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September 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 8/31/20 by Terry (abquitsmking); 25615 views.
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

10/17/20

Also, I thought of a book you might like...not SciFi but a dystopian type novel (not sure the real difference other than fancy different name!) but it is called “Jennifer Government “ by Max Barry. It is an engaging and a bit suspenseful read. Go to your local bookstore today and see if they have it! It is older so probably only costs about the same as a pack of smokes. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

10/17/20

So I went back to bed early as I had a rough night with insomnia so am now just having coffee at noon. This is when I would smoke, in the morning with coffee. Now I just look stuff up and have coffee. So I looked up dystopian vs science fiction as what I wrote got me wondering and here is what I found. 
“The future in science fiction is often presented in a dystopian setting. ... A dystopia is an imaginary world deliberately conceived as being worse than our own; a utopian one conceived as better. But many science fiction worlds are neither better nor worse – merely different.”

 

So, if I were still smoking, I would not have learned this, I would just sit and smoke and think mostly my own thoughts. So much more fun to let the mind wander in an active way too!

GI_JOE (JoelJose)

From: GI_JOE (JoelJose)

10/19/20

Hi Lore, whats up?Yes, i found out that the Junkie inside me is still very well alive. Thank God i have not smoked yet. These days was definitely a slippery slope for me though.i never thought i would face this battle even after 27 days of quit.The test was powerful and intense but not enough to destroy my journey to success.NOPE definitely worked. Otherwise i would have compromised my Junkie and let myself in for a puff. At this point, i understand that i am still an addict. Nothings have changed. May be, the nicotine have left my body but the scars they have made require more time to heal.

The resolution tend to get weak overtime. So i need to fix this. I need some reinforcement.

I would definitely give a try to read Jennifer Government.How are you doing Lore? I hope everything is fine.Might be, the smaller naps you have is a reason for sleeplessness?

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

10/19/20

Yes, it is a good read! Did you find it? You can get on Kindle but I like real books. 
The junkie inside is alive a long long time Joel. We will always be addicts. It really is that simple. It will get much better with time but it is important to just accept this fact and keep going with the knowledge of our vulnerability. I think this is one thing that makes it so hard. We expect it to go away because we want it to. Well, the saying “you can’t always get what you want” is very true, especially with quitting smoking. We WANT it to just go away! You have come too far to start over for sure.

I’m good. Yes, my sleep is a mess. I have never been one to have a proper schedule for it and that doesn’t help. Truth is, I don’t care about the proper schedule so much! Especially now. I still feel if I need a nap rather than smoke that not smoking is more important so I will nap! joy

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

10/19/20

Oh! Is this a free app? What is it called? 
You are doing SO GOOD!

  • Edited October 19, 2020 10:26 am  by  Loreficent
GI_JOE (JoelJose)

From: GI_JOE (JoelJose)

10/19/20

Yes its free:D

Its quit tracker. Available in play store.

I was just going through the book you suggested. Seems interesting.. Good choice! as long as you could sleep well, the schedule doesnt matter. Yes.. Its so pleasing to take small naps.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

10/19/20

Is play store the same as App Store?

Im going to re-read that book. I remember it being real good. So we can have a book club! grin

GI_JOE (JoelJose)

From: GI_JOE (JoelJose)

10/19/20

Thats nice Lore.. Can we have a movie club too? I am so lazy when it comes to reading..

Yes. In Android, its called play store. Seems wierd right? You are an iphone user right?

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

10/19/20

Yes, iPhone and iPad. It is easier for me as I’m not so tech savvy! stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes
Movie club sounds fun except I cannot do horror. Did you watch Kim’s Convenience yet?

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