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January Bravehearts 2019   Quit Buddies Unite

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spartanfan

From: spartanfan

Apr-21

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!)

Jules 

Ginger3077

From: Ginger3077

Apr-21

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 

icandothis79

From: icandothis79

May-4

Hello friends!! I just wanted to check in with everyone and see how y'all are doing?? I'm still smoke free and feel wonderful.  The health benefits and the money I've saved is really eye opening! 

COVID19 hasn't hit my state too bad (OR) but we are still on lockdown. There is no set date as to when we will reopen :(  Been working from home since March and will be till atleast June.  Ive been keeping busy in my yard and shopping online lol. Boy do I need my hair, nails and toes done!!!! 

Anyways hope everyone is well and hanging in there.  I'll try and post more often.....

icandothis79

From: icandothis79

May-4

Thanks Jean!! How are you holding up? 

icandothis79

From: icandothis79

May-4

Thanks girl!! Hope you are well! 

icandothis79

From: icandothis79

May-4

Anyone heard from Drena or Paula?????

spartanfan

From: spartanfan

May-5

I haven’t heard from either,  but think about both of them a lot. 
 

locked down here too (IL), one of the stricter states.  I’m a homebody at heart so this hasn’t been too hard for me,  and thankfully the kids are old enough to do most of their e-learning on their own.  Also happy we have a big enough house so we can spread out and not annoy each other!!

good to see you here!

jules

icandothis79

From: icandothis79

May-6

Hi Jules.  Glad to hear you are well!! Been thinking of everyone here as of late and hope they are all ok...

I just pray for a vaccine soon. 

Heard you've been having some cravings! It's weird when they hit but they go away pretty quick. Wish I would never think if them....

Take care!! 

icandothis79

From: icandothis79

May-13

no one posts much anymore huh?? 

icandothis79

From: icandothis79

May-20

Whenever you think about smoking you must see it as a lifetime’s chain of filth, disease, fear, misery and slavery.
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