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Bo, thanks for the heads up on the twists and turns of the "seat of your pants week" I am ready for whatever is thrown my way ! I don't want to have to start over, that's for sure , congrats on your month !! keep up the good work !
Thank you Gloria and I love my big beautiful star too. Will stay vigilant and battle ready.
Thanks for pointing me to the new group :) I've been MIA these past few days, but have remained smoke-free! I'm now two weeks down and nearly finished with day 17.
Hope you're doing well!
Free since 15 September
Way to go on 1 month!!
I'm on week 3 now too and remembered that special name you gave it today as I burst in to tears over basically spilt milk today. All is well now, however!
Keep up the good work!
Free since 15 September
Hi all. Congrats to Bo for 1 month! Your crushing it!!! Same congrats to you Michele - 4 stars - amazing. I have now smashed hell week, stomped heck week and am in my 3rd week. Looking forward to getting my first of many stars! Hang in there Ash Kickers! Keep up the great work.
I really love that fourth starfish - hope you've got a never-ending supply!
Thank you Bo-Congratulations on your star!!!! Great job!! It's incredible and a major victory!!
It helps to know what's 'normal' or expected...
I'm going to try some of these things
Hope your day has gone well!
Thank you Sue!
Reading articles is helpful. I'm going to try some of the suggestions.
Hi Sue, thanks again for your support!
September 2018 was the first month since I was a child where I took no non-prescription drugs - no nicotine, alcohol or caffeine. My only prescription drug was the anti-smoking drug Champix, and this month I only took a total of about three pills, and none for the last two weeks. I plan to make this permanent, as a healthy and disciplined body and mind are so much greater sources of pleasure in life.
I loved the Very Well Mind blog about delayed gratification - it really helped inspire me
I have been doing hot Bikram yoga three times a week, and that has been fantastic for my overall health and fitness. The feeling of struggle in the middle of the class, the natural endorphin rush through sustained effort, the glow and achievement on completion each time, getting up early for regular class, all add up.
One of my favourite blogs is Atomic Habits by James Clear, adding up constant tiny efforts to be mindful leads to an overall better direction.