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Hang in there, you are tougher than this.

 

Remember all the times you had to go to the store because you were out of cigarette.

 

Remember making your friends and family wait for you, while you smoked a cigarette, before you got in the car, after a meal at the restaurant, before getting on a flight.

 

Remember having to find a place to smoke.  Walking long ways at the hospital because you had to get off the property completely, then having to smoke two in a row because it took so long to get to the smoking place.  All the while Mum was in her room waiting for you to get back.

 

Remember missing moments because you had to find someplace to smoke.

 

Remember thinking and planning about when and where you could smoke for every occasion, road trips, plane trips, movies.

 

Take a look at all the money you have saved.

 

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This is the only good thing you have ever done for yourself.  Put all that garbage in the past and be the person you have wanted to be.  Be a shark, Shark's don't swim backwards, only forward.  

 

Give it a minute and think about it.  It will pass.

 

You made the right decision. Every day that passes will get better.

 

Signed,

 

You Got This!

 

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Dear Grace,

 

Really? You are actually considering going down that road again? What? Is life not working out just how you planned, Grace? Are you feeling like a not-so-special little snowflake? Awww... That's too bad. :rolleyes:  Sack up, girl! Quit being a pu$$y! Smoking is bullshit. 

 

Keep it together for f's sake!

 

With (tough) Love,

 

Grace

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Dear Grace,

 

Really? You are actually considering going down that road again? What? Is life not working out just how you planned, Grace? Are you feeling like a not-so-special little snowflake? Awww... That's too bad. :rolleyes:  Sack up, girl! Quit being a pu$$y! Smoking is bullshit. 

 

Keep it together for f's sake!

 

With (tough) Love,

 

Grace

 

Grace

 

The first six months of my quit, I provided several friends with a script to bark out at me when I gave them the signal.  "Quit being a pu$$y!" was one of the key lines they would yell at me when I was fighting off a strong craving.  Brought a smile to my face when I read your advance SOS.  :angry:-----> :D  

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Holly - you have made the decision to quit. Here are some of the reasons: your children, to have more time and to be more active and engaged. You have read Allan Carr's book and were reminded that to keep a healthy happy frame of mind is key. When you say you are going to have your last cigarette, you really need to keep your word. When you prolong that process, it is going to take so much more time and energy away from you. Don't fall into the trap of feeding the "little monster." It is not doing anything but hurting you. Take a step back and breathe. You can beat this. You are worthy. 

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That's so true..don't feed the little monster ,he will soon die... He knows already he's in trouble...x

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Holly- as much as you think you know what's best for yourself - you don't if you plan on going back to smoking. There is no such thing as just one cig. There is no such thing as "a better time than now." You will always have stress. You need to learn how to cope with that without going back to nicotine. Our body is a beautiful thing, it can repair itself. The sooner you realize that, the sooner your body will heal. You can do this. The fog is temporary. 

PS Deep breathing really does help! 

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I really like That advice 

 Ellen you doing this because you want to seeyou're a great grandkids you doing this for yourself because you want a better life  are you doing this because you want better health you doing this because you're tired of missing things in life  you doing this because you want to be able to walk  are you doing this because you want to smile with white teeth  so stay strong Ellen you got this 

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Well done Ellen..

It will be good to come back here now and again..just to remind yourself of why you want to quit....

Spend time reading all the others too...it will pass some time away...and get more motivation...

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remember the lethargy

the ugly coughs and the stains on your teeth

running out of breath climbing two flights of stairs

the self loathing

the indifference and the numbness

the dependence and the compulsion

the frustration and the aggression

the shame of doing it despite being fully aware of all of this and more

 

And then remember the energy

The pride in dealing with your problems

The hope

The strong will to live long and do things that matter to you

The freedom

 

Take a minute (or three 😉)

Think about this.

It may seem irrelevant right now, but you'll see the point again in an hour, a day, or a week. Remember how bad that feels.

You know both paths.

You are strong enough.

Make a choice you won't regret. (Remember how bad that feels?)

 

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Albert...spend time here to read everyone's pre responses.... I visited here often early in my quit...by the time I read them...I was strong enough once again to 

Fight this demon...outsmarting the bugger ...this is how you will win the war !!!!!

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OK....   take some deep breaths....   take many deep breaths and put your brain into gear before you put your gob into action!   You know you can do it.... you did it before and you can keep on doing it.....   Go find whatever you need to help you through this....   Kiss the dog, kick the OH, rant at the kids, but DON'T PUT A CIGGIE IN YOUR GOB AND SET LIGHT TO IT!!!!!

 

KEEP THAT QUIT.....   YOU WORKED HARD FOR IT...    YOU DESERVE TO KEEP IT INTACT!   Remember how much your mom hated you smoking the evil weed.  Remember how it did for your dad....   JUST STOP IT NOW!

 

CHOOSE LIFE.... choose YOU.

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Edie, that cigarette you are thinking about smoking is NOT your best friend.  It stinks and that rubs off on you.  It makes you cough and wakes you up at night.  You have control over cigarettes, they do not have control over you.  DON'T SMOKE!!

 

Sincerely,

Edie

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