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Old 28-10-2008, 01:32 PM
Jan Southon Jan Southon is offline
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I am revisiting this thread because I never answered your question Nic. Got side-tracked (shame on me!!!).

IMO I think milestones are good. Should you fail (as I did) you can look back (as I do) and think well I'm finding it easier at, say, 3 weeks than I did before because I know the pitfalls and know how to deal with them and what to avoid. When I get to six months (another milestone) I shall know how to deal with it as it was then I was having the odd puff and as we all know one puff leads to another, etc, etc.

I will never have another puff as I would prefer to live to a ripe old age and see my grandchildren grow up and maybe even become a great-grandmother like my mum. I do hope so anyway.

So all in all I do agree with milestones. They give you something to aim for and looking back knowledge on what not to do or to go about things in a different way.

That's my opinion anyway.

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Old 28-10-2008, 04:26 PM
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Well said Jan,

I totally agree.
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Old 28-10-2008, 04:40 PM
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I agree with milestones to track progress, and celebrate achievements also... I don't go along with the "whats left to aim for" theory - in this challenge there is always more to aim for. A quit is never finished.

I also think keeping a close track on what is happening with a diary is a great idea... you can look back and see exactly how you were feeling on any day should you want to for any reason
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