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Back from vacation and 68 DOF!

Blog Post created by rollercoaster831 on Aug 28, 2017

I made it.  I did it.  I enjoyed it.  

 

It was hard.  I celebrated my 2 months of being nicotine and smoke free on a cruise ship with a bazillion smokers on it (or so it seemed).  I avoided the casino and the smoking areas as best as I could.  

 

The smell as I passed through the smoking areas was awful and I kept thinking how grateful I was I didn't have to worry about where or when I could smoke.  I couldn't believe the stench and how I was glad not to smell like that.  The stale smoke smell in the casino was nauseating.

 

But...there were the moments (what seemed like A LOT of moments) where I wanted a sickarette.  I did.  I wanted one.  I didn't do it.  I didn't want to start over and count my DOF again.  I kept telling myself there is no craving...breathe...it will pass....it is just what you used to do and don't need to do it anymore.  

 

Looking back, it was the hardest time I have had over the past 68 days.  I can now look back with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude that I didn't give in.

 

All of the Elders words were in my head.  SINAO.  NOPE.  I don't do that anymore.  It worked.  

 

I am here.  68 DOF.  68 glorious days of freedom!  

 

The vacation was amazing and I got through it without smoking!

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