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  1. Recognizing that Junkie Thinking is nothing more than a brain pattern at work. Crying receptors. It takes time but it is trainable. The emotional side of the Junkie Thinking needs attention too, but rather in a constructive way: Ask yourself, am I Hungry Angry Lonely or Tired? (HALT).
  2. Toes, so sorry that you have a rough time with sleep. Please keep telling yourself that this will be temporary, because it is, my friend. This will pass, it really really will. In the mean time, keep writing. Its important to have a place to go to with these thoughts. My sleep is better than its ever been in my life. I awake so much more relaxed than I used to, my body and brain do what they are supposed to do at night: rest and heal. Soon enough you will reach that stage as well. Take care, upwards and onwards . ,<- thats a poodle, yes. No unicorn in stash.
  3. Hi Diane, I am no expert in Chantix, wouldnt know if thats the wisest thing to do (quit early). Like Jillar said, Ive also heard from people who went straight back to smoking after quitting the program early. I went cold turkey, but I did have some time frame in mind. No worries about over-eating the first month, shifting focus to exercize only after 6 months (i tried walking daily though, from the 2nd month or so), making sure I celebrated every milestone and counting weeks on a calender. I wanted to have a grip on my first year and I was well aware of all the triggers/patterns (both daily, seasonal, mental and many others) to overcome. This time frame helped me a great deal. I am not one for NRT's, but I can imagine that the programs that often come with it, like with Champix or patches, can be helpful. Working towards something. Do you have some kind of plan, or will you just go with the flow?
  4. I remember reading a piece about this exact topic, in which the question was something like, will I be able to quit without having some motivational kickstart, a true belief of succeeding. Hmm, cant remember where that was. I was disappointed myself, when a book id read prior to this quit, didnt do a thing for me. The realization though, that I was externalising and not taking responsability for starting my quit, eventually led to that same start. You know your reasons. Trust in the proces, you'll probably have plenty epiphanies coming your way!
  5. ☆ Happy stats ☆ It's been 329 days and 22 hrs since I quit. I saved 2309 euro's (Yeah. Its all there ). I avoided smoking 7258 cigarettes. And I'm on 90.4% of my very first year smoke free. I fit my pre-quitting pants again. My last SOS was on the 1st of april. Breathing still improving, in fact, Im finally learning to breath deep without anxiety taking over. Oh, how frustrated I was the first half year when people kept telling me to breath conciously, yet that would only induce panick. Each time I conquer a short or longer period of Junkie Thinking, my relief and awareness of homecoming grows exponentially. This is so friggin' worth everything!
  6. It seems you are addapting quite well though! Just dont expect much of yourself and only do the absolute necessities. Like buying chocolate. Ive been foggy for a few good months. I found it absolutely annoying. Its really like a drastic drop of IQ or early dementia. I am amazed people around me didnt really notice, or at least they pretended. I remember constantly wondering what my face looked like, when someone talked to me and I had literally NO idea what it was about. But... it will pass. There will be clarity again and even better focus. Slowly at first and there will be moments the fog takes over again, without a warning. Really strange. But think of it as a beautiful brain reset. You are doing great, with your eight toes!
  7. MLMR

    True or False

    Got my first and only three years ago. Pretty happy person, dental wise. TNP at some point in there lives wondered who TNP is.
  8. Thanks for checking in. You kept your promiss to yourself and have started this journey Do whatever it takes today. You will reach the end of today 1 in one piece! Take care!
  9. @Edy Good, thats today! How is it going so far? Counting hours, or is it doable? Stay in touch!
  10. Joe, how's life today? Still as foggy as yesterday or perhaps a few better minutes somewhere in between?
  11. Welcome, Edy. Forget about past experiences. Instead focus on the 'now'. Now is where you want (and can!) quit. It is doable, just as much for you, as for anyone else. You ask, shall I quit today or shall I quit tomorrow? My advise would be, make up your own mind about that. Take matters into your own hands, it's empowering! Lean on us for support along the way, that's what the board is here for. There is plenty to be scared of.. but, actually, there isn't. Because you will find your way and you will discover how strong you really are. Let us know what you decide!
  12. Hi Christa, that went fast, wow 11 months already! Sorry to hear that you are under a lot of stress. Its fantastic that it doesnt jeopardize your quit. Congrats, upwards and onwards to your first year!
  13. This is the coolest ever. I whish I had a friend like that, because she is sooo right. Funny, I imagined one foot with eight toes
  14. Shortness of breath, I had it too. Mine was anxiety related. Quitting scared the hell out of me. It lasted a while, diminished and came back again. Its a proces. Do some research to what causes it, maybe visit your doctor if you dont trust it. And try concious breathing. See it as an opportunity to learn something about yourself, rather than something that has to get out of the way! Just to clarify, have you quit 'officially' now? If so, good for you, congrats on your decision

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