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August 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/25/19 by ModDee; 17557 views.
JimmyP1973

From: JimmyP1973

Sep-4

Hi Anthony this is overdoz i deleted my account and i guess i cant reactivate the old account since i deleted it. Yeah i have been going a week and then getting so wound up that i smoke and drink as well. Have you thought maybe just praying on it, i couldn't believe i went back to smoking like its gonna be different, i was working a program to stop drinking back in the spring, and as long as i would do meetings it worked really well even for smoking believe it or not. Just as long as i did the meetings daily, they are AA zoom meetings, you probably have some in Australia. At lease we have a lot of quit time under our belt, and have saved a bunch of money right, all is not lost..

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Sep-4

Good to see that we are looking after our  wildlife, good story, They are somewhat civilised in their tastes, we must keep a lookout when next we are in Montana, thanks Tiny.

I am afraid we don't have to many stories like that here, though there are rumors of a black panther in Kangaroo Valley, and we do have the Platypus very shy mammal, swims, has webbed feet, has a beak like a duck and lays eggs to hatch its young, all sorts of weird and wonderful animals here in Australia.

I'm still having trouble with this quit, I have to treat it as a priority No 1

I am on the14 mg patch and using lozenges, perhaps not enough and of course drinking water, I'll have to move more had a rest from my walking the last two days, back into it this morning though.

How are you going?

Kind regards

Anthony

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Sep-4

Keep plugging away Overdoz or should I call you jimmy, I am having trouble sticking with it to the quit that is, I've had three this morning already...I am not going to smoke anymore today... I have my lozenges and patch so that will suffice. I belong to Grow a self help programme based on 12 Steps, it is very good though we only meet once a week, Praying should help if your sincere about your faith, it helps me when I use it...I keep getting tempted to buy alcohol I used to drink quite heavily, but now rarely have a drop.

Concentrating on my quit today, we can do it

Kind regards

Anthony

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-4

Well, too bad I make up stories about mysterious creatures of the north. You gotta live a little, you know? I'm sorry you're having a hard time, I wish I could help. If.i had a magic wand to sprinkle fairy dust on you, I would. Walking sounds like a good idea. It's really helped me. I've been trying to wean off lozenges and I'm really struggling. I tried to.go without them today and ended up having two and a half. I'm worried i am relying on them. So tomorrow I'm going to give it my all to not have any with my husband's support. I'm thinking there may be some crabbiness and hostility, but I want to get off  nicotine. Do you worry about that? I'm also concerned about eating. The lozenges keep me away from food so I haven't gained any weight. Without them I think I'm going to eat a ton. Do the lozenges help you not eat as much? I'm sending good thoughts your way. Kick this thing in the behind and then punch it in the face. You can do this. 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Sep-5

I am going well today so far, keeping busy, drinking water keeps your tummy full, I don't know about the lozenges, No I'm not worried about it at the moment coming off nicotine replacement because I'm trying to make a quit stick, but I feel a new determination coming on and in the future I will definitely want to come off. 

I liked your story

Kind regards

Anthony

10 hours, 21 minutes and 13 seconds. 13 cigarettes not smoked, saving $16.68. Life saved: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-5

Well, storytelling isn't really my forte, bit it distracted you for 30 seconds do I'll take that as a victory. I tried not to have any lozenges today, but I've already had two. First thing in the morning and after meals are the worst. Once this one is gone, I'm going to try to make it the rest of the night without one. I was REALLY crabby this morning so I put one in and my husband thought it was a mint. I fessed up on our walk, though. I felt awful about being sneaky. Brings me back to those sneaking a cigarette days and that is no good. You taking photographs today? Out walking in the bush? Do you live in the city or out of town a bit? I've heard that there are tons of poisonous things there. Have you ever been hurt? Hope your day goes well. I'm rooting for you!

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Sep-5

I tried to not have any smokes today but I've already had three, tomorrow I will buy 21 mg patches, these 14's are not cutting the cake...The first one might have been because I had a coffee, synergistic effect. the second one because I was tired from looking for a fellow who wants to buy one of my photos, the third one because I'm tired after my 11,500 steps on my walk today. Anyway I'm on my third lozenge now... and writing to you my quit smoking confidante..thanks for your support...

