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Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

Feb-3

This is the prayer

And acceptance is the answer to all my 
problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some 
person, place, thing or situation - some fact of my life - unacceptable 
to me. I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or 
situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. 
Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until 
I could accept my alcoholism , I could not stay sober; unless I accept 
life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to 
concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as 
on what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes.

I can easily apply it to my nicotine addiction as well... ie. .until i could accept my addiction to nicotine I could not quit smoking..

gkim

From: gkim

Feb-3

Glammy, thank you for this post. I can relate to this on so many levels. I also had to accept that I am an addict in order to get well. And you are so right that God does not make mistakes but He certainly can take our mistakes and work it for good. 

Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

Feb-4

I forgot about this app. Dont know if the link will show up but you put the date and time you quit and other info. Then it keeps track of your time down to the second money saved health benefits life time saved etc. Its pretty great. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.despdev.quitsmoking

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Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

Feb-6

Good morning everyone happy smoke free saturday. Its quite in here. Did our forum get moved when Feb. Started?

gkim

From: gkim

Feb-6

I think we’re still here. Good day Glammy!

Glammy2016

From: Glammy2016

Feb-6

Same to you

Nope62

From: Nope62

Feb-7

  HI!

       I hope all is going well with you and that you are still quit! You should have a week now and that's Great. I know how hard you have been working to get to this point. Hang in there and make it count!

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abrewster14

From: abrewster14

Feb-7

Morning all 1 month and 5 days smoke free no slips. I have noticed that it has been really really quiet on here. This morning I had a really strong urge but not giving in. I’m glad to know you guys are still staying quit. More than anything I know I don’t want to start this journey all over again. And I know that there is nothing a cigg will give me but it will take everything away. Hanging in there. Would love to hear how everyone else is hanging in there  

gkim

From: gkim

Feb-7

Hello Ab! Yes sometimes it’s quieter than other times, who knows why. Maybe they all went to a beautiful place and didn’t invite us lol. Maybe Sunday’s a slow day. 
I had a strong urge myself today but luckily it passes. I just don’t give it the attention it wants. I ate some blueberries instead. I’m not crazy about blueberries - something about the texture and just not sweet enough - but it’s supposed to be so good for you. Why not!

you are doing great!

MDS27

From: MDS27

Feb-7

Thanks Nope,

Yes, day 8 and the ship is steady! Gum does wonders for my cravings as in, I hardly have them any more or rather than the intense physical cravings they are more the 'time for a smoke' thoughts that automatically pop into my head at certain times. The whole psychology of it is really interesting. As well as the cravings decreasing, so is a bit of the honeymoon phase of quitting. The first few days there was a real sense of pride and accomplishment that I was winning the battle. That sense is still there, but being smoke-free is normalising now and there is a slight diminishment in the sense of achievement. I'm wary of this as I've been here before. It's the letting down of the guard that leads to being at a party and "just having one". Constant vigilance must prevail!

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