Today I celebrate 10 years of Freedom!
Thanks to WhyQuit.com and to Freedom!
I am so comfortable in my non smoking life that sometimes I just forget that I used to smoke. I did for 21 years of my life. I had a rough process at first, caused mainly by problems not associated to smoking that seemed bigger, felt bigger, for having to deal with them in the middle of the quitting process. But I did it...
Knowledge is Power- that's one the most important lessons learned; it is important to read and know why you smoke, because you like it? No way! Because we are addicts and the chemicals in cigarettes affect our brain. Is that obvious? Not to an addict! So reading about it, reading about constant withdrawal, about what helped others to overcome triggers, that gives you the most important tool to remain nicotine free.
In my case, having the support and solidarity of a wonderful community helped me walk this path ONE DAY AT A TIME.
So don't you ever think you are alone, or that this addiction is smarter than you. You are the smart one, educate yourself!
and know that quitting is possible....just don't take a puff, not today....everyday.
Thanks, Joel, John and each one of you who lead the way and walked beside me. God bless you!
Woohoo!! So proud of myself!
- Free and Healing for Ten Years, One Day, 14 Hours and 9 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 380 Days and 13 Hours, by avoiding the use of 109608 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $22,372.68.