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June 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/3/19 by ModDee; 17319 views.
xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-7

The incognizant brain activity is so much more influential on our behavior,  as it turns out, than our cognitive thoughts do. We have to   aware of this fact..It will flare up, but the longer time we put between us and nicotine, it will subside. At least that is what I'm told :)

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-8

So I'm on day 2 of no patches. Things are pretty good- I slept in and had a nice long morning walk. I agree with you on that the longer time I put between myself and nicotine eventually the cravings will subside. I think there was a shift in my brain when I realized I'm an addict. Not someone with a bad habit, but an addict. That helped me be a little more gentle on myself and go about things with a different mindset. I bought some sugar free candy and it's definitely not as good as the sugar. Also, the package warns that it may have a laxative effect. Great. Thanks Lifesavers. I'll be in withdrawals and in the bathroom.

xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-8

HAHAHA

That. fake sugar is awful. Not good for you either. Did you get the nuts?

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-8

I got them yesterday! So good. We got nuts, half popped corn and a couple samplers. My husband loves nuts! I owe you big time 

xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-8

Happy to share!  I get smoothie stuff like crispy chick peas and coconut. powder, i blitz them in the blender with fruit and oat milk, so. good.

I just came back from visiting my good friend, who is a light smoker but regular weed smoker.  She does it the European way mixed with tobacco. Normally I would take a drag, but. I said no, I cant because it has nicotine. She doesn't really smoke much straight cigarettes, maybe two a day, but the temptation was there, because she always has a pack, and normally I would bum a cigarette off her. I did not ask. Of course if I did she. would have. refused because she supports. me quitting, but still.  Another friend was there who is quitting  today by using the patches. She was smoke free for two years, then had one and went back to chain smoking. We talked a lot about quitting and nicotine, but the more we talked about quitting the more we both got the pangs. She went to get her patch but I just waited. I still wanted one when I got home but now I am ok. I feel like I passed my first test.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Aug-8

You did pass with flying colors!  

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-8

You did pass a test! You're so strong! I'm glad you didn't smoke. You were brave and committed, holding fast to your quit. I think even if it was just straight up weed it may have made you want to smoke a cigarette, too. At least it would for me. I can not emphasize enough how great you did! 

xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-9

Thank you dear!! I hope it works well with her girlfriend quitting. She was smoke free for two years and then she was moving out of her apartment and found her 'emergency stash' of cigaret and told herself, I will just have one to reward myself. That was enough, she was chain smoking again.

xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-9

Thanks! much appreciated.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-18

I think we lost a lot of juners....

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