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November 2021 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 10/31/21 by Terry (abquitsmking); 11561 views.
feafee78

From: feafee78

Dec-14

Thank you! I’m very happy to hit 5 weeks! Didn’t do anything special today, so maybe tomorrow. Today our power went out for a few hours and it made for a crazy evening. My daughter needed to bake 100 cookies, so we packed everything up and took it to my mom’s house to bake. She’s only a mile from us, so we were thankful she still had power! She was very happy to have us over, of course.

I hope you have a wonderful week and get all your Christmas things done. 
 

Denim50

From: Denim50

Dec-20

 

Hey Feafee, 

Congratulations on six weeks smoke free! I hope you’ve been enjoying the day and did something special to celebrate yet another wonderful milestone. It’s frustrating when the power goes out but I’m sure all three of you had a terrific time baking together. The cookies sound wonderful and I’m sure they tasted just as amazing. Though I could probably stand to skip a few, lol, especially with Christmas approaching. blush 

Have a great day.  

 

feafee78

From: feafee78

Dec-20

Thank you! My day started with a steroid injection that I’ve been waiting more than 5 months for! It was scheduled when a different disc herniated and demanded it be dealt with first. That’s the one that got taken out. I tell my kids they got on my nerves too much when they were little, lol. 
As happy as I was to get it done, I don’t think I’d classify it as fun. I did splurge and have groceries delivered from Costco. I won’t tell you how much I spent, but it would be awesome if I could say it was my 6 week smoke free reward for myself! 
I went into a store the other day and passed by someone smoking on my way in. The thought of asking for one most defcrossed my mind, but I kept walking. The “just one” thought is such a hard one!

Denim50

From: Denim50

Dec-21

Hey Feafee, 

That certainly doesn’t sound like fun but I’m glad you finally got it. Lol about the kids. joy I get about the groceries too. I went shopping last week, smh. It’s crazy. You’re doing great though, don’t let that ‘just one’ slip you up. I did in 2016 and found myself here in 2018 trying to quit again. I’ll leave some articles here for you but BIG CONGRATULATIONS on staying strong. Yay you! I wish you and your family happy holidays! Though following the holidays, and all of the yummy food, I’ll probably view the scale a bit like this… lol. joy 

Have a great day.  

 

Denim50

From: Denim50

Apr-27

 

Hey Martha, 

You did it! YAY YOU! Huge congratulations on five months smoke free today! relaxedtada This is a wonderful achievement! I'm so happy for you! I hope you celebrate this amazing milestone and do something extra special for yourself today. You deserve it and you've earned it. What a terrific accomplishment!  

I loved reading your post to Marygold too about how you counter those smoking thoughts. It's terrific when we can turn those thoughts around. That's a big help in the early stages of cessation. It was for me too when I was starting out. It's great to see you active on the forum and lending support. Thank you. Support is so important to everyone's quit during cessation. I hope you'll remember to reach out too if should you need a bit of added support. We're all here together. 

Stay strong, stay close, and stay in the moment. You're doing great and I wish you all the best as you keep moving forward. 

Have a great day. relaxed 

 

MarthaJC

From: MarthaJC

Apr-27

It means SO much to me that you took time to acknowledge my quit anniversary!  You are a powerful force for good -- bless you! And I most definitely plan to keep coming to this forum for support and wisdom, and to offer my experience when I think it could help. There is so much compassion and honesty in the posts here -- I am truly grateful to have found it. 

Best,

Martha

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Apr-29

Well done Martha - you must be feeling pretty good - you have a nice solid foundation for your non-smoking lifestyle.  Give yourself a huge pat on the back knowing what you have accomplished.  Be Proud of your new non-smoking lifestyle.  You have broken free of the drug (nicotine) and all of the tactics the tobacco companies have used for decades to hook you and keep you hooked.   This is a huge accomplishment.   

I remember when I got to 5 months I really started to believe that I could make it.  I had my eye on that one year smoke free prize.  I was so impressed with myself, I couldn't help but beam with delight.  Now I am 2 years and 5 months - and I am so very, very happy that I broke away from that whole smoking lifestyle.  I still have smokers around me but I am not in the least affected.  I never even think about having a smoke.

You will get there to.  You have probably already noticed time periods where you have forgotten all about smoking.  That peacefulness will grow and grow until you completely forget about smoking altogether.  

Again - Well Done Martha, well done indeed.

      

  • Edited April 29, 2022 11:47 am  by  Anne2020
MarthaJC

From: MarthaJC

Apr-29

Thank you so very much for the encouragement and wisdom! I do have times of completely forgetting about smoking, for which I am grateful ... and I do trust that these will become longer and more frequent until the blessed day when I don't think about it at all anymore....  

best,

Martha

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