Monday, May 4, 2009

mes deux


Today is my Two Year Anniversary of quitting!

You know, I was such a hardcore smoker, it really blows me away that I was able to stay quit. I still think about smoking every day (and quite often, I will take a drag from Bill's cigars) but as for actual cigarettes - not one since May 4, 2007.

In my experience, playing mind games with myself helps. Back on JS, Justfly mentioned that giving herself permisssion to start again one day helped her. I think I've said I'd start again when I was 60 or 70, but hers was 80, lol. Also, the cost of smoking in Alberta (up to $12.30/25 pack) is enough to keep me away, as though the health risk wasn't enough.

Now I just have to find a way to replace the Pepsi.

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations Good job.
    I quit over 40 years ago wow have I saved a lot of money and my lungs are great!

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  2. Wow 2 years that is so great. You're doing brilliantly. Depressing that you still want one after 2 years though. Keep it up. I am addicted to soda too and I am a week away from 11 months and could fall off the wagon any minute.

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  3. a week away from 11 months without a cigarette I mean.

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  4. congrats!! luckily I never started to smoke... but I'm addicted to potatoe chips oooops

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  5. I'm allowed to start again? But, kickin' this jerk out (cigarettes) has taken me ten years so far? I would let him back? I suppose I should pocket away this suggestion too. I've needed every single one I've heard so far.

    congratulations. I'll be there two years behind you!

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  6. Congratulations!! I'm very proud of you! I'm always so happy to hear of someone quitting. Ecstatic! Here's to sxy pink lungs!!

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  7. I remember this event.

    Pepsi is a layup. Learning to do without the added sugar in many things is easy but you will make faces for three weeks.

    I do give myself permission for a soda once in a blue moon.

    I lost 25 pounds on that trick alone at the pinnacle of my heavier days.

    You won't regret it ever.

    Stop drinking soda. Water in your own containers is the way to go. Lemonade with splenda or unsweet tea rules.

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  8. Brilliant that you have stopped smoking - the best gift you could give yourself :)

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  9. Congratulations !!! That is a really accomplishment. Maggs

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  10. Kate-I do believe that there is truly nothing that YOU cannot do.

    Amazing, but totally believable.

    Congrats, mi amiga! :)

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  11. Congrats - a massive achievement- if you can do smokes - you can do Pepsi

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  12. Congrats! It's tough (I hear) I only smoke cigars when on long trips...when out of the truck..don't want ém..don't need "em.

    Take a picture sometime while you're taking a drap from your hubbies..k? Would be a cool profile pic I bet!

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  13. I'm closing in on two months smoke free (next Thursday) and so far have only gained about five pounds :-) Keeping busy and away from the apartment is likely the only way for me to avoid eating when I don't need it.

    It's already a lot easier to ride my bike but I have a ways to go lung-wise.

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  14. Good for you, Doug!!
    Thanks everyone!

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  15. Good for you, it is a hard thing to do. You should be proud!

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  16. good job. i'm at twelve years now. don't really think about it. you'll get there.

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