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markmcclean1980

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A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« on: August 04, 2018, 09:34:06 pm »
Okay, so yesterday I moved further on by a month.  However, I deliberately waited until today to post.  The reason for this is that I usually do very well up to Pride and then I fail.  I am pleased to report that I got through today and for the first time I had a smoke free Pride.  I am also on day 306 so again, an achievement and I can see the penthouse.  Yay me. 

@Kat73 I thought you would like to see this one.
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Re: A big achievement
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 07:10:25 am »
OMG @markmcclean1980 you are nailing this quit! 2 more months and you’ll be entering the penthouse, with a string of us following right behind you. It’s going to be awesome! Congratulations on being one step closer to freedom.
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Re: A big achievement
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 08:41:35 am »
Thanks @Enough42
Pride has always been my downfall so now I have double Pride for getting through it.  Out of the whole year it is the one day I was dreading smoke related, but I did it.  Maybe now I can think about stopping the ecig, but no rush on that as I’m still Nic free.  I’ll maybe see if I can reduce it over the next few days and see how it goes from there.
 

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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 09:24:31 am »
Congratulations @markmcclean1980 ! Glad to hear you are doing so well.
 
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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 12:29:46 pm »
Brilliant news, well done.  Hope you had a great day.  Think we need to start planning your Penthouse party!
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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 01:35:35 pm »
Oh that's fantastic @markmcclean1980 - I know Pride has been your quitting bet noir in the past. Hope you had a fantastic day  008 ;D :foundbeer:
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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 06:21:07 pm »
Congratulations @markmcclean1980 ! Our Kat will be chuffed to little mint balls when she's back from her holiday.
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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 07:14:55 am »
An update about my Aunt, she is in the Hospice and they have said she won’t be home again.  The doctors haven’t given a time but have said it will be soon.  She is deteriorating quickly and spends most of her time asleep.  She doesn’t say as much now, and when she does it’s brief, but she still has her sense of humour. 
 

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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 08:42:43 am »
So pleased for you @markmcclean1980  Pride is a great event and I can understand what the temptation would have been like.

Well done you  008

Sorry hear about your Aunt, but glad she still has a sense of humour

Take care my friend


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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 09:26:22 am »
@markmcclean1980 you just spend as much time with her as you can. She must be very proud of you.
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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 03:44:38 pm »
Hospices are truly wonderful places dear @markmcclean1980 and I'm glad your dear auntie is spending her final days in one. She'll know you're there and as @tea says, she'll be SO proud of what you've achieved.  :hug: :hug:
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Re: A big achievement - made it through Pride!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2018, 10:03:35 pm »
Okay, so yesterday I moved further on by a month.  However, I deliberately waited until today to post.  The reason for this is that I usually do very well up to Pride and then I fail.  I am pleased to report that I got through today and for the first time I had a smoke free Pride.  I am also on day 306 so again, an achievement and I can see the penthouse.  Yay me. 

@Kat73 I thought you would like to see this one.

You truly cannot have even the smallest inkling just how happy this made me @markmcclean1980, you might even have been able to hear my yelp from where you are!  If you can get through Pride and all the other challenges you've faced this past year you have WON! 
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