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April 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/3/19 by ModDee; 31206 views.
KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

5/4/20

Thank you so much for all your support, Marge! 

It gets to Lisbon intact! :) 

candrew

From: candrew

5/4/20

Eve, great reading your post. You could not have come at a better time. I have been floating for the past ten days since I quit, it's been easy until this afternoon. I experienced cravings like never before. The trigger was simply driving past the local convivence store. Fortunately I kept on going but it's not to say I came close to foregoing all  the work I have put into this thing, almost 6 months. What is six months compared to the rest of my life? No comparison.

Yes, I need to spend more time on the forum. Thank you for your invitation and encouragement, and all the people on the Forum that we can share our experiences with this devastating disease. 

Candrew

4.25.20

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

5/4/20

Candrew,

   Glad you drove right by.....yes those sneaky cravings/ junkie thinking can pop up at any moment of the day! Guard your quit with every thing you have in the arsenal and you know whatever you’re feeling will pass eventually! It’s very very hard at times.....I know from past experiences, but I breathe easier every day, don’t use my inhaler as much and I have much more energy than before. Things are looking up! I want you to be here too! You can do this! Again just try and stop by every day at least once. Call it a smoke forum break! you are doing great, but stay close! 
 

Be safe and smoke free! Eve

Elizaquits

From: Elizaquits

5/8/20

Hey! 

Please pardon the delayed response, I haven't been on lately.  I totally get what you mean about crying - it was never my release.. yet, during my quit - I have cried once or twice (if not more) a week!

This week has been much better- in retrospect it was the worst leading up to week 3. I went back and read the icky three's and had a better understanding of why. To answer your question, yes! Over the second of the icky threes - today is actually 1 month!  Forgive me, where are you at time wise?

And yes, we are!! Cheers!

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Elizaquits

From: Elizaquits

5/8/20

Hey everyone! 

Long time, no chat! Just wanted to say hello and make sure everyone was doing well :)

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

5/8/20

Happy first month Eliza!!!!

Good job!! I'm on day 35! In about two hours I'll be on day 36! I haven't been on lately either! I actually forgot the day I was in!

I guess that's a good sign - it's mostly because both work and personal life have been demanding but also, if I really needed it I'd come ask for help! 

So yeah, we're doing it! 

I've started a workout program on my favourite fitness site too. I'm loving it! I haven't lost any weight but I also haven't put on too much weight - about 3 pounds in a month being totally locked inside seems a good deal. 

As Jeff says - guard your quit. This is a beautiful mantra to a beautiful journey. 

The first few weeks were hell for me too but it's soooo much better now. I'll have to remind myself of this when it gets worse again!

Cheers from Lisbon! 

DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

5/8/20

A STAR IS BORN!!!  Congratulations Eliza - you made the 1st month of the rest of your non-smoking life.

Sparkly Sticker for iOS & Android | GIPHYWAY TO GO - YOU TOTALLY ROCK

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

5/8/20

There you are!

Wow!!!! A month! Woohoo!! Big congratulations to you Girl!! Go Eliza Go!

JerseyDee

From: JerseyDee

5/8/20

Wow ... A month Eliza .. That is fantastic! .. Would attach a cool gif here but I am in my phone at work and can't figure out how to copy and paste gifs from phone.

You need to celebrate tonight! ... Get take out from your favorite restaurant and enjoy! ...

I remember being really excited when I hit the month marker .. Felt like a real accomplishment ..

You are doing this. You are winning! ...

As far as the tears .. Yup ... Did as well but haven't lately ... It is amazing what we go through as we detox from thr junk ... I truly do not believe that scientists even truly know exactly what it does to our minds .. What a cruel nightmare being addicted to that stuff truly is. Should be illegal.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

5/8/20

Eliza,
Getting to that first month is HUGE!  You should be so proud of yourself! Did you have a reward list made yet for each milestone you hit?  You should.

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