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SueBeDoo Quit Date: 29th september 2013     Posted October 24, 2014 · IP  I was one of those people that quit smoking more times than i care to remember and i always gave in at the first sign of a crave.  But this time when i quit, i got through each crave and do you know what, i felt euphoric for making it, it is the best feeling ever, you have the strongest urge to smoke but you hang tight and do not give in and the high you feel is just amazing. Cant beat a free

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Irrational Behaviors of Smokers...What were yours?

Colleen Ginger Quit Date: 6/2/13   Posted January 2, 2015 · IP    We all have a moment or two (sometimes more) after quitting and see our former self in a smoker.  We see a smoker doing something unbelievably ridiculous.  Something that we as smokers, did or easily could have done.  As a smoker, it would have have been impossible to realize or if we did realize, we just didn't care...the addiction was that powerful.  I have lots of habits I buried with my smoker sel

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The First "No Thank You"

Rooster Quit Date: 1/1/2014   Posted January 9, 2015 · IP  Hi everyone, in preparation for a night around some smokers I wanted to write down an accomplishment from yesterday which I will be repeating as many times as necessary this evening. My first no thank you. Since I stopped smoking, I was pretty surprised at how easy it has been relative to my expectations. I had prepared for the worse, but I have realized over the last few weeks that I really hadn't been buying many an

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Mind games

babs609 Quit Date: 07/13/2012   Posted December 9, 2014 · IP  wrote this a while ago and just came across it.  Thought I would share it.      As I was driving to work a couple of weeks ago, a song from my past came on the radio.  Instantly put me in a good mood.  I was singing along, bopping in my seat happily as i drove to work.  The song triggered a memory for me...a happy memory.  I was in a good mood all day because of it.   Fast forward 2 weeks l

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Intentions

babs609 Posted April 2, 2014    Each month-I participate in running a brain injury/stroke support group. It's very fulfilling and I get such a level of satisfaction by helping these folks get together once a month to support each other, much like we do here. To some of them-this is their only social outing and they look forward to it. I learn so much from them; it's a very humbling experience. Anyway....the point of this post is--tonight we have a guest speaker. A Neurologist

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Feel the fear - and do it anyway!!

Still winning Posted September 29, 2014 · IP    I have spent a lot of my time over the last 6 months watching quit videos, reading stories, blogs, googling. I have read about nicotine addiction and health implications and self worth.  I would like to think I am a reformed addict. So rewind.....   I want to quit smoking but   -I'm told it's so hard -I will feel lousy for months -I can't see a world where I can't smoke again -Forever is too big

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Keep It - Your Quit, Your Shield

Bassman Posted September 17, 2014 · IP    Some people cannot go through something without having to put something on it or tag something to it.  That makes it justified for what is going on.         When I started smoking there was no one week, 2 week, monthly celebration for the start, no woopie I have been smoking for 6 months......But during many yearly anniversaries from the start of my smoking, I  wished I had never started....But there is no name for that

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The story of a mountain girl...

Ladybug Posted August 22, 2014 · IP    I am a "mountain girl" and I know a thing or two about hiking. I was born in a small village in the Alps, directly on the boarder between Italy and Austria, hiking was mandatory -not optional. There was an old joke going around about babies being born with hiking boots, skies and a backpack and I assume its still being told until this day. Not so far off the truth, I have been told I could ski before I actually walked.      Som

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Mindset Really Is Everything

babs609 Quit Date: 07/13/2012     Posted August 23, 2014 · IP  There have been discussions recently about NOPE and how it doesn't resonate well with some.  I understand that feeling.  When I was fresh in my quit the first few months, I wanted to believe those that have quit before me.  I wanted their sense of peacefulness and satisfaction with life without the cigarette.  I just couldn't imagine it and the daily restlessness that was occurring made it even more difficult

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Filling the Pages...repost from Eric

Nancy Posted August 22, 2018 · IP    FILLING THE PAGES by Eric A common topic a quitter might talk about since they quit smoking, is the fact that there seems to be void in their life now. Now that they're not smoking it feels as if the days have grown longer and they are unsure of how to fill this time. Sometimes this can actually put stress the new quitter, because this is so unfamiliar to them. Cigarettes have been so deeply intertwined in their life for so long, that

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Executive Assistant

El Bandito Posted April 20, 2014 · IP    The below is a repost of a repost of a repost...   It is a post that I have found invaluable. I posted it somewhere else today - and LB suggested it have a thread of its own....   Triggers: Reminders From Your Executive Assistant  Original post : Kattatonic Gold/ Freedom member.  "It's all in your head" has developed a really bad rap in our culture. What's up with that? The power of the brain is remarkabl

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The Rear View Mirror And Years Quit

