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Way to go Andrew, well done. A battle well won. Perseverance pays off and always will in this instance. No matter what never take another puff. Your smoke free lifestyle depends on it.
Congratulations - I know that you have worked hard to get to this point. Never forget all the work you put into getting here.
Thank you Anne
5 hours, 4 minutes and 17 seconds. 8 cigarettes not smoked, saving $12.46. Life saved: 40 minutes.
By hook or by crook I will get there
Hi Andrew. Hope you doing well. I am still battling but keep trying. You send me that link to get the audio version of the Allen Car book where it took me to the page but somehow I cant find it. So sorry can you send again.
I hope that you are having another smoke free day and are feeling better each and every hour you are smoke free. Keeping track of time and money saved was a huge motivator for me as well. I also thrived when I heard from others that had been successful each day as they put one more "in the books" as a smoke free day.
I am not sure of where you live but I am currently living with family in Maryland. It has been a very hot and sticky summer. I have four wonderful grandchildren under the age of seven and I must say that sometimes I really do feel some stress. In the past, I would head outside for a smoke break and I would feel like "that break calmed me down" however now I realize that the only thing I calmed down was my "nicotine withdrawal". In about an hour's time, I would be feeling that "same need for a fix"! Now,when I feel stressed, I take some deep breaths, take a quick walk, get a drink of water, divert my attention to another task etc. etc. etc. I no longer use the nicotine or smoking habit to deal with my stress. I think this forum is invaluable and definitely was the reason I was finally to kick the habit and begin to live a happier and healthier life. You've got this. Keep on going one minute, one hour and one day at a time.
You've got this!
Thanks Marilyn for your concern, I am in Nowra NSW Australia, I am making progress today I am going to use no NRT products and just ride it out, the cravings that is. It's wonderful that you have your grandchildren close by, I barely see mine, it seems they just don't care. any way we battle on. there are brighter smoke free days ahead
Way to go, Andrew. So glad to hear your positive statements. It’s been an up and down things with you and for most of us in our Quit. Yet each day we grown stronger. You are truly an example of one who has never lost hope. I take your success to date extremely powerful. Your words are a source of inspiration to me. Thank you. Anthony
Anne has a lot of words of wisdom. We all have our unique perspectives that enable us to stay smoke free. Mine is very simple, and that is "I just don't smoke anymore PERIOD!"
Hope this helps today.
So true. I tell myself those few words from time to time as well. Simple truth. Cheers!
Hi candrew, I am new on here , and only on week three of not smoking , I like you did , miss that morning cigarette more than any other , I really enjoyed my coffee sat in the garden huffing and puffing on those few cigarettes. To be honest I cant believe ive actually gone 19 days not in that routine. When I read your posts it gives me encouragement to keep going , its easy days for me , but my mind is set to hopefully rewire my brain and keep going. I plan a bike ride today it makes me feel more free with the fresh air flowing against me . Hopefully they do say after three months things will be easier and I just need to stay patient with myself as I am on on my third week . You take care and keep up the good pisotive work .