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JackiMac last won the day on January 19 2016

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  • Birthday 01/22/1966

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    Scotland
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    Life I love life, cats, animials, my sons I love my sons, reading, talking, I never stop talking, music, all kinds of music, dancing and singing, love to dance and sing
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    1st November 2018

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  1. This is awesome Dianne be proud of yourself, you got this, 2 weeks in, its just like walking really one foot in front of the other, no need to run to the finish line, one minute, one second at a time if necessary, each footstep is a step in the right direction away from the addict, you are leaving it behind you and looking into the clear blue sky that isn't clouded with cigarette smoke or the smell of nicotine. So proud of you xx
  2. My GP told me that quitting smoking was worse than coming off heroin, the addiction was 10 times worse, quite simply because we don't make the association between having a cigarette and being addicted to having a cigarette. It was just the norm, something we did, something that helped us in stressful situations, little did we realise that it made the stress worse at the end of the day. The day you can honestly tell yourself that yes you are an addict is a day that you an turn this around completely and keep that quit. Be stronger, be bigger, be more courageous, whatever it takes to stand up to the addict inside, it gets easier in time, and you will feel so good. Remind yourself that's another hour done, another day done, another week, month you get the idea, but keep on walking that path towards complete freedom. xx
  3. Sending you hugs Linda, be kind to yourself, don't beat yourself up at all, you are doing awesome. Smoking wont make life any better, it will still suck and you will beat yourself up even more. In time those feelings are going to get further and further apart, trust me on that one okay, quitting is hard, but each day you power through you are telling yourself just how much you are worth, believe in yourself, we do.
  4. Still 29th April here in the Uk so I am kind of double noping tonight, NOPE and NOPE
  5. It's my youngest boy's 17th Birthday today! So for today it's going to be a NOPE
  6. I've been where you are so many many times, the day I was quit was a day where I was at my lowest point, so much stress going on in my life, so much turmoil and pain, but as I drew a puff on that cigarette and coughed like I was going to die right there and then I made a promise to myself that there would be no more. That I was stronger than the addict that was inside of me, its not easy we all know that, we all know that there is that point where we follow people just to get a whiff of nicotine, we all know that by just having one it will lead to smoking more and more. Be kind to yourself, no need to feel shameful, because the addict will just tell you that you should have a cigarette to make you feel better. You have to be totally ready for this, really ready, not half way there but 100% committed, and YOU WILL do it, you owe it to yourself. I look back at my life and I think to myself now why on earth did I do that, yes I wish I had never started smoking, I hate the smell of it now, the thought of smoking one makes me feel sick, and you will get there too. Do something that makes you feel good, remind yourself when you get that urge that you are better than nicotine. By the way it really is stinky stuff, now that I can smell it urghhh. So we got you and you got this okay xx
  7. Hello how are you doing? Quitting is never easy is it, we all know that we have been where you are, in fact I must be someone here who had the most failed quits ever. But the most important thing is that you keep quitting, you keep telling yourself that you can do it, I personally feel that vaping is still smoking, I hear people saying I quit smoking and a I vape, errr you are still smoking by the way, you are still inhaling something into your lungs. So when you are ready, mentally tell yourself this is it, chuck away everything smoke related. My downfall was I always kept one hidden, just in case you know, but that should have told me the addiction was still in control. The day I stopped I lit a cigarette and nearly coughed my lungs up, I was actually heaving whilst smoking, I mean how sad is that! So give yourself a good kick and tell yourself you are worth stopping smoking, don't let the addiction be stronger than you.
  8. I remember all the times that I tried to quit before my stick one and the fear of being without a fag hanging out of my mouth terrified the living daylights out of me, I remember thinking oh my god but I need a cigarette, I can't live without them, how will I survive, but do you know something that wasn't me speaking that was the addict inside of me. Once I realised that my life was going to be so much better without having that cigarette the quit became easier, its changing your thought patterns. Its acknowledging that its an addiction and not a way of life, its about being kind to yourself, and believing in yourself. No one else can make this work except you. But we are here to encourage, help, guide and cheer you on. So make the next cigarette you have the last one, stand up tall, brush yourself down and tell yourself that you are bigger than the addict inside.
  9. Hi Diane, welcome on board, the first few days are really tough, but hang on in there I'm 55 I started smoking when I was 13, and my final sticky quit I did when I was going through a very stressful period in my life. But I was determined to beat the craving once and for all. I am so glad that I did, and you can too, keep yourself busy, focus on why you are doing this, be kind to yourself, check in as often as needs me on here, if you need to reach out, there is always someone around, my message box will always be open if you need to rant or just talk, this will be the best thing that you will ever do.
  10. Well done, you got this, these cravings will sneak up on you when you least expect them too, but its how you handle them that is important and you handled this brilliantly. You got to stand up to the craving and tell it No, nope, not today thank you very much and keep walking your path and you certainly did that.
  11. Gus that is how you do it, you kick that addiction to touch and you hit a home run, well done you!! So proud
  12. Welcome to the quit train, so sorry to hear of all your health worries. I joined here in 2014 and tried MANY Many times to quit it took me 4 years of stopping and starting a quit, because I kept listening to the addiction, it told me hell you’ll miss me, you won’t cope if you stop, can you imagine life without me, don’t you just love smoking. Then one day I woke up stronger than that voice and I answered it back and told it , I value my life more than you. Each day I didn’t smoke do you know that voice got quieter and quieter, because I kept telling it I can’t hear you. Now I look back and wonder why it took me so long to get here. It feels good. I believe in you and I believe your voice is louder than the addiction,

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