About Smoking Cessation Forum

Hosted by Terry (abquitsmking)

Formerly known as the About.com Smoking Cessation support forum, this community is open to all who are recovering from nicotine addiction.

  • 4931
    MEMBERS
  • 269303
    MESSAGES
  • 0
    POSTS TODAY

Discussions

First 10 days review   General Chit-Chat

Started 5/6/20 by Musivore; 67159 views.
TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Nov-30

I'd definitely make him drive. But I pick the music! I think I'd like the more wild coast. And I don't think I'd peel a starfish. I'd just gently pet him. Just see him stuck on to his little rock, all happy like. I admit I always feel bad for the animals. I know they are happy but when you think of the territory of a sea turtle in the wild, it's hard to see one indoors. My husband says a lot of them were hurt so they can't go as far, but I still feel bad. I like to see animals released when at all possible. I love those shows with sir david attenborough. I love his voice. It matches so well with the creatures of the deep. I love netflix because i can watch lots of ocean shows. Well, you knew that. I want to start planning my ocean trip (no barfing allowed) but I feel like covid is going to last forever. It's overwhelming. I think you should be my trip planner....

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-30

Getting caught up here. I did get my Pros! I effing LOVE them. The BOSE sport buds were on sale too. Almost did it, but stuck with what I know and what I know pairs easily. I know your not an Apple fan, but I love my Apple stuff because it is effortless for me to make it go. I can’t be messing with any technical gadget issues as it makes me want to scream and smoke, in that order. The sound is excellent. 
Off now for a month and got stuff to do before Wednesday. Gonna walk to Post Office later and nap! Haha. Life is rough. Then I got a two hour massage. Hot tub closed again though. Oh well. 
Fonna need suggestions on good Netflix series. Don’t like supernatural or sci-fi really. Loved Ozark, Breaking Bad, Grace and Frankie. Don’t want too dark right now though. Funny might be good. Loved Doc Martin. Maybe I’ll check BBC. Loved Last Tango In Halifax too. Anyway, send me some suggestions!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-30

Nah... NOTHING lasts forever. Except maybe styrofoam? Actually I haven’t watched a lot of the ocean shows on Netflix. Will plan on that this month. I have Hulu too but not sure how to work it. Will have Daughter teach me, joy I think I get Discover channel on that. I think after the first few days I will be able to walk a lot? She said this splint is kind of like a cast for the first two weeks and gotta keep it dry. Great. Should smell lovely when it comes off! joy

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-30

Don’t know why it’s copying like that but came out like 5 limes of gibberish. Go to Chopra Mediation Center and create account, get the app, do the free one that is running now called “Creating Peace From The Inside Out”. 
Just do it. Go lay down, quiet place, and give it a go. It will take a lot at first as your mind will wander. That’s normal and ok. Just gently acknowledge that and refocus. You will do this every minute or so the first few times. That’s ok. Acknowledge, visualize the Oak and go back to it. This is where the practice lies, and the building strength in the meditation mind, when you see you’ve drifted, and bring yourself back to breath. Don’t let it frustrate you, or anything negative. It is similar to building quit muscles and takes practice and time. Each time you wander and acknowledge yourself with kindness and acceptance and go back to breath, you build a tiny bit more. Just focus on the meditation and let your mind and body be with it. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Dec-1

How you doing today? Did you try the meditation app?

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Dec-1

I did and it was great. My mind did wander, like you said, but it was soothing. I'm doing better today, and I scheduled a therapy appointment a little earlier in the week than usual, just to get some support. I've still got lozenges in my purse if I need one. I'm trying to avoid it but my quit is too important to fool around with. Day 174. I thought I'd be done with cravings by now but I was a fool to think this would go away so quickly. How are the airpods? What are you reading? I'm reading the round house by louise erdrich. It's pretty good. I always dreamt of having a book club but then I remember that I hate people and I like picking my own books. I'm pretty weird that way. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Dec-1

