For members not celebrating an important milestone today...

Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

30 Sep 2006, 07:03 #41

Thanks for the reminder that every day free of nicotine is important
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Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:31

30 Oct 2006, 11:13 #42

Thanks, I needed that!

Debbie - Free and Healing for Two Months, Fifteen Days, 22 Hours and 13 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 5 Days and 8 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1539 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $347.26.
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

11 Nov 2006, 23:57 #43

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 01:28

09 Jan 2007, 11:00 #44

Okay - CONGRATULATIONS TO ME!!! 13 days = no nicotine.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 01:29

30 Jan 2007, 17:31 #45

Although I have no physical craves (of course!) I am still very much in the emotional stage of my craving. I second what was posted a few about mine....THANKS, I needed that. I brought tears to my eyes to read your first line...and something else I read here recently....(while I wouldn't say pride is *normally* a good thing..in excess at least!) ...it was said that there *should* be a lot of pride in our quits....and I find that this is the thing I'm most proud of recently...at least concerning myself...by a LONG shot. I AM proud...and thanks for making me feel like I'm doing a good job. I think that's a lot of the reason I feel so helped and supported here...the positive reinforcement is just amazing. M.

I have been quit for 1 Week, 20 hours, 46 minutes and 30 seconds (7 days). I have saved $30.27 by not smoking 157 cigarettes. I have saved 13 hours and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 1/22/2007 6:45 AM

My milestone above...
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:51

05 Feb 2007, 01:10 #46

Hi,

I didn't think I was celebrating an important milestone today, or at least not until 6:22 pm EST, which will be seven days for me. But you're right - every day without a puff is a milestone. Let's be honest - for me, sometimes still, every HOUR without a puff is a milestone. It's because of the help and insight of people like you that I've been making it last, even when it's sometimes minute by minute.

Thanks!
Green-Weaver

6 Days, 17 hours and 44 minutes. I have saved $30.23 by not smoking 336 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day and 4 hours of my life. My Quit Date: 1/28/2007 6:22 PM
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Mar 2007, 01:58 #47

Y E A H FOR ALL FREEDOMITES WHO'VE PUT NICOTINE DOWN FOR GOOD, ONE DAY AT A TIME!! THANKS JOEL

VICKI - Free and Healing for Seven Months, Twenty One Days, 20 Hours and 27 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 16 Days and 5 Hours, by avoiding the use of 4677 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $1,062.51.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:06

16 May 2007, 00:18 #48

Thanks for the reminder! I claim victory for today!

Crystal
Free and Healing for Four Days, 10 Hours and 26 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 3 Hours, by avoiding the use of 44 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $6.34.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:30

26 Jun 2007, 16:58 #49

I agree, Joel. Every clean day is worth celebrating.

I felt the need to congratulate myself every day, so I configured my quit counter to celebrate more milestones. Your quit counter will happily celebrate every 20 (or 10, or 5!) cigarettes not smoked. Every 10 (or 5) pounds or dollars saved.

Hurray! Another milestone. And another. And another. Doing great and being proud of it!

Nicoline - Free and Healing for Five Days, 16 Hours and 17 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 9 Hours, by avoiding the use of 114 cancer sticks.
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

14 Jul 2007, 16:56 #50

Thanks, I needed this!
Wow, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would go to bed smoke free one day let alone another day after that! NTAP!

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us". Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lou
3weeks/4 days nicotine free
declined 1043 nicotine feedings
Saved $182.44
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:19

22 Dec 2007, 05:21 #51

i needed this too, and i had forgotten to be proud of myself i did it, i quit !!!!!

I have been quit for 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 hours, 19 minutes and 37 seconds (43 days). I have saved £181.70 by not smoking 825 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 20 hours and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 08/11/2007 10:01
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:23

22 Dec 2007, 11:26 #52

Thank you for the reminder that every day nicotine free is worth celebrating!!!

I needed reinforcement, especially now on the weekend before Christmas.. the triggers are frequent tonight, but will remember to be proud and continue NTAP.

Nicotine Free 44 days.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:20

27 Dec 2007, 15:10 #53

yes...every smoke free day is a big achievement....at least during the initial stage of healing for me. need to feel good about not smoking and see the quit stats details increasing

matnasir- Free and Healing for Seven Days, 5 Hours and 38 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 6 Hours, by avoiding the use of 72 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $30.50.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:14

15 Mar 2008, 23:11 #54

Thanks, Joel! After yesterday (a rough day) I'm glad I read this! I forgot to congratulate myself for getting through a day of stress without taking that fatal puff. Yay, me!
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:05

23 May 2008, 17:25 #55

Oh! I'll jump at any chance to brag!

Smobriety comes to: 0Y 1M 2W 1D 18H 34Mns € Saved to date: €254.40

And 960 NASTY nicotine sticks not put into these lungs!!!
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Jun 2008, 01:54 #56

Right On!
We all share the victory of "today" .

When I 1st stumbled onto whyquit.com, I had given up on my dream of ever being a ex smoker. BUT the more I read other people's postings, (whether after one victory day or many victorious days) I found myself thinking that if all these people can do it, I CAN DO IT. I am the only one holding myself back from my dream!

I have proven to myself that my dream CAN be a reality come true.


Lou/Free and Healing
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Joined: 10 Jan 2009, 01:35

05 Aug 2008, 11:34 #57


Heather - Free and Healing for Twenty Six Days, 14 Hours and 54 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 20 Hours, by avoiding the use of 532 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $150.84.
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Joined: 06 Dec 2008, 16:58

07 Mar 2009, 03:07 #58

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13 Sep 2009, 22:52 #59

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Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 04:09

25 Jan 2011, 03:03 #60

wonderful - thanks
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Joined: 11 Nov 2008, 19:22

01 Apr 2013, 14:09 #61




Today is the most important day so far.
Baby steps, just here and now, yes you can!
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Joined: 18 Apr 2013, 13:15

02 May 2013, 12:57 #62

Thanks for posting this link on my journal.  It makes sense, this is my quit and my journey, I am celebrating every minute, every hour, every day for the rest of my life I will forever be celebrating saving my own life.  
thanks again Joel.
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Joined: 03 Jul 2013, 14:10

18 Aug 2013, 13:24 #63

Joel,
Thank you for sending me to this link and for the reminder that every day is a great day if I NTAP!!!!!!

Judy
1 month 3 weeks 5 days 49 minutes without nicotine
not smoked 1680 cigarettes
saved $756
and celebrating
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Joined: 09 Sep 2010, 13:05

27 Aug 2013, 23:30 #64

Three years smoke free and this is still one of my favorite reminders.  I know I'll never go back.  I've been tested and I know that I don't need them.  I'll trust those who have tried it that there's no such thing as "just one".  Why risk it?
Sometimes I forget to celebrate a day, but hardly a day goes by that I am not happy and proud that I finally reclaimed my freedom from nicotine.
Every day is a victory over my past.
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Joined: 12 Oct 2013, 02:50

27 Oct 2013, 14:56 #65

You got me!  But I see I'm not the only one.  I was just curious as to what you would call someone celebrating an hour of freedom.  This journey isn't easy and every challenge must be celebrated and remembered so the ex-smoker can recall the excitement and embrace the next one.
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