We live in town, by the river but only 1Km from the town centre, the bush as we call it is to the West of us and is only 15 minutes walk away, yes we have our fair share of poisonous snakes and spiders and scorpions, but the closest I have come to a snake bite is when I was bush walking and a black snake and I were on a collision course, I was on a path and he was cutting across the path heading for water I'd say, anyway at the intersection of our meeting he raised himself up to strike, but thankfully I had caught sight of him in the grass, and it stopped me in my tracks and when he threatened I took a step backwards and he was gone as quick as that he disappeared in the long grass, my heart was racing, the thought came to me if I had been bitten, I was miles from anyone, it could have been fatal...

Thanks again

Take care

Kind regards

Anthony

This mornings sunrise

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-6

Well you're going to keep peddling down the road. Be of good cheer, you're working hard to achieve your goal! I believe in you. I say keep the poisonous stuff down there where you are. I get worried enough about rattlesnakes here. I'm glad you're close to where you can walk. Im no physician, but I feel like it's helped me. Just getting out in the air helps. They say it releases endorphins that make you feel nice. I don't know about that because I'm usually exhausted at the end but I guess it does. You're walking quite a distance! That's good exercise. I love your photo. I'd be too ashamed to show you mine, but I do love taking photographs, just not much of people. Need on flowers, wrought iron fences up close, that sort of thing. I do so enjoy seeing your work because it's like I can hear your exhale while you were taking it. It seems like I'm included in a private moment and I like that idea. Art is a fine way to engage and I would encourage you to keep at it, even if no one ever buys anything. It's a perk, but not why you do it. I do not get up early enough to see sunrise. Unless I'm camping. You are going a great job, Anthony. You're making art, you're exercising, you're quitting...never underestimate how amazing that is. It's important to remember all the things that make you amazing. Everyone has things that they do that are awe inspiring. You just have to look close with a steady eye to see how impressive people are. Don't quit quitting!

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Sep-8

Thanks tiny, yes people are amazing, I am constantly impressed about how a diversity of personality's take on the world and win.. look at Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Ghandi and all the rest, My humble contribution is just a pee in the ocean really, there are many fine photographers out there, but it's more than that It's focusing on what is beautiful in life capture it and treasure it and if it has meaning for you that's great.

I have started on the 21 mg patch this morning and so far all is well, 14 hours, 16 minutes and 13 seconds. 18 cigarettes not smoked, saving $22.99. Life saved: 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Just like to take a moment to commend you for your quit , I don't know how far in you are but well done

I saw my quit smoking counselor yesterday and she remonstrated with me about what I was doing to my body by smoking, so I have taken note and have been meditating on the harmful effects of smoking.

Went for my walk this morning, a swim and did some exercises, thats enough activity for the day, I just raked over the garden and sipped half a glass of nice Shiraz grown in the Claire Valley South Australia.

Already for tea now and an early  night.

Take care Tiny

Kind regards

Anthony

Yesterdays sunrise from Grey's Beach

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-8

I don't think your contribution is pee in the ocean. I think we all make a monumental difference in the world, we just don't know it. You may have made changes that you don't even know about. The world is mysterious and confusing, but in the end, things unfold just as they should. I'm glad you're back on the biggest patch because I think it's the most helpful one, especially because of your wife still smoking. That has got to be incredibly hard. Everyone always preaches about lung cancer but smoking does a whole lot more. It's pretty scary when you start reading about it. I didn't know there were counselors for quitting smoking. Man, that would've helped me out a long time ago. Use the crap out of them. Heck, use anything you can to get off this stuff. It's a dangerous addiction. I hope you enjoyed your tea and had a nice rest because today is a new day, filled with potential! You've got this, mister, just keep trying. I'm NEVER giving up on you, because I know you won't give up on yourself either. Nice photo, I love the suns reflection on the water. Keep going, my friend. Keep strong!

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