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Finish off 2 month and into third month

Posted in Staying quit 10 Apr 2018

66 days without a puff, in cold turkey style. Feel so proud of myself.

The thoughts of wanting a cig still keep coming up, specially on Sundays when I finished mowing the lawn, have a cold drink and look at the straight line of the lawn edge. that wanting thoughts is so strong that I sometime scared that I may slip up. I have been so upset with myself for the thoughts, but now I am changing the tactic, relaxed with the thought of wanting that pops up. I just regard it as elusion. It goes away in couple of seconds.

Also my skin has been itching so much for the last 3 weeks, I have been blame my dog, my cat, my chicken and my fish. don't why I blame the fish, been changing water for every two days. Overdos the pets with flea control. until I red Wendy's posting that the skin itching is related to quiting. Oh boy, so sorry for the pets.

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  • Lia April 12, 2018 | 22:41
    Hi JW. I must say I still have 4 1/2 packs of Dunhill and half a pack of Davidoff. Nearly 3 years, as I said. A good reminder of what $150 looks like before it is in an ashtray. Hmmm
  • colloquial April 12, 2018 | 12:35
    Great effort are doing great,the little side effects mean nothing mate,onwards from here to 70,then 80 and 90 and 100 days.You have got this.No matter what JW do not smoke..
  • Jw, Western Sydney April 11, 2018 | 14:21
    Hi Weewillem, I"ve been to the GP today, and he says that it is normal, as my skin will be more sensitive from now on, and I will get use to it very soon.
  • Jw, Western Sydney April 11, 2018 | 14:11
    Hi Lia, thank you for the tips. I don't regards smoke as a rewards anymore. but the wanting thoughts just coming up from here and there. Funny I have half pack of smoke left in my bed side draw, but never been tempted to take one out to smoke despite the wanting thoughts.
  • Paidi April 11, 2018 | 4:35
    Hi jw, I guess I'd better not mow the grass for a while! Keep up the quit. You are giving me inspiration
  • weewillem April 10, 2018 | 21:17
    I wonder if your skin is breathing better, after all, it is the largest organ in your body.
  • Lia April 10, 2018 | 21:08
    Hi Jw. Let's face it! We have rewarded ourselves for years and often decades with a cigarette. Whenever an excuse pops up. Have you ever heard a non smoker suggest they would love to light up when a reward was there for the taking. Once a smoker, always a potential smoker. Can not afford to light up. Not even once. Food for thought.

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