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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 .
Hi Marjorie and welcome!
Congratulations on three weeks! That is awesome! Keep up the great work and you'll have three months under your belt before you even know it. Take care.
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Hi , thank you so much for your encouragement, I have done quite a lot of research in all areas of what to expect during the quit smoking experience, and the main thing that interested me the most , was the fact that these receptors in my brain telling me I need a cigarette, will be of no more and disappear after 3 months ,and over the 3 months they do tend to get weaker then hopefully gone completely. I must admit its not been as difficult this time although it isn't a walkmin the park lol , I do have good and bad days , but I am re wiring my brain over time to more pisotive thoughts , if I get a really bad urge , I never say to myself I cant have one , I just say you can have one but I dont need one. I just hope in 3 months time I will not even think about one as much as I do most days . May I ask how long have you gone since your last cigarette? Hope your not having it to difficult . Bye for now
Congrats on your 3 weeks, that is fantastic and the worst 3 weeks of it. It does get easier and easier and for the first year you will face new triggers, first Christmas, first vacation, first everything and some of those can be difficult. They do however, get easier and easier and fewer cravings all the time. I am coming up on 13 months and there are still times I want to smoke but, not near as bad as in the beginning. Just don't smoke and keep moving forward, it really will get easier
Thank you for your encouragement, I was miserable as a smoker knowing the damage it caused and the money wasted, I would rather feel a bit miserable for a short time untill my urge goes from time to time , than being completely miserable all day every day as a smoker , I dont think of the first anything at the moment, I just do a day a time , infact this time I am finding it much easier as I have failed many before , the only difference this time is that I have re wired my brain into how I think , and those little receptors will give up soon lol . I now realise it wasn't the cigarette I enjoyed it was the need for nicotine top up . Bye for now keep intouch .
Congratulations on a month smoke free! I hope you have a great day celebrating your wonderful accomplishment. I also hope that you treat yourself to something extra special today. You deserve it. You have so much to be proud of today and we're all proud of you too. Quitting isn't easy but your doing it. Yay you! Keep posting and keep going. You're doing great. On to month two....
Have a great day.
I am so sorry for my late reply... been a little distracted from the forum lately with some things going on in my life. Anyway, congratulations on ONE MONTH!!! That is awesome! My last cigarette was March 9, 2018 at 5:30am. I am sure you will still be doing great at 3 months if you just take it one day at a time. You are doing great so far!
Take care and hope to hear from you soon!
Thank you Cindi, im in my 6th week now and doing great , its getting much easier now and the days dont feel as long ,ive more energy and more time to do things I enjoy ,like bike rides with my friend , and my home hasn't been as clean lol , I like to keep busy during the day as I'm retired now , and in the evening I chill knowing ive succeeded another day smoke free. Thank you for your support marjorie1244