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January 2021 Ex-Smokers   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/31/19 by ModDee; 26593 views.
In reply toRe: msg 252
Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

Feb-6

Good morning everyone happy smoke free saturday. Its quite in here. Did our forum get moved when Feb. Started?

gkim

From: gkim

Feb-6

I think we’re still here. Good day Glammy!

Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

Feb-6

Same to you

Nope62

From: Nope62

Feb-7

  HI!

       I hope all is going well with you and that you are still quit! You should have a week now and that's Great. I know how hard you have been working to get to this point. Hang in there and make it count!

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abrewster14

From: abrewster14

Feb-7

Morning all 1 month and 5 days smoke free no slips. I have noticed that it has been really really quiet on here. This morning I had a really strong urge but not giving in. I’m glad to know you guys are still staying quit. More than anything I know I don’t want to start this journey all over again. And I know that there is nothing a cigg will give me but it will take everything away. Hanging in there. Would love to hear how everyone else is hanging in there  

gkim

From: gkim

Feb-7

Hello Ab! Yes sometimes it’s quieter than other times, who knows why. Maybe they all went to a beautiful place and didn’t invite us lol. Maybe Sunday’s a slow day. 
I had a strong urge myself today but luckily it passes. I just don’t give it the attention it wants. I ate some blueberries instead. I’m not crazy about blueberries - something about the texture and just not sweet enough - but it’s supposed to be so good for you. Why not!

you are doing great!

MDS27

From: MDS27

Feb-7

Thanks Nope,

Yes, day 8 and the ship is steady! Gum does wonders for my cravings as in, I hardly have them any more or rather than the intense physical cravings they are more the 'time for a smoke' thoughts that automatically pop into my head at certain times. The whole psychology of it is really interesting. As well as the cravings decreasing, so is a bit of the honeymoon phase of quitting. The first few days there was a real sense of pride and accomplishment that I was winning the battle. That sense is still there, but being smoke-free is normalising now and there is a slight diminishment in the sense of achievement. I'm wary of this as I've been here before. It's the letting down of the guard that leads to being at a party and "just having one". Constant vigilance must prevail!

In reply toRe: msg 259
Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

Feb-7

3 days 19 hrs and 23 minutes that according to my quit tracker is the time that has been added to my lifespan from being quit 3 weeks tomorrow

Im glad to see everyone here getting better everyday. We got this ?

Nope62

From: Nope62

Feb-8

 Eight Days is Great! I'm very happy for you!

I understand what you are say about your quit normalizing and the Honeymoon part of your quit being over.  I have lost many a quit during that period of the process.

Guard your quit! It is precious to you. Make sure that you don't keep any smoking or vaping items anywhere around you. If you don't have it, you will have to go some where and buy it. The time it takes to do that, may give you the time you need to reconsider what your doing. Another thing that might help you is to make a promise to yourself that goes something like this " If I decide that I am going to give up my quit, I must wait one day (24 hrs.) after that decision before I actually give my quit up."

The key here, is creating a time period that hopefully lets you renew your commitment! Throw Up Some Roadblocks! That nicotine monster can be real convincing at times!

  Take Care!

MDS27

From: MDS27

Feb-8

I like the 24hr rule. During previous quits I've made the stupid snap decision (usually out drinking) to buy a pack and totally regretted it the next day. Something feels different this time around. My resolve is stronger. Just doing everything I can to reduce stress in my life and take it one day at a time.

How many days you up to and how you feeling about it?

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