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Smoke Free Warriors 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 7/31/18 by slowblumer; 262502 views.
Missdogs2018

From: Missdogs2018

10/12/19

Whew...What a journey!! But we kept the faith (and Fight) to make it to the coveted one year mark...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! It was so much easier sharing this journey/battle with you and others...just when we needed it the most. I am so grateful....THANK YOU SO MUCH! We had to reach WAY DOWN and have our mind right to pull this off...and we did. It was fun quitting smoking with people all over the world. I so looked forward to getting online and coming to this forum each day. I was happy to pledge NOPE every day. We have learned more appropriate coping skills than smoking when we get stressed or upset now. I truly feel that I can accomplish ANYTHING now since I got thru and WON against this Demon opponent. I am powerful and PROUD to have achieved this milestone. And you made it thru even with health scares and issues...You Rock!! There is no one I would choose to go in battle with...Thanks Partner. 

Our Journey continues. Watch out for the Just one thought (TRAP!!). Let's keep kicking Cig Butt. NOPE Forever. Keep your armor on (best practice!!). Enjoy the PEACE, FREEDOM & JOY that comes with this non-smoking life. How Sweet it is!

Gloria XOXOXO   

Working on our wings...

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Rassister

From: Rassister

10/12/19

Hey Gloria, 

Surprise!   I have not been on the forum for a long time.  I wanted to say hi and congratulations on making it to the clubhouse in July!   It is a wonderful feeling to be free however I think our receptors will be pinging for a long time. This is the time of the year when I can smell the smoke from a Mike away ( I guess because it is cooler). However, some days the smell stinks and then other days memories of the past come flooding back.  Sounds like you are doing well.  Pictures of your doggies chasing you away make me smile.  I hope to get on here more often.  All the best!

Rassister

From: Rassister

10/12/19

Congratulations JR!   

I remember you from when I was fighting this addiction with the March Warriors  2018!   I am so happy for you!   It truly is the best feeling in the world.   I am 19 months free and so thankful that I very rarely think of these smokes.   It was the best decision we could make for our lives. Congratulations   

All the best,

Rassister

From: Rassister

10/12/19

Hey Gloria,

i was on here daily for support and do feel badly that after I quit, I did not stick around.  Like you, I will forever be grateful to all of the people on this forum who helped us beat this horrible addiction.  Like you, I was also addicted to the forum. Tonight I decided to check in and say hello.  It has been a wonderful night coming back to where I began this amazing journey.  All the best!

Rassister

From: Rassister

10/12/19

Congratulations JR!   You did it.  It is the best feeling in the world.  

Missdogs2018

From: Missdogs2018

10/12/19

Hey Marilyn,

Great to hear from you. Yes it has been awhile...but most from last year are not here anymore. Most make it to the clubhouse and move on with their smokefree lives...totally understandable. Denim continues to hang around and provides marvelous support and inspiration to lots on here. I feel like a nomad without a home on here now. No one to really talk to even though I am here almost everyday. Glad you are doing well. I miss the old gang from last year. True warriors who helped and encouraged us on this Quit journey. I truly appreciate you and others who helped and supported us SO much. Made the journey and battle bearable. Been waiting on JR as we quit the same day, he had a relapse 2 months in, restarted his quit and made it to the Clubhouse. Refused to leave him behind. Mission complete. I feel like I have graduated from H.S. and that I am still hanging around. Hard to say goodbye to yesterday. But we are still kicking Cig Butt. How Sweet it is.

Gloria

Missdogs2018

From: Missdogs2018

10/12/19

Hey Lori,

Great to hear from you. Yes it has been awhile...but most from last year are not here anymore. Most make it to the clubhouse and move on with their smokefree lives...totally understandable. Denim continues to hang around and provides marvelous support and inspiration to lots on here. I feel like a nomad without a home on here now. No one to really talk to even though I am here almost everyday. Glad you are doing well. I miss the old gang from last year. True warriors who helped and encouraged us on this Quit journey. I truly appreciate you and others who helped and supported us SO much. Made the journey and battle bearable. Been waiting on JR as we quit the same day, he had a relapse 2 months in, restarted his quit and made it to the Clubhouse. Refused to leave him behind. Mission complete. I am doing ok. My Dad is great (just turned 91!!), love my 2 little doggies who give me so much puppy love, and I work at a HS as a financial aid counselor one day per week. I love that I am helping Seniors find money and encourage them to go to college or some secondary education to help their lives. I love it but they make me feel even older hanging around the kids. This forum reminds me of H.S now.... I feel like I have graduated from H.S. and that I am still hanging around. Hard to say goodbye to yesterday. But we are still kicking Cig Butt. How Sweet it is.

Gloria

Molly010

From: Molly010

10/13/19

Hey JR,

Super duper congratulations to you!!  So sorry I missed the special day but I will definitely have chocolate cake and a glass of champagne to celebrate with you.  What an accomplishment and what a year for you!  The ups and downs of the relapse and then your health scare.  So glad you are doing well and kicking cig butt.  :)  You should absolutely do something special to celebrate this milestone.  Welcome to the Club House my dear!

Molly010

From: Molly010

10/13/19

Hey Lori!  

Nice to hear from you!  I have not been on here as much as I would like but things are going well.  Your story is similar to the one I experienced when I almost relapsed in January.  Hanging outside with my best friend while she smoked.  Before we went outside, she asked me if I wanted one and I said no.  Had to remind her that I quit but I have tried so many times she probably thought I relapsed as I had before.  At 5 months, I was pretty tempted so it's nice to know what a full year and a couple of months can do.  

I hardly think about it anymore.  How strange that something that consumed my life just 15 months ago can be an after thought now.  But, I still keep my guard up and will continue to do so especially when I hang out with the people I used to smoke with.  Enjoy your weekend!

Molly010

From: Molly010

10/13/19

Hello my quit buddy!

Hope all is well!  Sorry I have not been around for a few weeks, but we have been quite busy.  My partner and I went to see Van Morrison in concert and he was amazing!!!  I did notice there were people trying to get their smokes in before the concert started and I felt bad for them.  It was quite a walk to get to a place where they would let you smoke.  After the opening act, I remembered feeling relieved that I didn't have to get up and go smoke before the concert started.  Half way through the concert I thought it would be ruined because I would only be thinking about when it would end so I could have a smoke.  Sad but true.  It was so much more enjoyable as a non-smoker.  

How is your dad?  I put up a few Holloween decorations this year.  It's one of my favorites even though we don't get any trick or treaters.  LOL  I have a three-day weekend this week and looking forward to sleeping in again tomorrow.  Hope you had a great weekend!

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