Markus Quit Date: 02-19-2008 Posted October 28, 2018 · IP  (edited)     I haven't been around that much but I was here yesterday and was glad to see all of the long quits. I haven't written in a few years but would like to post a few thoughts about the quit process.   Looking at the new and young quits, and the never-ending fight to gain a foothold on the sticky quit, I just wanted to let the newer quits I see on the QT know, that you'll get there too, by stick

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It's All Relative

babs609 Posted June 27, 2014 ·    Coming close to the 2 year mark for me and as i look back at my quit smoking journey I recongnize the transformation that has occurred in my life since that lucky Friday the 13th back in 2012.     The transition was slow....of course in the beginning...it was all about quitting smoking.  That had to take priority.  It was the fight of my life and I was in the ring (like Rocky fighting against the big Russian dude)  It was all about the q

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Anyone ever use affirmations?

leahcaR Posted April 7, 2014      I know a lot of people mention anxiety, nervousness, panic feelings or just not thinking you can do something or will fail at it (smoking)... I know a lot of people have this to say about life in general but also a lot of people use these words when talking about quitting smoking or thinking of quitting smoking.  I know I used to.  ALL the time.  each one of those words I associated to quitting whenever the thought of quitting popped in my mi

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Tips for Gaining Freedom from Nicotine Addiction

babs609 Posted March 28, 2014 · IP  (edited)   1. It's not as hard as you think. Once you begin to be honest with yourself and to look at the facts about smoking, it will become a pleasure to remove this addiction from your life.   2. Square off with your smoking habit. Look at it and size it up.  Ask yourself exactly what it is doing for you; then ask yourself what it is not doing for you. You can begin with your hair and work your way down to the tips of your toes. It

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"Caring For Our Quit" by John R. Polito

October 30, 2016 · IP  The recovered alcoholic, the heroin addict, the nicotine addict, deep down each knows the "Law of Addiction."  They've heard it over and over again.  Just one sip, one tiny fix, or one little puff of nicotine, just once, that's all it takes and the addict is back!  They know that either immediately or in a short period of time they'll once again be slaves to their old level of drug use or greater.  We know the Law of Addiction so why do we break it?   There

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The Grief Cycle

Jenny Posted December 26, 2014 · IP  (edited)      Quitting is a learning process rather than a single act. The majority of our participants agree that the process can be difficult, especially during the first few weeks. You have to get through a physical and mental recovery when you decide to quit smoking. The physical recovery is the most difficult during the first two to four weeks due to experiencing the “symptoms of recovery.” The mental recovery, however, may take sev

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Written By babs609

1. It's not as hard as you think. Once you begin to be honest with yourself and to look at the facts about smoking, it will become a pleasure to remove this addiction from your life.   2. Square off with your smoking habit. Look at it and size it up.  Ask yourself exactly what it is doing for you; then ask yourself what it is not doing for you. You can begin with your hair and work your way down to the tips of your toes. It is a medical fact that smoking affects every organ in the huma

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What Does It Take To Stay Quit?

Tink Quit Date: 22/11/2013 Posted April 22, 2014 · IP    The truth is I am still learning    I have had my triggers and my cravings   my personal triumphs and my low points   some days were a piece of cake and some were a battle of the mind   I have made mistakes and allowed emotions and personal circumstances push me to the brink   At times I have allowed the junkie mind to romance the idea that smoking will take away the sit

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Just got tired of Quitting again and again and again!

REZ Posted April 23, 2014 · IP    I have tried many many times through out my smoking career to quit and have failed every single time except one!!!!!    This one is different, One of the reasons why I think is " I was just tired of quitting!"  :unsure:    Tired of having to look those same people in the eyes every time and say, ya i started again. 😞   Tired of ignoring the side effects from smoking, the smell, the shortness of breath, ect! :wacko:

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The One Year Commitment

Soberjulie Posted April 7, 2014 · IP  (edited)     I come here for support....to vent....to encourage....to listen and speak truths. I will continue to come here for my first year, because whoever I made this pledge to originally kinda knows what he's talking about.....when people slip away from their supportive community, they often slip away from their commitment to NOPE.  I read something the other day that made me ask myself....."Well Julie, why do you come here

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Did The Penny Drop For You?

Jonny5 Posted April 24, 2014 · IP    I remember that I was going through the motions, telling myself that I wasn't giving up anything etc etc, just like Allen Carr told me.  and I remember thinking , ok yeh, I can buy into this, I can look at things from a more positive perspective.  I was prepared to follow the don't smoke instructions, but I did suspect Allen Carr was just trying to point out the obvious, and that made me feel a little patronised, but he was telling the truth, d

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Blame nothing but yourself.

leahcaR Quit Date: Nov-1-2013 Posted April 27, 2014 · IP    I get it... we all have different circumstances and situations and backgrounds.  but one thing we all have in common is wanting to quit smoking.         Times get rough.  It is easier for some than others.  I found it easy.  Some find it hard.  I found it harder further along.  Season changes and shit.  No doubt, though, I have been through a lot in my early quit, and many here can attest to that.

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