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Going strong

Posted in Quit experiences 23 Sep 2020

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 smoker I do not smoke.

And I do not want to smoke.

102 days and counting.

It's a battle at the 3 month mark as I was just over 3 months and have a slip up but.only a slip up.

Good luck to everyone on the journey

And thanks for all the support for you lovely people.

I'm glad I did not completely fail and buy smokes.

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  • Happiness September 23, 2020 | 21:30
    We are glad you didn't buy those smokes too Gemma. We have faith in you. You go girl!
  • Gemma23 September 23, 2020 | 21:32
    Thank you happiness
    Thanks for the great support through it all
  • Nailing it September 23, 2020 | 22:16
    In the past it was 3 weeks, 3 months that always triggered me for some reason. One smoke or two is not a life sentence, good on you for picking yourself back up, it will get easier, all my friends who quit say, “it’s so nice on the other side” I can’t wait to get there with you!
  • Gemma23 September 23, 2020 | 22:20
    Nailing it thank you wasn't sure why 3 months but I am over that slip and moving on
    Take everyday as it comes you will get there 👍👍
    I do no that they do not do anything for us.
    I got tempted by temptation been waved in my face and I did give it but now because of it there's something inside me doesn't let me have the thought of smoking
    Straight away nope.comes into my head
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW September 23, 2020 | 22:54
    getting past the 3 week mark is so important, we all agree on that. I dont know why so many stumble around that 3 month mark? I didnt stumble with the fags this time, thank Christ. But it was around the 3 month mark when I had a car crash and broke my right hand. I was found negligent for causing the accident and I still didnt fold! I could have resumed smoking again, but I decided 3 month's prior to never smoke one puff ever.
    I'm well into 9 month's now and I have so much gratitude to this community, that I cannot express in words.
    Thanks team.
  • Gemma23 September 23, 2020 | 23:09
    Puffnomore wow well done for.not craving after having a bad accident.
    I've never broke a bone but I'm sure that would have hurt.
    It's funny you say that I had a health scare. In May this year I had a operation to remove the thyroid which I found out to be a cancer in the thyroid and a tumor in my head which was nothing to worry about it was benign
    Through all that not once did I light up a ciggerate
    I had 2 operations and.treatmemt in the space of 3 months or so and didn't once light up a smoke.
    Now a.month later I caved and had a smoke. It's like why after all that time and effort to get to good health to go and lit up a dirty smoke.
    Stupid I no. But I'm not.letting it me now I no I don't wrong and I move on from it and keep counting and fight that battle we are all trying to get past.
    I never ever thought I would atop smoking but yea I have and proud of how far I have come.
    9 months is great. Do you miss anything now or has that gone from you aswell? Missing the smoke?
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW September 23, 2020 | 23:31
    Nah, There's nothing I miss about smoking now. I've gone through periods of missing something, but not this time.
    I said "GOOD RIDDENCE "
    I meant it. Predominately due to Allen Carrs book! Although, without this community, I may not have been able to grasp his concept?
    It truly is better to be on-the-other-side.
    I got off the merry-go-round!
    Now I'm on the hurdy-gurdy
    I PuffNoMore.
  • Gemma23 September 23, 2020 | 23:34
    Hurdy gurdy? Never heard that saying before.
    Well that's good
    Yea.i do and I am reading allen carrs book again.
    12 months will go by before I no where I am.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW September 23, 2020 | 23:49
    lol. hehe. the hurdy gurdy is good and full of gratitude, the complete opposite to the evil drug when hopping off and on the torturous merry-go-round of addiction.
  • Gemma23 September 23, 2020 | 23:53
    O alright I was thinking something completely different lol
    Well done for getting his far
    I'm sure it does pay off to be a non smoker.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW September 24, 2020 | 0:03
    Oh yes,
    It pays me $185.50 every week to not smoke.
    And that equates to about a 20 a day smoker!
    One year ago, I was addicted to alot more than 20.
    It sure does Pay Off!
  • softly40, Mid North Coast September 24, 2020 | 8:35
    You will now get a whole lot better and will succeed. NOPE (not one puff ever)
  • Happiness September 24, 2020 | 22:25
    I hope you are past the hump and looking forward to being happy non-smoker. Happy with your decision is key. Embrace the quit and find freedom. You will love it. I do.
  • Gemma23 September 24, 2020 | 22:27
    Happiness yes I have got past the hump from last week started fresh week this week and moved on from it.
    Haven't looked back since atill counting my days and been strong.
    My decision is to be a non smoker I do not want to smoke anymore.
  • New chapter September 25, 2020 | 17:08
    Brilliant Gemma,you can do this,I stopped on Aug 2 and I’m starting to feel fantastic😊
  • Gemma23 September 25, 2020 | 17:52
    New chapter well done
    Keep up.the good work.
    yea I do also starting to feel good
    Breathing is much better and all round yes I'm starting to really get.over it now. It's just something I don't want anymore to be a smoker 🙂🙂
  • jessfreeof, Northern NSW September 25, 2020 | 19:15
    Totally awesome Gemma well done to you. You inspire me. Congrats congrats congrats xo
  • Gemma23 September 25, 2020 | 20:17
    Thanks Jess im happy I didn't completely fall off the wagon lol I did get through that rough patch and carried on as a non smoker.
    Your doing great aswell keep up the good work

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