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March 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 142550 views.

Glad to see all of you are way over a year quit now. Hope you are all well and safe. This covid virus has certainly changed everyone's lives.

Year two is so much easier to remain quit but watch out for that just one thinking or falling for it again because it's a trap. Soon you'll all be old timers and cigarette smoking is finally something you used to do a long time ago but now it is of no importance anymore. You are now buying worthwhile things with the money you used to buy cigarettes with. Be very very proud of yourselves as you've accomplished a monumental achievement.  You've proven that you are no sissies!

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013

Amicahomi

From: Amicahomi

Jul-28

Good to see all of you, my 16-month quit mates.  I'll be there on August 2.  Like of some of you, I hardly ever think of smoking at all now.  A test came when I injured my back in May (still on crutches and can't drive or do much for myself).  This, plus Covid, means few distractions.  But things are very slowly getting better and I'm learning to ask for and accept help w/o feeling helpless and weak.  SO GLAD, I'm away from smokes.  Went cold turkey and would do it again.

Jan2185

From: Jan2185

Sep-3

Hi to you all

Well here I am, 18 months smoke free today. I have been posting here every month since I quit but I actually forgot in August!!  I don't think about it much any more but strangely enough I woke up the other day because in my dream I had lit up and for a second I believed it was true.  I really felt disappointment in myself then realised it was a dream :D.  

Hope all my fellow quitters are doing ok and keeping well :)

Jan sunflower

  • Edited September 3, 2020 6:51 am  by  Jan2185

Congratulations Jan!!, 18 months - WOW that went by fast.you earned your freedom from this wicked tough drug addiction. It's funny that you had a smoke dream, I had plenty of them during my quit. It still amazes me how ingrained that whole process of addiction evens penetrates our dream state. Those memories of smoking are being rewritten and stored elsewhere in our brain as a past long term memory where it should belong forever. That's why we always need to heed the just one thinking and just not react impulsively. Anyways, keep up the great job of NOPING every day. You definitely are no sissy!

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013

Jan2185

From: Jan2185

Sep-3

Thanks Debbie :)... yes the dream took me by surprise I have to admit but I have had a few things on my mind recently and I am sure its that age old feeling of "a cigarette calms me down" which we know is totally untrue...  thanks again :)

Jan sunflower

Ovivi

From: Ovivi

Sep-4

Congratulations, Jan!
18 months is really wonderful, and I’m so happy for you!

Jan2185

From: Jan2185

Sep-5

Many thanks Ovivi :)

Jan sunflower

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Sep-5

Hi Jan!

It is wonderful to see you again!  I’m sure you had a bit of a moment trying to confirm whether it was a dream or real!  It’s funny, I don’t remember having a dream where I was smoking until I was quitting.  Silly brain!  It is great to hear the not smoking life is working well for you and each day quit is confirming you are one tough lady!  Take care and enjoy the smells!

Jan2185

From: Jan2185

Sep-6

Thank you Susan... you certainly need a certain amount of will power even after all this time... I shall be really happy with myself when i can say I have given up for two years... seems a massive milestone but one which is now only 6 months away.. :)

Jan sunflower

Hi Jan,

Love your key...it's beautiful!! And Congrats on 18 months smoke-free. The struggle and fight was worth it. I smoked for 42 years and don't miss it. I LOVE & have JOY to be a non-smoker. My brain still has memories of me smoking and sometimes PINGS me. I have my coffee and sometimes think of a cig...I don't want a smoke but my brain remembers that I always smoked with my morning coffee for 40 yrs. When I get really stressed sometimes, I think of a cig...not that I want to smoke. Just a ping. I think my last smoking dream was about 6 wks ago. I was chain smoking and woke when I thought why in the h*ll am I smoking 3 cigarettes?? Glad to wake up and discover I was still quit and had not relapsed. The pings are annoying but my brain definitely remembers that I smoked for 42 years. I am happily smoke free for 2 years. I am a PROUD non-smoker and will never smoke another cig. Who would have thought that our struggle and withdrawal would be the good ol' days? Hope you staying safe and well during the pandemic. 

Let's keep kicking cig Butt!!!

Gloria

Freedom since 30 July 2018...How Sweet it is!!sunflower

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