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Day 70 Today

Posted in Quit experiences 01 Nov 2015

I woke up this morning after a reasonably late night last night (no ... very late night) and I just couldn't get over how good it was to have quit smoking. It felt so great to be able to be amongst non-smokers and not be the only person who needed to duck out. It felt so good to stay with non-smoking friends and not have to explain that I needed to go out for a ciggie. I think waking up this morning was one of the most positive experiences of this voyage.

This afternoon was tougher as I was over-tired and had to deal with some emotional fall-out. But I remembered what one of the old timers on this site said ; 'Move a muscle. Change a Thought.' So I went for a cracking walk for an hour and felt so much better. I listened to a podcast (Radio National : All in the Mind) whilst I was walking and it talked about the effects of sugar on our brains. It may as well have been about smoking. What was reinforced for me was that we have to keep on reviewing and looking at the reasons why we wanted to stop smoking. Focus can be hard to keep this far down the track so I am going to read all those reasons every day just so as I know why I have bothered to put in this effort.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

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  • Feather (aka Oompa Loompa) November 06, 2015 | 19:56
    FOH - 70 days is awesome. You are going sooo well.
  • Nannette, Hunter New England November 05, 2015 | 0:48
    Hi Fullofhope well done on cracking 70 days . It was really nice to see your post and see how well you are going. I'm back just been really flat out at work, so quickly checking in at 1 in the morning. Again thankyou for all your support and encouragement which I soooo needed in what was a hard time . Xxx
  • jenflav, South Western Sydney November 03, 2015 | 17:01
    Well done full of hope! Thank you for your motivation to keep me going too. Well done on dealing with the emotional difficulty without giving in too. Its just so easy to say stuff it one wont hurt. Love your positivity!!
  • tinman November 02, 2015 | 19:52
    Great idea going for a walk. I can not emphasis enough how incorporating exercise into your life will assist greatly in giving up cigarettes. Keep at it !
  • nodrah November 02, 2015 | 18:50
    Great job, aint it good to wake up after a big night and actually breathe
  • DaveWA November 02, 2015 | 12:18
    Congrats FOH, thats fantastic - how good is that hey - just a few weeks ago we were all winging about how hard the first few days were, now you, me and Shasha are almost 2 months in or more without smoking - thanks for your support and have a great celebration on the big 70 days - I am sending you a big box of chockies and a a bunch of flowers..**** {}{}{}{}.

    Well Done!
  • shasha November 02, 2015 | 6:01
    Well done,all good stuff,you sound really good 😊😊

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