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  • mandella
    Mid North Coast
    20
    Stories

    Freedom

    Posted in Staying quit 14 Apr 2020
    5 Comments

    G'day all, checking in again, 10 weeks smoke free today, who would've thought after 53 years of slavery to nicotine and the thought processes of getting that next cigarette.These days i only think about smoking once in a while and its only after food, not every time i eat but every now and then. I deal with it by focussing on where i am now and who i'm emerging as. These days i'm more confident, ...

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  • penelopejane
    65
    Stories

    Birthday Wishes

    Posted in Staying quit 8 Apr 2020
    4 Comments

    I quit one year ago. I found this site most helpful when I was struggling. I didn't fight smoking thoughts. I surfed them like riding a wave. I did tai chi too. I would take the smoking thought into a ball near my chest and then push the thought into the room. then I would do something for ten minutes. I did lots of colouring-in. Then I used the coloured pictures to make origami boxes. I knit and...

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  • Gerdus
    2
    Stories

    Day 11

    Posted in Staying quit 8 Apr 2020
    3 Comments

    Hey everyone, I've posted my story on day 4 and today i feel like its time to check in with everyone and tell you about my progress. I'm officially 10 days without smoking and I'm so proud of myself but today on day 11 smoking is the only thing I can think of. I woke up this morning with a little brain fog. My emotions throughout these 10 days are intense I experience extreme highs and lows. I k...

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  • Kenstar
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
    2
    Stories

    Slipped but didn't fall

    Posted in Staying quit 6 Apr 2020
    6 Comments

    Hi, so I'm 67 days smoke free from my initial quit date however I had a small slip about 10 days ago. I had had a small bingle in my car the day before. I was feeling pleased with myself as I had sourced a new guard and headlight assembly from the wreckers for a good price and had the afternoon free to fix my car. I thought I would have a beer while I worked and it was going ok except I hit a few...

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  • Kenstar
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
    2
    Stories

    Slipped but didn't fall

    Posted in Staying quit 6 Apr 2020
    0 Comments

    Hi, so I'm 67 days smoke free from my initial quit date however I had a small slip about 10 days ago. I had had a small bingle in my car the day before. I was feeling pleased with myself as I had sourced a new guard and headlight assembly from the wreckers for a good price and had the afternoon free to fix my car. I thought I would have a beer while I worked and it was going ok except I hit a few...

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  • Gsry
    Nepean Blue Mountains
    10
    Stories

    Still of smoking

    Posted in Staying quit 5 Apr 2020
    4 Comments

    Hi everyone I hope everyone is doing well at this time. Just to let you know I am doing great I am coming up to 6 months since I gave up smoking on the 10th of this month. I feel great and my doctor is so happy for me. And what keeps me on track is the support I get from you at I can quit family. So thank you all. Gary Thompson

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  • johnny G
    6
    Stories

    Staying Quit

    Posted in Staying quit 5 Apr 2020
    2 Comments

    Fourteen months not smoking cigarettes thank you GOD!!!!

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  • sssal
    Hunter New England
    1
    Story

    Will Power..Stay Strong

    Posted in Staying quit 3 Apr 2020
    2 Comments

    Smoked for over 3o years,struggled with asthma & breathing.Mind over matter,finally decided within myself to STOP..Hard decision when your partner smokes but I needed to do this for me..So Proud of myself,10 months smoke free!!Truly amazing..Husband still smokes,I can actually sit with him while he's smoking & feel Great..

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  • Zen Calm
    17
    Stories

    Gremlins

    Posted in Staying quit 2 Apr 2020
    1 Comment

    Water and meditation. Thanks for replies - Today has been a bit of a blah day. Headaches, feel like it’s early morning when it’s 5.30pm! Weird. Think I will take patch off tonight and get a good nights sleep, put it on early in the morning. Felt like I had gremlins in my head, I’m squashing them more each day. Anyone else had similar experiences? I am embracing these feelings as my jou...

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  • PV
    13
    Stories

    300 Days

    Posted in Staying quit 1 Apr 2020
    7 Comments

    300 days today! Feeling very proud of myself right now. I was going to say I was lucky I quit when I did, but it wasnt luck. It took a lot of willpower and strength. Its better to say I was fortunate with the timing due to Covid 19 and all. Not just dropping out of a high risk category, but money wise with what is happening with economies at the moment. Things are going well. I may occasionally...

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