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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 51950 views.
leighmomof2

From: leighmomof2

10/3/19

Hi Julian! My name is Leigh... I am an ex-smoker. I quit 260 days ago. You will get support here, for sure.  The first few weeks were really very hard and challenging but it does get so much better. Life as an ex-smoker is so rewarding.  Please stick with "not one puff ever" and post here in the difficult times. Someone will be here to help.  Good luck!

SteveAll

From: SteveAll

10/3/19

Hi Juliannsc,

You will get a ton of support here, its a great community.  I quit last November after years of trying and this time I made it.  Its definitely been a fight but the rewards are absolutely worth it. A couple thoughts as you start this journey:

1.  I used to fear that I would never enjoy certain experiences again without smoking.  100% FALSE.  There isn't a single experience that lost ANY enjoyment from quitting.  Well, that isn't entirely true, I no longer stand around in the freezing cold or rain for no other reason than to smoke a butt. That whole experience is ruined.  :)
2.  I felt like quitting was a personal journey.  Its not. I am an introvert by nature but forcing myself to join quitting communities and *actively* quit rather than *defensively* quit made all the difference in the world.  When you hit any milestone regardless if its 1 week or 3 months go find some person just starting that leg and encourage them.  Remind them that it gets easier and they can do it.  If you take the offensive in your quit you feel less victimized and stronger.

Good luck and you absolutely can succeed.  I probably tried and failed a dozen times over the years so stick with it and we will all be celebrating your 1 year this time next year. 

juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/3/19

Thank you for your supportive words Asad! 

Juliann

juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/3/19

Hi Brenda, thank you for your welcome! 

Juliann

juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/3/19

Wow 15 days! Congrats!  Thanks for the details on how you've managed so far Myrtel.  -juliann

juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/3/19

Hi Steve, I appreciate your support!  

Juliann

juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/3/19

Hi Leigh! Thank you.  I look forward to my 260th day! If I can just get through today! 

Deluz

From: Deluz

10/3/19

I quit yesterday. 29 hours in. It's mostly been wonderful. We can do this!

Owen0318

From: Owen0318

10/4/19

you are doing awesome, keep up the good work, hopefully it gets a bit easier as the weeks add up ! sounds like you are doing everything right and have a great attitude!   

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Owen0318

From: Owen0318

10/4/19

I am on day 18 so we quit around the same time

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