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March 2021 New Ex-Smokers - Start Here   Quit Buddies Unite

Started Feb-28 by Terry (abquitsmking); 37250 views.
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Mar-15

Good morning!

Ahhh...don’t pull your hair out. Not worth that. Doesn’t it smell so much better without the smokes?blush

Hmmm....is anyone in Portland born and raised in Oregon? Lol! Yes, plenty are, but I’m not one of them. Have been here since early 2004. Last stop in the US for me. My partner is born and raised in PDX. His family is all still here. Mine is all still in the Midwest. I’ve been gone from there since 1987, so gone longer than I lived there at this point. Haven’t been back since my sister got married in 2012. Do miss some things still...mostly just Fireflies and real thunderstorms. Sometimes miss the hot and muggy July/August nights and swimming then. You’re from NY? How long have you been in Oregon? It’s a lovely state for sure! Always something to do outside, easy to get to snow then leave it, haha! Yeah...I do not miss the Midwest Winter at all. I did enjoy the few days of snow we had a month or so ago and all the skiers in the streets. Don’t see that where I grew up. 
 

Hows the quit going today? Hang in there...soon you will be past the first week. You mentioned arguing with your daughter. Is she supportive of quitting? Mine just turned 18. We get on pretty well, all considered, I was fortunate the teen years weren’t terrible, haha. Had challenges for sure, but we have a ton of fun together still and make each other laugh a lot. 
 

Things are picking up around here traffic wise. That’s probably my biggest smoking trigger at this point, lol!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Mar-15

Oh good...never sure if my natter is helpful or just...natter. Congratulations on a week!!! Woohoo!! Way to go! muscleclapblushhibiscusstar2!

You mentioned Sarah in one of the posts...I’ve been following this story. It sure saddens me to see these kinds of things, anywhere really. So happy to see the Women there banding together, and the men folk that are supportive too. Right, no Boris statues needed on every corner for COVID successes, (other leaders either)  but, it was good to see him speak out supportively for this. It is much better leadership than having flames stoked for sure...
ok...back in line for me...just wanted you to know there are others around the World thinking about this and aware and supportive. 
 

Also, my partner does the Actor thing here for medical students. So is interesting to know this type of training is other places! It is a side job for him that he’s been doing a long while and he has a lot of fun with it. 
 

Celebrate you today!!!blush

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-15

Go Suzy Go, you rock girl! Congratulations on one week

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-15

Thank you, Missis Caz - I'm astounded to be here, but here I seem to be, and I'm not knocking it - just surprised.   I couldn't  have picked a worse week to quit smoking if I'd tried - pretty much everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong, and then a few little extra problems as well - but somehow I haven't picked up a cigarette. Who'd a thought it?

Thanks for the yelling - I can hear you, and I love it.

Suzy x

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-15

Thank you, Jeff!  Or would you prefer to be called Nope?  

I DO feel better, most of the time.  When I don't I feel a lot worse, but I know that's junky thinking, because there are NO pluses to smoking! relaxed  And yes, I'm breathing better, smelling better, not feeling embarrassed, feeling proud of myself.  It's all good, really.  I've had a hell of a week with family stuff, but I'm still standing, hugely because of you and everyone else on here.  Thank you for caring, and I hope you're having a good day too.

Suzy

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-15

Thank you!   Yes, it's been a sad and difficult week, and good to know that so many people care.   There is more good in the world than bad, I'm sure.

Lovely too to know that the Actor thing happens elsewhere.

Suzy

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Mar-15

Have you found a replacement for the cigarettes to help with your chronic fatigue?   Fortunately, my fatigue has more to do with poor diet and not enough exercise.  What could you use in place of cigarettes? 

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-15

Thanks Anthony!  I do indeed rock :)

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

Mar-15

Thank you Anne for writing me back. It has been suggested that I meditate or nap. I am trying to get better at self care and have made some progress but still have a long way to go.  I also have the issue of being so tired I sometimes don't realize that I am.  I want to live so I need to work on this. How are you? What is your quit like?

oxanquits

From: oxanquits

Mar-15

Thank you for the beautiful words Lori, and for the tips pray Love the comparison with waves, it is relaxing and helpful way to think about dealing with feelings while quitting dolphin  being in the moment is hard sometimes, but important to practice.

  • Edited March 15, 2021 5:27 pm  by  oxanquits
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