15/365 - quit it

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well I am sick of smoking quite frankly and this image is the icing on the cake...not that I'm vain...but damn...does it show or what...

I quit for 4 years a while back...was easy, ..but forgot to remind myself under pressure that you're only one puff away from not being quit..

so blahblahblah I am quitting on my father's birthday, feb 11th.....a tribute of sorts to my dad triggered by mayette's recent tributes to fatherly love.

meanwhile...toke toke toke that cigarette...

In the I quit !!! photo essay.

Also in the a year of self defacement photo essay.

24 responses

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    You COULD pay a tribute to your father by quitting TODAY - then you'd be smoke-free by February 11!! Seriously, good luck - I know it's not easy! This is a great shot!

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    it's not easy. i did quit for a while. i've been smoking for like 5 years...and i want so desperately to quit. but right now with my high stress level i can't i just can't. i tried so hard this morning not to stop and buy another pack (the one i had only had 1 left in it) but i failed. something i'm good at...failing that is. but seriously aunty p. good luck, and many prayers for you to be able to quit. i'll cross my fingers. HUGS!, and this is a neat photo.

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    You can do it!!!!!!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    Good for you, Peggy!! Oh gosh...another X-smoker.....OY! :P I "stopped" for 3 yrs once....but started again. I have known so many people who died within a few months after quitting....it scares me. I know that's stupid....but it does.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    Hey Peggy, you can do it. I did 20+ years ago. Now, I detest the smell of old smoke, dirty ashtrays, etc.

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    You set a quit date. Good move, Peggy! Go for it and never look back.

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (9 Jan 2009):

    . . . L'alcohol em destruirà el fetge
    i les arnes la pell,
    el fum els pulmons
    i els homes el cervell.
    Podreu fullejar els meus somnis,
    grapejar els records
    i estripar-me plors i versos
    jocs i amors.
    Però no pas aquest poema volador i petit.
    . . .

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    oh pilar, alcohol has ravaged my family and I stopped drinking quite a long time ago...I guess anything taken to extreme, even the salt of the earth, is too much.

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    i got your back, sista... it's a daunting thing to do.. i'm a smoker that no longer smokes... tough, tough. good luck.

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    Right there with you Peggy. I quit the day after Thanksgiving..grrr. Tried the patch..(har har) but it gave me crazy dreams. Nicotine gum seems to work. So far! ;)

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist   gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    Hey! I hope it sticks...I quit on the 3rd of January. I was smoke free for 6yrs prior to 2007...oops...Just one puff away!! Hopefully it will stick for me as well...

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    Awesome. Sounds like your ready! I did it in oct 20th 1992

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    I wish you the best! I quit drinking but the quit smoking is kicking my butt. I can't stand the smell of them either.

  • Ken McElroy

    Ken McElroy gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    What a shot! Something positive came of the habit anyway. That could be a powerful, if unusually artful anti-smoking billboard. Let's work on that. Good luck to you. 21 years since I quit. Plan on taking it back up around 82.

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    Good luck. I know how painfully hard giving up anything is. I know nicotine is one of hardest drugs to kick.

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    good luck, i'm planning on quitting too but haven't set a date. quit for three months last spring/summer but they kept calling my name. cool photo!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    Another wwork of art.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    this is awesome, good luck Peggy.

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (10 Jan 2009):

    Stop that!!!!!.... right NOW Peggy!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Great series,,,good luck on quitting..

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Superb photo! Believe me you can quit, where there is a will there is a way, you have to make a definite decision. I quit 40 years ago and now hate the smell and everything about it. Good luck Peggy, I know that you can do it!

  • David Lee Tiller

    David Lee Tiller gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    Dearest Peggy, I feel your pain. I've been on Chantix for 2 weeks now. I've cut down to 5-10 a day but at certain times it's just plain hard not to. I am never going to quit trying though. I'm pulling for you big time! You go girl!!! Rah rah ree kickum in the knee, rah rah rass kickum in the....other knee! Peace and be well my friend. D

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (7 Feb 2009):

    whoa... this is worthy of andy warhol!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    You can do it! My entire family (parents, sister, brother-in-law, me, even my grandmother!!) quit smoking around the same time many years ago!!

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