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January Bravehearts 2019   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/31/19 by ModAndrea; 792624 views.

From: sibby123



you are amazing to remember and acknowledge this.

i am hugely appreciative 

I am just now starting to feel my equilibrium return

sll the best to you 


From: Denim50


Hey Sibby, 

     I’m glad everything is balancing out again for you. That’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you. Can you believe we’re moving toward a second year here? Amazing isn’t it?! Have a great day. 



From: jean111


Hi Sibby, Wow, I haven't thought yet in terms of year two.  Congrats to you and everyone else who are into their second year.  How amazing.  It really did feel surreal a lot of times last year.  Not so much now.  Glad you're feeling more balanced!  Enjoy. 


From: jean111


Thanks, Andrea.  I can't thank you and the other moderators enough.  It felt like you surrounded us those first months, and that felt REALLY, REALLY GOOD!  I was scared, and I hung onto you guys like a security blanket.  Quitting wasn't quite as bad as the last time (I'm more mature), but it was still hard.  You guys are amazing, and I'm so grateful you were our moderator.  kissing_heart


From: ModAndrea


((((Jean)))) You are very welcome. blush This forum is a true life saver. I'd about given up on being able to quit when I came here. Having the support of this community and the information provided made the difference.

It is a pleasure to be with you on this journey. You put real effort in preparing to quit and committed yourself to it.  No matter what, you persevered. This is an enormous accomplishment. I am thrilled for you.


From: leighmomof2


Hi Bravehearts! I thought of you all today because the news is going crazy with this Coronavirus and there seems to be at least 2 cases (that they know of) a few towns from me and it was community spread. So while I am coming to the reality that this is probably all around me I am comforted by the fact that I don’t smoke!! So another great reason to be quit! Hope all is well and everyone is staying healthy! 


From: DebraAnne60


Good afternoon, may I ask where you are?  How long have  you been a non-smoker and does the urge to smoke still creep up on you?



From: leighmomof2


Hello, I am in the suburbs of NYC (Westchester County). I quit January 2019, so almost 14 months ago. I really do not have cravings anymore. Sometimes a thought will pop in my head but I shake it off and it is gone. I stopped getting actual cravings a while back. Quitting was the hardest thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding. If you have quit already, keep it up! It is so worth the fight.


From: spartanfan


Hi Friends!  Long time no post! ...just thought I'd check in to see how all of you are doing with the world in lockdown.  What a strange and scary time.  We're good here--husband has been working from home since March 13 which was also the kids last day in school.  Just got notice last week that they won't be going back this spring....hopefully things will have improved enough by late August so they'll be able to go back then. 

I've been staying busy by reading, painting (got another paint by numbers since they were so helpful when I quit), jigsaw puzzles, cleaning, baking and getting outside for walks or basketball "games" with my 10 year old when it's nice. 

Interestingly I've been having some pretty strong cigarette cravings the past few weeks.  They are way better now (still have them daily but it's just a quick 30 second thing, if that long).  When they started they really took me by surprise, since I haven't had any cravings whatsoever since maybe early January.  I started dreaming about smoking nearly every night and was just overwhelmed by my desire to go out and buy a pack.  I did fight my way through every craving I had--and if I had to guess I'm assuming it's this pandemic that has me wanting to smoke--that was the way I coped with EVERYTHING hard in my life in the past, so how am I supposed to cope now??? On the positive side, I am SOOOOOO happy to have stopped smoking nearly 18 months ago.  I pray every night that my lungs have healed enough so if I do end up with covid19 I will be one of the lucky ones.  

Hope you are all doing well!  (posted in my original Nopevember 2018 group too!)



From: Ginger3077


Glad I'm not the only one. I've been smoke free since 8/1/19. Being isolated in my house is driving me bonkers. I cross stitch read and work around the house but I've been wanting a butt so bad. I won't give in but I haven't had these cravings for months. Damn you virus