished smoking it, I realized how I got absolutely nothing out of it.  I have never lit another one, and I am determined that I never will.

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