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February 2021 Ex-Smokers - Start Here!   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/31/21 by Terry (abquitsmking); 35337 views.
MDS27

From: MDS27

2/2/21

Thanks and congrats on 1 month smoke free!

Easing myself into it has actually helped a lot as I've removed many of the environmental cues that would trigger me. 

One day at a time! Thanks for your support!

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Loreficent

From: Loreficent

2/2/21

Nice!

So how has day two played out for you? 
Ive been reading some of the articles from the library here this morning as nearly a year in I still find myself romanticizing “just a smoke”. Ugh. Addiction sucks. It doesn’t last long when this happens but I often get dismayed that it happens at all anymore. I think the biggest help for me is to still not look at “forever” and stay present with where I am. Anyway...don’t let your guard down and keep going!

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MJoe79

From: MJoe79

2/2/21

Excellent job for deciding to quit! I am almost 8 days in, and seeing the time tick away while reading about the positive changes that have already happened in my body has helped me.

When I crave, like stop-me-in-my-tracks crave, I shoveled the front steps and pathway.  I just needed something to do. 

This is the single best thing we can do for our health. You got this!

MJoe79

From: MJoe79

2/2/21

So true about "forever" and the dialogue we use within ourselves. I count down the day - my quit was at 8:57 pm on January 25th, so come 8:57 one each susequent day, I put a big X on the calendar and then get ready for the next one.  I also find myself "thinking" about the triggers I haven't had yet, but I expect will happen, and I've literally yelled at myself out loud to stop. I've done a lot of yelling and talking to myself the past week come to think of it hahaha. 

MDS27

From: MDS27

2/3/21

Day 3 today - 5 days behind you! Keep it up!

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

2/4/21

Oh yelling at yourself.......I never did that.......just kidding! I absolutely did! Omg this is so normal. Wait til you have the full blown conversation about why you shouldn’t smoke. The reasoning part. Haha. 
 

Keep it up. Good job

Allamer1980

From: Allamer1980

2/4/21

You will look back and realize...I did these things just to satisfy my addiction for nicotine. I started to laugh because I wasn’t fully aware while smoking/chewing. Your mind wants to avoid and think it’s normal. But as Eve said above, that’s called bargaining. Just trying to get that one or sneak one in when it will just start you over. You need to accept, that part of the phase. It will pass

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overdoze

From: overdoze

2/6/21

sounds good to me..

Overdoz quit January 4th, 2021

Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

2/6/21

I use this app. It tracks my quit down to tge second. It gives health info and inspirariin to. Pretty cool. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.despdev.quitsmoking

overdoze

From: overdoze

2/9/21

thats pretty cool, lets not forget those seconds....lol. 

I have been thinking back to a time when things were more different... This is one of the only social networking sites i go to, so i can try to see what is happening to society from the outside. I think we have all become paranoid....

Have a smoke free day you all..

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