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It’s been 12 months today smoke free it’s had it’s moments I’m not going to say it wasn’t hard I still have my moments 12 months on
The hardest I’ve noticed is still when I get stressed
Good Luck Everyone
So after 43 years of smoking, I had never had any luck stopping. I decided one day, while coughing due to pneumonia, that it was time to stop for good.
My 25 year old son was coming to stay with me for a while and I did not want to have him smelling that smoke as he did not smoke himself.
So I stopped, just like that, I had my resolve to stop for good and just did it.
I have my moments that ...
This is about my 10th attempt to quit, i am on day 4 and so far i am feeling okay just seem to have more of an appetite. Hang in there if i can quit anyone can. I have an operation coming up and i want to quit to have it done
I recently decided to evaluate the history of my smoking. To break it down & analyze it. Why I started/How I fell into complacency/The reason I continued for so long while adamantly refusing to quit/Realizing my desire to be smoke free. I am hoping this helps break down some of my mental road blocks so here goes…
Why I started: It was the stupidest reason. My boyfriend at the time was a smoker...
These are some of the reasons I adopted during my numerous attempts of quitting. PLEASE add or subtract your own
WHAT NON SMOKERS CAN EXPECT
1 The return of your confidence and courage.
2 Freedom from the slavery.
3 Not having to go through life suffering the awful black shadow at the back of your mind (or even your body.)
4.More self respect (Not being intensely aware of others de...
I have been going through the stories & came accross a couple of things that I just wanted to let you folks who wrote them know that I found them helpfull.
Sweet Tea mentioned accountability & that is huge to me. It is one of the characteristics I tried very hard to instill in my children. I believe that a person is very much responsible for their decisions ("You can't blame some o...
I am still here hanging on by a thread. I am now on Day 22 but the last few days have been difficult. I want to smoke. So far I haven't slipped up yet but I think about it a lot. Someone just posted a one year anniversary. This is really an accomplishment. Great job. I know that took hard work and perseverance. Today I am working on making it through the next hour. For now, staying the cours...
I know to drink more water. It is also good to cut a straw in half to chew on when on the phone .
It’s the end of week 2. I struggled for the last 3 mornings mostly. Thank goodness for my patches help me get through. I have thought many times I would love to have just one but taken note from others not to get sucked back in. So here I am about to start week 3. Wish me luck
I cannot get past day 3. Sometimes just the fear of day three causes me to lose my resolve. I just don't understand why I keep doing this to myself. My throat literally aches tonight from smoking. I am in tears, feeling defeated, yet again because of my own poor decisions. & for some unknown (at least to me at this time) reason I keep running right back to it. I am so angry at myself. Why can't I...
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