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Absolutely loving my new art class having so much fun trying out new media's to work with. Its kinda of cool to be so excited by a hobby that you want rush home to work on it. Friday all I kept thinking about was what crappy weather I would much rather be home with my art. But I must say dinner with my girlfriend turned out to be very nice. Feeling very grateful for life and friends and family. Trying to remind myself to appreciate all the many wonderful aspects of my life....... Spent a great

Dee

Dee

 

Somber St. Patricks Day

Today started out like any other put on my Green and beads even added my shamrock earning. I arrive at work to receive horrible horrible news. St Particks Day will never be the same a very good friend had a massive stroke last night. The girls all text back and forth that it was bad one by one we all tell our bosses and each other we are on the way. Went to the hospital to say good bye...... oh my God what a horrible horrible thing she was a single mom leaving four kids behind she was a single m

Dee

Dee

 

March 17, 2017

Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!   Yesterday day go super busy so very little time to stay updated or blog about my life changing event. -- Smoke Free Freedom Bound.   I had class after school yesterday and I was so tempted to not go....I had not finished all of my assignments, which of course I was not the only one....actually most of the class had not. The instructor is (thankfully) to lenient on deadlines. However with that being said we are all teachers and have our cups are

Cecilia

Cecilia

 

March 16, 2017

The brain fog is my biggest hurdle right now.....and sleeping. I am anticipating a challenging weekend....but that is hours and days away so I will not focus on it.   Last night I had to go to bed, I need to work on some course work but my Brain would not let me. So I got up early this am. Sleep last night was ok. I managed to doze off faster last night then the night before. But I did wake up at least 3 times during the course of my sleep. That is very unusually for me, and of course my first

Cecilia

Cecilia

 

Thought for the moment

I just discovered days have gone by and haven't had any thoughts or desires to smoke. What a great feeling. I guess that's how it works. Days start to go bye and you don't even realize the routine has been successfully changed slowly and steadily. And the thoughts no longer posses all your thinking and time.   My friend at work comes past I think pew she stinks and I realize I smelled the same before. I listen to her try and catch her breath and feel sorry for her. It makes me think wow if I w

Dee

Dee

 

Healthy Me

Brain Fog -- I suffer from Brain Fog every day around 11:15 and then again right after work. Also Brain Fog gets worse as the week goes on.   Did a bit of reading and Brain Fog is a by product of Smoking Cessations...and honestly I never connected my mid day brain fog or after work brain fog to the lack on nicotine in my body through out the day, as I did not smoke during the day. So that might be a possibility. That would be great to have a clearer mind....not sure my mind was clear pre smok

Cecilia

Cecilia

 

March 15, 2017

Ok a bit frustrated this am. Last night I created a blog post and this am it is not there. What happened.....I guess I did not hit publish now. That is the second post on a forum that I did not post yesterday. Not sure what is up with that. A bit upset that I lost my post.   Quick update for yesterday January 14, 2017   Yesterday went well for me. Around 2:00 yesterday afternoon my mind drifted to the "smoke" that I would be smoking after school I was a bit surprised by first the fact that I

Cecilia

Cecilia

 

Freedom Bound

So today is my quit date!!!! I have been looking forward to this day, but have not obsessed about, as I have in the past.   The morning time will the hardest time for me, so my plan for today was to smoke as normally this am and then toss whatever I had left on the way to work today. So at 7:10 I extinguished my last one and toss what was left in the pack.   The day started out really bumpy, my major hurdle will be my DH and his BEAR attitude. Boy was he a bear when he got up this am, and I

Cecilia

Cecilia

 

Gearing up for my quit date!

I am here and ready to take this life changing step.   I have read through the 10 steps to using Quit Train and have done all that i can do for now on the 10 steps.   Will be back tomorrow to do some blogging. I will be blogging a lot, to work through emotions and stressful situations.

