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July 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 86455 views.

From: livtoswim


Hi Turtles,

I feel your pain. it's interesting how these cravings cue up. They come out of now where.  I started quitting in November 15, 2017.   I have had some significant time under my belt.  The hard part is staying quit during the angst and life stuff. 

I recently moved back in with my ex. Not because we are madly in love.   It's a long story. 

He is the number one trigger in my life.  He drives me nuts.  I have to be here for the time being. I just want to live in peace.  Not possible with this guy.  I understand the struggles.  The thing is not to give in.  It's hard. 

Looks like your making great progress.  95 days is huge.  I am right behind you gal.  I am going to try my best use the skills I have learned and really stay committed.  How can I change my behavior if I stop trying (note to self)   Thanks for listening.  Keep going!! 



From: overdoz


Nice.. I had to work its hot and humid here, but its gonna cool down a little later they said. No thoughts of smoking for me either day 4, but im keeping my guard up a little still. Like the ancient greeks used to say you cant show any happiness cause fortunes can change in an instant..


From: cmw0822


Enjoy the holiday Turtles.. sounds lovely! I imagine that tan goes beautiful with your NOPE...LOL!   Have a wonderful time.  Cheryl


From: ModDee


Hi Anthony,

Good to see you still working to make it happen. 

Best wishes as always.


Hi Overdoz,

Kicked back today had a lazy day with an afternoon nap, Hitting the mints with a vengeance. sunny day blue skies cool at night, 6th day.

Kind regards


Thanks Dee

Kind regards


Cruising today, sounds like you are in control turtles. I'm a big fan of the cool water, stops me from raiding the fridge, Hahaha

Kind regards


PS bought a new pair of joggers yesterday


From: overdoz


Been hitting my bicycle getting around, i can smell the flowers and fragrances, im on day 5, 

Just trying to keep active to burn off weight, they say its easier in the summer, but we have to be careful these bbq's here and too many hot dogs, but more important is to stay active

Have a nice day.. Cool at night sounds pretty good, but we have to make the best of it, no matter what the circumstances.


From: DonP79


I have an overwhelming fear of quitting again.  I feel terrible when I do and can't get past it.  I am a rage monster and the NRT options don't seem to work for me.  I posted something in a new post with lots of detail, but honestly, I almost feel like it's not worth the struggle.  I'm 40 and every time I think of making what should be a positive change a little voice in my head says, "nah, you are at an age where you can just let yourself go".  It's frustrating.  Any advice on anger issues and the feeling of fear and helplessness would be much appreciated.

Frank (Azriel57)

From: Frank (Azriel57)


Don, first welcome!!

I am 50 and taking the first steps toward quitting, so I am closer to letting myself go than you. That voice is the nicotine keeping you in its grasp. Don't give in, fight it, you are stronger than your urges and the hold nicotine has on you. Have you thought about medications? I am using chantix and well I have no cravings, no anger issues, I do get tense like once a day but I can easily redirect myself. The fact that you are here shows you want to quit, you can do this and we are here to help you along the way.