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Smoke Free Warriors 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

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JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

11/10/19

Denim,

Thank you for that AWESOME cake!  That cake is a piece of artwork...too pretty to eat. LOL

I just returned from the cruise and we really had a wonderful time in the Bahamas.  This was my eighth cruise, but the first one as a non-smoker.  I really enjoyed not jumping out of bed and throwing on a hat to run up to the smoking area before even getting a cup of coffee.  There was a lot of smoking in the casino but it didn't seem to bother me at all.  I was playing at a slot machine and there was an ashtray sitting there that I had not even noticed until a lady asked me if I needed it.  It seemed so odd in a way to say, "No mam, I don't smoke so you can take it".  I paused for a moment after she left with the ashtray and seriously realized just how far I have come in the past 13 months.  The casino is usually my favorite part of a cruise and this time it paid off nicely.  There was a slot machine tournament and I won first place  and $500 in it.  I ended up coming off of the ship with $1300 more than I took on the ship....so it was a great AND profitable cruise.

I just can't say enough about how thankful I am to have broken this nicotine addiction.  It is a life changing event and one that is for the better.

Thanks again for the congrats and that beautiful cake. Hope you are having a great weekend.

l1717mary

From: l1717mary

11/11/19

Good morning 

Well done JR keep going because there is a lot of people following you we all need to look up to some one it keep us strong.

Mary 11 months

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

11/11/19

Mary,

Good morning to you. I am so excited to see you closing in on the Clubhouse. The one year anniversary is a huge milestone to get to. I don’t know your exact quit date but hope you will celebrate your anniversary in a big way. 

Denim50

From: Denim50

11/11/19

Hey JR, 

     I’m so glad you liked the cake. I’m also happy to hear you had such a amazing and fun trip. Huge congrats on winning too. That’s terrific! Did you win the whole $1300 on the slots? You’re doing awesome with your non-smoking life. It must have felt wonderful to say that to that woman and to realize you didn’t even notice the ashtray was there. GO JR!  

     Saturday I was here for a little bit. Cindi, Mark, and I reached 20 months. Then I spent some time treating myself to a bit of shopping and then spent the evening with my family. I also spent Sunday enjoying the entire day with my family. So today I’ve been trying to catch up a bit here. 

     I hope Gloria will at least stop back by around the upcoming Holidays. I’m so happy that you’re still posting here too. Speaking of the Holidays, any big plans yet? 

     Oh, btw, I’m sending you a pm as soon as I post this. 

     Okay, I’m going to go and try to catch up a bit more but hope to hear from you again soon. Have a wonderful evening. 

 

Molly010

From: Molly010

12/1/19

Hey guys!

Happy December 1!  Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving.  Mine was quiet but I really enjoy this holiday because of that.  We just had two people over and ate and drank too much.   I put up our Charlie Brown Christmas tree yesterday and need to get the wreath up outside.  I did absolutely no shopping this weekend.  The constant flow of junk emails and commercials make me boycott black Friday.  Also, I don't have a lot of people to buy for so that helps.  

Can't believe it has been this long since we have been without nicodemon, but it still feels great.  Hoping to keep our thread going a bit.  Have not heard from Gloria or Lori in a while.  Time flies when you are not counting the hours and minutes since your last cigarette I suppose.  Hope you all enjoyed your holiday and hope to hear from you soon!  :)

lori1531

From: lori1531

12/1/19

Hey girl! So glad to hear about your Thanksgiving. It sounds very nice even though it was low key. We all went to Cracker Barrel for thanksgiving lunch. My mom says she doesn’t want to cook anymore. Lol. It turns out that she enjoys having a relaxing morning and watching the parade. We ended up having just as much food for dinner that she picked up already cooked. I guess at 84 she’s entitled to do whatever she wants. We also went to a movie in the afternoon.  We’ve done that for many thanksgivings. It’s a fun thing to look forward to. This year we saw Knives Out. 

I too really enjoy not being a slave to the nicdemon! I find myself being a lot more active and doing things in the spur of the moment. For many years I couldn’t do that  I had to plan everything around when I was going to smoke. It’s so ridiculous that I let cigarettes rule my life for so long. I don’t think about them very much yet one day last week I had a rouge thought something like... what if I bought a pack? Yikes! Where did that come from? The thought went as far as... no one would have know. Of course I didnt cave and buy any. Isn’t it interesting that I still have those crazy thoughts? We still have to be on guard!! 

Id love to hear what else is going on in yalls lives. Keep in touch! 

Denim50

From: Denim50

12/1/19

 

Hey Molly, 

     Congratulations on 16 months smoke free! So happy you had a great Thanksgiving. We did too. I would love to see your Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I didn’t get into the Black Friday shopping frenzy either. I happily see Lori has posted again, only Gloria is still missing. Hope she had a great Thanksgiving also and returns again some time to say hi. Back to your celebration though, huge congrats. I hope you had a wonderful day today. Talk again soon. Hugs.  

 

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

12/2/19

Hey ladies! It’s good to get your post. I had to work 12 hours on Thanksgiving so I missed the big family meal. My family all went to Perkins. My Aunt used to cook a huge meal but she has a heart condition and she just can’t do it anymore so they went out to eat. 
Cant believe we are nearing the end of 2019 already. Last year at this time we were still struggling with Nicodemon.

It’s getting harder for me to be around people when they are smoking. I didn’t want to be the a**hole ex smoker but it seems that my tolerance for smoke has just about hit zero. It really makes me wonder how I managed to abuse my body like that for 39 years. 
 We went on our cruise to the Bahamas last month and had about a six hour drive from here to Charleston. I told one of my buddies riding with me that he could smoke in the car as long as the window was rolled down a little bit but I ended up rolling my window all the way down while he was smoking because it really got to me. It certainly doesn’t make me want to smoke one anymore so I guess that is a good thing.

And about the cruise...this was the first cruise I have been on as a non smoker. It was so nice not to throw on clothes and a hat as soon as I woke up to go up to the smoking area. It amazes me that there aren’t any cravings at all now especially considering how bad the cravings seemed at first. Smoking just seems so foreign now and I am thankful that it does.

Hope all of you have a wonderful Holiday season. 

Denim50

From: Denim50

12/2/19

Hey Lori, 

     It’s great to see your message here. I’m glad you had such a fun Thanksgiving. How did you like the movie? I had a wonderful time spending the day at home with the family. I’m sorry to cut this short but it’s so late and I have to be uptown early. I’ll write more though after I get back. So happy to hear from you. Hugs.  

 

P.S. Sending you a pm. 

Molly010

From: Molly010

12/2/19

Hi Lori,

That sounds like a nice relaxing Thanksgiving.  I totally understand your mom not wanting to cook anymore.  We only hosted two people but it is still a lot of work between the cleaning and cooking.  I can't imagine how exhausting that would be at 84!  But I do have time to enjoy the parade because I am on the west coast.  So it ends here around 9am.  I absolutely do not get up at 6am, but enjoy a couple of hours.  How was the movie?  I don't even know what is out at the moment or good to see.

Every once in a while I have a thought that it might be nice to have a cigarette.  Then I think, did I really just think that?  Really?  After all this time?  But it's just a thought and definitely not a craving.  Truth is, I hardly think about them anymore and am super happy about that.  

It's been difficult getting to work out because of work, but this month will be a bit slower so I am hoping to drop a few pounds so I can gain back at Christmas time!  LOL  It was nice to hear from you.  Keep in touch!

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