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January Bravehearts 2019   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/31/19 by ModAndrea; 683547 views.

From: sibby123


Hey Leigh

i messages everyone a week ago and heard crickets. Lol

i am glad you are chugging along, me too

8 months and a week

looking forward to the year market as I still don’t feel settled yet. I am happy to have quit. The body and mind are still adjusting to being a non smoker.

take care


From: spartanfan


I haven't checked in here for so long!  BUT yes, the cycles!  I thought I was going insane, gives me a lot of peace to again see this is normal and have someone put words to my feelings.

Hope you're doing well, Jean!


From: spartanfan


Hey Leigh!

we must be on the same wavelength--I haven't been posting (and bad me not reading much either) but something told me to stop in today so here I am.

Hit 10 months over the weekend...still feeling some cravings here and there, especially after meals.  I wonder when that will go away--that must have been one of my biggest associations.  Had some stressful moments this weekend and today (nothing big--car trouble, bus never picked Lilly up) and as I was driving home from the mechanic I saw someone smoking and realized through it all, I didn't once say "I need a cigarette"  This is HUGE for me.   You're not too far behind me on your journey, but I think in this first year, you really do see massive changes month to month.

What are you reading??  I finally read Where the Crawdads Sing over Labor Day weekend--well I read it in like 2 days,  haha it was AMAZING.  Reading Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank now--one of my favorite authors, she passed away last week.  So sad this is the last new book of hers I'll ever read.



From: jean111


Thanks, Julie!  Yes, doing well at the moment.  The whole process really is nutty, isn't it?  Andrea once said, "I swear it takes a good sense of humor to quit smoking."  It's like taking your brain apart and then putting it back together piece by piece--lego castle style.  (Except the castle didn't take this long!)    

Congratulations on 10 months!  You've got this.  kissing_heart


From: Robin212


Hi Julie! Happy 10 months! Sounds like you are doing great! I hope you celebrated big.... you will soon be choosing  your key!!!


From: Robin212


Hello Bravehearts! Glad to hear so many of us are still going strong! I feel like I could never go back to that disgusting habit but I am staying vigilant and refuse to let complacency set in. 

New season... Ugh!!! I miss Summer already!


From: leighmomof2


Hi everyone! Me again grinning   Just want to check in again and let everyone know that today is my 8 month anniversary as a non smoker tada   I have read that some people have trouble in the 8-12 month so I am keeping my guard up and ready to fight any bad thoughts that enter my head. Everyday I am feeling stronger and more secure.  I truly believe that every aspect of my life has changed for the better since the day I decided to stop smoking. I am going to the gym more (swimming and yoga are my favs right now), cooking more, reading more (Julie- I am now reading The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger and next in line is The Rumor by Elin Hildenbrand- I am patiently waiting for her new book to be released in October!) and believe it or not I have been socializing with the school moms more!    I hope to hear from everyone soon! I am really very proud of all of us Bravehearts who stuck with our quits and gained our freedom from that nasty habit. 


From: JMC802


CONGRATULATIONS!!! to everyone who had reached the next milestone.  Starting to think there will always a craving for a cigarette but will deal with each one when they hit. 

Hope everyone is doing well and had a great summer!!



From: alreadysick


Hey Julie,

A belated congratulations to you on reaching 10 mths. You gave me some valuable help in the first days and weeks of my quit. I am still plugging along at 10 wks. now. Thanks so much for your help!


Killed the beast 7/9/19


From: l1717mary


Well done life is for living u are kicking butttttttttttttt all the way to one year and what a year it will be no more buttttttttttttttttttttttt

Mary 10 months