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September Ash-Kickers 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 10/1/18 by ModSue (VentasSue); 204180 views.
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ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

10/1/18

Hey Lori

Congratulations on your third day of non-smoking and also on finding this forum.  Here you will find all the information and support you need to make this a successful quit.

You are quite right that, when we belong to a support group, it gives us accountability but I think that, the longer you are involved in this group, you will find that the camaraderie, support and non-judgmental care is the main reason why many of us stuck around here and succeeded in our quits.  

I'm so pleased that you are reading a lot of the articles and posts here.  Knowledge is power when we are fighting this addiction.  Please don't hesitate to ask if there is anything specific you wish to learn about regarding quitting. Also, I'm not sure if you've found it yet, there is a library with a link at the bottom of the left hand column here.  The personal stories and articles there are all worth looking at.

So, do keep reading and posting.  I was told to post until my fingers hurt and it works - when we're busy on the keyboard, the idea of smoking seems to disappear.

It isn't easy to quit at first but, I promise you, that, as time goes on it does get better and better and the wonderful day comes when you never even thought of a cigarette and, in fact, the day will come when you will actually hate the idea of smoking.

So, keep going and make this quit your No 1 priority.

Michel05

From: Michel05

10/1/18

Hi Bo and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! One month is huge and you've done it so well! I see you here posting and reaching out to others... Isn't this forum the best? Be proud and treat yourself today and then off we go to keep on keeping on!!!

Michele     Quit 1 June 2018

Lgor

From: Lgor

10/1/18

Thanks so much Sue! I am sure the comradery is a huge help. It's comforting to know that were not alone. I need to keep myself busy, which is hard when you're feeling sluggish and mopey. I've attempted to quit smoking so many times. I actually think my A.D.D. gets in the way of success..like i lose focus, and blow it. I'm too old to continue smoking, and I definitely feel tge effects as I age. Stupid addiction!!!

Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/1/18

AWWWW, what a cute bunny wabbit.  Thank you Sue and love our new home.  One month, who woulda thought ?  It feels good and I am ready for month 2.  Thanks again for everything !!

Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/1/18

Hey Mrissa,   Day 25, your are doing this !!  You are almost to a month of freedom and a star.  I always tell myself that I am healing too and that keeps me going during the rough times.  I see so many things that have improved in the last month and I am so grateful for that.  I am also in it for the long haul and no matter how long it takes, I will see it through.  Keep up the great work and will talk with you soon.

Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/1/18

Way to go, Awaken.  I call the 3rd week, " Hang on by the seat of your pants week ".  It was a tough one for me, lots of twists and turns, but I made it through.  I don't know if yours will be that way, but know you can do it.  Look forward to walking this journey with you.

Missdogs2018

From: Missdogs2018

10/1/18

Hey Bo,

Yes you made it thru Hang by the seat of your pants week and to your first star. Love your beautiful star with the #1 in it. Beautiful. Glad to see you on here alot and maintaining a strong quit. You rocking it!! Stay the course.

Glad to have you on the battlefield. Stay alert, vigilant and ready.

One day at a time. Let's Fight and keep kicking (Cig) butt. Remain tough, committed, brave, passionate and determined. 

Gloria

64 days smoke free star2star2(Another month bites the dust...How Sweet it is!!sunflowersunflower)

Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/1/18

Thank you, Denim.  One month is awesome and I feel so happy to have achieved this star.  I know I have a long ways to go but I am taking it one day, one moment, one second at a time.  Seeing a lot of improvements each day and just grateful for each day that I make it smoke-free.  At 6 months, how are you doing ?  That is a wonderful accomplishment and hope it is getting easier for you. Your encouragement and advice has been so helpful.

Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/1/18

Hi Nancy,  

Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you during all the difficulties in your life and proud of you for staying smoke-free.  Hope whatever decisions you make are the best for you.  Here's to new beginnings....

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Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/1/18

Welcome Lori and happy to have you with us.  I also quit too many times to count but hope with the help of this forum and people like you to make this my final quit.  3 Days is awesome and keep taking it one moment at a time.  Be proud of those 3 days. You are doing great.

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