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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 66280 views.
June2019

From: June2019

Oct-15

Second year way easier than the first (so far i should say not to curse it!). Still occasional thoughts, but way fewer and easier to push away.

So happy for you and all your fellow Oct 2019 quitters! Very good group!

**the passing of eddie van halen last week really hit home. he may have had other demons, but smoking is what did the talented cutie in  :(

June2019

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Oct-18

Hi Ed,  you made it!  Now we can do the happy dance together!  Good job you!!

  • Edited October 18, 2020 12:26 am  by  SusanK1960
Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Oct-18

Hey Ed, 

Congratulations on your 1st year of sombriety! You did it!

48yrsmokin

From: 48yrsmokin

Oct-19

Thank you Susan Great feeling to know that I've accomplished something like this Never in a million years would I have thought that I would make this adventure come true. Many thanks to YOU and all your support you've given to so many on this site.  It has helped out so much.   WOW A YEAR already.  I'm planning on being a NOPER for LIFE..          THANKS  ED G. nopeing and not smoking since 10-17-2019

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-17

Hi Susan, Do we post happy 1year and 1 month? I know I’m 4 days late........sorry. 
 

But no matter what you have gotten through the 1year mark and more! So kudos to you for your strong will, persistence, and of course your support! Good job!

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Nov-17

Thank you for the 13 month salutations!  It is nice to get thru the first year, however, the fall smells are pulling on my old smoking self.  The difference is I now have enough practice in to now remind myself to enjoy those smells, not wallow in them!  I enjoy the benefits of not being a slave to nicotine! 

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-18

Yes ..... this forum has been educational. I doubt I would be where I as without this Forum. Learning to dismiss the craves and not harp on them has been a godsend.

 Keep it up, and those thoughts will go away soon enough. This year has been crazy, so every time we dismiss the craves we win! Cheers and hugs!

48yrsmokin

From: 48yrsmokin

Nov-18

How are you all???  Trying to stay safe in our unstable world????  Yes for me it's 1 year 1month & 1 day. And as usualI get on the Forum and your talking about the problem that I'm haveing And you all are dealing with THE CRAVING. You would think the mind would let go of these things. BUTTT NOOOO.   O.K. I'm a break downer. I've had 2 smokes over the last few months. The cravings got me. I'm glad to say that they tasted like @#&*. So I'm good for now. But instaed of beating myself up. I go on and say it will not happen again.  But the cravings after all this time are some powerful things. I'm trying to do like you Eve to dismiss them as they come on. I guess I can't let my gaurd down at all. Thanks for sharing things that are going on after all this time. Like in the beginning There is someone out there going thru the same things I am. and I'm not alone. Keep up the postings. It helps.  

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-18

Honestly you need to NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP. My thinking is everyone’s quit is personal and different. 1st off not exactly sure how long you smoked, but I did this for 30 years. So it will be a tough addiction to break, but can be done!

Example: I just bought a newer vehicle, you don’t need a key to make it go, it unlocks itself when I walk up to it. I still drive both vehicles, do you know how many times I’ve tried to put a key in it, or unlocked with the fob? Lol you have to retrain your brain. And yes some “brains” are resistant and stubborn. But PLEASE PLEASE remember that it CAN BE DONE!! You have come SO FAR, don’t let that devil sitting on your shoulder influence you on EVER being addicted again! I hope I helped a little. Remember this forum is always always here. So I am in the Feb 2020 group, and Monday I went back to the beginning of my posts and read through. Go check YOURS OUT. Maybe that will help your mind to say, I never want to be at that stage again! 

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