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  • Gemma23
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    It's time again

    Posted in Quit experiences 26 Feb 2021
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    Hi everyone it's been a bumpy start to the year once again I have had a few bad weeks as I have broke my finger and back on hospital I should be a member there as I am never out of the place. I picked up that ciggeratie and smoked it and was not feeling great after that. I have slipped back to that habbit and I am indeed playing with the devil and i am so aware of it this time around. ...

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  • Gemma23
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    Any tips

    Posted in Hints and tips 24 Jan 2021
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    Hi everyone still on the non smoking train I am still struggling with cravings. Especially first thing in the morning. The minute I open my eyes it's a feeling of o wait I don't smoke anymore and I fell a downer feeling happening and I don't like it. Why this happens I do not no. Yes I am happy that I no longer smoke but I think it's still fresh in the mind I no longer smoke.

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  • Gemma23
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    No smoking

    Posted in Quit experiences 2 Jan 2021
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    Happy to year to you all I hope you all had a safe Xmas and new year. I almost caved today was very hard today to fight the mind telling me to buy a packet and start again just 1 more packet. I got grumpy because of it because I couldn't get my fix. I went to bed and had a sleep and I am glad I did not give it. It's a very nasty addiction. But new start to a new year. I will get there.

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  • Gemma23
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    Free from smoke Xmas

    Posted in Reasons to quit 21 Dec 2020
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    Hi all doing well so far with the non smoking. Everyday is a step close to been free from nicotine. And that's a great feeling. I am more and more starting totally nor like the smell of the smoke. I am looking forward to a free non smoke Xmas and new year. What's everyone doing for Xmas this year. I.hope you are all doing well in your journey to be free from nicotine. 🌲🌲✨💪💪🥳👍👍

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  • Gemma23
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    Good health

    Posted in Reasons to quit 14 Dec 2020
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    Hi all. So I have and did start smoking again. Very silly I no. But the thing is with every smoke I was having I was very aware of my health and it could take just 1 smoke to.put me back to square 1. I do no my thyroid cancer was not caused with smoking but it sure as h#ll does not help atal. So I realised well I am not enjoying this now because I'm scared of what it is doing to me or what it co...

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    No smoking

    Posted in Quit experiences 2 Dec 2020
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    Hi all. I did for a few weeks fell off that high horse. I am not back on it again and starting fresh. I am determine to do it. I will be staying close to the forum as it was all of you who give me encouragement last time to push through the hard times. Still going to be smoke free by Xmas and the new year will be a fresh clean non smoking year. This year has been a rollercoaster ride and I...

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  • Gemma23
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    Times are hard

    Posted in Quit experiences 2 Nov 2020
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    Hi everyone. Just an update I am almost 5 and a half months smoke free. But had another slip up today and had a smoke. I'm not going to let it get in the way of my days counting as I Have not went back to been a full time smoker. I had a very stressful week and let my guard down for a split second and caved. But I am back on the horse and i am going to keep counting my days. It happens so...

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  • Gemma23
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    Intrested

    Posted in Hints and tips 19 Oct 2020
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    Hey everyone How's is everybody doing with the no smoking journey. It's a hard one to beat but you can do it with the right mindset. I'm 128 days smoke free. Had 2 slip up over a month ago but that was it. It does get easier as time go's on. How did everyone start there journey? Cold turkey? Patches? Gum? Interested to no how you all started I myself went cold turkey Just get straig...

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  • Gemma23
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    Counting days.

    Posted in Quit experiences 11 Oct 2020
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    Hi everyone Just an update 119 days and counting. Smoke free Just easier now once you have the right mindset. I don't think of them as often now and don't have cravings as much. I'm on the right track now. Thanks for all support. I'm working toward Xmas and been smoke free in the new year 🥂🥂 Have a lovely Sunday afternoon. Out to the garden I go to listen to the birds and do some po...

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    Counting days.

    Posted in Quit experiences 11 Oct 2020
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    Hi everyone Just an update 119 days and counting. Smoke free Just easier now once you have the right mindset. I don't think of them as often now and don't have cravings as much. I'm on the right track now. Thanks for all support. I'm working toward Xmas and been smoke free in the new year 🥂🥂 Have a lovely Sunday afternoon. Out to the garden I go to listen to the birds and do some po...

