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November 2021 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started Oct-31 by Terry (abquitsmking); 9499 views.
Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Nov-11

Hi feafee,

Congratulations on making the decision to quit, it's not easy on one hand, a no brainer on the other hand, I have been trying to quit for 23 months now and have had varying successes, the most being a ten  week quit, I am currently in my 12th day of a quit and just using the spray infrequently. My downfall is romancing the cigarette, and it aint hard as my wife smokes so there always around the house.

If you can make it through the first three days you are well on your way to remaining smoke free, Your post was successful well done, at times a new forum can take a little while to get used to, but as you can see the navigation pane is to the left of your screen, your not new to quitting but there are some useful posts in the Quit Smoking Library at the bottom of the navigation pane.

Good luck on your journey, breathe deep and post often,

Kind regards

Anthony

feafee78

From: feafee78

Nov-11

Thank you so much for the response! I was starting to think maybe I’d posted it wrong, lol. I’ve made it through the first and second day a few times this month, so that third one seems to be the elusive one. I’m hoping being able to reach out here will help get me get past those crazy thoughts that get me thinking I want to lose my quit. 
I’m sure I’ll be posting more tomorrow. Thanks again. 

Denim50

From: Denim50

Nov-11

Hey Feafee, 

You posted fine. Welcome to the forum. It’s good to have you joining us here. As Anthony said, congratulations on your decision to quit. Quitting is one of the hardest things to do but it’s also one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Though some do get it on the first try, not everyone gets it on the first go. So, try not to dwell on your past quits. Instead try to keep your attention on this one. Looking back at previous quits can sometimes set our minds up for failure on the current one. Try to keep your focus on today. Also, try not to look too far ahead as that can sometimes cause added stress or anxiety that you don’t need starting out. Try to take each day as it comes, one day, one hour, one minute at a time and remind yourself often that you can do this. Each moment smoke free is a moment closer to freedom from it. I’ve said this on the forum before but quitting is so worth it, more importantly you are worth it. The forum is a great place for support, help, information, and encouragement for our quits and, as I mentioned earlier, we’re happy to have you join us here. The third day is a bit tricker for some. It’s referred to here as part of the ‘icky threes’. I’ll leave you some information here about that, as well as a couple of other articles to help. If you start to feel as though you might give into a craving please post on the forum three times first, at least three minutes apart before giving in. Doing so will give someone here a chance to respond and try to help. It will also allow time for the craving to pass. Also, as Anthony said, there is a wonderful quit smoking library toward the bottom of the menu full of useful information. There are also games there that can be a good distraction. If you have any questions, concerns, or just need to vent, you can post those too, and please post anytime you need help, support, information, or encouragement. As Anthony has shown, and I’m sure others will soon show you too, you’re not alone with your quit here. So, read, post, and join in. I look forward to seeing you around the forum and I wish you all the best with your quit. 

Have a great day.  

 
 

  • Edited November 11, 2021 8:01 am  by  Denim50
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feafee78

From: feafee78

Nov-11

Day 3 and I know I’m going to make it. First time making it past day 2 in a month, so I’m excited about it. I also have all the not so good feelings to go with it, of course.

I had the strangest excuse for smoking cross my mind this morning. As I got ready to eat a piece of lasagna, I thought about how the noodles had been over cooked and it made me sad. Certainly I deserved a cigarette for that. I had to laugh at myself for even thinking it. 

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Nov-11

Oh good one - the soother!

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oxanquits

From: oxanquits

Nov-11

You are entering the safer area, with no more physical influence, only mental. Brain will play it’s tricks, the crazier they are the harder it is to get you. Be proud of yourself. Day 3 is great.

isabella1759

From: isabella1759

Nov-11

Day 4 .... Had a couple "stinkin thinkin" thoughts,but that's all it is,thoughts! I could feel me getting snappy,and feeling sorry for my self..WAAAA!  just went to my bed and read... I think the  trick is to keep busy...Too much time on your hands, makes me bored and grumpy! Hope everyone is doing well?

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Nov-12

Hi Isabella,

Congratulations to you on day 4, well done, I am on day 13 and soon to realise day 14 on Sunday

kind regards

anthony

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Nov-12

Isabella

Congratulations on 4 days, you are doing this.  The staying busy thing is a must for me!  One thing to remember though is if what you are doing makes you think of smoking, switch and do something else!

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