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Tomorrow is my quit date!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Boy, am I nervous, but I think I can succeed if I work hard by:

Being patient with myself, my son and husband, and remembering this will take effort and time.

Remembering I'm not losing something, I'm gaining something (my health and freedom)

Finishing writing my reasons to quit and refer to it everyday

Reminding myself what this nasty drug has done to my dad's health

Keeping a quit journal so I can keep track of my progress

Replacing the nicodemon with healthier activities and healthy food

Rewarding myself regularly for staying a nonsmoker

Always saying "NO, never again, I'm in control!"

I'm sure I will add to this as I go along, but my mind has frozen at the moment.

Good luck me! I can do this!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KMCWORKINHARD 2/28/2012 2:01PM

    Thanks everyone for the much needed words of encouragement! I'm on day 15, I think?! Still taking one day at a time. :)

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ROAD2WELLNESS 2/26/2012 12:51PM

    Congratulations!! You will be so thankful you did this!! Quitting smoking is one of the kindest and healthiest things you can do for yourself. I have almost made it to week 3 (I quit on the 8th) and I hear things start to get a lot better after 21 days. I have already noticed improvements in my breathing, and the cravings are less and less every day. Be gentle with yourself and realize your body and your brain are going to be seriously missing that chemical for a while. The first week and a half was the hardest - I was so emotional and thankful I didn't have to work through that because it would have been impossible. But it is getting better every day! It sounds like you have great support and a lot of reasons to get healthy. Good luck and write if you need any support!

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RUNCHOOSE 2/20/2012 7:18PM

    Woohoo! Congrats.

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SASAKA 2/17/2012 2:39AM

  You've conquered the first step already by deciding to quit! Congratulations!!!

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EOWYN2424 2/16/2012 10:36PM

    Good luck and God Bless!

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POINDEXTRA 2/14/2012 10:13PM

    Good luck - My Dad quit in 1986, and I'm sure that he wouldn't have made it to his current 83 if he had kept smoking. You CAN do this!

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/14/2012 8:29PM

    Congrats on taking this step! Good luck! emoticon

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KALYNWINN 2/14/2012 2:42PM

    Congratulations on your decision. My mom died from lung cancer seven years ago and I contribute it pretty much solely to smoking. Glad your doing this and your husband and son will be too! Good, good luck!

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