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It’s time to celebrate, Cherbear! You have been smoke free for 7 months, which is fabulous! I hope you take time to look into that mirror and say “I am a non smoker!”
Thank you Susan! Haven’t been on the computer much lately but it feels great to be a non-smoker for 7 months! I hope all is well with you!
Congratulations on earning another star! I hope your new you is doing fantastic.
I had a bit of a rough patch emotionally this last month, however, I am doing better. I went back to work, so I credit the distraction of work helping my psyche. Have had a couple of smoking thoughts when leaving work, but they are easily pushed aside.
Don’t forget to reward yourself for being quit for 7 months! Take care.
Thank you, Susan. I am sorry you went through a rough patch, but isn't it nice that you did not revert to the old standby ciggie? The ciggie never did help us, we just convinced ourselves that it did. Now we know better.
Hard to believe 7 months have passed. With the pandemic, it certainly has been an interesting 7 months. Unfortunately, I fear it is far from over. It is definitely messing with my vacation plans. Somehow, I have to get tested and have results back all within a 72 hour window of boarding the ship. Still working on that one. I can pull some strings, but will only do it if it means going or not going. If the pandemic blows up in the next few weeks like it is supposed to, the demand on testing supplies will take away my strings.
If you don't hear from me in August, know that I was successful and am in remote Alaska without any tobacco accompanying me for the first time. Nice not to have to pack in enough to get by for the duration like I always have in the past.
Hello there, Dropping in to tell you how happy I am for you! 7 months is an awesome accomplishment! I hope you are feeling good and celebrating your victory!
Hey sweetie Sorry to say but I smoked some when moving to a new place. I know some people dont count that but for me, even just one puff means I am back on day 1.
That said I am doing really well, no more puffs since moving to a new home. Feeling good, eating healthy and walking a lot as well as doing breathing exersizes. Overall I feel relaxed and thankful. Honestly Susan, it's been ages since I felt this good. I feel like me again
So my dear, how are you doing, what is going on in your life?
Just being nosy and checking in on you! I also wanted to tell you congratulations on another month of not having to smoke! I hope you are enjoying your independence!
Hi Susan! Yep, still going. Hard to believe it has been 8 months. I still have an occasional day where I think that I am missing the old habit but it’s just a fleeting thought that I ignore by reminding myself of all of the reasons why I quit. Nope, never going back! I enjoy my freedom from that nasty addiction and the money I am saving as well! Thanks for checking on me. I haven’t been online much, so I hope you are doing well! Take care!
Hi Matt! Just checking in to see how you have been. I haven’t been on the site for awhile, but I am still chugging along in the quit. I’ve had some ups and downs emotionally lately, which brings back those “junkie thoughts” at times, but I just shake my head and get busy doing something. It amazes me that I still have those days at times. I stay strong, because I remind myself of how difficult those days were during the first few months. I never want to go through that again! Lol! I hope you are doing well!
Cherie - Quit 12/6/19
Thank you for checking in with me, Cherbear. I think I am exactly where you are. I have been staying strong, but those same thoughts enter me head every now and then. Since quitting was one of the more difficult things I have done in my life, it is not an experience I am ever going to repeat, so I quickly put those thoughts aside and move on with my day.
W spent the month of August in Alaska as planned, and I had an interesting experience. It was chilly one morning, so I went to light a fire. No lighter or matches or anything else to light the fire with. It made me chuckle because that is something that has never happened before.
Keep staying strong. Life really is better as a nonsmoker.