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November 2021 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 10/31/21 by Terry (abquitsmking); 13715 views.
Anne2020

From: Anne2020

11/10/21

That is great!  Well done.

Wait till you taste some of your common food picks.  The difference in the taste will pop your eyes.  For me, coffee.  It never tasted better I swear I just love it.  But it has to be good coffee. Because now, I can also taste bad coffee and bad tastes really, really bad. 

You might even change some of your food choices.  Go for it. Explore the foods.  It is only one of so may things smoking has muddled and ruined in the past.  As a non-smoker, you get a new experience.  A truer experience.  

All part of your new non-smoking lifestyle.  What until you smell your soap!.....lol enjoy

     

wharry30

From: wharry30

11/10/21

just realized its a typo actually day 5 lol 

wharry30

From: wharry30

11/10/21

I'm scared of coffee never had it since I stopped coffee was always associated with a cig for me.

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

11/10/21

I know right!  I was too.  But, I couldn't resist after about the second week.  I took my coffee to the office where I couldn't smoke so I wasn't tempted to smoke.  Wow, what a difference in the taste.  No matter if you drink coffee or not.  The point is the taste of all food is going to change, and for the better.  

wharry30

From: wharry30

11/10/21

I'm today on day 5 and the cravings is further apart. Lasts also much shorter. Keep well.

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

11/10/21

Excellent!  I am so pleased for you.  Well done.  Remember, you are in control of what you do.  Don't let old thought patterns drag you back into that smoke filled room. 

Cheers  Happy Face GIFs | Tenor

  • Edited November 10, 2021 3:06 pm  by  Anne2020
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feafee78

From: feafee78

11/10/21

Still figuring out how this forum works, so I hope I’m posting this right. 
I quit yesterday afternoon, so almost to 24 hours. I’m an experienced quitter who has repeatedly thought I could have just a few and been proven wrong so many times. I had a few 2 year quits in the 19 years since I first quit. 
Today has gone ok. My dog gets up and runs to the back door every time I stand up from the couch, giving me a lovely reminder of where I’d normally be going, lol. 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

11/11/21

Hi feafee,

Congratulations on making the decision to quit, it's not easy on one hand, a no brainer on the other hand, I have been trying to quit for 23 months now and have had varying successes, the most being a ten  week quit, I am currently in my 12th day of a quit and just using the spray infrequently. My downfall is romancing the cigarette, and it aint hard as my wife smokes so there always around the house.

If you can make it through the first three days you are well on your way to remaining smoke free, Your post was successful well done, at times a new forum can take a little while to get used to, but as you can see the navigation pane is to the left of your screen, your not new to quitting but there are some useful posts in the Quit Smoking Library at the bottom of the navigation pane.

Good luck on your journey, breathe deep and post often,

Kind regards

Anthony

feafee78

From: feafee78

11/11/21

Thank you so much for the response! I was starting to think maybe I’d posted it wrong, lol. I’ve made it through the first and second day a few times this month, so that third one seems to be the elusive one. I’m hoping being able to reach out here will help get me get past those crazy thoughts that get me thinking I want to lose my quit. 
I’m sure I’ll be posting more tomorrow. Thanks again. 

Denim50

From: Denim50

11/11/21

Hey Feafee, 

You posted fine. Welcome to the forum. It’s good to have you joining us here. As Anthony said, congratulations on your decision to quit. Quitting is one of the hardest things to do but it’s also one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Though some do get it on the first try, not everyone gets it on the first go. So, try not to dwell on your past quits. Instead try to keep your attention on this one. Looking back at previous quits can sometimes set our minds up for failure on the current one. Try to keep your focus on today. Also, try not to look too far ahead as that can sometimes cause added stress or anxiety that you don’t need starting out. Try to take each day as it comes, one day, one hour, one minute at a time and remind yourself often that you can do this. Each moment smoke free is a moment closer to freedom from it. I’ve said this on the forum before but quitting is so worth it, more importantly you are worth it. The forum is a great place for support, help, information, and encouragement for our quits and, as I mentioned earlier, we’re happy to have you join us here. The third day is a bit tricker for some. It’s referred to here as part of the ‘icky threes’. I’ll leave you some information here about that, as well as a couple of other articles to help. If you start to feel as though you might give into a craving please post on the forum three times first, at least three minutes apart before giving in. Doing so will give someone here a chance to respond and try to help. It will also allow time for the craving to pass. Also, as Anthony said, there is a wonderful quit smoking library toward the bottom of the menu full of useful information. There are also games there that can be a good distraction. If you have any questions, concerns, or just need to vent, you can post those too, and please post anytime you need help, support, information, or encouragement. As Anthony has shown, and I’m sure others will soon show you too, you’re not alone with your quit here. So, read, post, and join in. I look forward to seeing you around the forum and I wish you all the best with your quit. 

Have a great day.  

 
 

  • Edited November 11, 2021 8:01 am  by  Denim50
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