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

Started Feb-28 by Terry (abquitsmking); 37805 views.
Nope62

From: Nope62

Mar-17

Please read this when you have time!

Knowledge of your enemy (nicotine) gives you the power to Win!

https://whyquit.com/whyquit/LinksAAddiction.html

Take Care!

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-18

oxanquits said:

Waiting for the next one

And you'll be even more ready for it this time, with the wave visualisation or whatever it takes.   And I love the idea that the cravings are actually healing you (even when they hurt).  I find that really helpful - thanks Oxana - and HUGE congratulations on getting to Day 6.  It'll be Day 7 I think now - a whole week of you getting stronger and the nicotine monster getting weaker.   Congratulations!

Suzy

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-18

Hi Mercy,

I remember you too, and also hope you're feeling better soon.  It sounds as if you have a lot to deal with, but you're doing the best thing there is for your long term health and wellbeing (even if it doesn't always seem like it, you really are!).

Glad you're here, and let's do this!

Suzy

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-18

Hi Meg, and congratulations on deciding to quit. 

It sounds like you have some great reasons:  wanting to live a long and happy life with your partner, wanting your health and breathing to improve....   Those are both really big, important things.  

I have found it really helpful to print out my reasons and put them on the wall where I can see them.   Most of the time I haven't felt too bad (and have actually enjoyed being smoke free), but if I do have a wobbly five minutes, I look at my reasons and remember why I'm doing this.  Coming on here also helps - a lot.

I've been amazed at how much better my breathing is already (I only quit on 8th March). I was coughing almost constantly and wheezing at night, and they're both gone. 

Hope your quit day went well, but if not, come back - you CAN break free, and the benefits are huge.

Suzy

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-18

Anne2020 said:

Rejoice - you have quit

Love this!   It's so easy to start thinking I'm missing out on something when I really should be rejoicing that I've quit doing that evil, poisonous thing.  Thanks for the reminder.

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Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Mar-18

Hi everyone.  I was here back in January and the first part of February.......lost that quit again when my husband (a smoker) came home......I really need to quit and I think today will be day 1.  Yesterday and the day before, I only smoked between 1 and 2 a day.  Wanting to go on a vacation in September and I want to feel good for that.  So, I start today on my quit and hopefully by the end of the week, I will be back on my treadmill.

Meg2021

From: Meg2021

Mar-18

Congrats on your quit, Suzy. And thank you for your kind words. This is day three and I'm already feeling less congested, and every day that passes feels like a big accomplishment, even if I spent most of it binge-watching silly crime procedural shows. So that's something! I wrote a letter to myself about why I wanted to quit and taped it on my fridge. That helps. 

I'm glad your breathing is better, and I look forward to continued improvement, too. Things are looking up! 

  • Edited March 18, 2021 5:19 pm  by  Meg2021
Meg2021

From: Meg2021

Mar-18

You can do it! Just take it a day at a time. And welcome back! You'll be on that treadmill before you know it. 

Nope62

From: Nope62

Mar-19

 Glad to see that you are back!  I wish you Luck! I hope you can hang onto your quit this time.

Don't feel bad at all about failed quits. Most people don't make it on their first quit. I quit seven times last year alone. I'm just hoping that one will stick eventually.

If you are only smoking 1 or 2 a day, that's torture. Just go ahead and give it up.

Take Care!

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Mar-19

Thank you.  Hoping to get on the treadmill this weekend, it will at least be a distraction!

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