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September 2019 Ex-Smokers   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 87584 views.
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 ?

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/13/19

Lots of wisdom from those before us . How you doing, Meredith ?

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/13/19

Quote for today :

If I have just one I will be right back where I started; and where I started was desperately wishing I could be where I am today".

Hope everyone is having a peaceful weekend.
Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/13/19

Hope you are having a good weekend, Linda.

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