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About marie-quit

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  • Birthday 06/12/1968

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    April 2, 2018

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  1. marie-quit

    Sunday 8 April 2018

    NOPE
  2. marie-quit

    Saturday 7th April 2018

    NOPE
  3. marie-quit

    Friday 6th April 2018

    Of to a hurried busy start....still NOPEing
  4. marie-quit

    April 5, 2018

    DD and I made it home safe and sound. And as I had anticipated the urge to smoke was very strong, knowing that I had money and a store just 5 miles down the road, I had to battle the urge to go and buy a pack, just for one. But I did not. I NOPE-d every time I felt the desire to. I was surprised that the urge was mental and not physical. It was just fleeting thoughts that I had to work through. No anxiousness, it was somewhat a loneliness, which seemed a bit strange. Now this morning it is a different store, today it is physical, very apprehensive, a physical feeling of jitter-ness and not really thoughts in my mind. But some of that is because of "life" itself. I am home today and I will be sticking close to the boards and this blog. I have some emotional stuff to of the mind to work through. So prepare for some ramblings, self reflection and moments of truth. Sorry in advance, but I came to this board for a community of people that would support me and lift me up as I make this "huge" change in my life.
  5. marie-quit

    Thursday 5th April 2018

    Day 4 of NOPE-ing
  6. marie-quit

    April 3, 2018

    Thanks Lin and Jilar, the return home was very eventful, but I am still a non smoking, will update in a blog post in a bit.
  7. marie-quit

    April 3, 2018

    Day 2 and I am smoke free. It has been easy up to this point. I knew I would not be smoking anyway. I did not sleep well last night but I am sure it is from staying in a hotel bed as opposed to my own bed. I really have not had any cravings. I have only chewed 4 pieces of gum. DD and I ate at lunch at CookOut and I did have a deep longing for a "smoke" when I tried to drink my milkshake. I guess the pull on the straw as I was trying to get the think milkshake through the straw "inspired the desire" to smoke. So I ate my shake with a spoon. Yesterday when we stopped to fuel up before we started up the mountains I came a cross to cigarettes in the pocket on the passengers side. I contemplated keeping them, buying a lighter so I could smoke later that evening when we got to the hotel. But I quickly broke them and threw them away before I talked myself into buying the lighter. I am pleased that I have not been short tempered, as normally I do get very short tempered when I go a period of time with out a cigarette. Tomorrow we travel home, getting home will be the real challenge, as I will be back in to a daily routine. I have been reading over the changes to the body, but as I am using gum and I still have nicotine in my body I guess I can not gauge my recovery based on these times lines. I was trying to find something positive to focus on for day 3 of my quit as I know this might be a struggle once I return home. By day 3 nicotine should be out of the body, but of course I have been using the gum so that is not the case. So I will focus on the fact that my lungs have been smoke free for 3 days and that I am free from trying to find the time to smoke. It truly had become a burden to find a time to smoke, and then in high stress times it became stressful trying to sneak in a cigarette. But amazingly enough I would smoke a pack a day. Unbelievable, imagine what I could accomplish if I channel that effort to something else......hum need to think about what I can channel my effort towards. That will be my day 3 goal. Today I was amazed at the number of student on campus that were vaping.
  8. marie-quit

    Tuesday 3rd April 2018

    24 hours and 2 mins smoke-free NOPE for the next 24 hours
  9. marie-quit

    April 2, 2018

    Today is the day that I "Quit The Beast". My DD and I are on a trip to for her final college visitation. So it is a good fit. Travel time is 6.5 hours and I do not smoke around my family so it is a nice cushion to make this day as my mind will not be totally focused on smoking. I have become very accustomed to not smoking around my family and know that it would make the first two days easier, as I would not be smoking anyway. I have bought along some munchies for the evening time, carrots, pistachios, cheezits, and some black lickerish. As well as bottled water, sparkling water. I also have a NTG (gum) as well as regular gum. I know this evening will be tough as I would slip away to the parking lot and smoke a couple once we got to our hotel room. But I have made a commitment and will stick with it. I am determined to "Start A New". I will be blogging a lot as blogging helps me work through emotions, gives me direction and reenforces my decisions. ****** At 9:21 today I smoked my last Cigarette. It had been a very busy and hectic morning. I have been up since 3:00am getting ready for a trip with my DD(18), for a college visit. I had planned on smoking my last one before we headed out for our trip at 10:00 I was very stressed out and pushed for time. I planned on romancing my last one, just before we left, but the stress was so bad and I could feel the agitation getting worse as I was trying to finish up packing and the more I thought about getting that last one in the more anxious I got, so I just took the last of the pack ran water over them so that they would not be smokeable, and throw them away. I gave up the beast.
  10. marie-quit

    Future Focused!

