I'm not tech savvy ... this is my third attempt at posting. I'm getting a little tired of telling my story only to have it disappear off the screen! Hopefully, three's the charm ... we'll see.
Quit on August 1 -- today is my 24th day of freedom -- YIPPEEEEEE!!
Have smoked for 35 years and have tried quitting too many times to count. Got good at quitting -- staying quit has been the problem.
Have always been a closet smoker. Was ashamed and embarrassed and kept it well hidden. That’s why I’m here at Freedom – time to come out of hiding. Was real hard to admit I’m an addict. Have been lying to and hiding the truth from everybody -- including myself!
Finding WhyQuit was an answer to prayer. My body has been telling me for five years to stop smoking. I’ve tried hypnosis, psychotherapy, cutting back, and was hooked on nicotine gum for seven years. Finally, listening to Joel’s videos – was like somebody talking turkey to me and I got it. For the first time, I feel hopeful that I can stay quit.
I realize I’m far from being out of the woods. Feeling great right now -- but have been through this too many times – I know challenges await. Am glad I have a place to turn to during the rough spots.
Thanks to all who have made these two websites possible. Feel like I’m getting my life back.