My Journey- My Story / Not giving up...

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TreepeoNov 19, 2017 @ 4:47 PM
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Joined: Dec 27, 2016 (2:00 AM)
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
Hi Doyle,
Welcome back.  You can do this, and I'm glad you are going to try again.  Have faith, you will succeed.  Just remember.  We can never have even one cigarette, or else our addiction starts all over again.  We have to live by Not One Puff Ever. 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 325
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,125
Amount Saved: $975.00
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 20 Mins: 40 Seconds: 55

Mud ManNov 19, 2017 @ 2:22 PM
Posts: 3567
Joined: Dec 01, 2011 (4:32 PM)

Age: 58
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired from CN Rail
Hobbies: Riding My Harley
Hi Doyle its Mud Man. It took many of us numerous attempts including myself to get the ball rolling with the quit process. You have a great attitude and as long as your not giving up, you have the battle half beat. 
Hang in there, You'll Get It

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/9/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 741
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 22,230
Amount Saved: $11,559.60
Life Gained:
Days: 138 Hrs: 4 Mins: 18 Seconds: 46

Your Friendly Neighborhood MUD MAN

Jennifer, Quit CoachNov 18, 2017 @ 9:05 PM
Posts: 3946
Joined: Dec 29, 2010 (8:18 PM)
Good Evening Doyle,

So glad to hear that you are not giving up - one thing we know here at SHO is that those who refuse to give up are the ones who eventually succeed!

What do you think your plan will be if you are faced with that one cigarette in the future? Any strategies that might help you to steer away from the cigarette? 

Love your motto! 

Jennifer, Moderator

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

Vix1976Nov 18, 2017 @ 3:16 PM
Posts: 302
Joined: Aug 16, 2017 (5:52 PM)
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Gender: Female
Country: Canada
I know you can do this Doyle. Use all your tools you’ve developed, this site for the great people and the helpline. Never quit quitting is right and glad you’re back at it again. Just remember NOPE and don’t let that nicodemon tell you any different!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 66
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 990
Amount Saved: $712.80
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 4 Mins: 26 Seconds: 59

NewoportunityNov 18, 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Posts: 1212
Joined: Jun 08, 2015 (5:13 PM)

Age: 48
Gender: Male
Hi Doyle
That Motto works for me.
I was like you, till I realize I was wrong, then again and again. Until I discovered that I was cheating with me! Then the power to keep the quit come from my Mind and my stomach. They have the final word.
Never give up! Every time we fail we get up stronger!
One day at the time.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 894
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 53,640
Amount Saved: $24,138.00
Life Gained:
Days: 144 Hrs: 0 Mins: 23 Seconds: 34


DoyleNov 18, 2017 @ 5:56 AM
Posts: 98
Joined: Mar 25, 2016 (10:30 AM)
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hobbies: Hiking, Reading
After almost a month being smoke free, I caved for 1 cigarette.  That ONE cigarette led me to a 3 day relapse.  I am discouraged, but not giving up.  I have been trying to quit smoking for a year now, and manage to get to 3-4 weeks, but always end up smoking.  I understand that relapse is a part of the process so I am not giving up faith. One day I will get there. I feel so much better when I don't smoke.  This morning, I am feeling ready to give it another go.  NEVER QUIT TRYING TO QUIT is my motto for now... 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/18/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 2 Seconds: 13