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March Warriors 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 3/30/18 by slowblumer; 305929 views.
Kusho50

From: Kusho50

4/5/18

I REALLY hope you made it thru this.  I constantly use the just go to sleep method.  But I have quit my job and am on vacation till I move so I can afford to just go to sleep at any time of the day.  Anyway good luck and keep at it.

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Hi Tom,

I made it through.  I actually felt better when I hit the Post button.  Hopefully today will be better.  Yesterday was terrible.

Cindi

Quit 3/9/18

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Thanks Marge.  Yeah it sure was.  Hopefully today will be better.  I have every one of the "flu" symptoms listed in that article...LOL.  Figures.  Except insomnia...I could sleep all the time now.

Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Cindi

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CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Where is everyone???  Hope I didn't scare anyone away.  Marilyn, Marge, Tom, Mike, Becka, Claire, Denim?  Having a rough couple days and just need to see posts from you guys seeing how you're doing.

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

4/5/18

Hi Cindi,

You didn't scare anyone away.  We all know quitting is hard so stay here and post.  Also feel free to post in the different threads.                   

Tell yourself, “I can do it. Smoking is not an option.”

Think of the reasons you wanted to quit, make a list to review during times of stress.

Think of how much progress you have made so far.

Tell yourself that smoking will not solve the problem.

Think about what smoking does to your health. 

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Thanks Marge.  I have not smoked.  It's not even that I want to...but I want to do "something".  I don't even know what that "something" is.  Maybe is the HALT thing and I'm lonely and need something to do/someone to talk to.  I just have this urge for something and I don't know what it is.  I worked from home today so maybe tomorrow will be better because I'm going to be busy the next 2 days.

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CindiS319

From: CindiS319

4/5/18

Oh and tomorrow is 4 weeks!  I almost forgot!  What the heck..I'm losing sight of important things.  worried

Rassister

From: Rassister

4/5/18

Hey Denim, 

great to see you again.  Yes, we are all doing great conquering this miserable beast one day at a time. Some days are better than others but all are so much better than day 1!  I will never forget that day and I cannot imagine ever having to start all over again.  Keep in touch Denim. I think I am about 6 days ahead of you. We are doing this.  Very determined this time.  Looking forward to another smoke free day.  

Wishing you the best. 

Rassister

From: Rassister

4/5/18

Yes Marge I do have a paid subscription.  I really wish I understood how to do the graphics.  I know how to attach files but I don’t really know where everyone is getting all the great graphics from.  If I hit the “attach” button it goes right to my camera. I’m not trying to post one of my pictures on my camera.  Anyway, I plan on being here for a long while to conquer this addiction. It may just take me a longer time than others to grasp this concept.  Can you tell I am a Special Education teacher?  Love technology!

Rassister

From: Rassister

4/5/18

Hi Cindi,  

i hope that you survived your bad awful day and that you are feeling better.  Can totally relate to how you felt. It’s amazing that we can still have some really crappy days.  So many doctors told me just “stop and you will feel so much better in three days after the nicotine is out of your system”. Totally not true!  Anyway, now that we are officially March Warriors I think it is a great idea to share some of our personal stories!  I am 59 years old and have been married for 35 years. My two sons are in their 30’s and both married. One has 2 children (boy and girl) and the other has fur babies. They both seem happy with their lives but don’t share a lot of time together. That makes me sad as a mom.  I am a retired Special Education teacher but work part time as a tutor now.  I started smoking when I was 14 years old.  Smoked with friends behind the church after Sunday services.  I was hooked from then on. Both of my parents smoked as did two older brothers and sister.  I was the youngest of six and had a sister with Down’s Syndrome who was three years older than me. She and I were very close but she passed away 12 years ago.  I lost both my parents in 1980  (died one month apart). I was an orphan at the age of 20!  Overall, I have had a good life with the exception of my battles with depression and anxiety. I loved my jobs in the Special Education field and enjoy working with kids.  These days, I am most happy when I spend time with friends and family. I hope to add more fun things to “do”  in the near future since I am not smoking anymore.  It seems that my need for having a smoke has put a big dent in my “fun things to do” category.  Looking forward to freedom, peace and good health in my senior years.  

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