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#121 Doreensfree

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:51 AM

You are quitting the right way Jewel...never sticking anything in your mouth and setting it alight..
My quit wasn't easy ..after 52 yrs of smoking ..I knew it was never going to be a walk in the park..
But I kept reading and learning...
Keep winning the battles jewel..one day it will all fit in to place ,and you know you have won your war...
Taking it day by day is how we all Quit...
Don't over think..our minds are our worst enemies...deal with this day..tomorrow is another day...
And yes ..it would be very stupid to start again...you have come so far...
Don't forget to reward yourself...with all the money ,you have saved...its very important...
It's a little uncomfortable just now...but I can tell you emphysema is much more uncomfortable....
I wish I could let you feel how wonderful being free feels...I carnt of course...
But keep at it and I promise you will get to feel it for yourself...
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:20 AM

'never sticking anything in your mouth and setting it alight..'

That sounds so realistic! Where was my brain when I did that, over & over again?!?!

This smoking really is horrible. & having to quit really isn't a piece of cake! The NRT does prolong the agony of nicotine withdrawal! You go through it over & over, as many steps you go through. Then same as quitting cold turkey. I've known this & held on to trying to take the easier, softer way! Nicotine lies! Yes, I'm still afraid & each step I was afraid! Skipped most step 2 & still afraid of what I've gone through a few times now.

This has been quite a journey & still looks like my first class tickets are a million miles away!

Note to self: please never forget your journey to the quit! Don't ever smoke again! Not one puff! Don't...
There's No reason to stick something so damaging to your health & sanity in your mouth! Resulting in having to do it over & over again! Never enough!
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:18 AM

Your doing just fine Jewel...don't be too hard on yourself..quitting isn't for cissy,s....
What you are achieving ,is what ever smoker wants...freedom...
One day at a time...you are already sitting in the first class carriage...x
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:05 AM

This has been quite a journey & still looks like my first class tickets are a million miles away!

 

You're a whole lot closer now than you were two-months ago.

 

Buckle up, knuckle down, and drive on.


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#125 Jewel

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 04:25 AM

Good evening! That's so true, life & many things have changed! Finally the anxiety is bearable most times!

I've stopped the horribly habit of smoking & picked up a few other habits. I'm trying not to let them bother me until I get a gripe on my smoking recovery.

I hope everyone has had a great day & get a good night rest! The best has yet to come...
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:48 AM

Good evening! Just as things are going verily well now, time for total detox! Wow! This is crazy & yes, hard. Again going through...
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:31 PM

You´re doing fine Jewel. Keep marching one day at a time. It takes months to quit the smokes for good, you wont be indifferent to smoking in one month or two, but keep marching and youll eventually get there trust me.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:50 PM

Good evening! That's so true, life & many things have changed! Finally the anxiety is bearable most times!

I've stopped the horribly habit of smoking & picked up a few other habits. I'm trying not to let them bother me until I get a gripe on my smoking recovery.

I hope everyone has had a great day & get a good night rest! The best has yet to come...

This process IS very slow Jewel, much slower than we would all like but, as others said, you're closer to the good parts than you are to the really bad parts so just push forward, like we all have had to do. Things are slowly improving for you and that will continue. I am still not 100% comfortable in my non-smoking life even after almost 7 months. Don't let that scare you though because, my days (every day) are so much easier than they were even 3 months ago let alone 6 months ago. The good things gradually come to you and the really hard things fade away. It's that way for all of us so just carry on & all that will come to you as well :)


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:08 AM

Good evening! Totally Nicotine Free! WOW! Yes, I can definitely say: i see & know this is an addiction & doesn't happen overnight!

Quitting the lozenges, that ugly nic monster has held on, tried to claw his way back, been deceptive & tried every way possible could to stay active in my life! It's been quite an ordeal! I really want others to quit, but this is brutal! Really in truly brutal!

Another day down, no nicotine, no smoking & no one injured physical &/or mentally! Its been a good day! I truly know what nicotine fits are & I'm so glad I wont be having many more, I hope!

Blessings & good night!
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:17 AM

You are right on track Jewel to making this your permanent quit :) Everything you said above is pretty much right on for almost 2 months quit so just keep doing what you are doing now and take it a day at a time. It is a slow process but I'm sure you can see the difference between week one and now - right? That's how is goes - slowly but, the progress IS there and there is no denying that. Just wait till you are at 3 months, then 4 months ..... it gets better and easier all the time. You just need to put in the hard work consistently and before you know it; you will not even be able to imagine yourself as a smoker. Such pride in your accomplishment and in your ability to free yourself from this horrible addiction. Something to celebrate for so many reasons :)



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:35 PM

Good day! I'm not having a good day! Cravings up, anxiety up & in much pain!

We are having storms & having it rough!

Cravings are very high, very strong & convincing.

This too shall pass...
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:34 AM

It's been a pretty rough day, many strong craving! Mind trying to negotiation, make deals &/or trick me into using nicotine in any form. It's crazy! This should be over soon, not soon enough but soon. Plus indigestion, heartburn was terrible! I'm unsure where, when or what to do next. I've stop smoking & hopefully all these other things are part of withdrawals & will be gone as soon as nicotine is out of system.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:36 PM

I had some symptoms from quitting that lasted for months but eventually went away so yes, your body will adjust at some point. If you are concerned about anything, speak to your Dr. about it. In terms of the strong cravings, I know that I was still getting cravings to smoke in my 2nd month of quitting. I think it was almost 3 months before cravings turned into mere thoughts about smoking. I still think about it probably daily but it's just a thought - not a craving to light up a smoke. In fact, at this point, I find it hard to imagine myself as a smoker. I sometimes think; Gee, it would be really nice to have a smoke right now. Then, I really think about it and I absolutely know that if I ever lit up a smoke, I would be VERY disappointed after I smoked the one cigarette - I just know this would be the result so I completely dismiss the thought and that's that :D


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:40 AM

Hello! How are are ya'll doing? I'm doing the non smoking thing, hour by hour, day by day, week by week & month by month! I can't believe it! I'm scared to brag or take for granted, this was extremely difficult for me & seriously I don't ever want to lose it! I realize it can be gone much easier & faster than how I got to where I'm at today! Each day, it was like being dragged behind a car on by a rope tied to only to 1 leg.... Crazy!

Very excited, I'll be celebrating 3 months very soon! You can do it too! Only requirement: no matter what don't light that cig & you'll be a non smoker too!
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Posted 20 September 2017 - 08:38 AM

Great to see you Jewel...
You have stood fast and hard ..and now are nearing 3 months..
I'm so proud and happy for you !!!
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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

Well done lad. Day by day youre almost at the 3 month mark! Dont waste it lad! It will only get easier, hang in there.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:16 PM

Jewel you have a great quit going and you are absolutely right about how easy it would be to lose it just by being over confident or letting down your guard even just for a minute. I think about that every time a thought of smoking comes to mind, which isn't very often now days :) It would be devastating to me to lose my quit after this long and this much hard work for months and months. But, the great part for me is that when I think about myself as a smoker now days, I really can't see it in my mind. It just seems so not me anymore! Keep holding on to that great quit Jewel and extend it even further, Things will get even better in the months to come :)


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:10 AM

You're rocking this quit! I admire how well you made it through the tough moments. Keep it going! It just gets better and better from here.  :D


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