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January 2021 Ex-Smokers   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/31/19 by ModDee; 35958 views.
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abrewster14

From: abrewster14

3/2/21

Happy 2 months +! How is everyone hanging in there ?

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abrewster14

From: abrewster14

3/3/21

Hey guys coming up on 9 weeks - are you all hanging in there? Everyone has been very quiet. 

abrewster14

From: abrewster14

3/3/21

Hey Lori - just checking in. You hanging in there?

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

3/3/21

Hey Anne!

Yup! Slow and steady, haha! 
Ive not been so quiet though, lol!

How are you?

abrewster14

From: abrewster14

3/3/21

I’m hanging in there. Sticking with Pilates but I don’t know why I had a craving this afternoon that almost overwhelmed me. So funny though yesterday I change my patch when I shower. I went hours without noticing I didn’t put a new one on.
 

I very much want this to get easier  

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

3/3/21

It will. You’ve come further than you think really. Not noticing you haven’t replaced the patch for hours is noteworthy!
Yes...it’s been quiet here for sure. Hmmmm.

More later tonight as I’m working now. Keep it up. Stay in the moment. No future tripping. Breathe. You ARE doing this.

abrewster14

From: abrewster14

3/3/21

Thanks Lori - you are completely right. Not notcii in my is huge.  If I’m completely honest it’s not my nicotine addictive that I’m fighting it’s my own brain. I feel like I miss my smokes. The miss the sensation the action the ritual. But strangely I’m starting to notice the fact that I don’t miss “needing” to smoke when I wake up or after a meal or to fix a stressful situation. 
 

WE are doing this Lori 

are we the only ones left?

Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

3/4/21

I'm still here and glad you are to. I could not find our forum when I got on this morning. This is week 7 for me. 

gkim

From: gkim

3/4/21

How wonderful, Glammy! Snd Ab, soon, you’ll notice you’ll go days without thinking about smoking. Keep doing what you’re both doing!

abrewster14

From: abrewster14

3/4/21

Congratulations. We are still here for you I just leave this window open on my phone and refresh it can’t lose you guys. Everyone was so quiet this weekend I thought I was alone in this quit. Could you believe the first week of the quit you would be here. I made my plumnalogist appoinment months ago fully thinking that I’d have to justify smoking again. I Proud that I don’t have to do that. I’m going to talk to hIm though because I still have strong cravings daily and I’m scared to go off the 7 mg patches in 8 days. 

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