    Thank you notsmokinjo and Lin-quitting for your words of encouragement and support.
  11. marie-quit

    Today I Gave Up The Beast

    At 9:21 today I smoked my last Cigarette. It had been a very busy and hectic morning. I have been up since 3:00am getting ready for a trip with my DD(18), for a college visit. I had planned on smoking my last one before we headed out for our trip at 10:00 I was very stressed out and pushed for time. I planned on romancing my last one, just before we left, but the stress was so bad and I could feel the agitation getting worse as I was trying to finish up packing and the more I thought about getting that last one in the more anxious I got, so I just took the last of the pack ran water over them so that they would not be smokeable, and throw them away. I gave up the beast.
  12. marie-quit

    Monday 2nd April 2018

    Well I have smoked today, but I smoked my last one at 9:21. I did not want to wait until tomorrow to focus on my NOPE, so I am NOPEing for the rest of the day.
  13. marie-quit

    Nicotine Gum

    Thanks all for you wonderful support, comments and advice. Today is my quit date, so I will be here a lot. The one thing I find much comfort in is the support of groups and forums. I am a member of another forum and have been for 10 years now. They are like my family. So I will absolutely be reaching out here as my new "Smoke Free Life" starts to unfold. I have taken the time to comment back to each of you and to put in bold some of your "golden nuggets" that you have shared with me so that I can pop back on to this post and quickly get a refocus at times when it is needed. Thank you all for your support. Weegie congratulations on your 148 day quite, hum I guess it is 150 days today...almost half a year--- WTG, you rock! I will focus on my bodies recovery from this additions. reciprocity -- Phew--Self Discipline I have none....but in reflection I am sure it boils down to lack of Self Confidence which Smoking has been a major player in my lack of Self Confidence. Actually in just another moment of reflection as I am writing this, I do have Self Discipline but I have a hard time maintaining it. So mental note to figure out how to start to maintain Self Discipline. jillar -- Thank you for your support.... ONWARD TO A NEW LIFE FOR ME--no size fits all Doreensfree--Thank you for your support.....1st Step is to Believe in yourself notsmokinjo--Congrats on 4 months smoke free WTG!!! Currently I am only taking meds as needed. I stopped taking antidepressant in January. Everyday when I would wake up my first thought was how I could not wait to get the day over with so I could get back in bed. So I had to stop taking them. Thanks for sharing your experience with using "the gum". Set a limit on amount of gum per day, focus on 24 hours smoke free. Sazerac--I can feel your belief in me when I read your post....thank you...Good, Strong, Sturdy--confidence built through freedom from "The Beast" beazel--Thanks for the encouragement, and I am thankful to have this community to come back to. Build the relationship Sslip--Thanks for the encouragement and support. I will remember to pledge daily, not allow my current life situations to sabotage my quit. remember to do it for me so that I may take control of my life, and lean on my community here for the ups and downs. Giveintowin -- Thanks for sharing you experience. I am a bit fearful about using the gum as that well be yet another hurdle to over come. But I have bought some and will use it. I have been using during the day, as I can not smoke between 7:15 and 4:15 while at work. I only started using during the work day about 6 weeks ago. It has helped, prior to using the gum I would find some reason to have to leave campus during my planning period to smoke. But now I do not have to. Smoking gives us the false message that we need it and can’t stop it but we can stop it.
  14. marie-quit

    Future Focused!

    Thanks so much reciprocity and beazel for the visit and for your support and words of wisdom. Today is my quit day and I really have tried not to build it up to much, as that will make me anxious. At around 9:00 my DD and I will be leaving for a 2 day trip to visit a college 7 hours away. Finial tour before she makes her final decisions between 3 schools. So at 9 I will get rid of whatever I have left of my pack and just be done with it. It should be a stress free enjoyable trip for the start of my "Smoke Free Life".

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