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Started Oct-17 by KalyaRed; 4478 views.
Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

Nov-3

Thank you, Kalya.  Yes, quitting is tough and I know that in the past a relapse or slip would put me right back to square one.  Amazing how that addiction just wakes right back up.  And then like you say, 2 - 3 months quit and the newness of the quit wears off and you still have to stay strong. It is a tough battle, but I know that I don't want to go back, so I will keep going forward.  I have battled this addiction for so long, I just don't want to keep starting over again and again.  So with acceptance of the addiction, I am going forward, til I see the light.  Keep walking with me, Kalya.  We can and will do this. 

JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

Nov-3

Hi Kalya, 

hope you are doing fine! Sorry I have been off a few days. Been doing lots of random stuff catching Pokémon, inviting friends to my house and I going myself a bonsai plant. Trying to get the hang of grooming it. All just to keep me distract away from the junkie thoughts. 
 

I realise as Long as I don’t have free time. The craves don’t resurface! 

how are you kalya?!  

kick the cigg butt
 

JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

Nov-3

Hi nircelaj5, 

Nice to hear from you! . Happy to hear you are doing so well. It’s been so Long. I Guess once u are able to be off the forum u should be doing well. Care to share your secret?!?

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

Nov-3

A bonsai is a great hobby! I'm jealous! 

I've been too busy with planning to move, plus I don't really have free time considering I spend 9h at work, plus at least two hours from home to work and from work to home, the continuous strikes and delays in public transportation makes that at least three hours, making dinner, sleeping for a bit... 

But I really have to find time to workout. I'm putting on weight and if I gain more weight I'm going to start using excuses to relapse. 

Oh the joys of being a smoker and then stopping. I wish I'd never started. 

Let's do this. I can't get to a year clean soon enough. 

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

Nov-4

KalyaRed said:

But I really have to find time to workout. I'm putting on weight and if I gain more weight I'm going to start using excuses to relapse. 

I understand, Kalya, it was always an excuse for me.  This time I am just eating healthy, the occasional treat and riding my bike. I have told myself that the weight gain is something I will take care of later.  If I can't breathe, will the weight gain really matter ?  Be proud of what you are doing and be kind to yourself.  You deserve this gift and the weight gain can be dealt with later.  If you can quit smoking you will certainly be able to lose some weight later. relaxed

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

Nov-4

I've been telling myself exactly that! 

Plus everyone always complained I was too skinny anyway :D

Not that other people's opinions really matter but I've been trying out this other reality - having people tell me I put on weight. A bit ridiculous though - I've only gained about 1kg since I got married and I was smoking then. 

I'm more worried about those excuses feeding my inner junkie than I am with the weight. 

Thank you anyway Brenda :) 

You keep me such a lovely company! Sorry if this is not phrased correctly. 

JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

Nov-7

Not sure if I am doing it right. 
Can’t seem to see any changes to the Bonsai. 
hope I don’t destroy it. 
 

how are you doing?! Hope you are not distracted by your relapse. The fight continues! Let’s do it. :) 

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

Nov-8

Hi Johnson! 

That's why bonsais are known as a way to work your patience, isn't it? They require a lot of it. I don't think they change immediately. I think you make little changes day by day and with time you see the difference. Come to think of it, it's a great metaphor for quitting! 

Since my relapse I must confess I don't think I have ever been more resolved to quitting. Relapsing frustrated me yes, but I also found out how much of a lie smoking is in the sense that it doesn't do absolutely anything for you. I didn't feel any relief or kick or anything.

I stopped having those dreams lately. I just don't feel like smoking ever. I've come to see it as a stupid habit... I watch my friends and the way they go through cigarettes, one, two, three, how quickly they end and how quickly they feel forced to light another one. 

My app congratulated me the other day on 1000 cigarettes avoided. Can you imagine?? 

How about you? How have you been feeling with your quit? 

JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

Nov-8

Hi Kalya

I must say I am feeling the same as you. I really doesn’t make any difference. I don’t feel good at all. And the craving comes when I have nothing to do or think about. 
I am Glad that your dreams have stopped and you sound more firm on the quitting process. U Guess the  relapse is a blessing in disguise. 
so much more money for us to enjoy. I have save almost $1,200. 
 

I have yet research into grooming a bonsai. Haha gotta check it up over the weekend which is tomorrow. Hope it doesn’t dried up or too much of watering  

what about u? Starting any new hobby? 

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

Nov-8

Hi Johnson 

Did I understand correctly? You said you don't feel good at all? 

I haven't been searching for a hobby because I came down with a terrible cold this last week. It's been hard to breathe and talk for 8h a day at work so thank God I quit. I would be feeling even worse if I smoked! 

So my hobby has been more or less finding creative ways to manage through the day! It's been keeping me busy alright joy

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