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That is so WONDERFUL!!! Being sober and not smoking are amazing accomplishments!! You have so much strength!! I am proud of you!! Emily, sometimes I feel you don't give yourself enough credit for what you do. I am glad you are proud of yourself!!! You are an inspiration to so many people. Thank you!!Lots of Love!!
So proud of you Em.....Congrats! You have amazing discipline....keep on inspiring - you do it so well. Love ya girl!
I agree -- Emily, how do you do it? I've never been a smoker, so I don't know exactly what it feels like but I know enough that it is a powerful addiction. How did you just stop?!?
shame you can't bottle up your strength and sell it...i would be the first in line!
I'm in the middle of the quitting battle myself and take lots of inspiration from this post, thanks :)
Wow well done!! I stopped smking 4 years ago and I can tell you it gets easier and easier.Keep it up!
Hi to all of you,First I want to apologize to Annette. You were right when you thought that I was drinking. I could feel it too when someone was drinking.It was terrible because I couldn't stop myself. Last night I had my last drink and I feel terrible and ashamed.I stopped smoking 17 years ago because I wanted to and I am still happy about it.I wrote to my coach that I was drinking. I wrote a lot to him so I know how it could happen.Lots of good energy.
GOOD FOR YOU, Em! I became a nonsmoker in 1975--quit cold turkey too...never went back to it for the same reason as you stated: because I did not ever want to have to go through that again, and I knew that I would not be able to smoke and live healthfully! It gets easier and easier to live without it...Love and Hugs!
Anon 12:15 a.m. - Thank you for the apology and I accept your apology...I've been in your shoes many, many times sweetie, and I know you are struggling and it is hard....but you can do this...I have faith in everyone on here and I have faith in you. Remember, this site doesn't say anywhere that you can't post a comment on this site if you've been drinking. You're not the 1st one to do this and you certainly won't be the last. You are always welcome here and hopefully we'll be discussing your newfound sobriety on here from now on - that would be great!You mention that you wrote to your coach that you were drinking.....are you currently in a recovery program?...is this coach something like a sponsor? Just trying to get the whole picture.Good for you for stopping smoking many years ago....what an accomplishment. I have yet to quit that nasty habit, but am waiting for when I'm ready....it'll be here pretty soon I think.Thanks for being honest and sharing with everyone here. Just do this one day at a time...and there may be instances when you need to do it one hour at a time, or even one minute at a time....that's okay - whatever YOU need to do to keep YOU sober :) And we are always here for you on here - just reach out via a comment and someone, if not many, will respond with their experience, strength and hope.Lots of good energy back at ya girl....today is a new day - remember that....it's Day 1 of your sobriety....be proud - throw away the guilt and shame and be proud that you are sober today.
Dear Annette,Thank you so much for your nice and helpful words.Love & Light
You are very welcome.....here for ya anytime :)