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  • Gemma23
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    Smoke free evening

    Posted in Hints and tips 4 Oct 2020
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    Hi everyone hope you are all staying strong and having a wonderful smoke free weekend. It's great to not have that small lingure around me anymore or in my hair and clothes. My partner is much happier and proud of me that I have come this far and continue to be a non smoker. I did have my slip over 2 weeks ago now but as I said I will not go back to the start as it was so hard to stop the ad...

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  • Gemma23
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    Urges

    Posted in Hints and tips 2 Oct 2020
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    Hi all I'm not sure why but I'm craving badly as we speak I'm doing all I can to beat this craving but this 1 well it's a hard 1. I so t want 1 and I will not smoke 1 but serious big craving right now.

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  • Gemma23
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    Days smoke free

    Posted in Quit experiences 30 Sep 2020
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    I am so pleased to say 109 days smoke free with 1 slip up which I Think is not really that bad for someone who that had no willpower atal But obviously I do as I had enough power to take back control after slip up. I am very proud to be almost at 4 months smoke free. I think what keep me motivated now is the thought of how hard I worked to get this far smoke free. It is not an easy addi...

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  • Gemma23
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    Keep fit

    Posted in Quit experiences 28 Sep 2020
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    Hi all I come back from my slip up 2 weeks ago dusted myself off and carried on as a non smoker. I'm so happy that I actually didn't give in completely and go and buy a packet because that is what I would have done before. I really wanted to stop smoking and I did I didn't let that addiction get the better of me I took back control and carried on as a non smoker. I am a non smoker. I now ...

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  • Gemma23
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    Going strong

    Posted in Quit experiences 23 Sep 2020
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    I have picked myself up from my slip last week I did yes smoke and regretted it very soon after. Smells,taste,dizzy head wasn't a nice feeling atal. I picked myself up and made myself strong and I am carrying on smoke free. I had a smoke on Sunday 1 smoke. And have not had one since then and I will not be smoking again. I've made my decision final thats it. No more smoking I am a non smoke...

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  • Gemma23
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    Need some motivation

    Posted in Reasons to quit 20 Sep 2020
    16 Comments

    Hi everyone I'm not sure what's going on with me but I feel like I'm losing the motivation.😪😪😔 I need some motivation from all you lovely people can you please help throw some things at me to keep me on straight and narrow again. I sliped up again today with 1 smoke and this isn't like me. I don't think it's fair after 3 months of going to a friend's house and been smoke free that I fi...

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  • Gemma23
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    Slip up

    Posted in Hints and tips 18 Sep 2020
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    Is it normal to have a slip up with smoking? I mean I had done 3 solid months of nothing cold turkey And then 1 day it was like over whelming cravings that really took over and I give it? Does all ex smokers get this feeling. I think I am doing Okie still I no I did slip up and I'm really annoyed at that. But i am still moving on counting days like that didn't happen.

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  • Gemma23
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    Disgusted

    Posted in Reasons to quit 17 Sep 2020
    6 Comments

    Hi all well I am very angry and very disappointed with myself. I had a smoke. I had just 1 smoke since I stopped 3 months ago. And to be honest I felt sick to the gut with anger that I give in. The thing is it triggers when I am at a friend's house Because that's where I used to go and have a drink and a smoke with her. And today well it got me. And now one hour after doing so I thought...

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  • Gemma23
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    Breath

    Posted in Hints and tips 13 Sep 2020
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    Hi all I am now 91 days smoke free. I really can't believe I just said that but it is a great feeling. 13 weeks today. I do still if I'm honest crave a smoke but it's only a thought it passes as always. But gosh it does get me at the worst times. Like today on my way home from shopping we drive for 1 hour and coming back into town i had that feeling of ah we are almost home the 1st thing I use...

