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August 2021 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

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Denim50

From: Denim50

Nov-4

 

Hey Kathie, 

Congratulations on reaching 13 weeks smoke free! It’s good to see you post here again. I’m so happy not only to celebrate this terrific milestone with you but to also hear that you’ve managed to hold onto your quit! That is such great news! I recall your quit date as Aug. 6, 2021. That puts you at 13 weeks today (counting the days themselves. However, if you do as Lubbercat and Diana and just celebrate weekly milestones each week on the same day as the day of your quit..that would mean that you celebrate them every Friday. In which case this would be slightly early. Please let me know how you prefer to do it too, thanks.) Anyway, either way this is a wonderful achievement! I’m so happy for you and glad that you’ve returned to post again. I’m sure we’re all glad to have you back. Speaking of being back..back to your celebration. You truly do have a lot to celebrate this week. Thirteen weeks smoke free and a three month celebration and milestone Saturday. That’s fabulous! Again, so happy for you! You have a lot to be so proud of in yourself and with your quit. No doubt that we’re all proud of you too. I hope you have a great day celebrating your amazing accomplishment and do something special for yourself. You deserve it. It takes so much to reach these wonderful milestones and you’re doing it! Yay you! I hope you do something special Saturday to celebrate your three month milestone too. We’ll be here to celebrate that one with you also. It really is good to hear from you again and to see how far you’ve come. Welcome back. I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling great too. Yes, it really is a cunning addition. Definitely can be something of a trickster. However, when those thoughts hit telling you or making you feel as though you’re missing something try turning them around (changing them). I leave a couple of articles here for you, in case you would like to take a look. I wish you all the best toward your continued smoke free success. So happy you’re feeling great though and holding strong. You’re doing wonderfully. So, congratulations, keep going, and cheers to you, celebrating 13 weeks and a three month milestone this Saturday! Woohoo! Fantastic achievements! Yay Kathie!  

Have a great day.  

 

Denim50

From: Denim50

Nov-4

 

Hey Diana, 

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on 13 weeks smoke free! So happy for you! You did it! You’ve been through so much just in the time that you’ve quit yet you’ve persevered, held on through it all, and stayed strong. You have done amazing and we’re all so very proud of you! That took exceptional strength but you mustered it and you stayed with it. Now you’re celebrating 13 weeks smoke free today and have a three month celebration coming up Friday. Those are great achievements! You too have a lot to be proud of with yourself, your quit, and your determination to succeed through so many obstacles. It’s inspiring, no doubt. I hope you treat yourself to some extra special today. You’ve earned it and you deserve it. I hope you have a fun and happy day celebrating. I wish all the best as you keep going forward and can’t wait to celebrate with you Friday too! Yay you! Btw, I’ve made a note that instead of counting days you prefer to celebrate weekly milestones every Thursday. Again, big congratulations and way to go Diana!  

Hugs.  

Have a great day.  

 

  • Edited November 4, 2021 1:30 pm  by  Denim50
Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Nov-5

Diana

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on 3 months quit!  Hope you have a big reward for you planned for the weekend?

Denim50

From: Denim50

Nov-5

 

Hey Diana, 

Congratulations on three months smoke free today!  I hope you have a great time today and do something special for yourself to celebrate this wonderful milestone. I also hope you have a terrific weekend ahead. Hugs.  

Have a great day.  

 

  • Edited November 5, 2021 10:26 am  by  Denim50
Diana (DianaSaigo)

From: Diana (DianaSaigo)

Nov-5

Good Morning!

Woohoo!  3 months official today!!!  LOL  Yesterday...had gone to the grocery and drove past the smoke shop....had that one random thought...oooh...can grab a quick pack and smoke one before the hubby got home...and i swear my other side came out and knocked that thought on its ass..i didnt quit for the hubby...so only person i would be letting down was myself! No worries...didnt stop at that shop!  So the agenda for the weekend....trying to conquer Mt Kilimanjaro...LOL Geocaching is running an event and each type of geocache has a point value..sooooo...this month have to reach the peak of this mountain...which is 5895 feet...so been plotting out my strategy...LOL  

I did get news that my daughter is moving out!  so should calm some of the tension in the house...

Congrats Freckles and Lubber!  

Denim50

From: Denim50

Nov-5

Hey Diana, 

So happy for you and to hear the happiness in your post. That’s so great. Congratulations too on staying strong and driving on yesterday. Glad you kicked that thought. Way to go Diana! I’m so glad to hear you’re geocaching this weekend too. It seems like such great fun and I hope you reach the top by getting all of those points. I also hope you have a wonderfully fun time participating in the event. Please let us know how it goes/went. Good luck.  

Congratulations to you and your daughter both on the move. I wish her the best with it. 

Stay warm, have fun enjoying the weekend, and I can’t wait to hear all about it. Also, again, congratulations on three months! You’re doing great! 

Have a great day.  

 


 

  • Edited November 5, 2021 11:07 am  by  Denim50
Denim50

From: Denim50

Nov-7

 

Hey Kathie, 

Congratulations on three months smoke free yesterday! I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating this terrific achievement. I also hope you did something special to celebrate. I’m sorry that this is posted a day late as I was hoping to celebrate this with you Saturday. However, a personal matter came up and I needed to be off the forum. Nonetheless, I’m so happy for you and it really was great to see you posting again. Anyway, you have a lot to be proud of and I wish you all the best as you continue forward with your smoke free journey. 

Have a great day.  

 

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freckled1968

From: freckled1968

Nov-7

Hi everyone, congrats to Diana and lubbercat for 3 months somber. I’m still hanging in there. I do find myself romanticising having a smoke at least once a day currently but it’s been nearly 4 months now and I’m not ready to throw in the towel. I just think it’s cos I’m battling the drink as well it’s really hard and I find myself thinking maybe if I started vaping again it would help me with the drinking. Not rational thinking I know. How’s everyone one else doing. Sorry I don’t get on here much, I do check in every day but some days I feel so despondent I don’t feel like posting as I don’t want to bring people down. Anyways I’m nearly 16 weeks somber and 1 week sober so all good at the moment

freckles xx

oxanquits

From: oxanquits

Nov-7

Hi freckles, congrats on 4 month smober and 1 week sober. You are doing great, don’t fall for junky thinking (rationalization). Smoking or vaping won’t help you with alcohol withdrawal. They are both powerful addictions and one won’t help you quit the other…in fact it’s opposite, continuing smoking (and coming back to smoking is even worth I think) increase possibility of alcohol relapse. There are researches proving this.

I quit drinking after being 5m smober too, now 2 month sober, for me I would rather have a drink than go back to the hell of smoking and quitting. I don’t know how bad is your situation, but my advice would be don’t smoke,.. and also don’t drink! :) :D you can do it!

  • Edited November 7, 2021 7:20 pm  by  oxanquits
Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Nov-8

Freckles

Good to hear from you and congratulations on 4 months smober and 1 week sober, that is fantastic.  Just keep going forward and I know it will get better with time.  Also, do not worry about pulling others down, if you feel it will help you, reach out on here to all of us!

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