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Started 4/3/22 by candrew; 6062 views.
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

4/13/22

You got this Andrew. You know you can go at least as long as you did before the spat, so don’t even think about until that time frame has passed. You did that. So it is doable again. I know it sounds easy for me to say. But, think about it. It is true! Embrace the positive of how far you made it and let that empower you with knowledge you CAN go at least that long. 
The addict is part of you. Not a separate evil piece to be resisted. That won’t work. What will work is complete and utter acceptance of this piece of your psyche. Not something to get rid of or resist, but a piece to retrain. That piece got trained to smoke a long time ago, so not easy to retrain now, but, most definitely can be redirected. Acknowledge that voice and say “yup, I hear you. You want your cigarette as it is time. And I have …. For you instead “ Fill in blank with something positive. A walk, a nap, a shower, a good book, a few minutes on the Insight Timer app learning to meditate. There are so many things it can have! Teach the voice that smoking is not it’s only relief. 
Dig in. Breathe. All cravings pass no matter if you smoke or not. Promise yourself you will send an SOS. 
Acknowledge the crave, watch the wave play out, and carry on. The repeat when needed. Don’t make it bigger than it is. Look yourself square in the eye and be kind to yourself. You can even apologize to yourself and to the addict voice in a nurturing way and tell yourself how you are learning new things to satisfy. 
I don’t know I’m rambling. But…trust yourself. 

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

4/13/22

It certainly sounds like you have set yourself up for success.  60 days is a great achievement and one relapse doesn't take away from that.  Sometimes its the relapse that makes you that much more determined and identifies your weak spot.  Now you know about the trigger, you can prepare yourself for it.  

You are doing so well, I just know you will make it all the way.

Well done Andrew - Cheers to you.   

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

4/13/22

Encouraging post Andrew, keep it up

In Christ

Anthony

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

4/13/22

Thanks Kathy.  Your support means a lot to me.  Thank you!

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

4/13/22

Thanks girl.... The support here is amazing.  I am so blessed to have you all on my side!!

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

4/13/22

Andrew....

Thank you so much for your well wishes!

I am back to 6 lozenges a day.  I suck on them after meals and snacks.  I think they act like an appetite suppressant for me.  It sucks.  I want to quit... But they are just so satisfying after eating.

Andrew, you are doing great!  Day 3 with no NRT is amazing!!  Like Anne said, substitute smoking with healthy activities like walking, lifting weights, you like music.... Blast music!

We are here for you!

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

4/18/22

Anthony

Hi there.  How are you doing?  Hope all is going well with you?

Kathy

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

4/20/22

Hi there Kathy, 

I'm not doing well on the non smoking side of the ledger, but having a ball otherwise.

How about you?

In Christ

Anthony

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

4/20/22

Anthony

Great to hear you are doing well.....hopefully the non smoking will happen for you on another day.  

I am doing okay, still adjusting to a new baby in the house.  She makes not smoking easy, come home after work and have a baby in the arms..........no way can I smoke then!  Hoping the weather is starting to turn warmer, we had snow yesterday.......kind of just done with winter!

Hope to see you on here soon

Kathy

JavaNY

From: JavaNY

4/20/22

Hi Antony,

It's a struggle for all of us. Until hopefully someday it is not. Doesn't hurt to pick another quit day and try again.

Hope you had a good Easter.

Paul

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