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Day 1again!   Introductions/Newcomers Nook

Started May-5 by Devildog2147; 7266 views.
Anne2020

From: Anne2020

May-30

Hey there Devildoge 2147 - wow that's quite a name.  You gotta make the choice in your mind that you don't want to smoke.  You don't like smoking.  You want to pull out of this addiction and live a non-smoker's lifestyle.  You gotta make a non-smoker lifestyle your all time dream come true.  Wish for it with all your heart and soul.  Then, you can work on reaching that goal. Remember, you are fighting with yourself.  YOu decide if smoking is ok.  You give yourself permission to smoke or not to smoke.  Isn't it time you were real with yourself and acknowledge that you do not want to smoke anymore.

As long as you think you wanna smoke, you are creating difficulties for yourself, with yourself.  Once you get past the first three (3) days, all of the nicotine is gone from your system.  From that point on, it is your choice.  Don't give yourself permission to backtrack into that dark tar existence. 

I quit cold turkey (2+ year ago) and I can tell you, it is allot easier once you have yourself on your side.  Agree with yourself that you hate smoking and you will no longer give yourself permission to light up those STUPID CANCER STICKS. 

Come out into the light.  Breath deeply and smile knowing you have chosen to be good to yourself.  Find other things to do, to drink, to eat.  

Read the posts on this forum where you will find many, many others going through or having gone through what you are.  Comradery is very uplifting.  Read and post often.  I have read and posted on this site the whole 2+ years because it reaffirms my decision and my accomplishment of finally quitting smoking.

You can do this, because you want to do this.  

   

FriendoBill

From: FriendoBill

Jun-6

I can relate Devildog, would still be drinking and smoking if not for the stent in my heart.  Hang in there and know that each time you stay true to your decision to quit, it gets easier and easier.  It's easy to rationalize how picking back up will help you feel better, but it's just the opposite--you might feel better in the moment followed by minutes/hours/days of feeling worse.  

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Jun-6

So how is it going Devildog?  I hope you are hanging in there.  Keep us posted - we want to help if we can.  

Cheers!!! 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Jun-12

Hi all just an update, on my 2nd into a quit

candrew

From: candrew

Jun-12

I have been thinking about you lately. Good to hear from you.

I can't tell you what quit I am at for the year.  Might be the 9th since Jan.

On the patch and pouches for a month. Doing well.

Andrew

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Jun-13

Good to see you on here.  How are you doing?

I jump on here every now and then just to see if I still know anyone.  I am still going strong and just passed my 10 months.

Kathy

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Jun-13

Right ON!!!! I have been wondering how you were doing.  You must be so pleased you are over the worst of it all and back on track to your smoke free lifestyle.  Well done and hey,

CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations GIFs | Tenor

  

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Jun-13

I am doing well thanks Kathy, still smoking but cracking a few heads in the meantime,

In Christ

Anthony

P.S. Congratulations on your ten month quit, rooting for you to make it 12

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Jun-14

Anne

Thank you.  I have been on here and read some stuff off and on but, just been super busy here at work and at home.  Summer time bring grandkids home for about 6-8 weeks....I have 7 of the grands from out of town staying at my house so, it is very busy.

I am very excited about being so close to a year but, I also know that there are days that staying smoke free is still a challenge for me also.

Glad you are still on here and a few others that I know.  Hope you have a great day.

Kathy

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Jun-14

Anthony

Good to hear you are doing well.  Believe me, if you keep trying, those non smoking days soon add up.  Took a few years of just being persistent in trying again and again.......during those few years, I had more non smoking days then smoking for sure though so that was a good thing.  And, now I am past 10 months and looking forward to hitting that 1 year mark.  It still has challenging days though so, I have to stay aware that it is ready to attack at any time.

Hope you have an awesome day

Kathy

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