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Liz S
Quit 9 months 1 week ago posted 4 days 18 hours ago
Well holy smoky skies 😷. Went for my run this morning and it was the first time I felt like I had a brick on my chest. It’s definitely been challenging trying to keep an upbeat mood when we are engulfed by a haze. I see photos of the island and blue skies and dream of a better day ahead. I hope everyone out there is managing to stay happy and smoke free. How are our new quitters doing? Sending you all hugs and energy should you need a boost 🌹🤗
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Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 4 days 17 hours ago
Congratulations Liz S on your 9 month smoke-free milestone! You must be so proud. Great to hear that you are sticking to running, it appears to be a great strategy for you to remain quit. The forest fires are indeed very devastating, we too dream of better days ahead 💕 Huge thank you for checking on the new quitter, you and many others make our community so welcoming!
Lavender Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 weeks 1 day ago Commented 4 days 16 hours ago
Hi Liz,
Your positivity is always so uplifting! Thanks for checking in with all of us and giving us a boost. Sending good vibes & hugs your way as well! 💕
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 4 days 16 hours ago
Good for you still running in haze. The good day will come soon no worry. We are all here to support each others. Take care and stay safe.
Frankie B Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months ago Commented 4 days 16 hours ago
Yes it’s been awful in Nelson. We just went about 8 days straight of not being able to see the mountains at all !! So glad I’m not out side smoking cigarettes in the smoke 😌Thanks for the hugs !! Right back at you💕
LLD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 1 month ago Commented 4 days 10 hours ago
9 months already, Liz! That is fantastic and I’m sure you’re feeling a lot of the benefits of not smoking at this point…despite the fires all around you. 👏🏻

Stay safe and congrats on your quit.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 4 months ago Commented 3 days 18 hours ago
Liz, I can't say enough about how proud we all are of you for your nine month quit. You're only 3 months from your one year anniversary. Wow where has the time gone. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your success with us. Goes without saying that your hard work and persistence certainly paid off. If by chance the nicodemon should try to coax you, just kick him back to where the sun don't shine and enjoy doing it. Hugs, Lucille.
Stanley
Quit 3 months 1 week ago posted 6 days 10 hours ago
Off the patch a week, no craving this morning after a 8k run. Hope will no crave and urge for the rest of the day.

Cheers everyone up and KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say No to nicodemon.
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Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 6 days 9 hours ago
Happy 3 months yipppppeee 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉👏
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 6 days 9 hours ago
Congratulations Stanley on your 3 months smoke-free milestone and on being without the patch for a week! So much the celebrate 🎉 You must be so proud! You are very committed to remain smoke-free! Great job staying committed to your quit and to running! Keep up the great work 👏
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 6 days 8 hours ago
Thanks GM,

Of course will take my wife to somewhere to celebrate my three months quit. Thanks all other quitters in the forum. All the support and comments are help me to reach the three months. Hope I am able stay quit for good in long term.
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Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 5 days 4 hours ago
Yes Stanley!
I am so happy for you to make it this far- and you are doing so well. I have noticed that in your posts you always have something positive to say and you talk yourself through your cravings. Thanks for being such a rock of positivity!
I hope you have a lovely dinner out with your wife.
Sabritas
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 4 months ago Commented 3 days 18 hours ago
Keep running Stanley as the further you do the less chance of the nicodemon catching up to you. Your positivity is outstanding. Lucille.
Lucille Brown
Quit 5 years 4 months ago posted 1 week ago
Hello fellow quitters, it's been a long haul but my husband and I are doing O.K. Thanks to everybody especially Liz for your kind thoughts and comments. The move went well, however stressful it was, and I never even gave a thought to smoking so I guess I'm a full fledged quitter after all. Ha Ha! I miss everyone and hope to resume posting as soon as we're settled in. I see that there are a lot of newcomers on the forum and just want to say that your decision is awesome and you won't regret joining the best team you'll ever get to work with. From the quit coaches to the many members who have your back they are the best by far. I can safely say that because I've gotten to know many of them and they have become good friends over the five years I've been here. Wether you're just starting out or you've been quit for a while and just want support and encouragement, you've certainly come to the right place. Don't fear what you feel you cannot achieve as it's within your grasp and it will happen if you believe. (And work hard at it.) Never give up on your dream of becoming smoke free. It's your given right to put the money back in your pocket where it belongs and not in that of the tobacco companies. Look beyond the hardships and embrace the benefits that will present themselves. Your health is worth it. Listen to the voices of reason and do what's right for you. Hello! to Green Meenie, Greg, Liz, Sabritas, Stanley, Sherdon, the many quit coaches and to all those who I have come to know over the years and thanks for your support and your help. Hugs all, Lucille, ♥️♥️🙋‍♀️
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GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 1 week ago
So glad to hear that all went well, however stressful (moving always is), and you are back with us as you unpack / get settled in! Now which box was the computer in? lol
Thank you for keeping us apprised Lucille and, again, nice to hear from you.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 6 days 19 hours ago
Thanks for checking in beautiful lady 🌹💕. Go rest a little … remember you can take your time unpacking now! Hugs 🤗
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 2 months ago Commented 6 days 18 hours ago
Hi Lucille! Thanks for checking in. I know there was a lot of buzz wondering how everything went for you. Don't they say that moving is one of the most stressful things life has to offer? You did it smoke free! That is inspiring.

