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March Warriors 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 3/30/18 by slowblumer; 307706 views.
slowblumer

From: slowblumer

4/5/18

Hi Cindi,

You sure had 'one of those days' in your quit.  It is a roller coaster ride.  Some days you will feel like you 'got this' and then the next day will be awful.  But you are doing the right thing by coming here and venting and venting.  There is something about posting to get it all out and you are doing it.  

I am retired from IT and know what you mean about trying to get another job as I am a bit older than you.  I am in Maryland.

You are almost at one month smoke free-look how far you have come.

'Each time you navigate your way through stress smoke-free, choosing options other than smoking to deal with your tension, you’re reprogramming old habits and responses. Give yourself time and smoking will lose its power to attract, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Remember, cravings to smoke are not commands. They’re only thoughts. You don’t have to act on them.

Don’t let hard times reawaken the addict within. Honor the precious gift that life is by doing all you can to nurture your own'.

Kusho50

From: Kusho50

4/5/18

I REALLY hope you made it thru this.  I constantly use the just go to sleep method.  But I have quit my job and am on vacation till I move so I can afford to just go to sleep at any time of the day.  Anyway good luck and keep at it.

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Hi Tom,

I made it through.  I actually felt better when I hit the Post button.  Hopefully today will be better.  Yesterday was terrible.

Cindi

Quit 3/9/18

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Thanks Marge.  Yeah it sure was.  Hopefully today will be better.  I have every one of the "flu" symptoms listed in that article...LOL.  Figures.  Except insomnia...I could sleep all the time now.

Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Cindi

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CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Where is everyone???  Hope I didn't scare anyone away.  Marilyn, Marge, Tom, Mike, Becka, Claire, Denim?  Having a rough couple days and just need to see posts from you guys seeing how you're doing.

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

4/5/18

Hi Cindi,

You didn't scare anyone away.  We all know quitting is hard so stay here and post.  Also feel free to post in the different threads.                   

Tell yourself, “I can do it. Smoking is not an option.”

Think of the reasons you wanted to quit, make a list to review during times of stress.

Think of how much progress you have made so far.

Tell yourself that smoking will not solve the problem.

Think about what smoking does to your health. 

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Thanks Marge.  I have not smoked.  It's not even that I want to...but I want to do "something".  I don't even know what that "something" is.  Maybe is the HALT thing and I'm lonely and need something to do/someone to talk to.  I just have this urge for something and I don't know what it is.  I worked from home today so maybe tomorrow will be better because I'm going to be busy the next 2 days.

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CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Oh and tomorrow is 4 weeks!  I almost forgot!  What the heck..I'm losing sight of important things.  worried

Rassister

From: Rassister

4/5/18

Hey Denim, 

great to see you again.  Yes, we are all doing great conquering this miserable beast one day at a time. Some days are better than others but all are so much better than day 1!  I will never forget that day and I cannot imagine ever having to start all over again.  Keep in touch Denim. I think I am about 6 days ahead of you. We are doing this.  Very determined this time.  Looking forward to another smoke free day.  

Wishing you the best. 

Rassister

From: Rassister

4/5/18

Yes Marge I do have a paid subscription.  I really wish I understood how to do the graphics.  I know how to attach files but I don’t really know where everyone is getting all the great graphics from.  If I hit the “attach” button it goes right to my camera. I’m not trying to post one of my pictures on my camera.  Anyway, I plan on being here for a long while to conquer this addiction. It may just take me a longer time than others to grasp this concept.  Can you tell I am a Special Education teacher?  Love technology!

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