knitnana: Three Year Anniversary! Whoohoo!
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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Three Year Anniversary! Whoohoo!

The best thing I've ever done. Three years ago today, I put down my cigarettes after a 28-year habit. It was hard. I used the patch. But the biggest single difference in my being able to quit that time (over the many other times I'd tried) was this site:

The Q or QuitNet. There's a button on the sidebar that will link you to the site, if you've a need...

Please. If you smoke. Try them. It's free. And the support you need, 24-7, is at your fingertips. (Oh, sure, like any other site, you can pay for more services, but the basics are free, and that's all I needed.)

It was wonderful to know that any time I wanted to smoke, there was someone out there in the world with the same struggle, online, asking for a buddy to help them thru. They helped me, and I helped them, too.

It is NEVER too late to quit. It will be the single best thing you've ever done. It's not easy, but it's possible.

And I believe in possibilities.


Blogger Rachel said...

You've inspired me, maybe I can do it too!

8:50 AM  
Blogger kat said...

yeah good for you!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Congrats on staying cigarette free.
Keep up the good work.
I've never smoked, but I appreciate how hard it is for those who want to stop smoking.

9:57 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Rachel, you CAN do it!
Thanks to everyone...
And never fear. I've lived thru some extremely tough times in the past 3 years, and not once have entertained the thought to start up again. Not smart to say "never" but...
Now, I'm so deathly allergic to it, it wouldn't be smart - for many many reasons...and I have no desire whatsoever to pick it back up - besides, I like having the money for yarn and fabric - and not sending tax $$ to the state!

But smoking is a nasty habit that's terribly hard to quit - still, I know, if I can do it, anyone can. (I was hardcore, folks - really! My doctor was convinced I would never quit. I loved surprising him!)

10:10 AM  
Blogger Tan said...

Wow, congratulations! I wonder if there is a site like that for dieters.

10:39 AM  
Blogger ericah64 said...

Good for you! Overcoming an addiction like that is really hard.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Congratulations! I think yanr makes an excellent 3-year anniversary gift to yourself.

11:03 AM  
Blogger teabird17 said...

congratulations! I never smoked, but my parents did (heavily) - I know how hard it was for them to quit.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Good for you!!

12:31 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

I am at 8 months of quitting!!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

You should be really proud of yourself! Great job!


2:33 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Congratulations! That is really something to celebrate. I remember when I was a little kid and my mom quit smoking. She knit us mittens and hats to keep her hands busy. She successfully quit, and my brother and I were very warm during Wisconsin winters.

4:21 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

well done!!!!! you go girl.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Congrats! It's tough,I know it! It was 10 years for me last November!

10:05 PM  

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