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July 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 99829 views.

From: overdoz


Welcome back. Yes I remember you posting in the past. I am on day 3, i biked yesterday to our beautiful lake here in Chicago, they have done such an excellent job keeping our lakefront as a park space.. miles and miles of it, and i a world that has so many rules, you can go swimming at many spots here without lifeguards which is awesome, at your own risk. Water was awesome. I would say 99.9 % of the people on the lake were not smoking, at least they weren't smoking cigarettes, lol. Its hard to quit and have a ton of stress on top of it in the beginning, I had slipped back in April and have tried quitting like 20 times since then. I believe its better on the no smoking side.

I think maybe one of the big reasons for my slip was not rewarding myself for being quit after January, up until then i was buying myself something, and then i stopped. So that may be a big reason., and junkie thinking

Hi Overdoz,

Had a social day today, went and visited my Dad and then went out to my step mothers family for lunch, quite pleasant, no thoughts of smoking.

Kind regards


Hi Turtles,

On Day 5 early days yet, do you drink water? I have been drinking quite a bit, it does take away the smoking urge I find, Hows the holiday, are you walking on the beach?

Kind regards


I couldn't imagine smoking weed, cigarettes are bad enough and I'm not going there, 

Breathing deep


Welcome aboard Deanne

Kind regards



From: turtles


I walk with the dog a lot...and I drink a lot of water..I keep water in freezer in jug I can squish, so it freezes a little and squish it so it has crushed ice in it. I use lemonade mix drops in it to flavor it, no calories.

tan is progressing nicely.  Really a vast difference in cravings from last month..it is getting better..late afternoon to early evening maybe one. Most times in day if thought appears no craving comes with it. It’s just the habit of it.

day 97

  • Edited July 6, 2019 8:43 am  by  turtles

From: livtoswim


Hi Turtles,

I feel your pain. it's interesting how these cravings cue up. They come out of now where.  I started quitting in November 15, 2017.   I have had some significant time under my belt.  The hard part is staying quit during the angst and life stuff. 

I recently moved back in with my ex. Not because we are madly in love.   It's a long story. 

He is the number one trigger in my life.  He drives me nuts.  I have to be here for the time being. I just want to live in peace.  Not possible with this guy.  I understand the struggles.  The thing is not to give in.  It's hard. 

Looks like your making great progress.  95 days is huge.  I am right behind you gal.  I am going to try my best use the skills I have learned and really stay committed.  How can I change my behavior if I stop trying (note to self)   Thanks for listening.  Keep going!! 



From: overdoz


Nice.. I had to work its hot and humid here, but its gonna cool down a little later they said. No thoughts of smoking for me either day 4, but im keeping my guard up a little still. Like the ancient greeks used to say you cant show any happiness cause fortunes can change in an instant..


From: cmw0822


Enjoy the holiday Turtles.. sounds lovely! I imagine that tan goes beautiful with your NOPE...LOL!   Have a wonderful time.  Cheryl


From: ModDee


Hi Anthony,

Good to see you still working to make it happen. 

Best wishes as always.