Your way with words and ability to lift others up never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for being an integral part of the QuitNow family. Keep doing what you're doing, because it is working.
~QuitCoach Stacey
sabritas@sabrosas Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 6 days 18 hours ago
Hi Lucille
Thank you for your encouraging words. You are definitely right that the discomfort of quitting is worth the long term benefits. Take care and hope you are settling in your new place ok. ❤️Sabritas
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 6 days 16 hours ago
Hi Lucille,

Happy to know you are doing good. Hope we will see you post soon after you settle down. Take care.
Frankie B Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months ago Commented 6 days 15 hours ago
Hi Lucille!! So glad that your going to be able to start settling in and that we will hear from you more ❤️Sending big hugs 🫂 You have been missed as well !!
Liz S
Quit 9 months 1 week ago posted 1 week ago
Sabritas I just read that your area has fires all around and wanted to make sure you and your family are safe!! 💕
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Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week ago
Gracias Liz
Yes we are safe but you are right. Fires everywhere! I was so miserable today I started searching online for places In BC I could take my kids where it won’t be 10+ smoky air quality and we can actually enjoy our summer vacation. I was running out of things for us to do inside- dvds, reading books, board games, crafts and listening to music. Oh yes we watched some olympics too.
Getting desperate for some clean air and no falling ash it looks like snow and I couldn't see a block away.
Thanks for asking Liz, we are safe but feeling very squirrelly. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Un abrazo, Sabritas
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Happy to hear you and your family are safe! I don't know about other places but FYI there's no smoke (that I am aware of= correct me if I'm wrong please) on Vancouver Island. Vancouver is probably minimal smoke as well?
I would say the coast is the place to be right now. Cheers
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 6 days 19 hours ago
I am glad you are safe … but yes the smoke and ash suck. Some days it is fairly clear here but every day my car is filthy … we need rain!!! Hugs to you 💕
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 2 months ago Commented 6 days 18 hours ago
Thank you for checking in, Liz. How incredibly thoughtful.

Sabritas, I'm grateful to hear you and your family are doing ok. You are running out of things to do inside but also you are safe. That is a good thing. I also cannot comment on places with better air quality, hopefully there is someone who can help with that. Stay safe <3
~QuitCoach Stacey
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 6 days 16 hours ago
Sabritas,

glad to hear you are safe. Hope the wild fire will off soon. Stay safe and take care.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 4 months ago Commented 3 days 18 hours ago
Sabritas, you may have to withstand the smoke from the fires a little longer but you've withstood the test of time concerning cigarettes. That in my book is awesome. Stay safe and take care of your family. Don't take any chances if it gets worse. Praying for rain and better days. Hugs, Lucille.
Stanley
Quit 3 months 1 week ago posted 1 week ago
Today is the fifth day without nicotine in my body. No craving at the morning. The power of urge is least at the moment. Thinking of bad sides of smoking to remind myself not to have a puff or two. The craving and urge seem under control this morning. So today is a good day.Maybe i will do a 5k run to celebrate no crave at the morning.

