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Jenn's journey of hope   Quit Stories and Journals

Started 8/23/15 by ModJenn (blakwolf013); 89545 views.
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ModJenn (blakwolf013)

From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

Hey Jenn:
 
Just dropping by to again reconfirm that as long as you don't put another poison stick in your mouth, you will be a non-smoker.  You will get through all the trials and tribulations that you are currently going through.  Sometimes we allow our brain too much time to think about what we "used to do".  We are new, we are fresh, we are clean!
 
I am also a Canadian (Alberta) and I also quit in March (2011).  It is a great time of the year to quit in Canada as we are finally to the point where we can be outside more and not feeling closeted in our homes.  There is always so much more to do outside and much more physical as well.
 
I have been silently following you around the forum for awhile and I am pulling for you gal!  At least you caught the bug at a younger age than I did.  My first quit lasted 9 months in 2005 and then I made the mistake....1 in the mouth and that was it, was only going to smoke occasionally.......don't listen to that, it never works!  Then in 2011 all my social smoking buddies had quit and I was all alone standing in the cold smoking.  I thought what the H am I doing?  I got to the Dr. got Champix and started the journey.  I have now achieved 2+ years and I am happy that I am here and not back where you are!  However, you must go through it to get to the other side!  And you can!
 
Remember this is an addiction and think also of HALT...are you hungry, angry, lonely or tired?  All of those will give you thoughts of smoking...it's just something that we did in all those situations.
 
Keep noping girl, you will survive....we have!
 
DONNA
 
SMARTER THAN THE STICK - March 9, 2011
The words "I am..." are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.

~A.L. Kitselman~
I am a non smoker!
 
         
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ModJenn (blakwolf013)

From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

 
 
It continually amazes me the true diversity of souls that are here on the forum.  I think it is what makes this experience so enlightening for so many. 
 
I really enjoyed reading the start of your journal, and I will look forward to sneaking in again and following it as you get farther and farther in your journey.  I think you will make it...no, that is not right.  I know you will.  You just seem to me to be on the right track. 
 
Thank you Jenn. 
Michelle
 
Switched my seat assignment to the non smoking section on January 07, 2013
 
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 If you can't breathe, nothing else matters
 
 Janu-Warriors '13
 
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ModJenn (blakwolf013)

From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

I can see someone smoking and have no interest whatsoever. Then I see my son's pack of smokes and I sometimes twang. I know if I were even to put an unlit cigarette in my mouth I probably wouldn't have the strength to resist lighting it. This goes beyond N.O.P.E. and perhaps enters H.A.L.T.I'm not sure. 
 
Thank you for watching over me. We all need angels to make sure we don't fall astray and get ourselves into trouble. You serve as a role model and inspiration. Apparently, that can be pretty easy to do when on this journey.
 
Lots of hugs, Jenn
xo 
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ModJenn (blakwolf013)

From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

 
oh well me again....
 
If you read enough around here, you will find that most of us learn so much about ourselves during this quitting smoking process.  If it was only about quitting smoking, it might be so much easier, but it is not. 
 
And you are so right...it is a journey and a process, it is not a one time, I did it, now I am done kind of event.  It is kinda like washing the smoke stains off and finding what is underneath.  It is sure to be a suprise
Michelle
 
Switched my seat assignment to the non smoking section on January 07, 2013
 
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 If you can't breathe, nothing else matters
 
 Janu-Warriors '13
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ModJenn (blakwolf013)

From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

We all come here with nothing much but hope. But if you pay attention to yourself, as you undoubtedly are, that hope will be buttressed by the strength and the knowledge you get here. I've been here a while and can see you came with many of the tools you'll need. You've certainly had to pull them out in the past, so you can learn to use them here.
 
Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn't ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
~ Lin Yutang
This simple quote speaks to me of this forum. It seems especially fitting to place it here. 
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From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

Jenn:
Your journal entry was so powerful.  I hope that the journaling helps you as much as it will surely help others. My best to you, Lil
 
 
 
 
 
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Joined others in the non-smoking section on 2/2/13 4:30 PM.  Now I am a happy and proud member of the Feb-Nic-Kickers 2013. 
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From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

Oh Jenn, we were in the rapids week three?  You don't remember that?  Of course you don't,  It was when I lost my glasses and you told me they were on top of my head.  The oar is next to you, but you keep trying to grab everything else except what works the best.  All the tools are there if we use them.
 
Today was much better for me. I hope it was for you.  It is the first day that I didn't have a craving.  All day.  I am marking this down on my calendar as a first.  I don't know what happened.  Perhaps something clicked in my brain at last.  I am not speaking too soon because I am sure there are rapids around the next curve, but I am going to enjoy this feeling for as long as it lasts... it's glorious and I am hoping what I have to look forward too.
 
Let me know if you feel better.
 
Hugs, Diana
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Independance Day - March 23, 2013
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ModJenn (blakwolf013)

From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

Hi Diana,
 
Jenn is over here laughing hysterically. I have had so many cravings today I'm starting to go looney. Everyone is outside smoking. I never noticed how many people in my neighborhood smoked!! I retreated indoors. I suppose the damage was done. Crave, crave, crave. My whole body is zinging and my brain is fixated. Oi veh. 
 
Well, tomorrow starts at 5:00 due to the interview at 7:00 so let's hope it's a better day. In the meantime, I'm going to have something to eat. Since I braved Walmart...I did price match and got...a new Mr. McCain deep and delicious chocolate cake. I'm going to make myself feel better that way! What were they called again? Victory handles...here I come. Now, what this new personal trainer is going to think about this is an entirely different matter!
 
Hugs and love, Jenn
xo
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ModJenn (blakwolf013)

From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

 
Jenn,  I am glad you started a journal.  Your writing is so spot on.  As Michele said, there is a total diversity of souls on this forum and we all have a common goal, which I believe makes for great cyber friendships that make you feel like you can just reach out and HUG your fellow members.
 
 
 
Thank you for your honest sharing. You have been through so much.
 
Vivienne  LDU


 To Him who is able to keep you from falling. Jude 24.
Joshua got the Promised Land but he had to fight for it. (Battle of Jericho).
 
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ModJenn (blakwolf013)

From: ModJenn (blakwolf013)

8/23/15

See? I told you you had the tools. Chocolate cake is a fine one. 
 
Actually, knowing your triggers is going to go a long way. Stepping away from the smokers was the second smart thing you did. Don't worry, you won't have to do that forever.
 
Hope and humor, anna 
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