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Started Jun-17 by AliceMay5; 769 views.

From: DbAnne


Good, come back every day.  I check in every single day.  For some reason, it helps to share.  



From: 48yrsmokin


Come back to the NOPERS club as much as you can and do the Pledge Sounds corny but got me thru those later months. When the little guy in my head was still at work trying to get me back on the pack. Just say Nope as much as you can. 9 Months in and urges are still there just a lot easier to blow them off.


From: TinyBadger


Congratulations on 9 months! I'm very proud of you!


From: modanjim


Congrats on 9 months!   Cant wait to get there.   Taking it one day at a time, as some days are harder than others.




From: overdoz


I have the smoke free app also, it helps to see the money pile up that were saving. I made it 7 weeks and past 2 weeks have been kinda bumpy been smoking on and off, but trying to hop on the train again, its day 2 again. The other day i had made it 2 days and then bummed a few. I also stopped drinking about 2 months now, had slipped and had one beer, but yeah quitting both at once is a lot to do, but watching that money pile up feels good, I just try to remind myself that not everybody is on the same page. 

Overdoz quit 06-18-2020


From: 48yrsmokin


Thanks all it does feel good. When I was at your 2 month quit time it was the longest I had quit time in many many years and now it's 9 months. Time flies and hope it does for you too stay the course Be a NOPER frequently and regularly IT WORKS. If it's not for you find something that will work for you                                                                                                                           Been a NOPER since 10-17-2019


From: Douglas8845


Hi Alice,

You can do this! I stopped smoking on July 23rd, 2012, so in just under one month i will celebrate my 8th year as a nonsmoker.   I've saved $26,137.16 on cigarettes, not  counting the drive to and from the gas station nor  the time value of the drives or time spent actually smoking.  I feel much better overall and cherish no longer being a fool squandering my health and $$$$ on smokes.  You can do this!


From: Loreficent


So, did you use this forum back then? Maybe you’ve said that somewhere already but I don’t recall, I’m sorry.

Every day of success is a celebration really, but do you celebrate the anniversary yearly? Kind of like a second birthday or something maybe. Maybe it takes getting to a full year to really get it and understand the significance and have that sense of freedom kick in. I’m still hoping for that. The day to day going at it is definitely easier than the first few weeks were. Still...would be nice to just go to sleep this first year and wake up and have it be gone without question. I think the hard part about having a couple of slips is not being able to look back and say “I just did it”. Also though, it is important to not let those slips erode the view going forward by overthinking them. Still...always most admirable to see what can be done. Thanks again for coming back. 


From: Douglas8845


Hi Lori,

I probably came here every day to see how people were doing, how some were coping, different strategies and all that.  It was comforting to see how my struggle was pretty much like everyone else's.  Sometimes I would be having a really bad day, and coming here helped.. knowing I wasn't alone, happy to remain on the wagon, happy I survived a really bad crave.

For the first several years I celebrated my anniversary.  It was always the same, dinner at PF Chang's at the same time. I would make sure I got there and was seated by 6:15PM to request a glass of Merlot. I would only take my first sip at 6:26 PM, which was the moment I put out my last cigarette on July 23, 2012.  I did that for several years.  After a while, being a nonsmoker was the new normal and stopped celebrating.  In a way I missed doing that, but in another, it just showed how normal it had become to not smoke.

I loved my first twelve months, when I was learning at every turn how to not smoke.. all the holidays, crisis, joyful events, sad events.. had to do everything with no smokes.  It was tough, but so worth it, so memorable.

Whenever I'm having a bad day, I can think about how I quite smoking... and the day becomes a little bit better.


From: ModDee


Hey there,

Congratulations on 9 months.