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Hi Anthony, I know that I can also fall at anytime, so I will not judge. The only advice I can offer is that I did find it easier to quit not using the will power alone..I read repeatedly again and again things that make sense to me, so that they penetrate my brain, to strengthen the understanding that cigarettes do absolutely nothing for us whatsoever. You have a challenging situation of living with a smoker who won't quit, but that should not discourage you. I am going to spend a few days with a friend who smokes and I will have to face that challenge because I will always have smokers around me even if not living in my house.
My aunt's husband quit 20 years before she did. She refused and had no desire to stop. Then finally she started being breathless when going up the stairs (she is a super active person) and went to see the doctor. He took and showed a her an Xray of her lungs. She came out of the Doctor's office and never smoked again. Try, try again. Its clear you really want it, so I bet you will finally succeed.
Thanks xvaper, renewing your mind I like that, I will read more about quitting, I have good genes both my parents lived into their 90's and dad smoked all his life until he was bed ridden. not that I want to go down that path. I keep reading over my reasons for quitting, and they make good sense at the time, still it's only 7 cigarettes over three days, but if I don't nip it in the bud now I never will, thanks for your support and congrats on the 60 days, great work
Progress report: 8 hours, 21 minutes and 49 seconds. 10 cigarettes not smoked, saving $13.45. Life saved: 50 minutes.
That's what I'm talking bout! 8 hours is just the beginning of this adventure! You know the first couple days is hard, but think, you get to sleep even more hours. That stuff adds up. Keep going, Anthony! Keep us updated.
Hi Anthony and any other August 2020 quitter.
It's the last day of the month. Later today this thread will move to it's new location under Quit Buddies Unite .
Latest update: 18 hours, 59 minutes and 36 seconds. 24 cigarettes not smoked, saving $30.59. Life saved: 2 hours, 0 minutes.
Spent this morning out in the garden after taking my sunrise shot and Arthritis exercises, a sudden deluge from the heavens inhibited me from completing the task but there's always tomorrow. After a hot shower I was drenched from the rain, I put on my Google mini hub and fell asleep to rainforest sounds, woke up at 5:30 pm and have been poking around on the computer and reading a photography book since, ready for bed again.
Signing out, tomorrow is the first day of spring for us down under...
You're doing great! I bet those rainforest sounds really help. In the class I took they gave you a CD of guided meditations. The guy's voice was super annoying but it turned me on to relaxing sounds to get through urges. First day of spring, eh? You are definitely a lucky fellow. We're starting September up here and it's my favorite time of the year. The days get cooler and it's when all the leaves start to turn. You're really on this quit and I'm very proud of your progress! Keep going, don't you give in to this addiction. I know the mornings are hard, but pop in a lozenge and get that patch on and let's do this thing!
Good morning Anthony, and Happy Spring to you Down Under!
A new season, a fresh start...You’ve got this Anthony. We are all here for you. I agree with Tiny that it is hard to get through the morning. It still is my hardest time too. Pop your lozenge and take your stroll and find us a pretty picture. We are all here waiting for you to walk along with us on this journey. You’re not alone friend. Chin up and forward March, just one foot in front of the other. Slow and steady wins the race. Nice slow breath of fresh Spring air for you! Stay close today. I’ll carry you along in my travel thoughts and when the urge strikes you can know you are not alone. We’ll get through it. Trust the process. You know the crave waves...just watch them wash over. They always leave little bits of treasure in the flotsam....always little bits of treasure there....
Got four hours sleep, I have taken to taking my seep in two shifts, one at night and one in the afternoon, I can't seem to string them together, but what the heck, I didn't smoke and have one full day to my credit with the support of you guys. thanks heaps for the support, you really gave me confidence and determination to succeed something I couldn't muster on my own at such short notice.
The rainforest sounds were substituted by slow rhythmic piano music which if you used your imagination mimic rainfall, that soothing sound of rain falling on a iron roof. Ah!
Yes, spring has sprung the native wildflowers are blooming especially the wattle and the rich scents greet me on my walks around the burbs, it is indeed a blessed time of year, regrowth especially after our bushfires. we've had good rains over winter in our region so expecting some rapid growth. What a great time to start a quit, looking forward to spending increased time outdoors walking, photographing and gardening and deep breathe in that scented air.
Progress report: One day, 2 hours, 8 minutes and 49 seconds. 33 cigarettes not smoked, saving $42.11. Life saved: 2 hours, 45 minutes.
Take care Tiny and good management of your quit