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  • Bej
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    7 months in.

    Posted in Staying quit 14 Aug 2021
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    Hello team Quit, It has been 7 months and I have saved over $5,000. I don’t dream I have smoked anymore, it is a nice change. One thing I have been consistently concerned about is complacency and I think it has reared a few times. My husband still smokes, sometimes I think, god I’ll just have a drink and a smoke. I haven’t drunk alcohol for as long as I haven’t smoked, and I am sure my bo...

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    150 days quit today

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Jun 2021
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    Hello everyone, I got a reminder on my phone today that I was 150 days clean off cigarettes and alcohol. But I think on checking this site it’s actually 144. After my last post I hit a really difficult period with the “junkie thinking”, autumn had settled in, it was getting cooler and I couldn’t put my finger on why on EARTH with all the benefits I was feeling why I was constantly thinkin...

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    91 days

    Posted in Staying quit 12 Apr 2021
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    91 days quit today and over $2,000 saved. I wanted to share a thought I had today which was brilliant. I don’t worry about premature death. When I smoked I was always thinking I would die soon, that I would miss my kids growing up and how selfish I was. This negative daily self talk really takes a toll on a person, it makes you feel small, anxious and out of control. Well now I never worry ab...

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    50 days

    Posted in Quit experiences 2 Mar 2021
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    Hey Everyone, I am 50 days quit today, what a lovely number. Seems more appropriate to write today, 50 feeling so clean than at 2 months! I don’t know what to say except I never think of smoking anymore. Sometimes I dream I have smoked, but even when I wake up these days I know it’s just another test, and ignore it. My true test has been to ignore the whole concept and keep on keeping ...

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    One month down...

    Posted in Staying quit 8 Feb 2021
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    Hey everyone, I am still quit 4 weeks down today, and it is still amazing. I have been taking photographs of my gums (I won’t share them because that is gross), but they have already changed back to this lovely pink colour, and are becoming less bumpy. It sounds crazy, but when I look at them I envisage that this is my whole insides, and they are slowly turning back to a lovely healthy fleshy...

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    Three weeks down

    Posted in Quit experiences 31 Jan 2021
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    I am three weeks today! Very exciting, in the past I have always struggled at this time, and always forgotten about the reasons I want to not smoke, it’s like all the short term benefits have been achieved and so I can’t see a point to keep going. This time it is different, I feel different, I just keep dreaming of that lovely smoke free woman that I want to look and be, and smell like in a years...

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    7 days in

    Posted in Getting started 17 Jan 2021
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    I have been excited to write 7 days on this forum. I have been here many times before, what always gets me back onto cigarettes is that I don’t have cravings necessarily but reward thinking. Thanks to all of your stories, I have some real treasures in my belt now to stop that, for instance someone wrote of week three being hard and month three. Well, I have felt that in the past as well, but this...

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    Nervous

    Posted in Reasons to quit 1 Jan 2021
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    I have really young kids, I smoked through both of my pregnancy’s, which is totally shameful, I cut back, absolutely, but that is just a justification that’s really just abhorrent. Sometimes I look at my kids and imagine putting a cigarette in their mouth and the shame is immense. I never smoke in front of my kids, but the other day my three year old told me I smelt funny and rubbed his nose ...

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