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September Ash-Kickers 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 10/1/18 by ModSue (VentasSue); 213125 views.
Nanp123

From: Nanp123

10/1/18

Thanks Wuffie - trying to stay strong! 

Need a good night's sleep so goodnight!  

BMann (bmann018)

From: BMann (bmann018)

10/1/18

One month Bo!! What an accomplishment. I remember quitting becoming much easier once I got that first month behind me, not saying that I still had to remain diligent on a daily basis. I hope you take a little time to pamper yourself for this milestone, you deserve it.

Then tomorrow, back to NOPING. I'm sure you will face your tomorrows with a great base and big time behind you. I also really like how engaged you are with other quitters here. I really think the engagement helps all of us. I benefit from reading your posts, right along with the subject of your posts and yourself. What a great forum here. Not sure I could have made it this far without all my quitting friends here.

Stay strong, stay in the present and protect that quit!! We are doing this!!

Mrissa

From: Mrissa

10/1/18

Thank you for let him know I'm not alone in this! It makes me feel a little bit more normal LOL I hope that you get some good rest tonight.

I'm trying to keep my Grumpy's to myself too. Some moments are more successful in that than others..... 

But I'm glad to be free from the slavery

Molly010

From: Molly010

10/1/18

Welcome to your new home September Ash Kickers!!!

You should be proud of yourselves for getting into October - even if you quit September 30.  Glad to see some newcomers joining.  Hope you get to experience a wealth of support from your quit buddies and that you come visit the rest of us in other groups.  Best wishes to you!

Molly010

From: Molly010

10/2/18

What is your quit date Wuffie? 

I had a hard time sleeping for at least three weeks.  Around a month is when I remember sleeping well for the first time.  Sleeplessness is definitely a part of it.  The crankiness, though?  lol  That is still an issue.  Sometimes I wake up just mad at the world, other days I cry unexpectedly.  Just go with it.  My favorite quote for that first month is "when you are going through hell, keep going" by Winston Churchill.  That pretty much summed it up for me.  

Hope you have a better night tonight.  Ttyl.

RoberTu

From: RoberTu

10/2/18

Hi Wuffie - it is all a gradual process for me.  I have been on and off with cigarettes for ten years after giving up for twenty five years in November 1983.  I gave up alcohol in August 2015, just because I want to discipline myself for big achievements in life.  Then I gave up caffeine in July this year, while continuing to smoke occasionally with friends.  Now permanently giving up smoking is my latest challenge.  Regular yoga keeps me focused, and I get a lot of pleasure from writing.

Triff (breathefree)

From: Triff (breathefree)

10/2/18

Hi Nancy You cant change the past but you can change your future.Once you have smoking done and dusted with the support of the forum you can go on to change your whole life.I believe I became much stronger and had someone pulling me down and then one day something dreadful happened and from somewhere I found the strength to stand up and say this is very,very wrong.

OK so its hopefully going to end without more court stuff and I am beginning to reshape myself.my life and relationships just as I did when I chose not to smoke

The hardest thing was to accept I could actually do this and it was easier because I wasnt hiding in a smokescreen.I was honest and much stronger.I know that for a long time this person decided what I did and everything made me what I was.They would even command me to stop arguing and go and have a smoke. it became a habit to hide.

Not anymore and I am sure you can be strong and do what is right for you .Yes its hard but ask yourself this"Do I want this person in my life?Do I want to live the way I am?or do I want to change and become the real Me?

I know that I am so lucky to be on my Forever quit and now fighting for the right to be the person I could have been.For me this journey is very hard but I now know with support its truly amazing to gain yet another sort of freedom.I had never dreamed it could be so amazing.

One tiny step ,one tiny moment at a time ,not liking too far but growing stronger with knowledge and support is what has helped me.

Feel free to PM me and when I am up you will be asleep but I do get to the PC to answer

Triff

Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/2/18

Good to see you, Colleen, and glad you are still smoke free.  Ah yes, Hang on by the seat of your pants week. flushed  It is a toughy, but we are tougher.  Just when I thought I had it together, I would fall to pieces.  So glad to be past it and have my 1st month done.  I know I have to be ready for whatever comes down the road, but I will take it one day at a time.  17 days is awesome and can't wait to see your 1st star.  You are doing great, Colleen.

Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/2/18

Thank you Victor and I look forward to your 1st of many stars.  You have a great attitude and it will serve you well.  I am learning it is all in the attitude.  When I get low or pissy, the JT's come on full force.  So I am trying to keep the attitude upbeat and keep kickin' ash.  Hope you have a great day.

Bo (1sept18)

From: Bo (1sept18)

10/2/18

Thank you Mrissa and it feels good to have that big gold star.  Boy , do I feel like I earned it !  But that makes it more special.  Look forward to seeing yours. 

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