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South Eastern Sydney

Day 60

Posted in Quit experiences 22 Oct 2015

I have reached Day 60 today and I nearly forgot this milestone as I, like Dave, had started to count weeks not days. But it is important to acknowledge and honour the milestones because they are moments of satisfaction in an otherwise rocky time. I have been feeling fine today despite stresses and strains at work and am hoping that there will be smoother sailing ahead.

Last week was horrible and I began to think that I would drown in grief and tears. However, I think I have turned a corner now and can look at it all more rationally. It makes sense that we feel emotional when our soother has been taken away. It is probably not much different to a baby relying on a dummy who eventually has to do without. And so I am looking on this experience as somehow being reborn as a grown-up without the dummy in my mouth. I don't know about everyone else but somehow rationalising this emotional journey helps me.

I am just going to keep on keeping on and will look forward to the day when the process does not even cross my mind. Good luck to everyone today and tomorrow and tomorrow.

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  • DaveWA October 22, 2015 | 13:07
    Good On You FOH, nice going....

    I agree, keep marking the milestones, its a great ego booster.., counting weeks is better for me, so I don't focus on the situation daily, and it works for me too.

    I count my progress on my Champix cards, and 2 weeks out from my 60 days..

    Onwards and Upwards!!!
  • nodrah October 22, 2015 | 13:22
    Well turning back from here....keep strong
  • worthy2015 October 22, 2015 | 13:31
    Well done FOH :)
  • Nannette, Hunter New England October 22, 2015 | 20:05
    Hi Fullofhope sooo glad to see your post. I was thinking of you over the past few days and after your tough week last week it was a relief to see your post today. Congratulations on 60 days you have done so well. You are one very strong and determined lady. Better off spitting the dummy than picking it back up again. Glad you are still with us. As you know we can do this. Keep strong xxx
  • This time I am going to win, Southern NSW October 22, 2015 | 21:17
    Well done Full of Hope You are awesome in this journey. An inspiration to newbies
  • IAMSUNNY October 23, 2015 | 0:20
    Great job. I can certainly identify with the emotional part. I think I had 1 emotional blowout and 2 meltdowns. But I didn't light up- so am feeling pretty positive about that. Very Well Done- Keep it up!

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