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August Champions 2015   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 9/3/15 by ModDee; 331931 views.
grannieA

From: grannieA

9/3/15

Hi Corrado,

How well I remember that feeling early in the quit. Like I was suffering. I guess I was because it sure felt like it to me. But I will tell you that early on, the thought of having a cigarette absolutely consumed me. If I woke up in the middle of the night I thought of how I used to smoke but now I don't.

Thought of cigarettes filtered into everything I did all day long. 

Believe it or not somewhere along the way my brain spent more time thinking about other things. Each day that goes by your mind will fill up with other thoughts. Cigarettes will not consume every waking moment of your day. And I don't mean craving a cigarette. But it was the constant thought that I smoked before and now I don't. It was really hard to give up. I really loved that first cigarette in the morning with coffee. Now I have my coffee without a  smoke and really don't think much about it. . 

These constant thoughts will go away in time. In will happen for you......

You're doing great in your quit!

annepalm_treepalm_treepalm_tree

Corrado79

From: Corrado79

9/3/15

Thank you jo. I needed that. Your feedback is much appreciated. This group reminds me of the one I was in 5 years ago. The September Stompers. They were a great group. I still speak with some of them. A couple we have lost to the damage cigarettes can do. Again, thank you!!

Corrado79

From: Corrado79

9/3/15

Thanks, Anne. The morning one was a favorite of mine, lol. I had my morning coffee this morning and it wasn't too bad. I know these feelings will pass. I know I shouldn't entertain the thoughts but sometimes I just feel like throwing a tantrum! So I will throw a tantrum until the feeling passes! But instead of saying "I want a cigarette" I say, "I want this weight lifted off my chest already!" All in time, right? 

JoJoMn

From: JoJoMn

9/3/15

So...you know the drill??? Naughty boy...Here I go tap-tap-tapping and he knows it. 

Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho!

(From saying to doing there is a long road.)

Like Nike.... JUST DO IT!!!!

Peace,

Jo *

Corrado79

From: Corrado79

9/3/15

Lol. Yes I do know it. I think sometimes that's the problem. I know all the information yet I let this addiction get to me. Acceptance is key. Not sure I fully accept. I definitely know but accepting is a little more tricky. But like you said. JUST DO IT!!!

Sooz007

From: Sooz007

9/4/15

I like the idea of just throwing a tantrum instead of smoking, lol.  I say we pick a time and all of us throw out toys out of the pram at the same time, have a good giggle after and all feel better - I bet we don't think of smoking for a few minutes there either!  Ha ha, thanks for the giggle.

Sooz :)

Sooz007

From: Sooz007

9/4/15

Morning Miss Gorgeous!  Did you manage to get your two cups of tea yet this morning.  We need it after the amount of champagne consumed last night.  You were last in - was the house tidy?  I'm feeling a bit brighter today, it's nearly the weekend, funny that!  I have decided to do a lot of exercise over the weekend - I have spoken with my doctor and we have decided that my menopause arthritis is not made better or worse with exercise so I can just work through it.  Good news even though it's painful during the flare ups.  But once I'm through the menopause it should hopefully just disappear.  Fingers crossed. One less thing to worry about.  And now I can really focus on getting rid of the weight I have gained since I quit.  Don't worry Rula I haven't gained any more since I stabilised last week, it's just doesn't seem to want to leave me.

Have a great day being Group Champion!

Sooz :)

youdi

From: youdi

9/4/15

Hi Jojo,

Thanks!!!  My resolve to quit is reaffirmed by reading your post. It has tit-bits of all the important information related to quitting. I have saved it in a notepad and I am going to read it whenever I suffer from a pang.

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youdi

From: youdi

9/4/15

Yesterday, after going back to home I kissed and made up with my wife and everything was back to normal.... I was thinking about this entire scenario and realized something... when we were arguing over the phone I felt an urge of significant proportion...  after I hung up,  I told myself, if me being stressed is causing the urge,  " I " am not going to allow anybody including myself to stress me out... I am going to be peaceful and happy no matter how bad things are, be it at work or personal....   I am very happy to lose a fight/argument  with anyone even though I am right, to win my war with nicotine.....

 

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youdi

From: youdi

9/4/15

I am putting  "My Quit" above anything else. This is my only priority in life at this moment.... I am willing to go to any lengths to protect "My Quit".... I am willing to be battered and bruised but not give up.... thumbsup

 

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