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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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The Comfort Zone

Tink Posted June 6, 2014 · IP    The Comfort Zone By Unknown I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn’t fail. The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before, But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor. I said it didn‘t matter that I wasn’t doing much. I said I didn’t care for things like commission checks and such. I claimed to be so busy with the things in

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Transferable Quit Skills

Sazerac Posted July 3, 2019 · IP    I think that as you gain confidence in your successful quit you will find that the skills used in quitting can be applied to other aspects in your life.   For example, the notion of H.A.L.T. are you Hungry, Angry (which can be switched to emotional), Lonesome, Tired.   To this day, I turn to this technique for a variety of reasons and situations. While it may not solve the underlying issue, it certainly allevia

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The Roller Coaster Ride

babs609 Posted February 13, 2015 · IP  (edited)   Quitting smoking is often referred to a roller coaster ride, and with good reason.  While one minute you are feeling confident and strong that you finally "beat" that sucker.  Thinking.."Yes!  I'm doing it..I'm gonna make it"..only to be followed by feelings of doubt, fear, anger, frustration, sadness, lonliness..and these feelings can change within just moments.  This is the part that would beat me down in prior attempts.  I just

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Quit Buddies

Tink Quit Date: 22/11/2013   Posted April 23, 2014 · IP  (edited)   Quit Buddy -   A member you can talk to, share things with, talk to about quitting, share worries and woes someone who is there personally for you   checking in on you   that someone who can really get through to you   listen to you   it can be someone who has the same quit date as you or someone years ahead of you - it matters not    A QUIT BUD

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Why Did I Join A Quit Smoking Forum?

Tink Quit Date: 22/11/2013 Posted April 13, 2014 · IP    I am not a social media buff, I only have facebook where its my family and friends, people I have known most my life or who I trust and feel comfortable around (I only have about 150 friends added)    I was not good on computers, I can be a bit of a technology phobic -   so why did I join a quit smoking forum?   I really wanted to quit smoking is the answer and I did not feel that I could d

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Newly Quit? Stay Away From Smokers...

Rain Forest Quit Date: May 13, 2009 Posted April 21, 2014 · IP      When you first quit smoking, the most horrible people to be around are the ones still smoking, and it’s not because they smoke.   It’s because they don’t understand at all, you are making them feel guilty as hell because you are doing what they “wish” they could do, and they are almost worst than the Nicodemon and it’s craves: they try to get you to smoke.   I relapsed a few times bef

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FREE To All New Members Who Register...

jillar Posted November 30 · IP  (edited)     *A lifetime of freedom from nicotine. *Worldwide support from members in all phases of quitting and who know and can relate to what you may go through at any given time in your quit. *Tons of educational material about our addiction to nicotine. Be it by reading, watching videos or asking other members. We have it all    So what do you have to lose by becoming a member?                                      

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Are You a Believer?

babs609 Quit Date: 07/13/2012 Posted September 20, 2016 · IP    Life is really so simple...WE are the ones who make it complicated   Because the truth is....if you BELIEVE the cigarette will give you any kind of comfort or joy...then you will suffer a great deal.  Not just in the early part of your quit, but for YEARS after...if you can stay quit that long.   This is where the education part comes in.   If there is something you want that you believe will

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How can we replace the Crutch of Nicotine

JackiMac Posted October 17, 2014 · IP      Whenever a smoker feels down, depressed, lost, angry, bitter I could go on with the many emotions that we feel in life, but a smoker will always turn to that one thing "crutch" (excuse as we now know it to be) to make them feel better.  Yes Im talking about the nicotine fix, the cigarette, one cigarette will make everything better.  We all know that one thing that stops many people from finally quitting or attempting to quit is the l

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I'm A Quitter

My husband loves to tell anyone who will listen that I'm a quitter. I "quit" my twenty year professional cleaning service ( actually the high costs of Workers comp in the state at the time forced me to close).  I quit my ice cream truck business (because it sucked watching everyone having a good time while I was out putting two steps forward and ending up one step back). I quit throwing shingles to him up on the roof ( that one was his own fault for being a jerk on the roof).  And

