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  • Tobz
    Sydney
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    Stories

    1 month today

    Posted in Quit experiences 1 Aug 2021
    3 Comments

    I remember the last cigarette I had. I don’t remember enjoying it, and I wanted another one but It was 1201am only quit date so I refrained. The only was I have had success, and I have made 1 month before, is without alcohol. No drinks and no ciggies is easy for me. Now all I have to do is either never drink again, or get a handle on it! Wondering how long I should wait to have a beer, it won’t b...

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  • ghassan
    4
    Stories

    exercise

    Posted in Quit experiences 11 Jul 2021
    4 Comments

    12 days without cigarettes. Today I had the longest walk in years. 14,682 steps on pedometer. Most one stretch. It feels good, my breathing is certainly better but not quite yet. Looking forward for the one month smoke free.

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  • ghassan
    4
    Stories

    cigarette temptation

    Posted in Quit experiences 9 Jul 2021
    4 Comments

    today I had some administrative work t finalize downtown and I had some hours waiting. Usually I would smoke like 10 cigarettes during that waiting time, but today I only had a tiny itch for a cigarette that lasted few seconds, when somebody near me lit a cigarette. To be honest I didn't give it a second thought but I drank like 2 liters of water. This seems to help. 10 days so far.

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  • ghassan
    4
    Stories

    1 week off cigarettes

    Posted in Quit experiences 7 Jul 2021
    6 Comments

    9 days with no cigarettes. I have beed smoking for 40 years and this is my 3rd attempt. Tried medications, patches and other things to no avail. 9 days ago I just decided to stop. Few cravings only and now they are getting less and less. What helped me during the first week was going to bed early, very early as I used to smoke a lot in the evening.

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  • MarshaMarsha
    1
    Story

    Stay Strong!

    Posted in Quit experiences 13 Jun 2021
    3 Comments

    Once I realized how much I’ve been lied to by “the powers that be”, I have been free. Today is Day... hmm don’t even know... I quit on April 28th... not one puff, not one gum, not one vape, totally cold turkey...smoked for...hmm... 50-14... whatever that is... don’t want to get caught up in “numbers”.... I’ve put on a few pounds which is ok with me and I’m aware of it.... I’ve noticed my energy i...

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  • Soren
    4
    Stories

    Day 12

    Posted in Quit experiences 8 Jun 2021
    7 Comments

    Day 12 lol. I honestly didn't think I was going to make it this far. I have made a few changes since my last post, I am returning back to my normal daily routines, such as chores and outside activities. I am still not tracking my food intake, allowing myself to pretty much eat whatever I want. My plan is at my 21 day mark of quitting I will return back to the gym and start eating right again. I f...

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  • Soren
    4
    Stories

    Day 9

    Posted in Quit experiences 5 Jun 2021
    3 Comments

    Thank you to everyone that commented on my post yesterday. I appreciate that you take time out of your day to share thoughts, experiences, and encouragement. Please note that I am not a "throw my positive energy out in the universe type of person." I want to share my true feelings, my true struggles, and hope that my honesty helps others the way that other people honesty is helping me. @Happin...

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  • Cameronh
    Northern Sydney
    1
    Story

    Week 2 cutting down

    Posted in Quit experiences 1 Apr 2021
    2 Comments

    I'm 7 days in to reducing my number of smokes down from 20 a day to 15 and using Champix medication and quitline counciling. I would like to share more on my journey and to find support here. The mornings and evenings are difficult trigger times for me, with a morning coffee and evenings after dinner relaxing. I have cut down my coffee using decaf and looking to find healthy alternatives to smoki...

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  • Swapnil
    4
    Stories

    Smoke Free 6 Months

    Posted in Quit experiences 18 Mar 2021
    6 Comments

    Hi all, Good day I just want to share my happiness of being smoke-free for 6 months with you as happiness increases if you share it with someone. It was Sep 15, 2020, when I decided to quit smoking suddenly and found that this was the best decision of my life. I read Allen Carr's book, experiences of all here on iCanQuit. That helped me a lot while quitting. Although it was an easy ...

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  • Princess Mononoke
    6
    Stories

    My last day 14

    Posted in Quit experiences 7 Mar 2021
    1 Comment

    I knew I was serious when I kept a pack of smokes handy in the kitchen drawer. I did relapse on day 13 and I started counting over again and today is my last day 14 because I want it this time. Whether it's easy or it's hard it's both because the withdrawals make you go back and forth in your head but you do need to redirect your thoughts and play the tape out. Try something different this tim...

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