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September 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

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GI_JOE (JoelJose)

From: GI_JOE (JoelJose)

Sep-28

Hi Anthony

Congratulations on your fifth day!you are doing great.Having a partner who smokes is really a challenge..i hope she too will quit for good.i have no much life experience as you.i have been smoking for 1 year and i recognized its taking control over my life.i am 26 year old.i believe even if its one year or 40 year of smoking, with right attitude and commitment,the effort of quiting might be equal and  we can enjoy the freedom from this addiction that we will recieve in the coming days.keep connected.

Kind regards

Joel

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ModDee

From: ModDee

Oct-1

Hello September 2020 quit-smoking winners.  

Today is moving day.

Your September 2020 welcome thread will be moved from the Introductions/Newcomers Nook section to the "Quit Buddies Unite"  Section of the forum, and renamed September 2020 Ex-Smokers.

Congratulations as you continue your path to permanent freedom!

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Oct-2

Yeah - I especially like the parts: 

"She said to visualize the cravings rolling over me in waves and to understand that these cravings are an indication of my body re-adjusting and healing itself. This was a true light bulb moment for me and directly led to my salvation."

"I found that I started to embrace the challenge of the process of recovery from nicotine addiction. The real fun began when I made a game of it. I analyzed my triggers and devised strategies to deal with them. The joy of seeing my strategies work was powerful reinforcement for me and lifted my self-esteem tremendously."

You can change your experience by changing your mind - it takes less than a second.  

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-9

Hi Joel,

Maybe easier to write here and then things don’t get lost with the ones you don’t know. So you are 19 days now? That’s fantastic! 

GI_JOE (JoelJose)

From: GI_JOE (JoelJose)

Oct-10

Hi Lore.. Thankyou so much. I am so happy today. What about you?

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-10

Good morning Joel! 
Gald you are feeling happy! I’m feeling pretty good but could have slept more. It is a rainy day here now and that always makes me want to nap. I’m glad I don’t smoke now and am constantly thinking about the next one in the rain.

GI_JOE (JoelJose)

From: GI_JOE (JoelJose)

Oct-10

Yes Lore, i am very glad you are enjoying the freedom from the damn addiction.Here, its the fall and its the most beautiful month of the year. I have classes online and we are actually 4 members doing an integration project in computer networks and security.we might have some drinks in the evening but i am pretty sure i wont smoke again. I dont want those miserable days again. And you like to take small naps? Me too. Its very peaceful.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-11

Yes, naps are the best. I am working this weekend so naps. Took a lot early in my quit and it really helped. Be careful with the drinks. It seems to be the downfall for a lot of folks. I don’t drink really so that is not a connection that was hard for me.

Have a nice day tomorrow!

GI_JOE (JoelJose)

From: GI_JOE (JoelJose)

Oct-11

Today is rather a peaceful day Lore. I think a nap is neccesary today.. How are you feeling today?Do you make food? Can you suggest some healthy food that i can make easily

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-11

I’m feeling tired after a long work day. Healthy food is good when not smoking. I pretty much stopped eating sugar when I quit, but didn’t eat too much even when I smoked. I’ve always been a healthy eater, thank goodness. I cook out of necessity and rarely enjoyment. It is a chore I don’t care for. So for me, it is easy to make some eggs with vegetables and maybe some cheese. Tuna sandwich is a favorite of mine too. I like simple food that is to prepare without a lot of added stuff and eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit and love dairy products too. Ice cream is considered healthy to me for the calcium! Lol!

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