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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?
Definitely all aboard the NOPE wagon love the name by the way.
44 is still a great age to quit - How are you finding everything? I hope you are staring to see the benefits
Susan I've quit for 3 months twice this year and fell for the just one. It feels like this whole year has been dealing with withdrawel and it has definitely been tiring. But it has taught me the lessons to make this one stick.
We have a quitline here in Australia and they say it does take learning the just one lesson first hand for most people to get a successful quit. Guess I'm just a slow learner But we are getting there!
Hi again. How is your quit journey going today. I have in the past fallen for the just one attack. This time I am determined and you sound determined too.
Thank you for your sage advise! I think it is still the junkie thinking making me hesitate, however this quit I have vowed one day at a time, which basically, I spend time building up my arsenal to fight the demon for whenever he may enter my thoughts.
I am so very thankful each of the 37 days of not smoking, whether good or bad, because I am working it, one day at a time.
Im going really well - will be day 35 (yay 5 weeks) cold turkey for me tomorrow. Today I had huge periods of time where I completely forgot about cigarettes and smoking. And tonight on the long drive home I didn’t have any cravings
I think one of the major advantages to me personally (apart from the cost at approx $45AUD for a pack of 40) is that I’m no longer planning everything I do around smoking. I finished work at 6pm tonight, 45 minutes later than usual....6 weeks ago I was sprinting out of there at 5.15pm (with the monkey on my back) impatient to get the car on the freeway and the cig in my mouth! And I was a closet smoker too, so 10 times worse, I had to make sure no one I knew could see me...!!!!
So grateful for this forum and every smoke free moment
You are doing awesome, Belinda. Keep up the great work and the great attitude. It will get you were you need to go. One day at a time and NOPE are my daily mantras.
Thank you so much Brenda. How are you going with your journey?