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300 DAYS!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Apr 30, 2013

I found the Ex community a few days after my quit date of 7/4/12. At that time, I wrote in my profile that health issues had forced me to confront my addiction head on. I vowed that I would get back to being able to go for long walks by the river and swim laps. After surgery and 300 days quit, I am thrilled to report that I AM walking by the river (an hour and a half on Sunday) and swimming 30 minutes of laps three days a week.

This quit was not the easiest thing I have ever done, but it WAS doable! I am here to bear witness to the fact that it is SO worth doing. The benefits are immense. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it feels to have my active lifestyle back!

So, if you are in the early stages of your quit and think it's too hard – just keep at it, one minute, one hour at a time if necessary. That's how I made it.

You CAN do this, and I promise, you will be so glad you did!

Nancy

I spend a lot of time here, trying to help people quit smoking. A necessary part of the journey is honesty with yourself, others who are on this quit journey with you, and those of us trying to help you. There is a big difference in the advice we give to a person who has made a decision to smoke and is truly on their 4th day and a person who has been quit, for instance, over a month. If you smoke and then lie about it, you are not being honest with yourself, and cannot learn from your experience

To thine own self be true” comes to mind. Let's keep it real here. No one will put you down if you make a decision to smoke and lose your quit. We will continue to support you as long as you make an honest effort.

Nancy

Quit 7/4/12 (really!)