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January 2021 Ex-Smokers   Quit Buddies Unite

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In reply toRe: msg 22
CarlaLee123

From: CarlaLee123

Jan-5

Today is day 5

quit date Jan 1 2021

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Jan-6

Excellent - you've past the first of the icky 3's - (3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months)  and are on your way.   Now that the nicotine is out of your system, your cravings will being to take hold because your body is sayin give that to me, your mind is trying to trick you into thinkin you want that and you are working double hard to establish control of both your mind and body. 

Your strength of spirit is your backup.  Well done CarlaLee.         

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Jan-6

You can deal with it.  If you can convince your body to smoke those awful cigarettes, then you will have no problem convincing yourself not to smoke them.  By day three smoking is revealing its true self you to - the horrible smell, taste, and drain on your health.

Quitting was not tough for me and doesn't have to be tough for you either.  Have your read Allan Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking.  You can get it on-line and it is an excellent book to help you unveil the truth about smoking and what you have been brainwashing yourself into believing.

You can do this.  

  

abrewster14

From: abrewster14

Jan-6

Me too! It’s an accomplishment. I have to say first thing in the morning and right before bed are still driving me crazy. I’m patched up and reading Allen cart for the second time. I was surprised by how actually addicted I was and how strong the mental urge to smoke is. I have been a 8 to 10 smokes for 25 years and was terrified and sad to quit Jan 1. 

gkim

From: gkim

Jan-6

Yes, first thing in the morning is my toughest too and when I get up in the middle of the night. When I smoked I didn’t mind so much I did that since I can just have a cigarette. I’m a little over two months and those urges have subsided considerably. Some mornings I actually don’t even think about it. I keep thinking it’s a miracle. What our bodies and and minds are capable of is amazing. Good luck to you and keep reading. For me the Quit Stories on this forum is really helpful. It’s a reminder to me why I need to stay strong! Welcome! 

In reply toRe: msg 27
Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Jan-6

Forgetting to think about smoking (the peace) - that's the first sign that you are well on your way.  That inner peace will become longer and longer as the days and weeks go by.  Soon, you will forget about smoking all day.  Then it will become something you only used to do. 

Congradulations and well done.  

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abrewster14

From: abrewster14

Jan-6

Thank you so much it helps to hear that someone else experienced the same thing. I truly can’t believe it won’t be the first thought in the morning. I think it would be a miracle!! Congrats on your quit. 

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Jan-6

I have to admit it was a miracle to me as well - not thinking about smoking, especially in the morning.  But it does happen and I have never been more proud of myself than reaching the one year quit on January 1, 2021.  Forgetting about smoking expands day by day but only if you do not smoke.  So many have done this, no reason why you cannot do it too.  Keep up the great work.   

Cheers

gkim

From: gkim

Jan-6

Wow, a whole year! Congratulations!

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