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I started smoking again last year while going through a divorce. I have learned that even after 6 months certain triggers can set me off. Anger is one of them, I talked to my doctor and got a prescription for Chantix, which I am starting on Sunday. I have a plan to deal with my emotions.
Prayers for my success!
I am back, approaching a new quit date. I am not going to beat myself up. I started smoking after a 6 month quit, and kept finding excuses not to get back on the QUIT BANDWAGON.
One of my many triggers is anger, and this is the 3rd time I have lost a quit as a result of that . I am looking into better ways to feel my anger without doing damage to myself, whether is is smoking or overeating.
I am on day 4 of my second quit. Last quit lasted 180 days. Then life got stressful and I called on my "buddy" to help me relax.
Last weekend I spent in hospital with a slight stroke. No major problems now, just a little slurring, some tingling in the upper quadrant of my mouth and some tingling in my right hand.
I knew this was a warning sign that I MUST QUIT! It isn't an option - it is ...
I relapsed. The past 3 weeks were very stressful. My granddaughter was in the hospital. My daughter from Omaha stayed with us, she is a smoker. No excuse I know, but I did lose my 173 days of not smoking.
Tomorrow I will start again, put on my patches, and hopefully regain my quit. Almost made it 6 months. Rebooting and moving forward. There is no sense looking in the rearview mirror.
163 Days, savings $973 . Wow almost 6 months!!
I ordered my new dining room table this week. I would say I have earned it! Whoo Hoo!!
What have I been doing, since I am not really too active on this site.
I have started writing. I am taking an English class through Coursera/University of California Davis, which is free since I am only auditing the class and not taking it for college cred...
I post a daily NOPE! This helps me track the days and keeps my resolve firm!
I am on Day 49 of my quit. That means I am only 316 days short of being quit for a year! I am beginning to socialize more and let people know I have quit smoking. I was afraid to do that before, as I didn't want them to know in case I started again. I got this!!
Sure I still get cravings, but they pass quickly. I rarely carry a purse, don't need it without the cigs.
I am gradually rep...
I am on 39 days and holding. Decided to use the patches and the long term program of 6 weeks- I have nine 21mg patches left, and then will go to Stage 2. My younger sister, who has become my role model has been quit for almost a year. She has been invaluable- even though we are 2600 miles apart, we communicate by email. Nice to have a accountability partner. The only problem I have ...
Today started out to be a dreadful day. I have a cold, and felt blah. I didn't wake up until 9:30. I had weighed this morning before the toast and once again had a slight gain! Hubby wasn't home, so I made some toast. I was going to have cream cheese on the toast, but it was a bit furry, so I had butter and blackberry jelly. I was still hungry ( maybe not hungry, but I chose to believe I was) and...
I am truly amazed that I have made it this far. The cravings are turning into Yearnings ( Instead of the I GOTTA HAVE, now it is IT SURE WOULD BE NICE).
I gained 3 lb. in the last two days, and I have been munching on chips and not drinking enough water. I pre-measured my water to drink and put it in the fridge, and have veggies available for munchies.
SO just for today, Thank you Lord fo...
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