It's smoke-free day 402 for me, but there are some people hitting some serious milestones, and today is about them.
A big shout out to two of my fellow Chantix bloggers who are at the year mark of living life smoke-free, such a huge milestone! Tabatha and Sherri have been there since near the start of my journey, quitting just about a month after I did, when I was still a little freaked out and needed to find others doing the same thing in order to stay OK, and they both continue to inspire me. Tabatha has kept going strong and without whining no matter what life has put in her path, reminding me that nothing is worth going back to smoking. Sherri has turned quitting smoking into a full-blown betterment of health through serious exercise, bike-style, and has reminded me that there is a bigger picture, that quitting smoking was one part of who and where I want to become (and that I have to work for it!).
Please know that this is no small thing. Seriously.
If you look at the long list, there are not many on it that are both a year plus quit and or still blogging (about anything). The other one, yes, just one (!!!), is:
Nathan who hit a year at 10:18PM on July 2. Nathan makes me want to run (I mean that in a good way, not in a run and hide kind of way), though for now I just walk and bike, but every single runner I see is Nathan reminding me that he's still doing this and that I can, too. He's also quit in the past like I have, so Nathan continuing smoke-free strikes me where I live in a special way.
To say that these folks inspire me is an understatement. Anyone considering quitting and taking the Chantix route should check out these blogs because they are all success stories.
Here's to another year, one day at a time, for all of us!!
PS - If you are on that list but haven't been updating and happen to see this, please give me a shout! If I ever revamp the list, I'd love to point out those still doing this thing.