Cheers everyone up and KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say No to nicodemon.
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QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 2 months ago Commented 1 week ago
That is wonderful, Stanley! Having no cravings at the moment sounds freeing. You are 5 days nicotine free, what sort of benefits have you started noticing? You body is amazing and starts to heal instantly. Enjoy your 5k, i can't think of a better way to celebrate!
Keep in touch, Stanley
~QuitCoach Stacey
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week ago
👏👏👏👏👏 awesome!!!! 🏃‍♂️ like the 💨 🤣
Frankie B Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months ago Commented 1 week ago
That’s sooooooo awsome Stanley!!!! I hope you celebrate being nicotine free by doing something special for your self ❤️Very inspiring. Have a lovely day 🌄
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 8 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Wow Stanley, that is so great! Nicotine free and your cravings are getting less and less. Keep up the awesome job! 🤗👏
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week ago
I was free this morning. At noon one puff thought arises but didn't act on further. I choose to walk around. The autumn seems coming as some of tree turn red and yellow. The urge is not strong just a little bit i still can handle it. The one puff idea comes up few time when i walk around. Finally i turn it down. One puff doesn't help to relax, if i have one, there must be another one. it will trigger the addiction come alive again. then i will hook again and smoke every 20 to 30 mins. the addiction will never end.

So Stand Firm to say No to nicodemon. KEEP NOPE. Cheers everyone up
sherdon
Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 week ago
8 1/2 months - woot!! I did have a hard evening yesterday. Smoking distracted me from my emotions. When I first quit it was hard to deal with my emotions but I've been working through allowing myself to feel them, deal with them and let them flow through me. However, yesterday my son caused me signficant heartbreak. All I wanted to do when he left was have a glass of wine and smoke. I did neither. Instead, I sat on my couch thinking about what had just transpired and cried. I can tell you that my husband and daughter are somewhat freaked out seeing me cry because that's something they rarely saw. I'm still sad and teary but I fought the urge to smoke for which I am proud of myself.
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week ago
Oh my goodness Sherdon, my heart feels your words. 💕. I am so so proud of you!! Not only for reaching 8.5 months, but for allowing yourself to feel. 🌹💕🌹💕🌹💕 sending you a huge hug today!!
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Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week ago
Sherdon it is awful to feel the full scope of pain especially when inflicted by someone we love the most. I am sorry that happened yesterday.
Good for you for not hiding your emotions and being able to cry openly in your house that shows how much you’ve grown rather than run away and smoke.
Hope today is good for you and that you can have some activities that bring you peace and make you feel renewed. ❤️Sabritas
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week ago
Sherdon,

you are so brave to deal with the situation. The most difficult part is dealing with the emotion which is a main cause of trigger. I know it is toughest part on our quit. you should proud of yourself you overcome the tough time.

Cheers and KEEP NOPE
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 2 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Hi Sherdon, you are proud of yourself for remaining smoke free in such a challenging time. Emotions can be a huge trigger for many people. You fought through it. Crying is a great way to let those emotions out. Having your husband and daughter see you cry must have been hard on you and them. I'm sorry you are still feeling sadness. I hope with time you start to feel better.
~QuitCoach Stacey
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 4 months ago Commented 3 days 18 hours ago
Sherdon, we'll face many challenges when it comes to our children but we are made of stronger stuff, we may cry, we may yell and shout at them but in the end we love them just the same. Showing your emotions is a good way of dealing with all the tribulations they may cause and in dealing with all of that you still manged to remain smoke free. That proves to me that you are much stronger than you think you are, and I'm so proud of you for showing us that smoking doesn't change anything, it only makes it worse. Keep up the good work and a huge congratulations on 8 1/2 months . Hugs to you, Lucille.
Stanley
Quit 3 months 1 week ago posted 1 week 1 day ago
A little bit crave at the morning, it just like the waves touch the dam so many times. the urge power lesser strong then yesterday. Keep looking at facebook and live to distract myself. Told myself not to go to the little shop. Not listen to the little voice for a puff or two for fun, and do no harm. I kick that voice out of my mind. I know i can do it. We can do it. Keep saying NOPE out loud. I am working hard to against the addiction. So cheers to everyone.

