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December 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 43980 views.
Majomar

From: Majomar

3/30/20

Thank you, you are right.

There are moments when pressure is so high and at the same time feeling of ultimate loneliness and being on my own becomes too painful and hard that I break and lose the will to live, just want... not to be anymore, like those "falls" when I first quit. It's not rational. Nothing is really like that. I am on my own physically, no one can come or be there to help, but I do have moral support, it's just... with my mother gone, it's like there is no one because she was everyone and everything...

 And sometimes, lately, it's too often, I take some sort of comfort in food, I feel guilty, because so many people are hungry right now, not just right now, but right now many lose their jobs and income overnight and have nothing to give to their children to eat. And then, my situation isn't great but I have enough food, enough to eat too much and I'm embarrassed. And that is how I lose my ability to relax... 

I'0m feeling a bit better today, I slept during the day because I couldn't sleep for the last two nights, and it's already a bit better.

Sleep is a natural way of healing your mind and body. 

DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

3/30/20

Hi Majomar, ONE MORE DAY and I log 3 months.  woo hooo

I am so proud of me, it makes me want to dance. Honestly,

How are you doing, feeling a bit down I see - totally understandable.  It is so hard when you are alone and looking after a sick parent and now you cannot even go shopping or visit with friends except by e-mail or telephone.  

Eating is one of the great comforts we have in our generation.  We are very lucky to have so many great foods.  Don't feel guilty for doing what makes you feel good.  If you need to eat to get through this, then you eat girl.  When its all over, you will have to get out there and exercise so that will give you motivation to go out for walks.  Are you allowed to go out for walks?  We are allowed to go out for walks with people we live with but we must keep 6 feet away from everyone else.

Also, have you ever tried painting, or writing?  These are great hobbies to get into when you are safe inside your home.  How is your dad doing? Is he able to talk to you? 

I just love where you live.  That film you sent me was totally awesome.  Do you boat or fish?  Are there lots of farms where you are or are you in the heart of a city?  I look forward to hearing more about you and where you live so write back soon ok cause I want to hear from you.

Cheers!  

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

3/30/20

Monday of next week will be 4 months for me. The reason I mention this is that this “icky 3rd month” that we are in has been rough. I mistakenly thought that when you got to the 3rd month milestone the worst was over. That has not been the case for me. I have seen others post about this also. It is getting a little better with each passing week, but there is still a lot of stress related to this virus situation. This self distancing is also stressful and contributes to the loneliness and boredom. Don’t feel guilty about using food as a comfort right now. You have a lot on your plate right now with the current global situation, your quit and taking care of your Dad. You deserve a lot of credit for being such a caring, devoted daughter! I am sure that most of us are seeking comfort in various forms. At least you are not resorting to smoking. Remember NOPE! That is so important. This situation will pass and you will be stronger and will feel so good about how you conquered all of these negative events. So stay strong, hang in there and vent any time. You are not alone. We are all here with you!

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

4/6/20

Hi Cher,

What a stupendous milestone you have reached! You have been free from nicotine for 122 days, which is 4 months, which is one-third of a year. I hope you will be blessed with a “peace” in your quit within the month.  You are winning!  

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

4/6/20

Thanks Susan! It is definitely getting much easier for me. Surprisingly, despite all of the craziness in our world right now, I rarely have any thoughts or cravings. 

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

4/6/20

Way to go Cher,

Four months......you are doing fantastic! Have a celebration! If I could I would arrange a “honk” party for you! 
 

So just going to say HONK HONK!

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

4/6/20

Thanks Eve! I celebrated by taking a walk. I am grateful to be free of the addiction! 

DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

4/6/20

Four months done and dusted - well done.

I just dusted three months and wackamo, I get hit wit a tsunami crave that like really got me angry - grrrrrr - I htink it was the stress of this whole social distancing thing - I hate being told I cannot use the park or go to the beach or walk through trail - I mean its just......

So I found a crew of volunteers who are sewing masks for the elderly and knitting/crocheting fun masks for children.  I am sewing in the pouch for the filter on all these things - we are cutting up furnace filters for the time being.  What an operation.  They drop them off at my house, I sew in the pouches and then put them back in the box to be picked up and taken to the next volunteer who is sterilizing and packaging then into a box to be picked up and taken to the distribution.  Every day somebody drops off a box and picks up a box at the same time.  I love this.  Feels like I have joined the army fighting back the spread of Covid 19.  Whooo hoooo  

Do you have anything like that happening in your area?  A friend of mine over in British Columbia says they are doing the same sort of thing and said she's heard of others too.  These things are popping up in neighborhoods all over.           

See the need, fill the need.  Cravings feel quite silly now, hahaha.

Cheers - stay safe people!!!

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