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July 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 56680 views.
Sonntag

From: Sonntag

7/9/19

i've an awesome fear of quitting again.  I experience terrible when I do and cannot get past it.  i am a rage monster and the NRT alternatives do not appear to work for me.  I published some thing in a brand new publish with lots of detail, but in reality, I nearly experience like it's no longer well worth the battle.  i'm forty and on every occasion I think of making what have to be a tremendous exchange a touch voice in my head says, "nah, you're at an age wherein you can simply allow your self move  . 

  • Edited July 9, 2019 6:54 am  by  Sonntag

Hi Hannah,

What ever you are doing don't stop, persevering that is, I have been trying now for about 8 months and can't manage more than two weeks or so it seems, Just concentrate on the day at hand and don't smoke, be mindfully engaged with the moment draw in that fresh air and feel it circulating in your lungs. Isn't it just wonderful, Congratulations on making that decision to quit.

Kind regards

Anthony 

Did an hour at the gym tempered by the fact that I am nursing a couple of injuries, it wasn't a bad hit out.

On day 8 now still on the Zyban. not taking anything else...

Watching cricket on TV

Kind regards

Anthony 

Haannaah

From: Haannaah

7/9/19

Congrats Anthony, day 8, u r doing great. 

I read a lot of ppl in the forums that go to gym or clean the house, keep oneself busy the first few weeks. What bothers me is that I don't have the energy, nor the motivation to do any of these things. I don't feel like going out, I don't feel like cooking or cleaning the house, I don't feel like doing anything. All I am able to do is watch tv and navigate the quit smoking forums. And eat. :((

ModAndrea

From: ModAndrea

7/9/19

Good Morning, Sonntag!

It might be a good idea to talk over smoking cessation with your doctor. You can discuss the various products and aids and decide what is most appropriate for you. I quit using Chantix and found it made those early weeks much more manageable. That was nearly six years ago.

I'm not sure what you mean by "rage monster", but if it's anything like what I thought of as "the crazies" where I wanted to jump out of my skin, there's one terrific option -- exercise. Go for a walk, work out at a gym, swim laps. It really works.

You can do this, Sonntag!

Hugs,

Andrea

ModAndrea

From: ModAndrea

7/9/19

Hi, Haannaah!

Welcome to the forum! You've come to the right place. blush

I understand what you mean by not feeling motivated to do anything, even when you know it might help. It's not uncommon to feel that way after quitting smoking. Here's an article you may find helpful.

Hang in there, Haannaah. Take this one day at a time and stick close to the forum. You can do this!

Hugs,

Andrea

Haannaah

From: Haannaah

7/9/19

Thanks for the support Andrea. Hugs

Thanks  Hannah,

Go with the flow Hannah, everybody is different, I have those blah days where everything seems to be an effort, I have those binge days also where I can't keep my head out of the fridge, just as long as I don't smoke is my rationale.

Take care

Kind regards

Anthony 

Phoeberella

From: Phoeberella

7/10/19

Hi Guys!

I actually had my last cigarette in April when I found out I was pregnant but have been vaping every since. Yesterday I threw out my vape and I've realised I've found this harder than giving up cigarettes for some reason (have been vaping/social smoking for the last 4 years since giving up full time smoking of 25 a day) - I'm a complete nicotine-aholic and am about to start pulling my hair out right now but I have to do this not just for me but for the baby!

Hope everyone else is getting on okay :)

Phoebe

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ModDee

From: ModDee

7/10/19

Good morning July 2019 Winners!

Quitting smoking is not easy. Keep up the good fight against this addiction of ours.  If you have slipped or relapsed take the time to determine what you learned from it to avoid making the same mistake over and over again.  Make a sincere effort to figure out what you will do differently this time around.  Each time you plan, control and manage your way through situations smoke free where you would have smoked in the past, and choose not to smoke you are reprogramming old habits and responses.  Be kind and patient with yourself. Give yourself time and smoking will lose its power to attract, even in the most difficult and stressful circumstances.  Remember, cravings to smoke are not commands. They’re only thoughts. You don’t have to act on them.  Guard against romanticizing the past "Good" times smoking thereby reawakening  your inner addict. Honor the precious gift that life is by doing all you can to nurture your own.

Wishing you much success as you continue your journey to permanent freedom.

(((Hugs)))

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