100 lb. Club - Two Years Smoke Free :carrot:

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10-19-2007, 08:44 AM
Today is my two year anniversary for being smoke free! At 11:55pm on October 18, 2005, I was smoking my very last cigarette....and crying because I was going to miss them so much.:rolleyes: Today, I don't miss the stinky expensive things at all. I know that some of you here are trying to quit. Please be encouraged.... you can do it. If I can quit a 1 1/2 pack a day for 20 years habit....and I really enjoyed smoking....then you can quit too!

10-19-2007, 08:48 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! - you BIG quitter you. ;)

Rhonda, you have SUCH strength and perserverance. I admire you GREATLY. What a wonderful milestone. Yay for you!!!


10-19-2007, 09:09 AM
Great job! In one month I will be celebrating the same anniversary! I also smoked 1 1/2 packs a day! Almost every time I see someone smoking, I thank God again that I quit. Congradulations again!! Jelly

10-19-2007, 09:20 AM
Congratulations! That must have been very difficult. Be proud ^^

10-19-2007, 09:27 AM
HOpefully I'll be there in 2 years. I smoked one yesterday b/c I felt so bad (Dentist trip) but it really didnt taste the same to me.

10-19-2007, 09:46 AM
Good for you. That's quite an accomplishment. Congrats -


10-19-2007, 09:52 AM
Congratulations for kicking such a nasty habit!!! I'm such an addictive personality, I'm SOOOO glad I never picked up that one! :) I'm very proud of you, though. That's so great!!!!!!!!!!!

10-19-2007, 09:56 AM
That deserves a huge round of applause! What a terrific thing you've done for yourself and your family.

10-19-2007, 09:58 AM
WOO HOOOOOOO!!!! :carrot: Congrats! I know how amazing it feels to be smoke free and not miss them at all - it's such a sense of freedom from the addiction that shaped your life! I'll be celebrating the same anniversary on February 1st. :)

10-19-2007, 10:04 AM
Well done, Rhonda!!

So what have you done with all that extra cigarette money??

10-19-2007, 10:15 AM
Congratulations Rhonda!!!!
To celebrate the accomplishment of quitting smoking AND to have lost 34 lbs is an AMAZING feat!!!
Great job!!!!!
A dozen claps for you!!!!!

10-19-2007, 10:28 AM
That is such great news Rhonda!! If you can quit smoking, I know you are going to be so succesful at your weight loss!!!

10-19-2007, 11:30 AM
Woohoo! Your lungs thank you. And your heart. And your blood vessels. And your teeth. And your mouth and throat!

Good for you!

10-19-2007, 11:32 AM

I quit almost 12 days ago!! :) Thanks for your encouragement :)

Already I dont miss them (but then again, I'm cheating and using the patch... trust me... you don't want to be around me after quitting if I'm NOT on the patch). I have some students come in to start a test after they had a smoke, and they just REEK!!! And i think... "oh god... and I smelled like that??"

10-19-2007, 12:12 PM
Congratulations Rhonda! :bravo:

It is the best feeling to know that you really can stop destroying your body with poison if you only set your mind and do it!! I have been a non-smoker for one year and 8 months. I had a two pack a day habit and smoked for 23 years. If I can do it, anyone can!!

Keep up the great work Tamaralynn!! I can smell smoke on people now and it is disgusting!! In the beginning months after I quit I would cry from shame that I actually allowed myself to smell that horrible and be that offensive.

For those that smoke and want to quit....DO IT!! Yes, it's hard, but most things in life that are worthwhile are hard. It is so worth it and you will never regret it once that addiction has been broken.

Now about this weight issue??? :D

10-19-2007, 12:55 PM
That great Rhonda! I quit as well (New Year's 1990) and am so completely happy I did. It took me a couple of years to feel like a non-smoker rather than a smoker who wasn't smoking, but now it's nearly impossible to imagine that I ever did. Yuck and all that. Anyway, congrats again on your anniversary!

10-19-2007, 01:32 PM
Rhonda--CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! That is a fantastic accomplishment!

10-19-2007, 01:39 PM
Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment!

10-19-2007, 01:42 PM
Wow. you must be a strong lady, to quit smoking and to lose weight. You are tackling two major hurdles at the same time. Good for you!!!! I am sure your lungs thank you!!!! good job!

10-19-2007, 02:40 PM
awesome! happy anniversary to you! I never smoked but I have a lot of friends who've tackled quitting over and over and I know how hard it was for them.

I equated it with getting thin! Idiots would say "um, just eat less" OOOooooooooh OK!!! duh is that what it takes?? hehehe And just the same way idiots who never smoked would say "just quit" everything is easier said than done! amazing work!

10-19-2007, 03:19 PM
Congratulations, Rhonda!!!! What a great gift to give your family and yourself!