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    Picturing 30,000
    Midlife87339 posted:
    Tonight, I was soon expecting this amazing stat on my SilkQuit quit counter, but I am still "grokking" at it: 30,000. That is, in the 5-plus year of my quit, I have avoided lighting up, then having piled at my feet the ugly butts of 30,000 sickarettes.

    Now, to keep me humble, I still have plenty of bad habits and am pretty remiss on exercise. I am far from smug.

    But still, I am for one thing picturing the black grime 30,000 of the things would have inflicted on my poor lungs and also feeling thankful that primarily because of this message board, I was able to keep my quit (after a lot of false starts). Oh, and last but not least, I can smell all the wonderful fragrances the natural world has to offer once again, e.g., the basil plants in containers on my deck from some paces away.

    Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you again to all of my life-saving helpers here!

    -Mary the Cat Lady

    Five years, five months, three weeks, two days, 2 hours, 31 minutes and 10 seconds. 30001 cigarettes not smoked, saving $7,125.23. Life saved: 14 weeks, 6 days, 4 hours, 5 minutes.
    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Mary you are awesome!
    Congrats on quitting and still managing to keep some of the other bad habits as I have done!
    That made me laugh out loud!
    I have quit for 21 years now. I'm am so done, I'll never go back to smoking again, or ummm exercise. :)

    You go girl! I'm so glad you shared that with us.
    Jonathan Foulds, PhD responded:
    Congratulations Mary, thats a great achievement. I'm sure your cats are pleased about it too!
    Thetryik responded:
    I am so very proud of you! Thank you, for posting your story. It's great to read o something positive. Thank you, your hard work, commitment & dedication.
    sandy0526 responded:
    Mary the Cat Lady,
    Way to go, I'm very impressed with your story. I, unfortunately, on the other hand have not had the success you have had. I am quite disappointed in myself and will continue to try.

    It is nice to hear of someone with the stick-to-it-ness necessary to do something so difficult.

    Proud of you. Enjoy the wonderful fragrances around you,


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