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I think this is one of the articles I was thinking of:
Deciding to quit smoking is a big step and it can be challenging without support. Learn how to tell your friends and family you're quitting and what they can do to help.Read more from Verywell Mind
Right on! You Go girl!!! Stay with it - you are doing great.
Its true I noticed that some people around me had no reaction to my quit. In fact, I noticed most people I know didn't react to my quit until I was several months and some not for a couple years into it. I guess maybe they thought, oh sure, we will see how you are doing in months/years time. After all, it aint much good if you don't quit for life.
QUITE for LIFE - now that is good mantra.
NNNNNNOoooooo, no way - don't go back there. Your body is reacting to the lack of nicotine in your system. Celebrate with a chocolate shake, a run around the block a hot bubble bath - but dont', do not smoke. Not one puff.
Remember when you quite you have quit for life!!! It will get easier one day at a time. But you won't know it if you give in to yourself (yes yourself). You tell you that you don't smoke anymore. YOU ARE QUITE FOR LIFE
U QUIT 4 LIFE
Jenny... Thank you. Thank you babe. It means a lot to me that I can be using 6 lozenges a day as opposed to 12. I feel free, though I still know I am not. My anxiety has been cut in half, so I am overjoyed about that- you keep on trucking Jenny! Lots of love and healing thoughts go out to you!!
Thank you Cindi. I am doing a lot of healing. It feels so good to be using only 6 lozenges a day instead of 12, though I know I am not home free and maybe quite a ways still yet to getting there- thank you again Cindi. I will let you all know how the consultation went after if happens. Continuing to heal and grateful for all of you to be assisting me on this amazing journey!!
Jenny, keep pushing and I know you'll be able to get through it. The toughest part is the first few days and then after a while it will be like nothing. I've quit for 3 years now and tbh I still get cravings but it's nothing like it was when I first quit and I chew gum during the day while working and that helps a lot.
I hope you wake up feeling confident on your third day BUT if for any reason you don't wake up that way, I hope you push to make it that way. You got this girly!
Hello all. I just finished my 15 minute free consultation with the psychologist I will be seeing. It was amazing. Light was shed on why I think and behave the way I do and always have done in all of my relationships. I try and always do avoid conflict because it causes me too much pain to have someone dislike me. As a result I compromise what I want and value, feel dissatisfied then break up. More on this later. I know the lozenges fit in here... The image of always being sweet and kind and pretty. I slowly get to the bottom of things, the more I reduce my nicotine intake!
Cloud, thank you! I’ve heard the 3rd year can be the magic number for craves to settle down, so I’m hoping to get there.
Jerthie, that’s great you had such a good consultation! The reasons our minds do what they do has always fascinated me. It sounds like this will be a wonderful journey for you. I really need to get into counseling, myself. I looked a couple months back and it seemed like no one is taking new clients. I need to try again. Life is hard and having someone help process it can make a huge difference.
I hope you have a nice weekend. I’ve made it through day 5!