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Oct 21 10 4:15 PM
Nov 2 10 6:24 PM
It’s been one year since I accidently stopped using nicotine. I had wanted to stop for years and years and failed each try because nothing made sense until I found WHYQUIT.COM. I thank God everyday that I found the website.
Knowledge is truly Power.
I suppose that is true for many aspects of life, and for me, it was the KEY to my UNDERSTANDING that nicotine is a very powerful drug, (it should be outlawed, in my opinion), and the KEY to UNDERSTANDING that I am a nicotine addict.
When we have KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING, we have power to make informed decisions. My decision was to stop using and I will never regret it. How could anyone “regret” not smoking anyway????
I am still amazed at the trickery of drugs and how powerful they are on the human brain. I’ve known people, and family, who have been addicted to heroin, cocaine, painkillers, pot and alcohol. I could never understand the inability of these people to stop using their drug of choice, while I puffed away on my cigarettes, until I decided to stop using nicotine. I understand now. Stop Smoking??? Once a fearful proposition! (??afraid to stop killing yourself??!!); all unfounded and so do-able.
Drugs change the way we think and act and we don’t even know it’s happening until we have stepped away from active use; after we have taken back our true selves. Addiction dominates every second of our lives. Dominates; demands; controls, expensive, toxic, demeaning, deadly
I am so happy to have “me” back. I don’t know the original “me” because I used nicotine for so many years. I guess I found a new “me” and I really like her. I too, hope I have quit in time to avoid serious smoking related illnesses.
I’m so happy, every day, that I‘m in control of my life, not controlled by the need for a fix.
I don’t really think about it any more either. Oh there are a few nanoseconds of passing thought from time to time but never a crave; it’s just something I used to do. I’m just enjoying the extra minutes of time, the extra dollars in the bank, and the extra health benefits I gain each and every day.
If you are a newbie or lurker here at this website you are here because you are sick of being sick, and tired of the spiral of the addiction, because it never changes, and it won’t, until you take control of it. Give yourself the gift of time and patience and read, read, read every day. You WILL overcome the desire to use because you now have the KNOWLEDGE AND THE POWER TO STAY QUIT!
I know I should post more to encourage newbies as I was. I must say though, there is a wonderful group who are now in varying stages of their quit who are tremendously helpful and responsive. At first I had a twinge of guilt, but now I feel like I’m just moving over to let others recover and carry on. I will continue to “lurk”, and learn, as an oldbie, and give support to others when so moved.
Congratulations to all my Quit Brothers and Sisters in the class of 09-10! I’m so proud of all of usl. FreeToBeMe, Dakotafunk, K Katie, Kimmie, Dudo, Danza, RichardFunk, NStevens, Roger Donaldson, Likkitysplit, Oreo, Sarah000, delmni, Rusty, Elmagno, all the “DOCS”, Golfendude, Melanee, CWZ, Shaded, donedippin, Kaj2010, and anyone else I missed.
And thanks again to SalGold (x7!), katsrule8!, JoeJFree, all the FREEDOM staff and support staff, for without you we all would most likely still be feeding our addiction, and because of you, we are all celebrating our FREEDOM FROM NICOTINE!.
I am close enough to say I am SARAHGOLDX1. WOOHOO!
Nov 2 10 7:17 PM
Nov 2 10 7:41 PM
Hiya Golden LadyHeaps of congratulations on turning gold, it really is an awesome achievement 365 days of recovering and breaking triggers, this amazing classroom supplies all the knowledge that helps us understand this addiction, (and it really is all about the education) and how to relegate it to archives, where we will remember that we used to smoke but really have no desire to ever do so again, you have studied hard and now you have graduated with honours.Please do not feel bound that you have post, it is up to you, some people are so comfortable with their quit, that they move on with their lives, others like to come everynow and then, and post support, others just come and post their milestones.Enjoy your new life Sarah, and thank you so much for all the posts you have made encouraging others, remember the lessons learnt, never become complacent and be proud of what you have done.SuzieGold X4
Nov 2 10 9:19 PM
CONGRATULATIONSSARAHI've been waiting for this moment to arriveWELCOME TOYou have done it ..... Wow what a journey hey ?Yes i agree with you that nicotine is a nasty drug and i agree with you that we are all recovering addicts..... isn't it strange...... I never thought of myself as an addict before i was educated here at Whyquit.com!Well, i'm here to tell you Sarah, that it keeps getting better as time rolls on...... i'm so ,so proud for you ..WELL DONERelish in your new found freedom and never let go !"Never Ever Take Another Puff"I have been quit for 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 16 hours, 10 minutes and 30 seconds (550 days). I have saved $7,538.72 by not smoking 16,520 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 1/05/2009 5:00 PM
I'M A PROUD"SIX YEARS FREE"FREEDOMWHYQUITQUITTER! "QUIT NICOTINE USE ON THE 1st of MAY 2009 " Best Wishes Dan . LOVE YOUR MIND , BODY AND SOUL ...... " NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF "
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Doc Quit date 14th October 2008
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Nov 4 10 5:04 PM
Congratulations on GOLD, Sarah!From the first day I visited Freedom, I knew that you had what it takes to make it for the long haul. You had the knowledge, the acceptance that you were an addict, and the determination to gain your freedom from nicotine. You have been an inspiration to so many of us here. Thank you for showing us how to succeed! I see you now on the lido deck enjoying the fresh air! Save me a chair !Nancy - 9 months today
Nov 8 10 1:24 PM
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Knowledge is the key to building a smart, strong and lasting recovery.Congratulations Sarah on your First year and Two Days.YQB - Joe J free 2128 days of Freedom from nicotine
Nov 8 10 1:57 PM
HOW VERY SPLENDIFEROUS, SARAHSAVOUR THE DAYand enjoy your continuing journey to total FreedomBE VERY PROUD OF YOUR WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT Marty
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Nov 16 10 1:47 PM
Hey Sarah,Just wanted to congratulate you on your recent accomplishment of turning GOLD!!! You were very inspiring to me early on in my quit and I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate it. You continue to inspire others on their quit journey, too...good for you, girl. Good for YOU!! Krissy--Free and Healing for 8 months, 15 days, 12 hours, 25 minutes and 38 seconds (260 days). I've not smoked 5210 death sticks, and saved $1,579.96.
Dec 6 10 7:05 PM
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