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June 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

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xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-23

That is Hilarious!! Great story. Scare 'em straight.  I don't mind spiders. They kill the bugs. I don't know about a tarantula crawling on me, but other than that I let them do their thing, they stay out of the way for the most part.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-23

Well you better stay away from those wintery snakes! My husband hates the lies I tell kids about my biker gang, the oinklers. Or the tall tales I spin about woodland creatures. Well, he doesn't hate it, he just worries that I'm emotionally scarring them. I have a friend with two kids under ten and she is very religious and has to remind me to lay low with her kids as she doesn't want to encourage certain types of imagination. Whatever that means. Makes me feel like I'm in the movie dead poets society, inspiring children to be naughty.

xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-24

I think its hilarious. That's part of growing up. Kids tell each-other these things anyway. life is hard, its all about emotional scarring, and if this is the worst emotional scarring these kids will experience in life then they are lucky indeed.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-24

I think so too. I'm just doing my best to help raise those future taxpayers! How's your quit going? Any cravings? I went to the dentist today for a cleaning and they said my gums were bleeding a little, but that's normal when you first quit. Creepy.

xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-24

Super creepy! I am good last night a guest ( I have an airbnb) has left 4 cigarettes in a pack in the room after he checked out. I had to flush them right away, because one more moment andI would have smoked them. I was so close. But I didn't! Shows you how vulnerable I am. I hope next time this happens I won't slip.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-24

I think the key is knowing how vulnerable you are. It seems that people who get overly confident get closer to slipping, if not slipping. You have a great attitude so I'm sure you'll hold strong. Fighting that temptation today was huge. They say the character of a man is how he behaves when no one is looking. I think you're passing the test because you could have smoked and not said anything here, but you didn't. You were honest and brave and strong. I believe in you and your ability to fight this addiction. 

xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-24

Thank you so much for the encouragement. But honestly one more second and you would have seen me here walking the walk of shame..

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-24

There is NO shame here. NONE. I've had to come back after slipping on previous quits and no one here feels anything for you but empathy. Granted, if you are like me, you'd be beating yourself up before anyone else had the chance to. I three away a 133 day quit for "just one". It took me a while to come back here and own it. I was so ashamed of myself. But it's a bump in the road and I continued on. I am on day 75 and holding on. I bet you can too. I also would bet that you'd throw out that cigarette before you even got through the whole thing. You'd hate the taste and the smell, maybe a little cough. You'd realize how proud of yourself you were in quitting, and the pride is somehow less. Take it from someone who quit for 7 years and started smoking over one crappy Christmas, it's not worth it. There is never just one and you'll only regret it. You did good, I'm proud of you.

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Aug-25

You quite for 7 years and restarted?  I have seen people who can smoke one or two and then leave it again for months, even years.  I guess that's a rarity.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-25

It's true. I was engaged and my husband said he wouldn't marry me unless I was quit for at least a year. Quit cold turkey and didn't look back for 7 years. Then we had a super bad family event and I had just one...right?!?! Then I didn't want to east the pack so I smoked the whole thing. And my quit went down the pooper. Here I am, years later, quitting again. My story tells how one little puff can bring you back. One cigarette leads to two and then more. I am an addict and left unchecked, my addiction will take over. I will never lose this quit. I simply refuse. I'm not going to start this all over. I've lost so much by going back. Just goes to show how we can all slip back in to our old ways.

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