Good! I really like it too. I think if you do it a few days you get to where you want to just take that 20 minutes and start looking forward to it. Sometimes I fall asleep joy which is fine as I still wake up calmer. 
So right now I’m reading “Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. It’s very readable and good. I’m also rereading Jennifer Government by Max Barry. That one is fiction and highly entertaining. 
Right now I’m stressed because I have to have my piercings out for this surgery and can’t get a couple of them on my own. No walk ins at the shops cause of COVID so am waiting to hear back from one place to see if I can go this afternoon. It’s kind of stupid actually unless they are working on that area, but the OR makes the rules and one must comply! 
So gotta go for now. Get cat food stocked up, other stuff, and then relax. Plus I’m trying to get really well hydrated to lessen my chances of barfing from anesthesia and I gotta pee all the time! Ack! Ok....maybe TMI with that. joy

euknight

From: euknight

Dec-1

Hey sista...

Man far behind again!!, oh well.....OF COURSE I think I can post a pic when they are finished with the cliff side pool ....guess I just bring iPad down there. Sorry not real tech savvy. Lol. They always go whole hog on stuff!,! Ooooops just saw on ur Thanksgiving post you eat meat once a year and not pork....you go girl!!!

You know I AM going to ask the Wildlife Dept about the gun.....I have a wildlife exemption after all. Your right too....am a much better shot with a shotgun/rifle anyway. Still not going to hike that land tho. Sigh. Yep glad the muffs have the smarts to stay close to the house.

I hear ya about going to the coast. That is a spectacular idea about going to the shack!! !oh you were so looking forward to it and then the cousin came. The upper meadow description.....gorgeous. Is there a stove by chance in there?? That would be awesome with the HUSH of snow all around.

You never talk about a lot of nothing btw. I firmly believe those conversations are a part of the simple things in life that bring pure calm. I was absolutely GIDDY at the sunset before the cold front came in the other night....not sunset colors, just a golden glow blowing out like a flame......and got so cold had to come in. New Fave activity is long conversations laying on a blanket looking over the valley with dogs wrestling......I don’t know about y’all’s dogs but mine are getting crazy frisky with onset of cooler temps.

Cracked me up about critters smarter than you....still sleeping on bed. Hoping they tuck you in good tonight and sweet sleep come softly to give you rest before surgery tomorrow. Will read further on these posts to see what time you go in. Love ya

Peggy
5-8-20

euknight

From: euknight

Dec-1

Sorry late and not mushy at all cos am in total agreement that this tribe is the best thing that could have happened to me to stay on the NOPE trail!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! How’s that for mushy!! And I like the sound of your turkey, Lore, quite delish. I came home with 2 days of leftovers so that was the bomb. And Eve my mashed potatoes were a big hit as am sure your’s were. Bacon? Wow. Do you do the bacon in Mac and cheese too?.?Lol!!! Oh and I will take some of that gourmet pie, Tiny from the local bakery. Dangerous.

Whoa, sista....and it has been a bumpy one, has it not? I feel like I get knocked off balance by the next blow and am reeling and dizzy trying to stand up again. Without the cigarette crutch that is. I have learned that no matter what hits I can still stand tall hugely because of you guys. I also can take off through the wind yelling a war cry!” Whatever it takes, right, gals!!??. I’m game!,!,!

Have a wonderful evening my friends. We are all thinking about you tomorrow Lore. All is well

Hugs,
Peggy
5-8-20

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Dec-1

Ohhh, thank you Peggy Love. 
You will have a Desert Sunset soon! One is heading your way tomorrow I hear. blush I don’t have to be there until 1:15pm. So no eating or drinking after midnight. Ugh. Mostly folks don’t want to see me before my morning coffee! joy 
Wait...you are here! Let me read what you wrote. But yes, I ate Turkey with Venison stuffing. All done with flesh till next year. Well, that’s not true as I love Salmon. That was rare this year with Covid, the one I die for anyway which is Copper River King. OMG. Nothing like it. Nothing. I did get some Pacific Sockeye though. 
Back in a bit! 

TOP