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  1. Rewards .....they can be anything ...from a magazine to a new hair do.... As long as you get that pat on the back feeling ...what you are achieving is kinda wonderful.... I can remember being in my early quit ...and some guy asked me for a light ...i can still the sense of pride j got saying ..I don't smoke ...I high five,d myself in the air ..
    8 points
  2. I love the feeling of being proud of myself, it's something I have never felt before. I just need to quit eating every time I don't smoke - it's adding up. Last time I quit I gained 20 lbs in 3.5 weeks! That is/was outrageous. I still have that weight. I don't need anymore. sigh.
    7 points
  3. Truth be told, I never did anything special for my self really. For me it was the pride in knowing I had put another notch in my quit belt that was most rewarding. I guess if you have a special interest or hobby, spend a little $$ in that direction for something that makes you happy. Or something as insignificant as having a special meal you wouldn't normally have, go to a movie you've wanted to see .... anything that brings you a little joy. A temporary, happy escape from your daily grind.
    7 points
  4. It's close enough to midnight here in Michigan for me to say NOPE! for Friday I don't smoke anymore
    7 points
  5. G’day its a NOPE again today
    6 points
  6. 𝐍ⓞρ𝑒 ♟♛ 𝕹𝖔𝖕𝖊 𝕹𝖔𝖕𝖊 𝕹𝖔𝖕𝖊
    6 points
  7. There are some rewards listed by quitters in the comments of The Significance OF Rewards thread. I will look for more reward threads for you. I ate Satsumas as a reward. Often my reward and one that stimulated endorphins was a few concentrated breaths and looking at something of beauty. (that light on that leaf or the color of the sky, the shape of that cloud etc.) Baths, with smellies if you like. A perfect nap in clean crisp sheets. Listening, concentrated listening with headphones, to a favorite piece of music. Taking a walk in the moonlight or
    6 points
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  9. I am stumped! I don't know how to reward myself for getting over cravings, getting thru certain situations, etc. What are some of the things y'all do or used to do? I just bought a new-to-me car yesterday so that's off the table. lol (pics SURELY to come once it's light outside)
    5 points
  10. 5 points
  11. NOPE - I don't smoke anymore. Happy Friday, everybody!
    5 points
  12. Congratulations Ankush on reaching that important 1st month of freedom from nicotine! Still a ways to go before that quit is rock solid but you are well on your way. Be sure to celebrate this milestone today
    4 points
  13. The wife & I just got back from The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival which was outdoors in a park. The odd thing is neither of us drink wine - lol. Had a nice time though walking around looking at all the displays and there was good live entertainment plus a lot of great food offerings. Lovely night tonight too. No wind and perfect temperature. Gotta suck up these last few outdoor events before the snow flies
    4 points
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  16. My Grandfather had apple trees. They were low maintenance. We would prune them once a year, around February or March, mostly just to cut off the lower branches that had been broken or were drooping from the deer pulling on them...the deer loved those apple trees. Even with a low amount of maintenance, the trees yielded a good amount of apples. It took severe conditions, either extreme drought or an extremely wet season, for us to see diminished returns from the trees. I didn't understand until I was older why the old man always kept a couple of five gallon jugs of cider stashed
    4 points
  17. I didn't splurge on anything huge, I did like reciprocity did and gave myself a pat on the back most the time but I would go get a beer at the local post to celebrate.
    4 points
  18. Paying bills online and then heading out to weed another garden...my work is never done outside! It is a beautiful day after a heavy rain last night.....should make it easier to pull the weeds out!
    4 points
  19. I've just been in the garden....in the rain lol...and Planted a Apple tree.... Any advice to keep it alive ,would be helpful ... It's a miniature tree in a big tub...
    4 points
  20. My wife quit years before I did. I think I respected that fact that she was quitting as much as I could, even though I know I wasn't ready to quit then too. Wouldn't smoke around her or in the car if we were both there etc. It was probably around that time I quit smoking in the house. I suppose I regretted that come winter but hey, we all know that we will do whatever it takes to feed our addiction right? If anything, maybe I was a little jealous that she was doing what deep down inside, I knew I should be doing as well? I think you would be well within your rights to have a frank discussion a
    4 points
  21. thank you brothers and sisters.