Cecilia

Cecilia

 

Good things

Oh my I am so exciting this week I feel like this is one of my best weeks ever. Got a call from my Church, just when I had given up to begin training for becoming a Eucharistic Minister. Sent my letter to Father Bob for Parish approval. This seems meant to be since I finally stopped smoking. It's like God was waiting now I will not need to worry do I smell did I wash me hands.   Then my two classes started this week. Art was the something new for this year. I was a little worried after New Yea

Dee

Dee

 

Lent begins

Approaching the season of Lent again at least this year I won't need to add giving up cigarettes to the list. How ironic I considered this a sacrifice when I was smoking just goes to show how brain washed you become as a smoker. I will however be giving up sweets and dessert and that should help with the couple extra pounds I gained since quitting. I look forward to this time of year not just for the giving up of things but for adding things that are meaningful during Lent. I think sometimes tha

Dee

Dee

 

Saturday blues

Was not quite sure how to make a blog but I think this might work. So Saturday I found myself fondly missing smoking. It was a strange trigger as most people wouldn't agree but the cigarettes I miss the most are the ones after a heavy workout and yes I smoked after heavy exercise, also after serious hiking trips or kayaking adventures. When I was totally exhausted and exhilarated I enjoyed those the most. Saturday the weather was absolutely beautiful hit the gym for an intense full body work o

Dee

Dee

 

Early Blessings

After just a week! The early (and many) blessings: Achieving that truly full breath at last (phew, my lungs still work) Appetite is back and food tastes good I feel more confident Not afraid of tomorrow's 1.5 hour drive and winter hike with 3 never-smokers Don't have to worry how badly I smell during my therapy group Money not spent on butts I feel more relaxed and calm in the morning (no rush out of bed for nicotine fix) Not worried I'll smell during Monday's job interview

Ramona

Ramona

 

Curious & Rebellious? Still Time to Quit

Cigarettes are a big "f*ck you" to the world. To smoke is to wordlessly show others that you wish to take a dump upon your own existence. Like, "I didn't ask for this lifetime of slavery to both time & money so you can take this life and shove it up your ass" sort of thing.   However,   To... take deep breaths love food grow more intimate be vulnerable acknowledge grief   Is to... Embrace life.   And for those of us out there/here that don't find the human experience as fant

Ramona

Ramona

 

"Caring For Our Recovery" by John R. Polito

There are three primary factors associated with relapse: (1) rewriting the law of addiction; (2) an excuse; and (3) a vague memory. It doesn't matter if it happens within two hours, two days, two weeks, two months, two years, or twenty, the factors remain the same and apply to all of us. https://www.quittrain.com/topic/7669-caring-for-our-quit-by-john-r-polito/?p=191537

MarylandQuitter

MarylandQuitter

 

Sazerac's Third Annual Soiree

Three years ago, I quit smoking on a whim which quickly grew into a personal challenge to myself. A trip out West, where cigarette smoking made you an instant pariah, an aeroplane coughing fit and a horrible cold precipitated this life changing decision. I quit Cold Turkey not wanting to mess about with quacks or, spend dosh on NRT's.   My ignorance about nicotine addiction was absolute, in fact, I likely didn't 'believe' in addiction or some such denial tactic. Although, while in Califor

Sazerac

Sazerac

 

Love my new Life

Had a great day, got so much done in the garden, a lot more than I used to and feel great.   Never realized how out of breath I used to get, it just became the normal for me I think.   Loving all the energy, feeling and overall happiness that I am feeling now that I have quit.   Planning new projects to do now that we can afford them as I am no longer just burning our cash.   Feeling great looking forward to the rest of my new smoke free life.

doingitthistime

doingitthistime

 

YOU are in control; chose either NOPE without the lies or lie and die...

'No More' truth or dare: final quitdate 15 September 2016   We wrote this on a blog about quit smoking, the members know we have DID.   No more cigarettes. No more deceiving, no more lies. Oh boy have I fall for lies and deceivement, oh boy. Who lied most. The people who should have been my safe haven, they lied, hurt, abused, drank and lied again... they lied to blame ME, for what THEY did. I was the failure. I didn't do good enough. I was a bad girl (...) I no longer believe lies. I chos

Evelyn

Evelyn

 

The continuation of the journey

It's all about choice. We can create the drama, or not. Create the fear, or not. It really is very simple. As simple as stepping into the life we want and not being chained to the past. The rains may fall and the droughts may happen but we simply move forward step by step when it feels too hard to run. Accept support when it is offered, accept gratitude for what you have and what you have accomplished without ego. Some will travel with you on different parts of the journey but don't be afrai

Marti

Marti

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