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September Ash-Kickers 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 10/1/18 by ModSue (VentasSue); 256927 views.
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From: Denim50


Congratulations to all ‘September Ash-Kickers 2018’ on your new quit buddy group name and your permanent new home. 

You’ve made it through to October and will be approaching your first full month smoke free. What a awesome achievement! 

If I may leave a bit of advice.. As you move forward continue to take it day by day. Looking to far ahead can cause added stress and undue anxiety. Stay in the moment. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute if necessary. Stay strong and stay close. 

Best wishes. 



ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)


Hey Nancy

I am so very sorry to hear what you have been, and still are, going through.  You have really done amazingly well to stay smoke-free so be very proud of yourself.

I am copying this post over to one of my Quit Buddies, Triff, as she has also been going through a similar situation to you but is now coming out the other side.  She may be able to give you some support and I always think it is good to be able to speak to someone with whom we can identify when we are in stressful situations.  She, actually, lives in New Zealand so may not reply until tomorrow.

Here's an article on coping with stress in our quits too:

Never forget that we are all here for you.  The forum is a great place to come to let off steam.  No-one here judges or tires of anyone who wants to rant.  Although our problems are often different, we do all understand how each other feels.

So, I do hope that the court hearing goes well and that you can come to a decision about what action to take now.  I can understand how hard that decision must be but I hope that you do whatever is the very best for you.  You deserve it.

Let us know how things go.

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)


Hey Awaken

Congratulations on Two Weeks Smoke-free and also for getting through another weekend.  You're right - that is a huge achievement.

Glad that you found our new home and hope to see you around here posting a lot.

Just keep going - it will get better and better - you can do this.

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From: Denim50


CONGRATULATIONS Bo on 1 month smoke free! tada

You’re doing great! You have so much proud of with this first milestone. I hope you have a amazing day celebrating your awesome success.  relaxed   I look forward to seeing your new star. 




From: Nanp123


Hi ModSue,

Thank you for your kind words - they are appreciated! 

One hour at a time turns into a day. Baby steps is how I am approaching my life and smoking cessation. I am very proud of what I have done and when those urges hit, I say NOPE - I am not starting over! 

As I said before, I can't change the past, but I am in full control of the future! Well as least as far as smoking/ not smoking goes. 


Quit 9/22/18 New season - new beginning

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)


Hey Selina

Just a quick post to see how you're doing? - and to let you know that the group have moved to our permanent home - September Ash-Kickers 2018.

Hope you're well.

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)


Hey Robert

Congratulations on 4 weeks' smoke-free.  

Just to let you know that, today, we've moved to our new home 'September Ash-Kickers 2018'.

Hope you're well?

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)


Hey Colleen

Just letting you know that we're now in our new group.  

Hope you're well and looking forward to seeing you there.


From: Lgor


Hi Sue,

My name is Lori, and I would like to join the sept ash kickers. I quit smoking sept 29th so today is day 3. I have been reading alot on the site, but feel the best thing is to join a group for accountability. I know, that left to my own devices, I fail...i have attempted to quit smoking 100 times.


From: Missdogs2018


Hi Nancy,

Just wanted to give you a warm shout-out and officially welcome you to the battlefield. Wear your armor and check it everyday. We are battling and fighting for our lives, health and freedom from the evil nicodemon who will not allow us to walk away quietly or easily...he is a serious terrorist and uses guerilla warfare. He will be patient and pretend to be a caring friend also. He lays in wait and will use whatever trick or tactic he can to keep us in his power. Keep fighting and remember 2 things...you can do this if: 1) your desire to NOT smoke is stronger than your desire to smoke, 2) Just DON'T SMOKE TODAY!! Do whatever you need to do to NOT smoke TODAY. 

I am also 65 years young and I smoked for 42 years. Once I received my Medicare Card in the mail, I could not deny being a senior citizen. I reflected on my stage of life and decided I better quit before I developed health problems due to smoking. I also hated to smell like smoke. I decided I don't care if I gain weight (why I smoked for many years). I had a memorial service and tribute to my long term frenemy because I did not want to miss him and so I gave him a proper goodbye (and good riddance!!). He is History...I do NOT miss him at all and do not want him in my life. Our relationship is OVER. So Glad.

Congrats on your first dot. I just earned my 2nd star. I was SO happy and determined to get my first star...helped keep me going that first month. The first 2 weeks are Super hard. Hell week then Heck week. It does get better and easier each day. I was actually in a fog for 2 weeks (normal) and just did what I had to do to NOT smoke today. One day at a time and let the days add up. Read everything you can hear and stick close to this forum for support, inspiration and motivation. You can do this...Put your game face on and kick (cig) butt. Just DO it!! FIGHT!!!

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. 


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