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    savme posted:
    Hello FMily,

    I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary. Not my wedding anniversary but 1 year of ..................................................................................

    NO DRINKING AND............................NO SMOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am celebrating today!!!! My DH is taking me to lunch.
    At least I will be getting out of the house..

    Happy days,

    Linda L.

    Dollbug responded:
    Hello Linda....and should be celebrating this delightful time......I am very happy for you....and I hope you will be able to celebrate this for the rest of your life....

    Have a good luck.....

    Take care.

    alispazz responded:
    YEAH!!!!!!!! Congrats... Happy day all day!!!!!!


    How did you do the no Smoking!!!!! In process right now.. so far so good but only 3 days...

    Anjl26 responded:
    WOHOOOO!! That is fantastic! You should be proud of what you've accomplished. Enjoy your lunch. :D
    missshortyd responded:
    That is so wonderful U should be very proud of yourself!!!!

    savme replied to alispazz's response:
    Thanks Ali,

    I used the patches if for nothing more than hope, but I took it one day at a time. You have to remember it has to be what works for you, but you also have to be ready and determined to quit.

    Linda L.
    savme replied to Dollbug's response:
    Thanks Mimi,

    It has been rough since I was a heavy drinker, and I smoked for over 30 years, and this is a milestone in my life.

    I fully intend to stay smoke and alcohol free.

    Linda L.
    MagPrincess replied to savme's response:
    SO glad to hear this.

    What an accomplishment!
    fibroinsd responded:
    Wow...I am so very impressed. This is wonderful. Congratulations. I know how hard this is.

    Fibrosarah responded:
    It's wonderful to hear news like this! Overall, this gives you a better quality of life

    Know it's hard to do, I have a son that has a problem with drinking,

    I compare both with going on a diet, Same thing, different product is all.

    BTW...for anyone interested, my son used prescription Chantrix, and swears by it! Has been smoke free 2 years.

    Enjoy your lunch!
    pocotaz responded:
    Linda L.,

    Congratulations !! A success story with a happy ending and begining. It's good to celeberate--hubby is sweet for doing this--it is something to be proud of --the strength you know you have to have gone through it all andcome out ahead and even stronger.

    I give tons of hugs .............Linda
    countrystablecandles replied to pocotaz's response:
    Congratulations to you!! That is something to be happy about.. Enjoy your day!!

    TCL38 responded:
    Awwww Linda good for you!

    I have been sober for almost 21 years. And other than one cigarette in 1994, I haven't smoked in about 20 years.

    I don't miss the cigarettes at all but the alcohol is a different story. It's really more I miss the release from reality that getting really bent can bring...hey at least I'm honest enough with myself to admit it right?

    Congratulations! I hope your lunch celebration was wonderful!

    wickedwanda0629 responded:
    I am so proud of you.
    enjoy your lunch.

    I have been smoke free for 2 plus years and I still find it very hard..
    Tuned2fm replied to savme's response:
    Dear Linda L,

    All I can say is you go girl! I used to be a heavy drinker but I did it in private. To this day I don't think anyone but my ex knew. One day I just lost the desire and found out later that my ex had been praying that I lose the desire. The power of prayer.

    I hope you enjoyed your lunch and just think you have added years to your life and set a good example for others. Right on!

    Gentle hugs,


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