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September 2019 Ex-Smokers   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 87727 views.
MichaelaOana

From: MichaelaOana

10/12/19

Brenda (1sept19) said:

It will get better !!

I hope so. In the morning is hard. In the evening too. I want to sleep a lot. But also I have a lot to do, to help my kids to make the homework.

Somehow this quit is different. I do not have the constant thought of just one puff. Actually I do not want to smoke. I know deep in my mind I dont want to smoke, not one puff, not nothing.

The constant feeling of missing something is the problem. But many on this forum say will end this period one day so I live my days hopping.

l1717mary

From: l1717mary

10/12/19

Hi Michael

I know how you feel I am still waiting for that moment. For the past 18 years I have tried to quit the longest  was 3 months just when things were getting better. With this quit I just told myself to just stop for the day and here I am today 11 months quit. The key for me was just take it one day at a time I still feel that I am lost but one day I will get there ( FREEDOM ).Give your self a tap on the back you are getting there one day like me. I hope you give yourself a little treat it will cheer you up.

Mary 11 months

MichaelaOana

From: MichaelaOana

10/12/19

Mary, thanks for stopping by and for you kind words. There is not much and you will be one year smoke free. What an achievement! I wish so bad to be like you. But as you said...The key is just to take it one day at a time.

Hugs.

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/12/19

Glad you liked it, Viv.  How is everything going for you ?

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/12/19

I totally understand, Michaela.  I think we will feel this way for awhile as we are changing our whole routine, our beliefs and thoughts.  Most of us have smoked for years, it's all we know and then one day, we decide to change it all.  I try to remember that I can't be superwoman, do it all and be perfect at it all. I have to accept that I am a flawed human being, getting rid of a almost life long addiction, and I will have days when I can't do it all and I want to kick, scream and have a total meltdown or days that I just feel lost.  So those days, we do the best we can.  I think we are doing fabulously the best we can. blushlaughingjoyscreamsunglasses

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/12/19

A quote from ModDee :  It's tempting to want to speed up the process. If possible during those times try to remember it's more than just quitting smoking; try to enjoy the beauty in the journey.  You are changing your life in so many ways, ways in which you might not be aware of. Try to enjoy becoming the new you and celebrate each little success of moving farther away from the addiction. The cessation journey to permanent freedom is so empowering that it flows over into all areas of your life. If we let it, it can It affect us in a positive way physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

10/12/19

MichaelaOana said:

The constant feeling of missing something is the problem.

Hi Michaela,

That was the hardest part of my quit too; that missing in the morning and at night especially.  Sometimes it felt like it would never get better but it did and will get  much much better for you in time.  Here is a blurb from article below:

"Think for a moment of your life as a tightly woven piece of fabric. Each thread represents your life events and experiences, and running alongside the many "life" threads are threads of a finer gauge. They are so fine in fact, they're impossible to see with the naked eye.

Those threads are the associations you have between smoking and all of your life threads. Over time, they've become so thoroughly interwoven in the fabric of your life, you find you can't do anything without thinking about how smoking will fit into it".

VIV691 (NOSMOKING3)

From: VIV691 (NOSMOKING3)

10/12/19

How things are going?       i never want to see another cigarette.

Lol

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/13/19

I so get it, Viv, never want to do this again and never want to smoke again.  Let's keep moving forward, one step at a time.  Are you looking forward to summer ?

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