What are you proud off in the last 12 months?

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@xboxboy (5578)
May 3, 2008 12:11pm CST
Have you done a personnal thing that fills you full of pride? i gave up smoking 14 months ago and have not touched one since. myself and my extra 30lb are extremely proud of this! Have you, or [/b]will[b]you now make a oath to beat an addiction?
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@mummymo (23707)
3 May 08
Well apart from my kids and all they have achieved there isn't much I have done myself that I can say I am proud of I'm afraid! I would love to say that I had quit smoking too but not managed it yet! Maybe you can give me some sensible advice? Isn't that a novel idea? hee hee hee xxx
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@xboxboy (5578)
3 May 08
lol! good point!raising kids is the hardest and most rewarding job ever. i have to say regarding the smoking. this was the 3rd time i tried to quit. i did not use patches or gum. i did not pressure myself by giving targets. this time i told my wife i would try by going cold turkey. i told her i would not last but i would give it my best shot. i counted the days at work. telling people it was day 5, 6, 20!i stopped counting at day 100. by then i had 'hypnotised' myself into believing cigs were disgusting. i baulk at the thought of putting a cig at my mouth. the secret was lack of pressure. everyday i was going back on them but i so wanted not to let myself down. several months later i took the next step. i quit my job which i hated without having another one to go to. i got lucky and got another job and my blood pressure and stress levels have halfed. it has been a great 12 months!!
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@mummymo (23707)
3 May 08
Thank you sweety! maybe when I am ready I will let you know and that will help. I have to say I am very , very proud of you and if you have put on a bit of weight it kust means there is more of you to cuddle! xxx
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3 May 08
Good on you for giving up smoking! I've known plenty of people who've tried and failed due to lack of willpower. The thing I'm most proud of in the last twelve months was a parachute jump I did last September - I raised a bit of sponsorship money for cancer research. I'm particularly proud of this as I have a chronic fear of falling. As far as addictions go - I do have a tendency to overeat, which I'll have to curb - really, I'm starting to get tubby. Not good.
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@xboxboy (5578)
3 May 08
that is fantastic! i could never do a jump. i am terrified of heights. that is so much more strong willed than mine.
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4 May 08
Cheers. I couldn't have done it if I wasn't reasonably good at meditation - it stopped me from panicking when the plane took off (and especially when the engines revved back and then they opened the door). The instructors were very good, too. What I've been curious about ever since is, would I have the guts to do it again?
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
3 May 08
I'm very proud of myself for moving back home to the state I love and buying my very first house! I'm going to quit smoking very soon, I'm down to my last 1/2 pack and hope I can resist buying more. They're so incredibly expensive, both to buy and in the harm I'm doing to myself. Congratulations for quitting!!
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@xboxboy (5578)
3 May 08
you can do it to!
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
3 May 08
As myLot is pretty much my only addiction, and not one I'm ready to give up, I'd say that one of the things I am most proud of is that several of my myLot friends have given up smoking in the last year or so. I am proud of myself for encouraging them and proud of them for taking that all-important step to gain self-esteem and get increased control over their lives. It is a big step and worthy of much praise. Good for you! A little weight gain is a small price to pay for getting that monkey off your back.
@xboxboy (5578)
3 May 08
i agree. and with the money i have saved i have joined my golf club for exercise.
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• Australia
26 May 08
I gave up deluding myself into believing that I can have my cake and eat it too. Does that count?
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
3 May 08
xboxboy I am proud of you for giving up smoking. I have lost from 245 to 196 and still have about forty more pounds to go. so now I pledge that I will lose forty pounds this year. I am proud that I have come this far and that I maked mydoctor take me off Avandia so I could lose the weight that Avandia had caused me to gain. now I just need to lose forty pounds and i will have it made for I am a diabetic and need to lose that weight really well.