KEEP NOPE AND Stand firm to say No to nicodemon
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Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
I hope you can see this comment Stanley … you are amazing!! 👏👏👏
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Thanks GM and Liz,

I choose to walk around river side today. The craving and urge was gone. I am free now.
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Hello Stanley, so good to hear that the cravings are feeling less intense, one of many benefits to quitting 👏 Great job keeping that strong positive mindset and staying committed to your quit. Keep up the fantastic work! NOPE!
Liz S
Quit 9 months 1 week ago posted 1 week 2 days ago
Great job Stanley. I cannot get onto the comments section either. I hope everyone has a great smoke free day today. Sabritas, sending a big hug to you too!
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Quit 3 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Hello Liz S - Thank you for continuing to post such positive comments despite the technical issue with the Forum this weekend. The issue should be fixed, and commenting restored.

~The QuitNow Team
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Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Thanks Liz
It was a bit of a difficult weekend and no QuitNow forum to check in with! I felt a bit triggered about that. It is SO smoky here the air quality is 10+ which is really bad. Despite that I worked in my garden and helped my hubby and kids repaint the exterior of the house. Not much fun but had to be done. How was your weekend? I called my BF in Armstrong I am planning on heading that way to see her as soon as I can for a couple of days. I would love to see you as well. I will let you know the dates and send you my email address if that works. ¡Buenas noches! Sabritas
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Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week ago
Yippeee I woke up thinking about sending you my email address too. I am so excited thank you for making my day already xoxox. My weekend went by so quickly I can’t remember what I did 🤣. I didn’t spend much time outside because it was smoky here too! I have still been running and biking during the week though. I’m sorry you had a yucky weekend … we have all come to rely on this site during hard moments and I am thankful they got on it right away and not weeks without it … oh man I can’t stop thinking that I’m am going to meet you!! I am away the weekend of August 14 but that’s it. One of my girls lives in Armstrong too! ¡Buenos días!💕
Stanley
Quit 3 months 1 week ago posted 1 week 2 days ago
Unable to retrieve the comment when i logged in. And the live chat is unavailable as well. Please fix it asap.

Having craving again this morning, it is mild but keep impacting my mind, It just like a sea wave keep impacting me one by one. I turn it down again and again within an hour. Now I am feeling better. The one puff thought calm down a lot. When i deal with the crave, i choose to walk around in living room, drinking a tea and do have some self talk and saying out loud NOPE . This might take few day or a week to get use to the crave as i am completely off the patch.

Cheers everyone up. KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say NO to nicodemon. This monster is so ignoring but i will beat it down again and again until it will not shown up in my mind.
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Quit 3 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Hello Stanley - Live Chat and commenting is restored. Thank you for letting us know, and we apologize for the delays. Keep up the amazing work!

~The QuitNow Team
sabritas@sabrosas
Quit 7 months 1 week ago posted 1 week 2 days ago
Quitnow
The new updated version I see today has some major bugs! I can’t comment on anyone’s post without downloading a huge file. Even after signing in I cannot “read more” or like or comment. This is very problematic and I hope you have an IT person working on the weekend to help iron it out. Thank you, Sabritas
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Quit 10 years 3 months ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Hi Sabritas. Yes, we will surely inform the QuitNow administrators regarding this issue. Thank you for letting us know and we apologize for the inconvenience.
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Quit 3 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Hello sabritas@sabrosas - We apologize for the delay in restoring Live Chat and commenting. We appreciate your feedback very much.

