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February 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/3/19 by ModDee; 100232 views.

From: ChrisMH


Thank you Anne.  Wasn't sure I could actually do it.  But apparently I could and did. smiley


From: Loreficent


Oh, just think how your grandbaby has never smelled that on you! Fantastic! That right there is so wonderful, really. Our sense of smell is our most primitive sense and is linked strongly to memories. I read an article recently about how it is even linked to how we perceive different colors. Folks who grew up associating a smell with a place they disliked that was painted purple, for example, also disliked purple. That is over simplified from the article, but gives the gist on that angle. 
Now that baby will grow to have fond memories of your smell that aren’t associated with cigarettes. So good. 
Yes, I think I will always need to keep my guard up and count the benefits and keep those forefront. I’m ok with that. I’ve committed to coming here to write and/or read something when I feel the pull or lure of addiction. It helps reading the new folks and reaching out to them. 
Thanks Chris! Forward we go!blush


From: Anne2020


I hear you.  I couldn't believe I was doing it the whole time and I still amaze myself that I made it this far.  It is a continuing commitment everyday.  Never going back to that again.



From: SusanK1960



Way to go Eve!  Lore, yours is next!

  • Edited January 31, 2022 6:43 pm  by  SusanK1960

From: Loreficent


Wow. I know it is rhetoric to ask where did the time go, but…where did the time go???

I guess that doesn’t matter so much as staying in the moment we are in maybe. A whole of that these past two years. Breathe, step back, center self, remind self this is a moment. Ahhhh. Sure could not have done it without you all. Am eternally grateful. My Forum Tribe. 
Let’s keep carrying this torch, shall we ladies?? Go us!!!



From: Anne2020


Hard to believe its been 2 years.  Butt it has.  Well done ladies.  Well done indeed.

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CC to SusanK1960

From: oxanquits


Amazing tribe, congratulations ladies! You did great and have been perfect example for us new quitters! sparkleshibiscussun_with_face 

  • Edited January 31, 2022 6:26 pm  by  oxanquits

From: Eve1973


Thanx so much! 

Been a constant roller coaster! Still no peace, but i do know that I am better off….. not going to lie……sometimes miss it. 

Don’t miss smelling like an ashtray though. 

Some days I feel I could just throw it in and then I say that I never want to have to try and quit again! Thanx is not only to you but many many others who kept me grounded. 

Thanks again……hugs to everyone! 


From: Loreficent



Anne, that’s a good one- “butt it has” love it. 
Thank you! Yes, we are doing this! Crazy sometimes to think I ever smoked.  
You’re such a steady force on here. Gonna start calling you Anne The Rock! 

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From: Jules55


Hi everyone !    I hope everyone from Feb 2020 group is doing well and have finally kicked that evil habit. 

My 2-year quit-date is coming up in a few days, and it has me reflecting on the journey a good bit.   I might write up some post

next week to mark the mile-stone,  or maybe not.   

I just wanted to say that even though I don't drop in as much as I thought I would,  I do still think about all of you that helped me quit here, and truly appreciate it.   I find it a bit

surreal that after decades of being a die-hard smoker,  I'm now looking back on what a 2-year quit is like.   I really couldn't have done it without the help of this group.  I owe you all so much.