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July 2021 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started Jul-4 by slowblumer; 23111 views.
oxanquits

From: oxanquits

Jul-8

Anthony, I love the sunrise picture. I know it takes a lot of effort to see sun rising, you have to wake up early, find right spot and so on, I admire you :) Also the one with surfer, you’re blessed to live close to the ocean! I hope you enjoy those moments while dealing with the quit!

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Jul-8

It takes my mind off the quit, and helps me focus on the moment, it is a special part of the day, thanks for your kind comments

Denim50

From: Denim50

Jul-8

 
A day late but, huge congratulations on getting through that third week and moving toward your first smoke free month.  

 

Denim50

From: Denim50

Jul-8

DM, 

You’re very welcome. You’ve earned it and we’re all so happy for you. Quitting isn’t easy but you’re doing it and that’s a lot to be proud of and celebrated. 

Thank you. Today seemed to be a extension of yesterday to a certain degree. 

Cazza2468

From: Cazza2468

Jul-9

Hi Denim

so sorry to hear of all the dramas happening in your life right now. I’m sure things can only improve from now on

its always lovely to hear from you.  I’m going to ring Suzy tonight and see how she is travelling. 
my new puppy is trouble mostly. I wanted this lovely little cute puppy to sit with me in the evenings but instead I got this bites puppy that drives me mad at times.  The puppy has improved but I have signed her up to a dog whisperer who I hope can help us LOL

hope you are enjoying your summer

Caz

mariasmit

From: mariasmit

Jul-9

Hey nice forum guys...
I am trying very hard but every time it's got even more difficult.
Hereafter reading all the comments I believe it's not that difficult I just have to have faith. Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts I think it's motivating. 

Denim50

From: Denim50

Jul-9

Thank you so much.

Best wishes as you start your smoke free journey Saturday. Remember your quit buddies are here to help and support you.  

 

troymcclure1

From: troymcclure1

Jul-9

thanks much, I really hope I'll make it, judging according to how hooked I still am, in mornings and during the rest of the day...

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troymcclure1

From: troymcclure1

Jul-9

Maybe I'll share with you how I quit successfully three years ago.

First I told myself "tomorrow, don't smoke for four hours after you wake up". I broke down after a very difficult hour and a half. I tried again two days after, and successfully passed the four hours. Then I did this four hours thing a few times a week, mornings and sometimes during the day. I started to enjoy it. Slowly I cut down to a third from what I was smoking before. Then few months after I had a serious dental surgery, in a foreign country, after which not only I shouldn't have smoked, but it also made me sleep almost all days after. I didn't plan to stop right after the surgery, but this is what effectively happened, since it was really not so hard for me to say no to smoking at that time, and I didn't have many battles since I was sleeping anyway.

My greatest takeaway from that experience is how easy it is to stop. Such a lesson has both pros and cons, it turns out.

I then went back to smoking intentionally (!!) four months after, without any craving or anything like that. I just sank into maybe the worst depression I ever had, and it was so terrible and dangerous that I thought maybe it has to do with the smoking cessation. So I smoked again. It didn't help the depression, which passed several months after, while I was already a fully fledged smoker as before.

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Jul-9

Way to go, Well done on your 3 weeks. CONGRATULATIONS!

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