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10-21-2010, 07:59 PM
Today marks 2 years that I stopped a 21 year, 2 pack a day smoking habit, woo :D

10-21-2010, 08:05 PM
Congratulations! You rock! I just celebrated a smoke-free anniversary, too. :D

10-21-2010, 08:40 PM
Thank you and congrats as well :D :hug:

10-21-2010, 09:06 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, 09:14 PM

10-21-2010, 09:22 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, 10:34 PM
Thanks so much :D :hug:

10-21-2010, 10:42 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, 10:45 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, 11:19 PM
Yes, I really hate the smell of cigarettes now...disgusting.

Everyday Miracles
10-21-2010, 11:46 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, 11:47 PM
Haha, congrats :) I am just 39 :p :D

10-21-2010, 11:52 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, 11:54 PM
Yay!!! Good JOb!

I celebrate 4 years in March! :)

10-21-2010, 11:54 PM
Thank you. I am sorry about your dad and I wish you the best of luck with your goals :hug:

10-21-2010, 11:54 PM
Thanks Anna and congrats!

10-22-2010, 03:01 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, 03:16 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, 10:15 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, 10:26 AM
Your body is thanking you!

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

10-22-2010, 01:26 PM
Thanks so much everyone :D

10-22-2010, 02:48 PM
Thanks :)

10-22-2010, 09:33 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.