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I had my last smoke on December 10, 2018. For the first time since that day, I am really worried that I might falter and return to smoking. My husband and I received a notice that we have to vacate our home so that the owner can do some repairs. Financially, thos could not come at a worse time. He's unemployed and I am still recovering from surgery, so I am unable to work. He is receiving unemplo...
Yesterday night, I had the most vivid dream that I am smoking. And even in my dream I knew I would have to reset my quit clock.
Got up startled in the middle of the night and the rest of the night I spent tossing and turning unsure if I had really smoked or it was just a dream.
I am 8 months quit and it was humbling to know how much the habit messes with you.
KEEP A LIST of reasons why you are quitting. Mine is typed and is three pages long.
When you are having a craving, you have two choices: have a cigarette or don't have one. Make the better choice!
Day 20 for me after smoking for over 20 years, cold turkey was the only thing I think would have worked for me but I think I am now over the worst of it. However two nights ago I had an extremely vivid dream in which I had a smoke, I woke up really disappointed with my self and not knowing if I had actually given up. The dream was really unsettling and it made me realise how strong an addiction c...
I have been away from smoke for more than 6 month now.
Now if you ask me about my journey, it was roller coaster for first month but then it gradually started getting normal with intermittent cravings .
Let me be very honest today to admit that there are situation or times of my day (some days only) when I really feel to smoke a cigarette or two and feel good BUT I also know...
Feeling so good today, 19 days free of smoking, I am also up to page 34 on Book by Allan Carr, finding it very helpful, did my to-do list without any stress or tiredness, and back on exercises most days now instead of every other day. Self talking every day too, "nicotine is not my companion" thanks everyone hope all goes well with you.
Enjoying not being a smoker. it is tough at time's, espcially with the craving's, but i keep reminding myself that if i start smoking again i will be back at square one and start all over again, so i just tell my self not to buy smokes and i will succeed. it is getting easier, but i will keep up telling my self to not buy smokes.
90 days smoke free,I am so blessed in all the support I recieve after 42 years of smoking and now I am not, is just sometimes overwhelming!!! I know now that anyone can do anything as long as you make up your mind to do it!!! thank you all for being there for us all
Update here ...I reached day 50 yesterday. Day 50 since I went cold turkey. But technically day 85 if I include the first 35 days with a patch. I now think of my patch days as training camp. Yes I was not smoking cigarettes but I still had a crutch and a nictotine addiction.
Anyhoo I am surviving. But wouldn’t say thriving. I don’t feel any better physically. As for mentally - every day for 85...
I made it! I am now at at 15 weeks (105 days)! I am so grateful to be able to say that I am a non-smoker!
I have experienced some depression over the last week or so but I attribute that more to thinking about my surgery in December and how close I came to not being here anymore. That realization finally hit me last week. A delayed reaction, I guess.
But that realization, and the 10 inch scar o...
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