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January Bravehearts 2019   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/31/19 by ModAndrea; 763739 views.

From: jean111


Thanks, Julie!  Yes, doing well at the moment.  The whole process really is nutty, isn't it?  Andrea once said, "I swear it takes a good sense of humor to quit smoking."  It's like taking your brain apart and then putting it back together piece by piece--lego castle style.  (Except the castle didn't take this long!)    

Congratulations on 10 months!  You've got this.  kissing_heart


From: Robin212


Hi Julie! Happy 10 months! Sounds like you are doing great! I hope you celebrated big.... you will soon be choosing  your key!!!


From: Robin212


Hello Bravehearts! Glad to hear so many of us are still going strong! I feel like I could never go back to that disgusting habit but I am staying vigilant and refuse to let complacency set in. 

New season... Ugh!!! I miss Summer already!


From: leighmomof2


Hi everyone! Me again grinning   Just want to check in again and let everyone know that today is my 8 month anniversary as a non smoker tada   I have read that some people have trouble in the 8-12 month so I am keeping my guard up and ready to fight any bad thoughts that enter my head. Everyday I am feeling stronger and more secure.  I truly believe that every aspect of my life has changed for the better since the day I decided to stop smoking. I am going to the gym more (swimming and yoga are my favs right now), cooking more, reading more (Julie- I am now reading The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger and next in line is The Rumor by Elin Hildenbrand- I am patiently waiting for her new book to be released in October!) and believe it or not I have been socializing with the school moms more!    I hope to hear from everyone soon! I am really very proud of all of us Bravehearts who stuck with our quits and gained our freedom from that nasty habit. 


From: JMC802


CONGRATULATIONS!!! to everyone who had reached the next milestone.  Starting to think there will always a craving for a cigarette but will deal with each one when they hit. 

Hope everyone is doing well and had a great summer!!



From: alreadysick


Hey Julie,

A belated congratulations to you on reaching 10 mths. You gave me some valuable help in the first days and weeks of my quit. I am still plugging along at 10 wks. now. Thanks so much for your help!


Killed the beast 7/9/19


From: l1717mary


Well done life is for living u are kicking butttttttttttttt all the way to one year and what a year it will be no more buttttttttttttttttttttttt

Mary 10 months


From: jean111


Congratulations, Leigh!  I just hit 8 months (yesterday), too.  I blew my best quit just after 9 months, so I'm looking forward to getting beyond that month.  For me, it was more like, "I can just have one, and I can get right back on the wagon."  That proved to be a big mistake.  I remember the craving wasn't even all that bad, not like in earlier months.  I just thought I could handle it.  That's when I realized that I truly had an addiction and that my body/brain really couldn't handle it. fearful

I'm glad you're feeling good and have found so many things to do.  Swimming and yoga sound awesome!  Best wishes!


From: ModAndrea


Hey, January Bravehearts!!!

Congratulations on Eight Months!!!

Well done! You should all be proud of yourselves. blush

Have a fabulous smoke free weekend!



P.S. I apologize for my absence the past few weeks. I've been dealing with diminishing eyesight due to cataracts, as well as increasing frustration. I was unable to get surgery scheduled until this fall. I haven't been able to drive since the middle of March. Argh. My first surgery is next month. So the end is in sight (bad pun).


From: jean111


Best wishes for your surgery, Andrea.  Am thinking of you. kissing_heart