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August 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

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Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-1

Hi Tiny,

Last Thursday I started a four day quit, Monday night I broke and I have had one cigarette, morning and night since, tonight I am going straight to bed without an evening smoke. I have been busy today and now am answering emails/posts, Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, (yesterday). I have started doing some Macro work with my photography, today I went into some bushland not far from where I live, It's a technique I have yet to master, tomorrow I will try Manual focus instead of auto focus, see if that makes a difference and go a little earlier, before the wind starts up. Keeping busy keeps me away from cigarettes. Hope you had a good day, what kind of work do you do?

Kind regards

Anthony

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-1

I am an analyst for the medical records department for a hospital. It sounds boring but it's a lot of fun, I think. I'm sorry you broke but am glad you're out and about and staying free from the smokes. It's ok to take a while to respond, I just don't want you to think I forgot about you! Getting out helps me too, and I admit I'm still learning photography myself. Manuel I'd rough and I had to do a lot of internet searching to learn about f stops and shutter speeds. I'm still pretty crappy st it but I enjoy it. Not as good as you, but I do especially enjoy pictures of my garden and downtown. Yesterday was ok, still want to smoke off and on, but did make it through. Id like to say that I'm cured of urges but that's simply not true, although they are less frequent. Everyone here talks about peace and I'm hoping to find that eventually.

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-1

That does sound interesting Tiny, your job that is, I am going through the horrors, tempted to have a cigarette, but adamant that it is definitely the wrong thing to do, I overcome the urge last night and went straight to bed, this morning I went to that section on page 12 of Allen Carr's book where it outlines in graphic detail what smoking  does to you, he's a great salesman...and it reinforces my values on health and wellbeing, so important to me, just have to get through this...

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Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-1

Well I got through it, a values bases decision, it was hard, I threw myself into exercise, it was difficult to focus at first but gradually the cravings receded, I've been for my walk, and the day is free now, oh I have a Zoom session at 3 pm with grow. Long weekend here Queens birthday holiday. nothing planned. Take care all you wonderful people....

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-1

You made it! I knew you could! You threw yourself into something and now you simply must congratulate yourself. I went to the dentist today and got a big cheer for quitting smoking. It was great to have someone tell me I did a good job. You're going to get that from your counselor and your doctors. Everyone is rooting for you and ready to help you when you need it. You're so lucky to have so many things at your disposal. You're doing it and I'm so proud!

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-2

Well done, the dentist should know what good things you are doing for your health, Congratulations Tiny,

Thanks for the encouragement, it is appreciated, I am almost half way through the second day quit, It will be alright, I'm glad I won that fight with the cravings this morning it gives me strength to carry on into the next temptation. I used a lot of gum yesterday, have eased off a tad today, but it's there if I need it, Going onto Zoom shortly so I will sign out, I read through your posts with your tribe when you were craving real bad, and well done for not giving in. Weren't the girls great.

Kind regards

Anthony

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Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-2

Well it's now Saturday Morning the birds are chirping, and it feels good to be alive.

I know the nicodemon is lurking nearby, so I dare not become complacent, have changed my patch this morning and popped a gum, having a rest day from all that exercise through the week, six days straight, Am now into my third day quit and not troubled by cravings at the moment.

Take care everyone

Kind regards

Anthony

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Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-3

It's now Sunday here down under, taking one day at a time, no major cravings yesterday, looks like the patch has it all covered. Off to Church this morning... take care all you quitters

Kind regards

Anthony

Technically I belong to the October group

Two days, 23 hours, 27 minutes and 17 seconds. 119 cigarettes not smoked, saving $172.37. Life saved: 9 hours, 55 minutes.

Daylight Saving here just put the clocks forward an hr here in Australia

You just keep on going Anthony. It takes some people several attempts till they chose to stay the long slow journey. Try to get through the tough icky threes by staying busy trying new things out, doing lots of deep breathing and drinking ice water every time you get a crave. I also brushed my teeth often and rinsed with mouthwash just so I had the freshest breath all the time. I also joined a walking/running group shortly after quitting then later joined a gym and started weight lifting and I found my new life changed my life forever. Yes it's very tough in the first months but with more quit time you learn to live without cigarettes. You'll have that missing something feeling for quite some time but try to fill it with other more worthwhile things. 

Here in Toronto Canada we change our clocks back one hour on the first weekend of Novemer. Oh the shorter daylight days suck and by Dec.22 the sun sets by 4:45pm. Winter can be cold and long but hopefully this year they say we will have a warmer winter due to La Niña. I love your Jacaranda trees when they are in full bloom they are so beautiful. 

Anyways, best of luck in making this quit stick.

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Oct-3

Thanks for your post Debbie, I have been reading your quit story/journal and I am very motivated by your success, I started exercising back in January of this year and so far have lost 20 KG, In August I increased my step count to 10,000 steps /day 5 days / week. I also calorie control my food intake eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, I can vouch for the improvement in well being I experience because of this change. I have bought some weights for upper body strength development and will join a gym and get a personal gym instructor after I have my hip operation next year. 

As for the smokes I have been trying since January to make a quit stick, but I need to make it my top priority, I do, then something else takes it's place, I need to focus, I have read Allen Carr's book Easyway, and I am now re-reading it once again, he also is a great motivator. 

Enjoy your grandchild and life in general, we do live on a wonderful planet, we deserve to enjoy it drug free

Kind regards

Anthony

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