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A Big Thanks!

Blog Post created by Jennifer-Quit-05-01-14 on Apr 11, 2018

We are a group of unique individuals with one main purpose - to quit and/or remain quit.  It is not really important to me the method you choose - NRT, Cold/Smart Turkey, or prescription meds.  I used the patch and also elected to "count my days".  There really is no wrong way to quit - except to smoke after you have quit. 

 

Some do not find counting the days useful but for me it helped.  I remember early in my quit seeing others relapse - they would smoke "just one" and then struggle with resetting the clock and more often than not - struggle with getting started again.  They would often blame others or circumstances in their life for having "just one".  This, in part, kept me moving forward in my quit  I did not want to ever have to "struggle" with the decision to reset my clock or look for others to blame for my mistake.  That is why I count the days and check my numbers often. Not every day like I did in the beginning but often enough to know that I never want to see it at Zero.

 

Having this group of people to be accountable to also kept me honest.  Many times early on I would hear the little voice that said "You can have just one - no one will ever know."  And I would say to myself "But I will know - and I never want to have to write my confessional blog".   So THANK YOU  to everyone here (past and present) that inspired me to keep moving forward - I could not have done it without you all!

 

Jennifer 1,441 DOF

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