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StellaBlue
Jun 20, 2019 (10:09 AM) Reply | Quote 


      
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Thanks John!  I asked a friend what I should do to celebrate, and his big suggestion was, "Well, don't have a smoke today, that's pretty celebratory."  True, but I want something a little more fun haha. I'll think on it.

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Jun 20, 2019 (09:36 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Stella
 
Congratulations ! what a great achievement, hope your going to treat yourself to something you like because you deserve it 
 
John 

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StellaBlue
Jun 20, 2019 (09:35 AM) Reply | Quote 


      
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Thanks Timbo!  I totally stayed up until midnight last night, waiting for the date to roll over into my ONE YEAR!  I cannot express enough gratitude for all the support I was offered here, and the space provided to me to talk my way through the entire process.  I feel free.  I am free.

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Hi Stella,
 You hit the one year mark today...CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You did it.  You are an official quitter now that you have made it through the four seasons and a whole calendar year is behind you.  Be proud of yourself for your accomplishment, we are. Your quit journey has also inspired a number of people to continue on their path to freedom too. 
Stay strong. 
 
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StellaBlue
Jun 03, 2019 (09:40 AM) Reply | Quote 


      
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Happy June everyone.  The June '18 quitter is nearing full circle on her first year! I'm so excited to be in June, this is the most excited I've been about my quit since whenever the last time I posted about being excited was in this thread hahaha.  I gotta think of something good to celebrate with on the day. FREEDOM IS POSSIBLE, DON'T GIVE UP!!!!!

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Jun 01, 2019 (06:06 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I start tomorrow, hopefully it will work this time

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I start tomorrow, hopefully it will work this time

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May 21, 2019 (09:32 AM) Reply | Quote 


      
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Thanks guys!  I was off work yesterday for the holiday so didn't get on here to celebrate my 11 months.  Every single day now is a countdown to the one year mark.  Sparrow kind of blew my mind when she said that in a short time I'll be in my second year of not smoking.... I guess I hadn't thought of that before. I have been so focused on the one year mark that it escaped my attention that this quit will actually be going beyond that.  That one day I'll be measuring my quit in years. Plural.  Like Timbo here.  I can't thank you guys enough for following along this past year and for cheering me on. I'm so grateful to have done this for myself at last.

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May 20, 2019 (06:51 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi StellaBlue,
 You've made it smoke free for 11 months now.  One more month and you'll have your first year of freedom behind you. June is just around the corner too, you June quitter.  Congratulations on a journey well done!!
Stay strong.
 
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May 19, 2019 (06:46 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Woohoo! Yes it must be so exciting to be coming into June again. Soon youll be in yr second year as a non smoker. Thats fantastic and it must be a wondeful feeling to never miss it anymore. Youre giving yourself a gift that you couldnt have previously......a brand new smile not to mention the countless health benefits. Its so amazing when youve done what you thought was impossible.....its such a victory. Congrats Stellablue 

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May 18, 2019 (07:40 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi StellaBlue! Wow what a great milestone to reach, congratulations ! I am a few days away from my three month mark, I can't even imagine how great it feels to hit the 1 year mark. Thanks for sharing your success is very inspirational. 

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Howdy stranger.  I think Monday will be 11 months for you if I'm counting right. You're in your fourth season.... I think you've got this for sure!!!!!   Freedom town resident, I LIKE that. It's good to hear that your braces are working out for you too. What a great reward you gave yourself, and paying them off early too to boot! 
 It's been a fun ride hasn't it Stella? A little bumpy at the start but then it smoothed out for you. Now you're on cruse control... but remember those darn triggers, they're everywhere so keep your guard up. 
Stay strong.
 
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I'm a bit bored at work and wanting to avoid my next task, so I thought I'd pop on here (last year this moment would have meant "time for a smoke!" but now I have all these other ways to scratch that itch, like writing here).  I haven't updated yet this month so here goes:
 
It's back to easy street, quit-wise.  That was just a temporary bump in the road the other month, which we all knew and thank you for your support around it.  I am really looking forward to two things in my quit: the 11 month mark coming up in a few days, and rolling into June.  My thread is titled "June quitter," and I'm very excited to be visiting June again but in completely different circumstances this time.  No more demoralized citizen of Struggle City.  Now I'm a cool Freedom Town resident :) 
 
I've been surrounded by more smokers than usual lately, and I don't miss it.  My quit reward (braces for my teeth) is going well, and due to all the extra cash from not smoking, I am set to pay them off two YEARS ahead of schedule!  They were so financially out of reach my whole life, and I can't believe with this one simple change in my life I have been able to pay for the whole shebang in only 8 months or something.  By the time I reach the full 12 months of my quit, my teeth will be bought and paid for :)  (Although I'll still be sporting train tracks for another two+ years ). I might still do a little something extra for myself to celebrate the one year mark.  It's so neat to have absolutely no doubt that I'm going to get to that date.  Thank you guys for cheering me on this past year, I could not have done it without this place to keep my head in the game.  

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Congrats on the 10 months Stella. It is a bit scary to think that even 10 months out that our addition still calls out to us from time to time. It's knowing how to fight back and say NO that makes all the difference. All we can do is learn from every experience. Keep up the good work, I look forward to when I can say I have been smoke free for 10 months!!

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Oh wow 10 months is so fantastic. Your quit journey has passed so quickly for me (prob not for you) and mine seems to drag. Congratulations Stella....youve done the valleys and the peaks of it and now yoire oit the other side. Month 9 sounds like it was hectic for you. I can relate to that feeling of craving something external to fix things. At this point l still get it quite strongly sometimes. I hate that feeling of longing for something outside of yourself.  It must have been a surprise for you to experience this so far into your quit but thankfully yoire grounded enough now to handle it and see it for what it is. Well done on defeating the devil!

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