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NotThisTime
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Made it.... Hardest part over I think!

Posted in Staying quit 04 Apr 2017
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105 days or 3 and a half months quit today. The hardest part has been the last 4 weeks. I finished moving last Monday and have noticed the cravings have been easing since I finished. When the cravings were the strongest I kept telling myself that all I had to do was NOT SMOKE. It didn't matter if I accomplished anything else during that hour, day, week, month... as long as I didn't smoke. I believe this has been an important reason I have been able to stay quit for this long. From what I have read from others experiences the mental cravings will stay with me for around another 2 and a half months (when I reach 6 months).

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  • Red-67 April 04, 2017 | 4:13
    I think the key here, is proper mindset. You must WANT to stop. You must NOT WANT to smoke. I had made up my mind that I WANTED to be free of smoking. I DO NOT WANT TO SMOKE ! Yes, we will go through withdrawal from nicotine, and that can be very different, depending on what method one chooses. Should be a matter of weeks. But I did not crave a smoke..
    You will not crave something you do not want. That part, is all in your head.
    At 5 weeks, smoking is just a bad memory now...
  • Rachel2011 , South Eastern Sydney April 06, 2017 | 9:57
    Great effort NotThisTime! I am a big fan of all roads lead to Rome and different things can work for different people. I see the key to being and doing what resonates with you and who and how you think and feel. Don't fix what aint broke and go for it! I look forward to you 200 day post :)
  • PaulP , Illawarra Shoalhaven April 06, 2017 | 19:36
    I,m hearing you. I am 96 days free but the last few I've been thinking of smoking more then ever. I even had dreams of asking someone for a smoke?
    The price is enough to keep me on track I just hope the craving goes away. Is there a magical 6 month mark
  • Cranky76 April 06, 2017 | 20:23
    Excellent job there Not This time, it crazy how the thoughts pop up along the way. I think it was 5 months ( i have a terrible memory) when i had the last crazy- out of control- cravings that went for DAYS.. I was so mad, O mean - how dare it do that after so long smoke free... I believe it waits until we are pretty relaxed and then throws some thoughts, cravings, tempting ideas at us...
    I am past that now and cruising along fine... It does eventually stop..

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