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. oh, most importantly - I am listening to music too! my saving grace, the thing that keeps me sane thru this (and the rest of my life!) I grew up a 90's teen. Right now I am listening to the band Filter if anyone is familiar. Anyway! I am sad because my salad is almost gone. Thankfully there's that yogurt you 'flip' in there and a big ol' fruit tray lol
    3 points
  24. Getting ready to watch the granny (AFL grandfinal) today but for the very first time in my life I really don't want either team to win, I want them both to loose, I have no nice feelings about either.).
    3 points
  25. I remember early on walking a couple of blocks past my train station because I was ghosting someone who was smoking and I was having a moment 2nd hand smoking....and like @jillar said at times I do still like that fresh tobacco smell, it just doesn't tempt me....I like the smell of petrol too, doesn't mean I'm Gunna go sniffin it or drink it. I also get the feeling of others not taking your quit seriously because you loved smoking ... I did too, until I didn't.... I'm still dealing with people in my life doubting my quit....but I see that as a challenge, love to prove them wrong.
    3 points
  26. Aww thanks Boo.... This sounds like it's easy peasy.....I'll send you a Apple pie ...
    3 points
  27. I have naturally curly hair (haaateee it) lol but I like keeping it straight. ONLY keeping it straight when it's not humid. when it is humid, there's no point in doing any styling with my hair. none. I look like an overrun alpaca. Here's a photo of how frizzy & gross my hair can get. I even documented the frizz with arrows to show someone else that day. lol I absolutely LOVE the pic above my post with the short curly hair! I wish I could deal with something like that, but unfortunately my hair is simply not manageable when it is that short.
    3 points
  28. Communication is always a good thing. Just don't do it when you're on the spin cycle - lol!
    3 points
  29. But I like your Dr. Phil hat! That was very nice & respectful of you toward your wife. I suppose I should talk with him, he is my bestest friend after all even though he is on my last nerve right now.
    3 points
  30. Mrsguest it's not being a bitch by telling your hubby you don't want him smoking in the house now that you've quit. He may push a little but it's more from the fact that he's lost a partner in crime. Smokers hate losing one of their own... And fwiw, I still like the smell of a freshly lit cigarette too. It's the stale smoke that grosses me out now.
    3 points
  31. I wish I had the patience to do that. Have fun
    2 points
  32. that sounds like so much fun! I am eating a healthy salad, drinking a Pepsi, and working on my diamond painting.
    2 points
  33. Oh I hear you @mrsguest..... Our curl is about the same as yours but my hair is also fairy floss (cotton candy) thin so my frizz gets outa this world. I never even bother trying to straighten it because even with no humidity within hours that kink is creeping back. Short is easy, wash, rub in some product and wear.. but long I can tie it back...so hard.
    2 points
  34. I think your hair is pretty. I used to pay tons for perms to get curls. My hair is so thin and straight. I have to wear mine short. Me!
    2 points
  35. @mrsguest....lucky you having a toy boy ......lol... No serious ...this is your quit ...your baby ...as long as you take it serious enough to stay quit ..it doesn't matter what other folks think ... As time goes on ..and you put some good time behind you ...he will get it ...just keep going ...
    2 points
  36. OK sooooooo - my husband still smokes. In the house! Which is strange because he is not a heavy smoker. He's what I call an "eh" smoker ... one of those people who can kinda take it or leave it. I'm a bit pissed he ain't 'leaving' it more often now that I have gone cold turkey. Truth be told, cigarettes smell real good to me still. I am suffering a bit, and trying not to be a bitch by telling him to take it outside, or whatever. But on the other hand I am pissy because why should I have to freaking ask? Ugh! Thanks, as always, for listening to me vent! I'm still holding stron
    2 points
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