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  • Crasher
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    Still tough...

    Posted in Staying quit 2 Feb 2017
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    Hi all, Day 158 and checking in... It's been really tough over the past week. I have endured some really strong cravings and have almost given in (sad but true). But I fought very hard and stayed off the ciggies. Why are these intensely strong cravings still grabbing at me. I'm over 5 months now and most of the daily cravings are almost unrecognisable and then BANG I'm back on the strong cr...

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    Thank you...

    Posted in Staying quit 16 Dec 2016
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    Hi all, Today I just feel like giving something back to this amazing online community - I cannot even find the words to express my gratitude to those on here that supported me during this journey - but I want you all to know that I feel truly blessed to have "met" you. ***** THANK YOU ***** 110 Days ***** I would like to encourage all the new persons coming to this site to stay o...

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    100 days and still going strong

    Posted in Quit experiences 6 Dec 2016
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    Hi all, 100 days and checking in... Well I did it - I reached one of my personal milestones :o) I never thought Id be able to say that its been 100 days since my last cigarette!!! Its been a tough journey full of ups and downs but it is at this time I would like to thank each and every one of you fellow quitters - I couldn't have got this far without your kind and gentle words of encour...

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    Day 79...

    Posted in Quit experiences 15 Nov 2016
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    Hi all, Day 79 and checking in... Wow!!! I cant believe I have not had a smoke for 79 days!!! I never thought I'd be able to say that after 25 years of smoking. I'm very proud of my achievements thus far I have a very supportive partner who continues to smoke - but I know he is proud of me too. I never changed any of my routines - I just found different ways to deal with the cravings. ...

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    Weight gain...

    Posted in Quit experiences 2 Nov 2016
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    Hi all, Today is Day 66 for me and I honestly never thought I'd get this far but through sheer determination and strong will I have faith in me and the journey continues... Forgive the following - I just need a rant... But the weight gain!!! that I could do without. I was feeling a bit low over the past few days about this. I will have to move up a size in jeans now and I find this conf...

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    Strong cravings..... Again!!!

    Posted in Quit experiences 25 Oct 2016
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    Hi all, Day 58 today and it feels like day 1 again... The cravings are fairly strong today so I jumped online here to distract myself. I recall someone's post that said the cravings seem to come in 30 day increments - I agree... At nearly 60 days now the last time the cravings were like this was just before the 30 days, and of course at day 1 when I started I find this all very strange and ...

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    Day 50...

    Posted in Quit experiences 17 Oct 2016
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    Hi all, Day 50 and time to check in... Last time I wrote I mentioned about my fear of going to Bathurst to watch the V8s - this with its culture of drinking and smoking... So Bathurst - I was fearful and temptation was great but I did it - I SUCCEEDED - - I did NOT smoke at all. I put this down to choice. Every time a craving snuck up (especially with an alcoholic beverage in my hand...

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    Sneaky ugly things....

    Posted in Getting started 27 Sep 2016
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    Hi all, Day 30 today!!! woo hoo I made it to the first 30 days!!! This is the longest I have been smoke free in 25 years :o) very pleased with myself. Over the last few days I have had some really strong cravings and I admit that I have even tried to "negotiate" with myself.... I have caught myself in deep thought trying to rationalise "JUST ONE". However, my "WANT" is my inner voice and is...

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    Feeling good...

    Posted in Getting started 20 Sep 2016
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    Hi all, Day 23 and checking in... Just spent the last hour reading over some new posts and I would like to give a huge WELCOME to all the 'newbies" - Kudos to you all and a huge CONGRATS to everyone else that has remained quit So Day 23 and where am I at? I feel great :) I've noticed that the fine lines and wrinkles are disappearing or at least not so evident!!! woo hoo That alone makes...

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    Day 15...

    Posted in Staying quit 12 Sep 2016
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    Hi all, Day 15 and checking in... My 2nd smoke free weekend just passed :o) Very pleased with myself for remaining smoke free. The first weekend (as I wrote in a previous post) was very hard given all the 'triggers" at home. But this being my second weekend was easier. Sure, I still got the cravings and had to distract myself a number of times but I managed and the cravings aren't that b...

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