Quit Date: 1/29/2017
Posted September 1, 2015
In 4 days I will celebrate my 10 month mark. I've not had a single puff in these 10 months. I did not sacrifice a single inhale to death sticks. Astounding!!!
To quit smoking has been my number one, most important goal. Nothing has come before it. I've made it this far because I've made this quit my top priority. If the choice is between smoking a cigarette OR:
punching myself in the face
slamming my head into walls
running 3 times a day even when my bones ACHE
potentially losing my job
inflicting minor damage to my skin
gaining 20 pounds
arguing and screaming with my boyfriend
asking for help from strangers on this forum
baking bread/cakes every night in 90 degree heat
I choose the latter - - - because the rules remain:
NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF & NOT ONE PUFF EVER.
To apply these hard-fast rules is the only way to break this incredible addiction.
Quitting is not for everyone. Undoing a lifelong dependency, undoing a lifelong coping mechanism, proves too difficult for many folks.
But I will overcome. I do not want to forfeit my life to submission & servitude. I will no longer play supplicant to a host of deadly chemicals.
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