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~The QuitNow Team
bekinbc
Quitting in 1 week 3 days posted 1 week 3 days ago
So I have just set my quit date! I plan on cutting way down before then. I was wondering about whether to go with NRT or medications. I'm leary of Champix because I've had issues with mild depression in the past but I've heard so many people really benefit from it. I'd like to hear more from the people who have tried that. I've unsuccessfully used NRT before so I'm not sure what's best to do. I've smoked for almost 50 yrs. but all but the last 5 yrs I smoked less than 1/2 pack. I'm really motivated and want to be free from this! I haven't ever used support from something like this so I'm hoping very much it will help. Thanls!
3 Comments last reply 1 week ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Hi bekinbc 🤗. Congrats on making the first step!!! I used Zyban and the patch and read Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Quit Smoking. I tried champix in a past quit attempt and didn’t feel great on it but Zyban seemed to work for me. I actually felt really good on it and my doc kept me on a couple of extra months. I would suggest speaking with a quit coach to see what might work best for you. I was determined this time to tackle my addiction from every angle hence the overload but I am almost at nine months free so I’m happy with my choice 🎉. Everyone is different … this forum has been my lifeline and I think if you like engaging with others, you will reap the benefits too! No matter what, I am so happy you are here and look forward to your success! 🌹👏👏👏👏
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Quitting in 1 week 3 days Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Thanks, Liz! Yes, it's a long row to hoe! I'll check out the Alan Carr book. I was wondering about Zyban. Good info. I just want to be rid of this addiction! It doesn't seem like a great time because I'm headed into some big stress of selling our home and business but I'm determined to get it done.
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Hi bekinbc, congratulations on your decision to quit smoking! You are on your way to freedom and a wonderful smoke-free life. You seem well prepared and ready for this big lifestyle change. You have a great plan to reduce your smoking and you have set a quit date already, that is so awesome! As we know, there are different approaches and methods to quit. Like Liz said, everyone is different and has a unique quit journey. Some people like to reduce gradually, set a quit date and then, quit cold turkey. Others will use NRT’s, quit medications or read a book such as the Allen Carr’s book like Liz did. You may discuss with your doctor or pharmacist about the different quit aids available and you may also contact us via phone or chat. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you plan for your quit day. You are very motivated and “determined to get it done”, and you can do this! Please let us know how we can help you in your journey to a tobacco-free life.
sula
Thinking about quitting posted 1 week 3 days ago
Ok today I finally made an appointment with the quit coach. I find it’s so easy to put off. I am going to come up with a plan with the coach and do this! I have been smoking for 34 years. I did have a 10 year break so the good side the number isn’t 44. I have a big goal set and this is one of the goals along the way. So just wanted to say “hi” 😀
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Yay Sula 👏👏👏 welcome!! I am so glad you made that big step with booking an appointment. With a great plan in place, and a caring support network here, you can most definitely do this!! Engage with us during the high and low times … heaven knows we are all in the same boat. Freedom awaits you 🦋🤗
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Sula, welcome to the QuitNow community! We are so happy to have you here with us. Congratulations on taking the first step towards a life of freedom and good health! You seem very motivated to put smoking behind you for good and you have made an appointment with a quit coach already, that is so wonderful! Quitting smoking may not be easy but with some support and a good plan in place, it is completely doable, and we believe that you will reach your goal of becoming tobacco-free! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out anytime. We want to help you in any way we can. Keep us updated on how you are doing. Wishing you an amazing quit journey!
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Thinking about quitting Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Thank you for all the support. I will be making sure I post. I generally don’t post things on any sights. So this will be a little different for me. One thing I do know is I can’t do this without a group.
Liz S
Quit 9 months 1 week ago posted 1 week 3 days ago
I have been thinking so much about you, Brenda (aka Beanie). If you are still visiting the site, we miss you and your stories. I truly hope you are ok … you are such a bright, vibrant energy in this community and your presence is missed by me and I know others. I am sending you healing thoughts and hope that you are well 💕🌹💕🌹💕🌹💕🌹

I am also sending a huge hug and good thoughts to you Lucille. I know you had a big week and I hope you are getting settled into your new life. ❤️😘
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Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
HI Beanie,

