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On 1 Month Steve!
You said. "I don't find myself craving a cigarette much but I do have this sense of malaise. A feeling like something is missing. It seems to be lessening as time goes on which is nice. "
Steve, I guarantee you if you keep on this path of cessation it will lessen to a point where you will think of smoking as just something you used to do.
Thank you. That's very encouraging. In my previous attempts I would get to this point and some strange wave of self pity would derail me. I feel a lot more in control this time. I don't feel like I am "giving up" smoking, I feel like I am overcoming a disease. So when I hear long time ex-smokers reinforce the notion that the eventually I will be able to live a normal life again its very encouraging.
Thank you, congrats on your 1 month too! Hopefully we can be like the Freedom '16 board in a few years!
Way to go! Congrats.
lol on the ice cream sandwiches me too 7# in just about 6wks quit. But... got to put it in perspective ...concentrate on the quit. Congrats again ..and pass me that cookie
Today is one month for me. My s/o helped me get here. It is one month for him tomorrow.
How is everyone?
Quit November 4, 2018
Smoke Free: 30d 1h 45m 15s
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 902.2
Life Regained: 6d 21h 24m 7s
Money Saved: $ 291.86
Congratulations Bev on one month smoke free!
Congratulations to both you and your s/o. I hope you both have fun celebrating your special days. It’s wonderful to see you reaching these milestones again. I wish you both the best. Have a great day.
It feels good to be at this point again. You know what? I no longer miss the smokes. My problem now is the nicotine gum.
This is permanent.
Quit November 4, 2018
One month, 3 hours, 27 minutes and 9 seconds. 904 cigarettes not smoked, saving $292.55. Life saved: 3 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes.
Wanted to say hi, saw this and had to smile. Thank you. I’m a bit late for Monday but happy Tuesday. How are you doing? I’m trying to get the tree up today and post a few things, along with the usual day to day stuff. I ate some chocolate pie the other day. It was delicious. I need to stop by the store today too. I need to pick up a different laundry soap. Did laundry and for some reason my clothes have shrunk. (Yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, lol.) You’re doing great with your quit. So happy you’re back. Remember to stay in the moment. Looking too far ahead can sometimes cause added anxiety and stress with our quits that we don’t need. Keep taking it day by day, minute by minute if necessary. You’re doing this and should be so proud of yourself. Keep in touch and have a great day. Talk to you again soon. Hugs.