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16 November ~ grateful to be free

Hello Folks, It's been awhile since I stopped by.      I am feeling wacky and grateful these days.   I had a serious lapse of reason last month sometime.   Bought a pack of cigarettes and smoked one.    One of those wildly effed up moments when it makes sense to just make things worse.        Turns out I don't smoke.   It was awful and I smoked less than half the cigarette.  Gratefully, my husband had already tossed the pack. Have not thought much about it since.  Wondering if I w

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Simple Guide To Freedom

In celebration of my Six Years of Freedom, I wrote this little piece, now at seven years I re-visit my commitment to NOPE.     Sazerac's Simple Guide To Freedom   Desire:   You must want to quit more than you want to smoke   Decision:  Make the decision to live life without Nicotine.    Commitment:  Commit wholeheartedly to live without Nicotine  and intend on standing by your resolve.   Choice:    Choose to never smoke again, EVER.  This c

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I turned this upside down!!!!

This may end up being a mish-mash of random thoughts....I just feel the need to talk.  In 2003, I fell (crashed) ....slipped on water from dog bowl...long story cut short....fractured pelvis in 9 places,mostly right side.  Back has never and will never be great again.  Misdiagnosed twice in ER, finally saw PCP, got the MRI.  Technician asked, “ Honey, when was your car wreck?”  You get the idea.  3 months later, I was walking without the walker, and doing “fair.”  Kept working...I simply took ca

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27 September - here i am

Hello Quit Train Riders,   Just a momentary pause to say I am still on the train.   Over 6 months, $2K dollars and 3k cigarettes away from slavery.  Sailing through the highs and lows with very few thoughts of smoking at all.  Had a momentary major desire for a smoke earlier today and just looked at it and wondered, what the heck is this?   Oral surgery went....safely.    Am deeply grateful for: acres and acres to roam in glorious autumn opportunities to

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Quitting Smoking Cold Turkey

I quit almost seven years ago and have become an advocate of Cold Turkey but, believe me, I support and encourage everybody in their precious quits. Any Quit Is A Good Quit.   Seven years ago (and still seek today) I sought information (in a galaxy of  Misinformation) and was dismayed after googling around finding numerous instances of 'responsible experts' recommending to  NOT quit cold turkey. Health professionals are quick to prescribe NRT's which actua

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September 1, 2020 ~ 5 months, going on 6, FREE

Hello Fabulous QT Riders,   Just bopping by to say how awesome smoke free life is.   I rarely think about smoking.  Would not have imagined that was possible 5 months and 23 days ago.  AMAZED at how quickly life rolls on without what I once considered REQUIRED. I can barely recall what it was like to arrange my day around the cigarettes. I now sleep later and wake up with zero sense of urgency to feed the addiction.  WOOO HOOO! I have been increasing my activity levels .

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16 August ... grateful to be on the train

hoping to stick to the boards for the next few days.  having oral surgery mid day tomorrow. losing chewing surfaces on one side and do not know how/when I will be able to replace ...or even if possible.  deeply regretful about some of my life choices and having a hard time being in acceptance around the consequences of my choices. getting married in a monthish.  never thought I would and it's kind of weirding me out.  RoLlERcOaStErInG....VERY high or VERY low.....very much going for ev

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18 July - 4 months free and wobbling

Well,... seat still warm on the train, yet I seem headed toward the exit sign at this station.   Lonely amidst a group that love me  ~ a familiar feeling.   A lifetime ...well 37 years, of poor or rudimentary skills at dealing with discord and BIG feelings have left me adrift over the last few days.  Not surprised...no one waves a magic wand , or puts out the smoke, and magically fills the 'space' with graceful replacements....or maybe they do and it is just me.  

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82 days

19 days quit. I'm finding myself thinking about how to get rid of the negative feelings ie anger/uncomfortableness. I don't want to smoke but there is a part my psyche that misses it. Been using the lozenges and am wondering if that is making things worse but worried that if I stop, I'll go back to smoking. I don't miss smoking but do miss the comfort of normalcy.   My mouth hurts and this is making me angry.    But I also know that if I keep going, then one day, these feelin

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