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December 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 44284 views.
cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

4/11/20

Congrats on 4 months Matt! Woo! Hoo! Things are definitely looking up at this point! I hope you are starting to feel more at peace. Make sure you do something special for yourself today! I hope you are doing well! 
 

Quit 12/6/19

Matt1961

From: Matt1961

4/11/20

Good morning, Cherbear, and thank you for the kudos.  I am glad you are still hanging in there too.  I think we lost some good people along the way, but they will be back here when they are ready.  I think we owe it to those that helped us along the way to be here for them when they come back.  They will succeed when they are ready to succeed.  As we both know, it will not happen sooner.

Although I do not want to become complacent, I actually am starting to think we might really achieve our goal of becoming completely smoke-free for the rest of our lives.  What a wonderful thought!!  I never thought I would be able to say something like that.  The thought of having that "just one" still crosses my mind on occasion, but that early slip, and the way I beat myself up over it, actually helped me.  When I think of having that one, three things cross my mind:  (1) I am never going back to smoking like I used to do because I know it will take my life; (2) I do not want to beat myself up again like I did after that last slip, and (3) I never want to go through this quitting process again.  After that, "the one" just does not seem very attractive any more.

I know I would not be here without quit buddies like you.  I sincerely mean it when I say "thank you" from the bottom of my heart, a heart that almost stopped working because of the smoking, but now seems to be working just fine.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

4/11/20

Way to go Matt!  You are glowing inside and outside now that you are away from the smokescreen!  
 

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

4/11/20

Matt, your post is spot on! I never want to go through the quit process again either, which is what gave me strength during the rough days!  I am so glad that you are still here as my quit buddy! We are doing this, so as they say, keep on keep’n on!

Matt1961

From: Matt1961

4/11/20

Thank you, Susan.  You are one of my trailblazers on my quit journey since you are ahead of me.  You were the first person that welcomed me to this forum that first night when I posted on here in the wrong place desperately seeking help with my new quit four months ago.  It has been quite a ride so far, and I know there will still be a few bumps and bruises to overcome, but I am grateful that we we are all doing this together.

Matt1961

From: Matt1961

4/11/20

But I guess I am still smoking because tonight I am going to smoke a small turkey for Easter dinner tomorrow.

My cardiologist would have me quit that kind of smoking too, but that one I am keeping!!

Tobacco out - Turkey in!!

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

4/11/20

Well they can’t expect us to quit everything! Lol ! My son-in-law has a smoker. I have enjoyed smoked turkey, beef brisket and wings, which were all awesome! Enjoy your turkey and Happy Easter to you and your family!

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

4/27/20

Hey sweet lady,

Happy Milestone day! Hoping you have found some peace in your quit and adjusting to the new lifestyle during the virus crisis.  Wishing you smooth sailing over the next month and please take care!

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SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

4/27/20

Oh my Arielle, I’m so sorry to hear you have been ill and that you have some financial challenges as well.  Did you get the virus or did you have pneumonia?  It is wonderful to see you are focusing on your blessings rather than your sorrows, which I really needed to be reminded of lately.  I have had some emotional challenges recently in my life, however, I will not let these challenges knock me off the path I have chosen at this time, regardless of the bumps. Thank you for reminding me to count my blessings.

Take care of you and trust in Him.  Hugs to you and your loved ones!

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