Hope you doing well. Give u a hugs. We all miss you here. If you see our post let us know. Cheers and KEEP NOPE
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Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Hi Beanie
I am also sending you a big hug and hope you are doing well! Hope you are getting your morning coffee soon and spending time with your family. Love to you! Sabritas
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Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Hi Beanie
I am also sending you a big hug and hope you are doing well! Hope you are getting your morning coffee soon and spending time with your family. Love to you! Sabritas
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Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Hi Beanie
I am also sending you a big hug and hope you are doing well! Hope you are getting your morning coffee soon and spending time with your family. Love to you! Sabritas
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Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Hi Beanie
I am also sending you a big hug and hope you are doing well! Hope you are getting your morning coffee soon and spending time with your family. Love to you! Sabritas
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Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Thank you Liz for checking in on Beanie, we too hope that she is well and will return to the forum soon. We are also sending good vibes out to Lucille. Thank for everyone for all your kinds words and support. You all make this community such a welcoming and safe space for all! ❤️
Stanley
Quit 3 months 1 week ago posted 1 week 3 days ago
struggling at the morning again, the craving is not that strong then yesterday. I am under control. Thinking of it but not act on it. I just walk around and around. It takes from 7:09 and gone at 8:00am. It is mild, but more frequently during the craving hour. Finally it completely gone. Now i am free and ok. I need to train up myself to deal with the crave as i completely off the patch. Hope No craving No pushing.

Cheers everyone up. KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say NO to nicodemon.
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Great job today!! 👏👏👏. No run?
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Hi Liz, i will start to run 30 mins later. Have a nice day :>
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Hi Liz and GM,

Thanks your advice. Now i know the craving is bounce a bit as i completely off the patch. I think i am able to handle it. Hope the craving will not go crazy again but i don't think so. I just have a 10k run in order to stabilize my mood and ease those craving. I find this way help me to stay focus on my quit. I will keep you posted and shared my feeling.

Cheers everyone up. Stand firm to say NO to nicodemon. KEEP NOPE :>
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
A little bit crave at 3:00pm, think of it but didn't act on it. I leave $15 in garage but i don't pick it up. One puff thought come to my mind again to urge me to try a puff for fun or for relax. I refused this kind of thought. I don't need it. I am now smoke free. The craving is not strong, but keep impacting my mind. I know i am under control. I will beat the nicodemon down again. Stay smoke free and not enslave by the cigarettes.

Cheers and KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say NO to nicodemon.
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Thanks Green Meenie,

I still hold up myself against the seductive little voice in my head. I have the thought in my mind but i don't listen and act on it. Keep fighting with the thought. It is mild but keep impacting my mind sometimes. I will keep marching and ease the thought. NOT ONE PUFF EVER

Cheer and KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say No to nicodemon.
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Stanley, you can do this! Keep going strong. When you think about smoking, do everything you can to distract your mind from those thoughts of smoking. You have great strategies, strong coping skills and so many different ways to keep yourself busy and away from the “nicodemon”. Please continue with Nope, your positive self-talk, your 10K run and everything that is helpful for you. You are doing amazing Stanley! Keep up the great work.
Don Fraser
Thinking about quitting posted 1 week 3 days ago
Oh man - heck of a night. I was up coughing and up at 4 a.m. with cravings. This is going to be a lot tougher than I thought. I won't give up. though. Popped a lozenge and settled down and I'm OK. Work today but NO SMOKE BREAK. I know I'll be proud and feel good. Happy quitting Friday everyone!
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
One hour at a time Don!!! Thank god for NRTs …. I wouldn’t have been able to stop smoking without their help. You can do it 👏👏👏👏👏
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 2 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Hi Don. I'm sorry to hear you had a rough night! Withdrawal is no joke, but it sounds like the lozenges have been quite helpful. What other strategies are you using to curb those cravings?
I hope work goes well for you today, keep us posted. We would love to hear how it went.
~QuitCoach Stacey
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Hi Don,

Stay strong. Probably using the NRT for little help. Cheers and KEEP NOPE. Good luck
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 4 months ago Commented 3 days 18 hours ago
Never give up on your dream Don, although I know how difficult this has been for you, you'll eventually succeed. Just say NOPE and trust in yourself. Hugs, Lucille.