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  • Gemma23
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    Months

    Posted in Hints and tips 6 Sep 2020
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    Hi everyone. Today marks a big day for me. I am 3 months no smoking. Feeling very good about that. I also have started my treatment and I am able to g go home Thursday and move on from this chapter in my book. I am proud not to be smoking at this time as I'm sure it would not be helping me with treatment and my health. Skin looking better Breathing alot better aswell. Thanks to all the s...

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  • Gemma23
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    First time been social

    Posted in Quit experiences 29 Aug 2020
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    Hi all I am almost at the 3 month mark now And my partner and I have been invited to a friend's birthday tonight. Feeling a little nervous since I haven't been out in the last 5 to 6 months because of health reasons. A few of my friends will be there they smoke but I am more excited to no that I will not be smoking at the party tonight and i feel proud for that. But i little nervous about goi...

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    I may have done it

    Posted in Quit experiences 23 Aug 2020
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    I am 10 weeks today a non smoker and I am proud to say I am a non smoker 🚭🚭💪

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  • Gemma23
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    Be positive

    Posted in Staying quit 16 Aug 2020
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    Hi everyone Want to fill you all in. I am now 9 weeks some free and I am very proud of myself I have got this far cold turkey. I am not missing them so much anymore I have changed my train of thought. Definetly much easier to handle than the first week orr 2. Eating more healthy And started doing some excercise 30 minute walk after work seems to work for me really well. Fills that void ...

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  • Gemma23
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    2 months in

    Posted in Quit experiences 6 Aug 2020
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    Hi everyone I'm almost at the 2 month mark. And still I struggle with cravings I feel like I'm really missing something and I am not content atal with everyday life at the minute. I am having health issues right now aswell and very on edge every time I have to see doc. I just find it hard to be settled without the thinking of o a ciggerate would be nice.now orr o a ciggerate would help me ge...

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    Positive go's along way

    Posted in Staying quit 31 Jul 2020
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    Hi all so as you all no I went for surgery few weeks ago to remove my thyroid and a couple and weeks later after that i also had more surgery to remove a lesion (lump) on my head just to make sure it wasn't anything bad. I have has a long 2 weeks waiting for that result and I got it today and thank the Lord it was benign and no need to worry no.more. I am so so happy and relieved that it's all...

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    Some help

    Posted in Hints and tips 21 Jul 2020
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    Hi everyone I'm over the 5 week mark but experiencing strange feeling in my body. Feel sore if that's understandable. Yesterday wasn't a good day day feeling very anxious all day I could feel it.in the pit of my stomach is it normal? I am not an anxious person atal But I also am waiting on some rest results. I don't regret my discussion to stop smoking but sometimes I feel like I've adde...

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  • Gemma23
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    No smoking

    Posted in Reasons to quit 16 Jul 2020
    6 Comments

    Hi all surgery was a success and all is good It's make such a difference with not smoking Didn't need extra oxygen and feeling much better this time round. But one puff ever Hope everyone has a nice weekend I will be in hospital for 1 night and resting up woth the tv and a view 🤣🤞💪🚭🚭

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  • Gemma23
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    No smoking

    Posted in Quit experiences 14 Jul 2020
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    Hi everyone. I am off again for a bit more surgery on Thursday this time on the head 😔😔 we are hoping it is not related to my thyroid problem. I am been very positive about this. And times like this I am glad that I am a none smoker now so I can heal alot better and faster than we would as smokers.. 1 month and 2 days down and I'm proud. I do notice no whizzing and coughing anymore And ...

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  • Gemma23
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    No smoking

    Posted in Quit experiences 12 Jul 2020
    3 Comments

    1 MONTH SMOKE FREE YIPPIEEE 👍💪💪🚭🚭 NOPE ( NOT ONE PUFF EVER )

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  • Gemma23
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    No smoking

    Posted in Staying quit 10 Jul 2020
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    Hi everyone I'm 2 days off 1 month smoke free 🙂 I'm so proud of myself I got this far with everything going on with my health I stayed strong. I hope to be all better by the end of july start of August have a bit to go yet before I am back to me again but I will get there. That's what giving me the push to never smoke again A health scare. Not a bad bad health scare but enough not to ev...

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