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February 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

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ChrisMH

From: ChrisMH

Jul-22

Thank you. I'm doing well. Havent had a single puff since February 1.  Still amazes me how out of no where the thought comes to mind but I know I just need to move on and it will subside.  I have succeeded so far and its been the cold turkey method.  In the past I tried the patch or lazenger type method.  This time I wanted nothing to do with the nicotine which probably made it tougher in some ways but I knew I had to deal with the lack of sooner or later.   It will will cool when I complete this 6th month.  Hope all is well with you.

kittymom413

From: kittymom413

Jul-31

Hi there, Eve,

Congratulations on being 6 months smoke free !!!tadarelaxed

Have a fantastic weekend,

(((BIG HUGS)))

Kitty cat

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Jul-31

Thanks so much Kitty! When did you have that “peace” people talk about? I gather it can be anywhere from 10 months to 16 months. 
 

I will so give myself the time to experience it, just curious! 
 

Have a great weekend!

kittymom413

From: kittymom413

Jul-31

I quit on 09/25/2015 & my daughter was married on 04/28/2016. I actually didn't think about smoking the entire weekend, not sure if I felt peace, mostly I felt strong & in control. I believe that the peace came around 1 to1 1/2 years after quitting. There are times when I think about smoking only because my neighbor smokes & I can smell it. Most of the time I smell the smoke & it turns my stomach, but there have been a few times where it actually smelled good. It didn't trigger a craving, but it sure made me feel good about being a non-smoker! Whenever I do think about smoking I remind myself what I went through to get to where I am today. If I ever do start smoking again & know that I will probably never quit as I never want to go through "hell week" again.

I hope this helps. If you ever have any questions I'm usually here every day to pledge NOPE or send me a private message. Just know that you are a rock star, you are kicking the nico-demon's butt!! Have a great weekend,

Kitty cat

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Aug-1

Thanks Kitty, 

I too smell the smoke sometimes and at times smells good and other times it smells horrible! But mostly I just don’t want to. It’s a fantastic feeling knowing you don’t want to. 
 

Thanx for the kind words and support. I will definitely keep that in mind! Have a great weekend! 
 

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Aug-1

Hey Chris,
Your hard work is showing!  Congratulations on being smoke free for 6 months!! 
 

ChrisMH

From: ChrisMH

Aug-3

Yes indeed I did. Thank you for the recognition Susan.  Will you be a year in October?

ChrisMH

From: ChrisMH

Aug-3

I was cleaning out my car a couple of days ago.  It was on my 6th month quit anniversary.  I found a full clean, fresh and still in one piece smoke lying in front of me in the trunk.  I did not give myself time to think all the things I just described.  I picked it up and crushed into the garage garbage can.  Easier than it was but I still have those moments and I think oh, come on, enough already.

Keep it up. You got this.

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Aug-3

I understand completely. It does get easier, but sometimes the nicodemon throws us a curve ball. There has been moments where I don’t think about it. So keep on doing what you are doing! We will be at peace soon. 

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Aug-3

A few months ago, you might have lingered over the thought of keeping that cigarette “just in case”!  Yes, about 2.5 months til I reach the clubhouse, however, that is just a line in the sand at this point.  My brain is still readjusting at times, but the last month has been an improvement.  Just keep in the faith!

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