Thanks to everyone that acknowledged my milestone today. Your shout outs are appreciated and very motivating. This blog is to share with the newbies about how I got here. If I can do...so can you.
It started with a commitment since willpower never worked for me.
I took one day at a time but most days I took one hour at a time.
I stayed busy - I found I had more time on my hands so I cleaned things I had been neglecting.
I stopped all adult beverages and coffee.....major trigger for me.
For the first few months I avoided social situations where people smoked.
I didn't worry about weight gain. Although I tried to eat healthy I didn't beat myself up if I binged on chocolate and chips.
I brushed my teeth 3 times a day.
I kept an emergency kit of cinnamon candy and coffee stir sticks for that hand/mouth habit I had.
I lived on this site. Some time to blog but most times just to read other blogs. I found strength and encouragement here.
I hope my list help someone make it to their next milestone.....Just stay totally committed to live a smoke free life. Our life depends on it.
The journey continues.