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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Smoke Free One Year Anniversary

I did it! It's been a full year. No cigarettes. No coughing when I laugh. No smelly clothes, breath, hair, car, house, fingers, furniture, drapes.... I can hold my grandson knowing he will not have any 3rd hand smoke from my clothes touching his sweet face. I can kiss Superman without going through the de-stink ritual. I don't have to stand out in the frigid winter air outside a restaurant to puff. I don't have to run out at 11:00 pm to get a pack just in case the 3 cigarettes I have left may not get me through the night.

I have saved a ton of money. Average pack is $5.oo. I was smoking 1.5-2 packs a day. That's roughly $275-350 a month.

My reward [besides better health] will be getting my teeth whitened.
Yeah, baby! I totally deserve it!


  1. Congratulations, that's an awesome achievement!!.
    2010 is my year to try to quit!
    My Mum has just passed away from lung cancer 2 weeks ago :(
    It's the biggest incentive I could have - but I'm just not ready yet.

  2. Well done Girlfriend!! I used to be a smoker, so I know how hard it is to give up and stay gived up (is that a real word?) :D

  3. Yeah baby you sure do deserve it. I am really proud of you. It's a great accomplishment - one of the biggest in your life. I know this because I quit over 15 years ago and the date is always marked on my calendar as a day of gratitude and amazement!

    Hurray for you!

  4. Yay! Congratulations! What a perfect gift to yourself.

    And... no one is waiting on you to finish that quick cigarette!

  5. Good for you! Quitting smoking is huge! I was never a smoker, but have watched others struggle with quitting and know it's no easy feat. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary!

    Last time I smoked Cigs were .75 a pack ...tells you how long...but I do remember the pride and extreme Joy with the feeling of quiting...
    I am very proud of you and wish you long living 'pink' lungs!!

    L.M. Jodi

  7. I AM SO PROUD of you and anyone who quits. I quit over 30 years ago and now and then I still want one. But it is the very best thing I've ever done for myself and my family! Goode for you!

  8. So what you're saying is now you have a few extra bucks to lend me so I can buy a pack? {;-o}

  9. Sorry I was out of town on your anniversary. I'm so happy for you! And getting your teeth whitened? They already make mine look yellow!

    BTW... I did notice the 'angle' of the photo. LOL You look great!

  10. Look at that gleeful smile! Well done. You will always be glad you quit.

  11. Concratulations also from me, who's currently reading through your 'time', being already inside your tomorrow.
    I would assume that you are quiet a role model for many.
    Please have a wonderful Thursday.

  12. Way to go! Congrats! So happy for you. Been 17 years for me. Everytime I see someone smoking, I say a little thank you, God. And then I have empathy for the smoker. It's a bad drug to kick. May there be lots of smoke free years in your future!

  13. I quit smoking about 18 months back. I quit cold turkey. Feel much better. I travel a lot - earlier the moment I'm out of plane I'll be rushing to find a smoking place followed by coffee and another smoke before catching next flight. These days I just ease out of plane drink some coffee / orange juice - buy some gift for wife and family and get back in for next flight.

  14. Oh my gosh! Ive been so out of touch with the blogs for a couple of months. I cant believe I missed this & congratulating you on such a huge accomplishment. Im so happy for you! Happy that you are healthier and showing yourself how powerful you are!! You are an inspiration Lille!


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