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March 2021 New Ex-Smokers - Start Here   Quit Buddies Unite

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Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Hi Tanya,

I've had the same problem every time I've quit, and actually I've NEVER been able to get off the NRT completely.  I really want this time to be different, because I think having nicotine in my body makes me vulnerable to relapse.   

At the moment I'm still on the maximum dose of nicotine lozenges and can't begin to imagine cutting down yet, but when I do feel ready my plan is to switch to patches - to break the hand to mouth thing, and also to not be responding to individual cravings - and then try and reduce those.  I think I'll miss the 'hit' of the lozenges though.

Let me know how you get on with it all.  And well done you - I've lost track of where you are in your quit, but it must be two months now?   Congratulations on that, and I wish I was where you are.  Still, at least I'm here at all.

Suzy

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Hi Missiz Caz,

I'm somehow missed your message - sorry - and a call the other day too!  Well done on the shovelling, and thanks for the encouragement - I'm up and down (more family stuff than the quit), but fine too, just overrun with work things.  Hope to talk soon!

Suzy 

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Hi Mercy,

Line of Duty was very good - you have a treat in store there.   Yes, it'd be fun to Skype or Zoom or something, and I would also love to visit the States one day - I'd like to drive all the way across.

Suzy

boylant22

From: boylant22

May-7

I was also thinking of switching to the patch as well - I feel like it takes some of the discretional control away from me. I’m setting a goal at 100 days to switch. I am on day 68 if you can believe it!

thinking of you and hoping you are doing well!

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Thanks Tanya - I'm feeling pretty good.   I might try to switch to the patches at the same time as you - I'll only be on six or seven weeks by then, but I'm thinking that a lot of people start off with just patches and manage fine.  I think I'll have to get myself some non-nicotine mints, though!

Congrats on 68 days - only two days off ten whole weeks!

oxanquits

From: oxanquits

May-7

Suzy2018 said:

I'd like to drive all the way across.

That's what I'd like to do too :) Maybe as 1 year smoke free celebration grin a great motivation too

I feel you are totally back on track Suzy and believe it will be a straight path for you now.

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

May-8

That is always nice. I think I will start to watch Line of Duty today. I want to go all around Europe...or a good bit of it. We are planning on going for our vacation after this. How is your quit going? I am doing okay. I have had other health stuff occupying my mind. Time goes by quickly and I am at 17 days again.

Mercy

17 days

boylant22

From: boylant22

May-19

Hello all!  Just checking in with all the March 2021 group to see how you are all doing. I hope well and everyone is staying strong in their quits. I am on day 80 today and time just keeps marching on. At this point most are ok, and the occasional day out of nowhere that hits and keeps you on your toes. We are marching into the summer months here which will bring a new season of being a non-smoker...outside and out and about with parties.  I hope there is enough distance between myself and my gross smoking alter ego to resist any urges with strength and Grace. 
 

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking about you all!

oxanquits

From: oxanquits

May-20

Hi Tanya,

Thank you for reaching out, was wondering how everyone is too. 

I am 70 days today and it seems that counter slowed down again. I have cigs I used to smoke in the house and my feelings to them go from "How would someone wanted to smoke that ever" to "Mmm was nice sometimes to sit on the balcony and have one" that last thought is luckily rare and I don't believe it anymore. Happy to be a non-smoker and looking forward to a smoke-free summer.. the impossible is possible, we can do it! 

Wish everyone joyful new season ahead (I guess it will be winter for some here) sunnysnowflake

boylant22

From: boylant22

May-20

Congratulations on 70 days!  I find it amazing to have made it this far as there was awhile that I wondered if I’d make it a week. I know what you mean about almost a trailing ghost of a thought Of what I “used” to do...sometimes melancholy in that. But we push forward :)

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