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January 2021 Ex-Smokers   Quit Buddies Unite

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abrewster14

From: abrewster14

1/6/21

Me too! It’s an accomplishment. I have to say first thing in the morning and right before bed are still driving me crazy. I’m patched up and reading Allen cart for the second time. I was surprised by how actually addicted I was and how strong the mental urge to smoke is. I have been a 8 to 10 smokes for 25 years and was terrified and sad to quit Jan 1. 

gkim

From: gkim

1/6/21

Yes, first thing in the morning is my toughest too and when I get up in the middle of the night. When I smoked I didn’t mind so much I did that since I can just have a cigarette. I’m a little over two months and those urges have subsided considerably. Some mornings I actually don’t even think about it. I keep thinking it’s a miracle. What our bodies and and minds are capable of is amazing. Good luck to you and keep reading. For me the Quit Stories on this forum is really helpful. It’s a reminder to me why I need to stay strong! Welcome! 

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Anne2020

From: Anne2020

1/6/21

Forgetting to think about smoking (the peace) - that's the first sign that you are well on your way.  That inner peace will become longer and longer as the days and weeks go by.  Soon, you will forget about smoking all day.  Then it will become something you only used to do. 

Congradulations and well done.  

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abrewster14

From: abrewster14

1/6/21

Thank you so much it helps to hear that someone else experienced the same thing. I truly can’t believe it won’t be the first thought in the morning. I think it would be a miracle!! Congrats on your quit. 

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

1/6/21

I have to admit it was a miracle to me as well - not thinking about smoking, especially in the morning.  But it does happen and I have never been more proud of myself than reaching the one year quit on January 1, 2021.  Forgetting about smoking expands day by day but only if you do not smoke.  So many have done this, no reason why you cannot do it too.  Keep up the great work.   

Cheers

gkim

From: gkim

1/6/21

Wow, a whole year! Congratulations!

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Anne2020

From: Anne2020

1/6/21

Thank you so much -  once I got going the time wizzed by - I barely even really noticed after about the third or fourth month.  I was a heavy long-time smoker too who lives with two heavy smokers.  Now, it doesn't even occur to me to smoke.

So keep going because it does get easier as time goes by.

Cheers    

  • Edited January 6, 2021 2:50 pm  by  Anne2020
MDS27

From: MDS27

1/6/21

Awesome work Carla,

You're setting a strong example and should be proud of yourself. What do you find is working for you?

abrewster14

From: abrewster14

1/6/21

You are inspiring. I can’t imagine living with smokers and quitting. I’m day 6 and there moments I physically have to restrain myself from going to the store to get a pack especially in the morning. I swear my brain is trying to tell me that I love smoking and miss it. 

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