Most of you won't remember me, but on October 4th 2003 I gave up cigarettes and joined Freedom. I smoked for 25 years without any luck at quitting. After I joined freedom, I realized there were many others in worse shape than me, and bigger problems to worry about.... But they were doing it each day, and they became my inspiration to never take another puff.
A year into my quit, I started feeling sorry for myself because I gained a lot of weight, almost as if I was trying to find an excuse to start smoking again. Management confronted me about being negative in the group and withdrew my membership. I do not have any bad feelings about that, and I think it was probably a good thing.
At first I was a little upset, and thought "I might as well start smoking again" But what I learned here stuck with me, and I wasn't about to lose my year quit over anyone or anything. I can proudly say that I have not had a cigarette since my first quit date in October 4th, 2003. Could you pleas let the group know that I am a quitter for life. Two and one half years plus smoke free and feeling great.
Your quit friend,