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Happy 14 months everyone! Keep kicking butt!
:)) to you too Steve. ...
been a kind of tough month with cravings if you can believe it. But holding the course. No way giving in
Yeah, that's odd. I have had a couple really minor cravings lately as well. Must be shaking off some of the winter connections still.
Yes thats got to be it. ... Sooner or later they will all be gone! Stay well. :)
Congratulations on 15 months smoke free! I hope you’ve had a great day and that you have wonderful week ahead.
Congrats to you on your upcoming 2 year!
Thank you! We’re both reaching two years this year. Still amazes me. I remember when I first joined and was trying to get to two weeks, much less two years, lol. Thanks for keeping in touch. Hope you have a great day.
Hi Friends! Long time no post! ...just thought I'd check in to see how all of you are doing with the world in lockdown. What a strange and scary time. We're good here--husband has been working from home since March 13 which was also the kids last day in school. Just got notice last week that they won't be going back this spring....hopefully things will have improved enough by late August so they'll be able to go back then.
I've been staying busy by reading, painting (got another paint by numbers since they were so helpful when I quit), jigsaw puzzles, cleaning, baking and getting outside for walks or basketball "games" with my 10 year old when it's nice.
Interestingly I've been having some pretty strong cigarette cravings the past few weeks. They are way better now (still have them daily but it's just a quick 30 second thing, if that long). When they started they really took me by surprise, since I haven't had any cravings whatsoever since maybe early January. I started dreaming about smoking nearly every night and was just overwhelmed by my desire to go out and buy a pack. I did fight my way through every craving I had--and if I had to guess I'm assuming it's this pandemic that has me wanting to smoke--that was the way I coped with EVERYTHING hard in my life in the past, so how am I supposed to cope now??? On the positive side, I am SOOOOOO happy to have stopped smoking nearly 18 months ago. I pray every night that my lungs have healed enough so if I do end up with covid19 I will be one of the lucky ones.
Hope you are all doing well! (going to copy and paste this in my adopted January Bravehearts group too!)
Hi Julie glad you are doing well. I am not liking this lock down but enduring it as best as can be. I also have been having urges similar to yours ad dismissing them quickly. It really surprised me I still have those thoughts. Anyways let's enjoy our healing lungs and bodies and NOPE.
Thanks for your post and checking in us early birds. It's helps to see what the future looks like after 18 mos. How nice it must be. I am sure this habit always requires attention to ward off those sneaky little thoughts of only just 1 right?
I was on line when you started your journey. I didn't make it all the way. I am back and more determined than ever.
I ramped up in March when this thing exploded. It didn't stop at one or two of course. It got worse. Out of control. So here I am starting again. This WILL be my forever quit.