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10-21-2010, 06:59 PM
Today marks 2 years that I stopped a 21 year, 2 pack a day smoking habit, woo :D

10-21-2010, 07:05 PM
Congratulations! You rock! I just celebrated a smoke-free anniversary, too. :D

10-21-2010, 07:40 PM
Thank you and congrats as well :D :hug:

10-21-2010, 08:06 PM
Congratulations!! Don't nice, pink, elastic lungs feel great :D I hope you're like me and NEVER pick one up again after quitting. (28 years for me, they were .85/pack :rofl: )

10-21-2010, 08:14 PM

10-21-2010, 08:22 PM
Man that is sooooooooo awesome! I truly hope to quit...and SOON! I am just so overwhelmed and truly wondering if I can stop WHILE losing weight and working out but then it's like...why not?

Anyway, I just wanted to say, that is AMAZING! Congratulations!

10-21-2010, 09:34 PM
Thanks so much :D :hug:

10-21-2010, 09:42 PM
That's fantastic! It's so hard to let go of our vices. 2 years is a huge accomplishment...not to mention, think of the money you've saved in the last 2 years.

10-21-2010, 09:45 PM
Congrats on staying strong! Not like smoking is even an option with NY prices. When I was home in July cigarettes were almost $10 a pack for Camels.

I've been a couple months smoke free and I don't think I'm going to go back. It's too hard to run with the added pressure in your chest, and I don't miss the phlegmy cough after every meal.

Questions for quitters - do you find that you're extra sensitive to/repulsed by cigarette smoke now? I can't stand being around it because it's so offensively toxic.

10-21-2010, 10:19 PM
Yes, I really hate the smell of cigarettes now...disgusting.

Everyday Miracles
10-21-2010, 10:46 PM
Mine's next month! It will be two years for me, too, though I didn't smoke for as long (I'm only 31, so it would have taken a lot for me to be at that point :)). Congratulations!

10-21-2010, 10:47 PM
Haha, congrats :) I am just 39 :p :D

10-21-2010, 10:52 PM
Congratulations!! That is amazing!

I wish I would quit! I got pregnant July of 2009 and I stopped smoking immediately, rarely even had a craving. Even after I had the baby in April I didn't want a cig. Then in June my Dad died. On the way home from his funeral I was going crazy with grief and wanted a smoke more than anything, needless to say the pack I bought just to have one or two has turned into a full-fledged smoking addiction again! My Dad would be so disappointed too, he hated that I smoked and was so glad I quit when I got pregnant.

Arghh, I am just telling myself that life is a process, Rome wasn't built in a day, yadda yadda yadda... Right now I am losing all the baby weight and then I'll tackle the cigs. At least that is the plan.

I am so glad for your success!

10-21-2010, 10:54 PM
Yay!!! Good JOb!

I celebrate 4 years in March! :)

10-21-2010, 10:54 PM
Thank you. I am sorry about your dad and I wish you the best of luck with your goals :hug:

10-21-2010, 10:54 PM
Thanks Anna and congrats!

10-22-2010, 02:01 AM
Congrats on your quit anniversary Michelle, you are one strong lady.

Wow, I hadn't thought of the date, but tomorrow will be the 12th anniversary of the day I threw away my cigarettes, ending a 24 year 1 pack a day habit. (I never smoked before I got off work, or 4:30 pm. Unfortunately, I think I substituted nighttime eating and 70 more pounds for the smoking. Hmmmmm, something to think about.)

10-22-2010, 02:16 AM
Congratulations!!!! It's been a little over a year and a half since I quit a 28 year, 2+ pack/day habit. I used hypnosis, and it worked beautifully because I really, really wanted to quit. Isn't being smoke free a wonderful feeling?

And yes, I had no idea how foul they smell. How foul I must have smelled! DH still smokes, although outside, and sometimes the smell is really offensive to me. I wish he would quit, too.

10-22-2010, 09:15 AM
Onederchic you've inspired me yet again.

I barely smoked at all in BC and I'm noticing it already since i've come back that it's time to let it go.

So, I start today :) It'll be nice not to have that ball and chain following me around :p

Congrats to you for 2 years!!

10-22-2010, 09:26 AM
Your body is thanking you!

10-22-2010, 09:45 AM
Congrats, and thank you for making our environment one person better!!

10-22-2010, 12:26 PM
Thanks so much everyone :D

10-22-2010, 12:48 PM
Congrats! I wish my aunt would quit smoking, I remember being young and telling her to quit and she always said she was going to. Sure enough 20 years later she is still smoking, I think she has been smoking for a total of 30+ years. She's been smoking since before I was born and I'm 26 now. She actually quit smoking so that she could have breast reduction surgery but then she started back up soon after. My inlaws still smoke even though they promised that they would stop when I gave birth to their grand child. Well my daughter is now 6 and they still smoke.

Your post gives me hope that they can quit eventually, instead of always saying that they are going to.

10-22-2010, 01:48 PM
Thanks :)

10-22-2010, 08:33 PM
Questions for quitters - do you find that you're extra sensitive to/repulsed by cigarette smoke now? Stale smoke on people and in house, cars, etc? Yes. The smell of a freshly lit cigarette? No. It still smells wonderful to me.