Thursday, November 15, 2007

150

Today is Smoke-free Day 150.

Some of us still count days, some of us don't, but since I'm one of those who does, this one seems to have the flavor of a milestone to me.

150 Days.

Cool! Thank you Chantix for the nice start to this whole thing. Looks like it's working if I just keep going.

I already nagged about this last week for anyone just considering quitting smoking, but tomorrow really still is the Great American Smokeout Challenge. I have no idea how many people take that one day to string it together with others to actually quit smoking entirely, but I do know that just one day at a time, we can all do this as long as we wish. I still don't say forever, even if I hope that it's so. I just wake up each morning and know that I can make it to bedtime without smoking. That's each. Each day. Rinse. Repeat if desired, and it turns out I do desire to repeat. Still, on this special day tomorrow, anyone can quit just for one day. No further commitment required, though it just might inspire a body to keep going one already 24 hours in. If not, it's still a day to prove to yourself that you *can* most certainly and absolutely do this.

If I can do this, I'm convinced that anyone can.

7 comments:

  1. Yea - another milestone! I too like to count and recognize the little successes.

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  2. As always, congratulations Maggie! Right behind you.

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  3. Some of don't count days because things involving numbers are too challenging for us!!!

    Congrats Maggie!!!

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  4. Congratulations! I like to count, too - it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I'm 115 days behind you ;-) but just as determined!

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  5. Many thanks to you all! I've appreciated all the support. It truly helps.

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  6. Somehow, I didn't even realize today was the smokeout, I just happened to come online and notice. I guess at least I've been doing well at not sitting in front of the screen so often, though at what cost it's hard to say...

    I don't know how many days for me, but congratulations on your 150. I have a personal policy stating that anything that is a multiple of fifty is automatically a milestone.

    One day at a time, rinse and repeat. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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  7. Thanks, Chris! I like your milestone rule of thumb.

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