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Hello, Freedom '16!
I just came across a fantastic milestone post I want to share with all of you.
Have a wonderful smoke free day!
Andrea,. What a wonderful story. I am making through the day, my mood matches the rainy weather. I am happy that I don't feel the urge to smoke, but would like to be a little less sad. I know it comes with the process. I just felt like visiting our new Quit Buddies group. All the best-Michelle
It's great to have you here, Michelle! It's raining here, too. I'm in upstate New York. The snow in my neighbors' backyard is now a small pond.
This will get better, Michelle. Stay close to the forum.
You are doing this!
P.S. This picture brightens my day even with the rain.
It' beautiful. I'm on Long Island, so most of the snow is gone except where the plows made 10 foot mountains. They are about 5 feet now. I am hanging in and have stayed strong with my NOPE pledge today. Thanks Andrea :)
Hello everyone, here we are in our new home. I am nearly 2 weeks into this quit and intend to make it to 2 years and beyond. Even early on you notice small things - like I am a bit more active at the gym for one. Stopping smoking is really a whole life change.
See you all by the pool.
Moving forward with you
I'm still with you all, halfway through day 9 and climbing. I think I'm still in the early caffeine WD stage, my mid/low back has been driving me crazy the past 2 days. I'm still not sleeping well and then waking up too early, I'll be happy when this phase passes.
All in all, it really hasn't been as bad as I had it built up to be in my mind, so it may be advantageous to have a vivid imagination with catastrophic thinking!
I hope everyone else is doing well, I'll catch up with you by the pool this evening.
Hang on in there Stephanie.How wonderful you are climbing through the days like that.Day 9 is getting into your second week .
I am sorry your bac is so painful .Do you have a bath to soak in s you could chuck in some epsom salts and lavender .Its really soothing and of course you cant smoke in the bath.I am guilty of soaking in the bath while drinking herb tea,reading a book and having a soothing candle going too.
Enjoy your time at the pool tonight
Hope all is well with you. At last I am able to start cleaning the house again. It's amazing how I can now smell things more (even dust). I thought it was better just to rest, sip water etc and not worry too much about anything but now I seem to be finding some energy to pretty the place up a bit again. Looking forward to having a dip in the Freedom '16 pool later too.
Talk again soon. Anne-Marie
Wow Anne Marie cleaning the house seems to be in the air now.Its not important but means you are heading on to more normal things now again and pick up your life.I havent got there yet
I am in for a stressful week and am just taking it step by step.Its been too hot for me so I spent the day surviving today which actually did me good.Hubby is off for an operation on Tuesday so we will see how things go.At least this time is just a repair to his shoulder so I am not too concerned having been through far worse.Our main problem is I cant drive at the moment so we are stocking up on what is needed for a few weeks to start with.
Normally I coped by smoking(he was a chain smoker for years too)so i have to learn to cope some other way .
Its good to see some of you that I have met in January here.I didnt join until I knew I was actually sure I could make it earlier on but am glad I did now as I have met some lovely people here and people who do understand
YIPPEE! I have made it and so glad to be on this freeing journey with you all. I am jumping right in that pool and dunking in my junkie head to refresh and energise. Thanks to you all for being so supportive some of whom we have spoken and some not as yet but enjoy reading all the post within this forum community and know it will just be a matter of time before we all get to know each other a bit better. Don't worry Sue about the cleaning you will get round to it in time. I have been the opposite for years a bit of a tidy freak. Now I feel, to heck with it. This is now about me regaining control of my life and healing from this addiction. So let's all relax and start enjoying this amazing journey tigether. FREEDOM