Congratulations to anyone who quits smoking! I am always happy to hear it when people are able to finally give it up. It's the hardest thing in the world to quit. I also smoked but gave it up many years ago. So good for you for quitting. I hope you were able to substitute the smoking habit for something more positive!
I think that's the hardest part, changing your behavior and replacing smoking with something else. I replaced with my bike. I started biking to work. It was great to do something else. Instead of sitting in traffic smoking, I rode my bike to work. Kind of hard to smoke and bike at the same time. I hope you are enjoying running, and I bet your dogs enjoy it too!
Congratulations! You are so smart to pick a memorable date to quit. I am coming up on 7 years but I can't tell you what the exact date is - I know it was somewhere close to when my friend had surgery because we quit together before we was admitted to the hospital - but no clue when exactly that was!
Every right to be proud. I qute 15 1/2 yars ago, last cigarette June 30, 1999, Had smoked 28 years and was doing 2 packs a day of Misty 120 menthols. Finaihed that pack off that afternoon and never picked up another one. Hubby couldn't quite because he had "smoked 3 years longer than me so would harder for him". However, after his heart attack Feb. 7, 2013, he has not smoked. Our older son quite 5 years ago following flu. His wife will has "quit" by constantly smoking one of those fake cigarettes with the most nicotine she can get----but that isn't smoking. LOL
again congrats, All who hae quit know you did a hard thing, but a great thing.
Congrats! I quit in February 2007. I was supposed to do it for my 40th birthday, in December 2006, but couldn't bring myself to do it, so I aimed for NYE 2006, still couldn't do it, even though I was ready and really wanted to. So, after a trip to Michigan in early February 2007 for my father's 80th birthday and having to go outside in blizzard conditions to smoke, I decided to quit with my sister right after we got back. We both used Chantix. I succeeded, she didn't that time, but about 2 years ago she finally quit after 30+ years of smoking 2+ packs a day (I was a much lighter smoker, less than a pack a day, which is why I think it was easier for me).
Last night I had my last alcoholic drink. I have been battle my weight and slowly gaining over the last 2 1/2 years and I know it's because I like a few cocktails in the evening and those are just empty calories. I am really excited about not drinking any more. I figured if I could quit smoking, quitting drinking won't be nearly as difficult!