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  • Elc
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
    3
    Stories

    Daily Check in

    Posted in Staying quit 16 Dec 2021
    0 Comments

    Morning all, Today is my day 1, again. Although this time I’m feeling a lot more content and ready than the times in the past. I have made a plan with steps which I can follow, including to more regularly check in on this forum and update how I’m feeling/where I am at on my journey. I don’t have social media, but my boredom makes me check my emails 1000 times a day haha, boredom I’ve realised...

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  • Cuba
    15
    Stories

    Out of the loop

    Posted in Staying quit 14 Dec 2021
    3 Comments

    I have actually lost track of how long I have now been quit but I think I have just passed exactly 3 months. It doesn’t sound like that much but for me it feels like a great achievement. I will now be seeing in the new year free of cigarettes and nicotine! It’s been very much worth all the trouble. I’m now focused on my new life as that’s what it’s like.

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  • Puffer
    9
    Stories

    Moving On

    Posted in Staying quit 3 Dec 2021
    5 Comments

    So it has been a while since I have contributed to this group. I celebrated 4 years smoke free on 1st December. Now 1463 days smoke free and a saving of, get this: $28,523 and it is probably more than that because I bet smokes have gone up in the last 4 years! My journey has been rewarding in that I can breathe so much easier! I am not constantly looking for somewhere to hide so I can have a ...

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  • Safe2017
    28
    Stories

    1700 days yesterday

    Posted in Staying quit 24 Nov 2021
    5 Comments

    Howdy everyone, Yesterday was a nice round number of 1700 smoke free days. As the time marches on, smoking has become a distant memory but each day I am truly thankful for my freedom. To those who are still struggling, my only advice is to keep practicing NOPE - Not One Puff Ever. It works and it's real. Stay strong and you'll succeed. Cheers

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  • Cuba
    15
    Stories

    Getting better

    Posted in Staying quit 20 Nov 2021
    2 Comments

    Going into week 10 soon. It seems to get just that little bit easier each week that I say a big NO to cigarettes. I’ve had plenty of times when I have had to talk myself through things. Don’t worry I still want a smoke at times and especially now it’s coming up to the festive season. But why not reword all of that and say that This year I will celebrate not smoking anymore. I can still party w...

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  • Piff
    5
    Stories

    Still at it

    Posted in Staying quit 14 Nov 2021
    3 Comments

    I've made it 4 weeks without a single puff! Almost every night this week I smoked in my dreams which is weird because I truly don't want to smoke. Maybe it's the addiction trying to fight to stay alive. Either way I am pleased to be smoke free and will keep going! Sending you all strength and positivity!

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  • PuffNoMore
    Southern NSW
    20
    Stories

    A Habit or Addiction?

    Posted in Staying quit 13 Nov 2021
    8 Comments

    Hi there. I may not be commenting as much as I used to. And it doesn't necessarily mean I'm not logging in as often either. I do log in on Friday's to grab a print-out of my days smokefree and my tally of money saved so far... I cut that out from the print-out and glue it directly into my diary every week. And yippee! Another $185.50 not wafting up in smoke! Anyway, I am starting to form m...

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  • Cuba
    15
    Stories

    Beentheredonethatwouldbuythetshirt

    Posted in Staying quit 10 Nov 2021
    4 Comments

    Hi all. A story on here reminded me of why I wanted to quit, that was for my heart health but am many other reasons have come up. I suffered heart failure in 2018 but still I continued to smoke, even lying to doctors at the time. Nothing would stop me, such is the nicodemon. It’s heavy. Anyway it took until 7.3 weeks ago to finally get my headspace in the right place. I’m now just over 7 weeks qu...

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  • heart rehab
    Western Sydney
    19
    Stories

    10 years

    Posted in Staying quit 10 Nov 2021
    2 Comments

    Well its been 10 years on the 9th of november and i never went back on the smokes. I think im more healthier than i was ten years ago. I did have a heart attack so that was the decider. I must say though going cold turkey was tough. Anyway thats it i might come back and tell you when its been 20 years. So for those of you that want to give it up just stop it is hard but you will save a lot of mon...

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  • Cuba
    15
    Stories

    Confidence

    Posted in Staying quit 7 Nov 2021
    4 Comments

    I’m almost 7 weeks quit and I’m feeling much better, especially those first few weeks which were really hard. I’m starting a diet now to lose weight and get fit again as well. My smokers cough is nearly gone. Ive got a bad back so now I can afford to get that fixed up, ive had it for o year. I now feel it’s one of the best decisions ever.

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