Monday, September 20, 2010

12 Hard Months!



Or 1 long year.  That is how long it has been since I have had a cigarette.  Not bad.

It is not hard to quit.  I had done it many times before.  But I was always drawn back to smoking.  Not this time.  It isn't that I don't want a smoke (I'll always want to smoke.  It is the nature of the addiction.), it is that I WILL NOT SMOKE!  I am stronger than the drug.

I discovered that what worked for me to quit was just one thing:

Will Power!

No pills, patches, or gimmicks would do the trick for me.  I stuck to the plan of never buying or bumming a smoke and it worked!  There were times I wanted to kill, maim or otherwise destroy people and property (A great big thank you to the HTBC [if it exists and I'm not confirming its existence or denying it.]).  But I did get over it (For now.).

And now I have the satisfaction knowing that I can do something that Barack Hussein Obama doesn't have either the will power or desire to accomplish.  Even with all of his resources.

For those who are contemplating or just starting out on this journey I have some words of advice:

Keep trying.
Use what ever method that helps you quit.
Have a great sense of humor.
Know that the HTBC is there to help you (If it exists and this is NOT a conformation of its existence.)
Have a support system.  (I used the great people at QuitNet.Net)

And Finally, don't fear.  If you try and fail, just try again, and again until you succeed you can do it.  I know you can.  For I did it!  Just keep at it until you win.

Today and this year could be the year you finally quit.  Do it for yourself, your kids, your loved ones, just do it!

Celebrate Life!

2 comments:

The Born Again American said...

Congratulations... It will be 34 years next month that I quit, but my beloved (T) just quit... She went to Glenn Beck's 8/28 and after 30 years of smoking finally quit... Glenn said to expect miracles, trust me that's a miracle...

Debbie said...

Congratulations. I know that is a hard thing for most folks to do. I never smoked and I don't have an addictive personality in any way, so I cannot really understand what you are going through. I've heard it is really tough. Keep it up, you will be glad you did.

Debbie
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