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A weekly blog featuring well written posts from members of our community. Each week I'll pick a post and add it to this blog along with the link to the whole thread for anyone wanting to read more. Hope you like it 馃槉

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The story of a mountain girl...

Ladybug Posted聽August 22, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 I am a聽"mountain girl"聽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.聽Not so far off the truth, I have been told I could ski before I actually walked.聽 聽 聽 Som

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Mindset Really Is Everything

babs609 Quit Date:聽07/13/2012 聽 聽 Posted聽August 23, 2014聽路聽IP聽 There have been discussions recently about NOPE and how it doesn't resonate well with some.聽 I understand that feeling.聽 When I was fresh in my quit the first few months, I wanted to believe those that have quit before me.聽 I wanted their sense of peacefulness and satisfaction with life without the cigarette.聽 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聽August 22, 2018聽路聽IP聽 聽 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聽April 20, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 The below is a repost of a repost of a repost... 聽 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.... 聽 Triggers: Reminders From Your Executive Assistant聽 Original post : Kattatonic Gold/ Freedom member.聽 "It's all in your head" has developed a really bad rap in our culture. What's up with聽that? The power of the brain is remarkabl

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The Rear View Mirror And Years Quit

Markus Quit Date:聽02-19-2008 Posted聽October 28, 2018聽路聽IP聽聽(edited) 聽 聽 I haven't been聽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. 聽 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聽June 27, 2014聽路聽 聽 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. 聽 聽 The transition was slow....of course in the beginning...it was all about quitting smoking. 聽That had to take priority. 聽It was the fight of my life and I was in the ring (like Rocky fighting against the big Russian dude) 聽It was all about the q

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Anyone ever use affirmations?

leahcaR Posted聽April 7, 2014聽 聽 聽 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. 聽I know I used to. 聽ALL the time. 聽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聽March 28, 2014聽路聽IP聽聽(edited) 聽 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聽pleasure to remove this addiction from your life. 聽 2. Square off with your smoking habit. Look at it and size it up.聽 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.聽It

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"Caring For Our Quit" by John R. Polito

October 30, 2016聽路聽IP聽 The recovered alcoholic, the heroin addict, the nicotine addict, deep down each knows the "Law of Addiction."聽 They've heard it over and over again.聽 Just one sip, one tiny fix, or one little puff of nicotine, just once, that's all it takes and the addict is back!聽 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.聽 We know the Law of Addiction so why do we break it? 聽 There

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The Grief Cycle

Jenny Posted聽December 26, 2014聽路聽IP聽聽(edited) 聽 聽 聽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 鈥渟ymptoms of recovery.鈥 The mental recovery, however, may take sev

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What Does It Take To Stay Quit?

Tink Quit Date:聽22/11/2013 Posted聽April 22, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 The truth is I am still learning聽 聽 I have had my triggers and my cravings 聽 my personal triumphs and my low points 聽 some days were a piece of cake and some were a battle of the mind 聽 I have made mistakes and allowed emotions and personal circumstances push me to the brink 聽 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聽April 23, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 I have tried many many times through out my smoking career to quit and have failed every single time except one!!!!!聽 聽 This one is different, One of the reasons why I think is聽" I was just tired of quitting!"聽 :unsure:聽 聽 Tired of having to look those same people in the eyes every time and say, ya i started again. 馃槥 聽 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聽April 7, 2014聽路聽IP聽聽(edited) 聽 聽 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聽originally聽kinda knows what he's talking about.....when people slip away from聽their supportive community, they often slip away from their commitment to NOPE.聽 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聽April 24, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 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. 聽and I remember thinking , ok yeh, I can buy into this, I can look at things from a more positive perspective. 聽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:聽Nov-1-2013 Posted聽April 27, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 I get it... we all have different circumstances and situations and backgrounds. 聽but one thing we all have in common is wanting to quit smoking. 聽 聽 聽 聽 Times get rough. 聽It is easier for some than others. 聽I found it easy. 聽Some find it hard. 聽I found it harder further along. 聽Season changes and shit. 聽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聽June 6, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 The Comfort Zone By Unknown I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn鈥檛 fail. The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I鈥檇 never done before, But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor. I said it didn鈥榯 matter that I wasn鈥檛 doing much. I said I didn鈥檛 care for things like commission checks and such. I claimed to be so busy with the things in

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Why Did I Join A Quit Smoking Forum?

Tink Quit Date:聽22/11/2013 Posted聽April 13, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 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) 聽 聽I was not good on computers, I can be a bit of a technology phobic - 聽 so why did I join a quit smoking forum? 聽 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:聽May 13, 2009 Posted聽April 21, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 聽 When you first quit smoking, the most horrible people to be around are the ones still smoking, and it鈥檚 not because they smoke. 聽 It鈥檚 because they don鈥檛 understand at all, you are making them feel guilty as hell because you are doing what they 鈥渨ish鈥 they could do, and they are almost worst than the Nicodemon and it鈥檚 craves: they try to get you to smoke. 聽 I relapsed a few times bef

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Are You a Believer?

babs609 Quit Date:聽07/13/2012 Posted聽September 20, 2016聽路聽IP聽 聽 Life is really so simple...WE are the ones who make it complicated 聽 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.聽 Not just in the early part of your quit, but for YEARS after...if you can stay quit that long. 聽 This is where the education part comes in.聽聽聽If there is something you want that you believe will

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How can we replace the Crutch of Nicotine

JackiMac Posted聽October 17, 2014聽路聽IP聽 聽 聽 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. 聽Yes Im talking about the nicotine fix, the cigarette, one cigarette will make everything better. 聽We all know that one thing that stops many people from finally quitting or attempting to quit is the l

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