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I Quit! January 9, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Less IS More, Mindfulness.

I quit smoking!

And it’s been a breeze . . . due to the chilly winds blowing down from Canada.

Before my last cigarette (on New Year’s Eve), I smoked a few cigarettes a day and always outside.

This cold weather has helped me “curb the urge” to head out and light up.

Now I’m ready for the temps to rebound!

Aah . . . that’s better!

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going?



1. joyroses13 - January 9, 2018

Great job! Keep it up!

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Thanks! So far . . . so much better!

2. mybeautfulthings - January 9, 2018

Well done. Stick at it! Two resolutions – 1. walk 1000 miles this year, not going so well but can catch up in better weather!
2. Declutter. Made a start.
Happy smoke-free days to you!

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Thanks! I am enjoying being smoke-free.

And good luck with both your resolutions. Walking 1000 miles seems doable . . . if the weather cooperates. I’m not keen about walking on windy/rainy/blustery days.

I’m a big fan of decluttering ~> slow and steady . . . keep nibbling away at the edges. Anne at Minimalist Sometimes (see Blogroll at right) does many posts on decluttering. You might find some inspiration there. LESS is MORE!

Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - January 14, 2018

Thank, Nancy, for the mention. Good for you quitting… you’ve got this!

nrhatch - January 14, 2018

It’s been easy . . . and getting easier by the day. YAY!

3. Jane Fritz - January 9, 2018

Congrats on becoming a non-smoker. We Canadians are happy to endure the cold if it helps another of our southern neighbors become smoke-free! ๐Ÿ˜‰

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Thanks! That’s very neighborly of you, Jane. ๐Ÿ˜€

4. Jill Weatherholt - January 9, 2018

Nice job, Nancy! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Thanks! I’m very pleased with how well it’s going.

5. Morgan - January 9, 2018

YAY!! Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Thanks, Morgan! It really has been a bit of a breeze. So much so that I almost feel “guilty” that I’m not suffering a bit more. ๐Ÿ˜€

Morgan - January 10, 2018

Blessings from heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - January 10, 2018

Yes. Maybe I have some “good Karma” in the cosmic bank. ๐Ÿ˜€

6. Kate Crimmins - January 9, 2018

You go girl!

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Here’s to kicking bad habits to the curb!

7. Tippy Gnu - January 9, 2018

Good for you. I have resolved to start smoking. But so far, the price of a pack has kept me from fulfilling this resolution.

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Haha! You’ll have to spend your pennies on Cheez-its instead!

Tippy Gnu - January 9, 2018

Maybe I’ll just smoke a Cheezit.

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

“I’d walk a mile for a Camel . . . oops, I mean, a Cheezit.”

8. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - January 9, 2018

Quitting smoking was the best gift I ever gave myself. In that gift I gained back so much freedom I didn’t even know I had been missing! I’m so happy for you – you got this!!

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Yes! Freedom is exactly the right word for it ~> not smoking means no longer having a tiny tube of tobacco directing our actions.

9. Val Boyko - January 9, 2018

Good for you Nancyโฃ๏ธ may the force be with you ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™

nrhatch - January 9, 2018

Thanks, Val.

Aah . . . that’s better!

10. Manuela - January 9, 2018

Congrats! I donโ€™t live on the side of Canada thatโ€™s cold but Iโ€™m still a Canadian thatโ€™s really proud of you quitting smoking! I quit many years ago and am so glad I did as well. I used the patch and that really helped me. Are you doing cold turkey or using aids?

nrhatch - January 10, 2018

Thanks. And yes ~> low dose 2mg Nicolette gum. It helps curb the urge.

11. Debra - January 10, 2018

Who would have thought that the colder weather would have such a positive impact! Good start! You can do it. You already are. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - January 10, 2018

As long as I don’t have to deal with any disasters or catastrophes for a couple of weeks, I’m good. ๐Ÿ˜€

12. Ruth - January 10, 2018

My resolutions seem lame by comparison. Congratulations on such a monumental accomplishment. All the best to you.

nrhatch - January 10, 2018

Thanks, Ruth. Perhaps your resolutions seem “lame” in comparison because you have nothing “monumental” left to tackle. That’s a good thing!

I hope I can report back at the end of the year that being a non-smoker continues to be Smooth Sailing . . . ๐Ÿ˜€

13. L. Marie - January 10, 2018

Woo hoo!! Congratulations, Nancy!!!

nrhatch - January 11, 2018

Thanks, Marie. It’s going well. Last night, we watched Gosford Park (set in the 1930’s and filmed in 2002). Almost every scene included someone lighting or smoking a cigarette ~> and NONE triggered an urge to smoke in me. Yay!

14. Joanne Sisco - January 11, 2018

Well done and hearty congratulations!!

nrhatch - January 12, 2018

Thanks! It’s a very “liberating” resolution.

Joanne Sisco - January 12, 2018

Well, I bow to you because it’s not an easy habit to kick.

nrhatch - January 12, 2018

There are moments . . . And then there are MOMENTS!

15. Tiny - January 11, 2018

Thatโ€™s great! Congrats ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰

nrhatch - January 12, 2018

Quitting has been on the radar for the past few months . . . as year-end approached, it seemed the perfect time to part ways.

Tiny - January 12, 2018

Iโ€™m on year 19 now since I quit. No regrets ๐Ÿ˜

nrhatch - January 12, 2018

I quit once before for 5 years. Then I had a mid-life crisis. ๐Ÿ˜

16. Behind the Story - January 11, 2018


nrhatch - January 12, 2018

Thanks! Being an ex-smoker seems “just right” right now.

17. beeblu - January 26, 2018

Well done, Nancy. Not easy to do.

nrhatch - January 26, 2018

Thanks, BB! It hasn’t been too difficult (other than the stray moment here and there). Not smoking is pretty EZ since I no longer want to be a smoker.

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