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mark we are almost on the same timeline for our quit. what an amazing effort so far for us and after 39 yrs you have to be proud. You got this
hey Johnson thanks for the support. Incredible timing sounds like we are in similar situations. strong mind and positive attitude one day at a time.. all sound like cliches but are keeping me through this time.
hey Viv.. so cool to see someone a little bit ahead of where I am at. Cant wait to reach the 2 months and to see you get to 4 months!
Let’s do this nomoresmokes.
i am checking in to this forum Everyday to stay focus on my quit.
how are u feeling today. Hope everything well!
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Hey guys - just wondering how you’re going? Hope you’re still hanging it tightly
You have one on one support right here we nearly have same quit date although I'm 44 years old so you got me beat by 12 years on giving this habit the boot I smoked since 16 1-1)2 to 2 packs a day
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I was reading thru some messages and came to yours. I quit smoking around the time you did, which means you are 5 weeks not smoking.
Like you, I “caved” at 3 months my last quit, 5 years ago. I had never heard of the icky threes until I found this forum, which is both informative and frightening for me.
I hope you are still doing well on your quit journey.
Hi Susan, I've been quit for over 6 years but I still remember the struggle to get through those agonizing first six months. I have my quit story under the journals folder and kept a log every day as to what symptoms I had, how many cravings their strength and intensities etc. I found this forum gave me the ongoing support all along the slow journey as long as you just keep posting even in other threads and supporting others because it will help solidify your own quit.
Keep a No Fear Attitude and refuse to let anything or anyone sabotage your quit. Reread your reasons to quit over and over and keep Denims quotes running through your brain. 'One leads to thousands more', and tell that nicotine monster to aahh shut up every time he screams at you to smoke. After all,your sensitive lungs need time to heal since you stopped choking them with those poisonous cigarettes.
Addiction is ugly and we are drug addicts addicted to the most addictive drug ever invented and those cigarette manufacturers made sure we stayed hooked by adding other addictive substances during the manufacturing process. We all paid dearly with both our health and our wealth. I've saved over $14,000 since quitting and we went on several great vacations since my hubby and I quit.
All through my first year I listened to the long term successful quitters who said that it takes 3-4 months to get into the quit mindset and feel the blues lift a bit (a type of peace in the quit) because some nicotine receptors have shut down which will continue at different intervals throughout the first year. Hang in there but don't fear anything as this is the best gift you could ever give yourself. Those jittery nerves and anxiety will all fade away once you get free. Smile every time you get through another crave and be proud to be a quitter. You can do this too!
"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013
How is your quit journey going? Glad to hear we are on the same timeline. Would be great to know where your at, hope you're having a good week so far
Just hit 40 days. Going strong on the craving side of thing and really have a good handle on the quit. Mainly the anxiety and low mood that comes and goes it the most difficult atm. Feel like I used smoking to hide my emotions and now they are all in the open for me to deal with. It's a journey of self discovery and each day it's kind of starting to make more sense and be a little bit easier, but I definitely still have moments during the day which are difficult. How are you going with your quit?