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Stanley
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 week ago
I have craving after breakfast. The sneaky thought keep coming into my mind to try a puff or two. I keep Saying NOPE to myself. And i keep walking within my neighbourhood around 30 mins each. It was not strong after 15 mins, the crave was gone. Then it comes up again after 30 mins later. I need to walk another round again.
If try a puff or two are pricery. Recall the addiction come alive again. Non stop to smoke within 15 to 30 mins. Smell in the clothes. Stain in the teeth and fingers.
No more nicotine slavery. I am free now.

Cheer everyone up. Keep NOPE. Stand firm to say No to nicodemon.
6 Comments last reply 1 week ago
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week ago
You are so lucky to have a neighbour you can walk with! I spend most of my days alone, so I do a lot of self reassurance and deep breathing when the sneaky thoughts come … we have worked too hard to get to this place right Stanley? One puff would not be good at all! I’m keeping NOPE over here too! πŸ€—πŸŒΉ
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Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week ago
Thx Liz,

Can’t believe it even 4 months after still have crave. I choose to walk and let it go silently. We need to stand firm to say no to nicodemon and Keep NOPE. Cheer you up too πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week ago
I know I still do too … but the big difference is that they are mental cravings and not physical … they still keep us on our toes. You are doing great and we have the mental power to say NO.
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Quit 1 week 3 days ago Commented 1 week ago
Thanks to both of you for your posts. It is really helping my get through my days. I will make it to where you both are one NOPE at a time.

Great job walking through the cravings Stanley
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week ago
Yes you will Tracy! Remember that this is a process, and we all struggle here and there, but we can work through each craving. You are in control! And almost 3 days in πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ you are amazing!
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Quit 6 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Way to go Stanley! It takes a lot of courage and determination to remain smoke-free when facing a tough time. You made it and you didn’t give in to those β€œsneaky thoughts”. You have what it takes to win this battle against nicotine addiction. Keep doing what you are doing and continue with your walk, and keep saying NOPE. You got this!

Congratulations Tracy! You are doing awesome at almost 3 days smoke-free. Keep going strong. You can do this!

Thanks again Liz for all your words of encouragement and support! You are doing wonderful. πŸ€—

breannapotskin
Quitting in 2 weeks posted 1 week 1 day ago
Hello! I am just so tired of smoking. Its exhausting, I know it's unhealthy and its starting to affect my teeth and my health.i quit for a few months last year and it was so hard I regret picking it backup.
3 Comments last reply 1 week ago
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Welcome Breanna πŸ€—. So excited to have you join us!!! Quitting is hard, and can be a little easier if you have a good plan in place! If you are needing help, definitely reach out to the quit coaches as they can help you come up with something that may help you 😊. We are all here to cheer you on as well!! You can do this … you did it before so hopefully this time is the one!!! Sending hugs πŸŒΉπŸ€—
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 4 months ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Hi Breanna,
Like Liz said, quitting is a process. The fact that you have quit last year for a couple of months shows that you have the capability of quitting again this time around. This time you are also aware of what to expect. A good way to start is by setting small goals. Sometimes focusing on the big goal (being smoke free) can cause anxiety and stress. Setting small goals that you would like to focus on is a good way to start. Don't hesitate to call us at 1-877-455-2233 to speak to a coach if you haven't done so. All the best!
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Hi breanna,

If you feeling sick of smoking. It is a good time to quit. I failed on last quit because of one puff and two. Then I back to regular smoking. Now I have quitter for four months. I hope this time for good. So quit smoking is doable. You are in the right place to seek help from the forum.

Cheer you up and keep NOPE. Stand firm to say no to nicodemon
tracyb123
Quit 1 week 3 days ago posted 1 week 2 days ago
Well, I made it through day one. I would brush my teeth every time I had a strong craving, I don't think they have ever been so clean. Lol
This morning is proving to be really difficult as I have to change up my before work routine.
This is a quote that reminds me I can do it.

Motivation is what you can do
Dedication is what you will do
Determination is how well you do it.
12 Comments last reply 1 week ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Great job Tracy πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Are you going cold turkey or using NRTs? You are doing an amazing job and the first three days can be the most uncomfortable … you can do this remember this is not going to feel this way forever!! Breathe deeply and lots of water. Sending you energy and a huge hug πŸ€—πŸŒΉ
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Quit 1 week 3 days ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Thanks Liz, I have the patch on so hopefully it helps. Today is proving to be a lot more difficult than yesterday. I can make it, I will just keep reminding myself that cigarettes actually serve no purpose.
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Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Way to go Tracy, congratulations on being 1 day and 8 hours smoke-free! Great supportive words from Liz! Brushing your teeth is a fantastic way to fight cravings, oral health is so important for overall health! Changing your regular routines is another great way to avoid cravings and establish new healthy habits. Thank you for sharing such a powerful quote, this is certainly a great mantra to remind yourself that you CAN DO THIS! Keep up the great work Tracy! We are cheering you on! πŸ‘
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Hi Tracy 123,

Congratulations you are on board to the forum. The first few days will be the toughest days. For sure you can made it. Cheer you up and keep NOPE. Stand firm to say no to nicodemon
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Quit 1 week 3 days ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Thanks Stanley, that darned Nicodemon just about got me today, but with the support of quick-change Katerina I stayed strong and said NOPE
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Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Way to go Tracy! Great job reaching out, having support is so important throughout the quitting process! Many people find that sharing their feelings can help them get through stressful times and keep them on track with their quit! Always remember, you are not alone! Keep up the fantastic work Tracy and congratulations on your 2 day and 7 hour smoke-free milestone! All the best! 😊
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Quit 1 week 3 days ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Phew, yesterday was tough for sure, but I made it. I decided instead if taking a "smoke" break I will take a cleaning break. I will take a few minutes away from my computer and clean something, it's a great way to distract plus my house will be spotless. Win win πŸ˜„
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
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QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
What a fantastic strategy Tracy! A cleaning break is a great distraction and a great way to freshen up your space. Cleaning can even be therapeutic for many people! Cleaning can be great to provide relief from clutter, some extra exercise and it can even relieve stress. Way to go Tracy, an excellent way to distract yourself and and enjoy a spotless house! A HUGE WIN WIN! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘
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Quit 1 week 2 days ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
I hear you about the morning routine as I loved a cig with my coffee. This morning I had my coffee while on computer and it sure helpedπŸ™‚ good luck! And I'm sure I'll be reaching out to you all as I've just quit!! So happy to have support and to give support!!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Congrats kirsti!! You are on your way too!!! Stay close to the forum and reach out for help if you need it!! πŸŒΉπŸ€—
Zoerose Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 day 12 hours ago Commented 1 week ago
Love that quote and a big Congratulations getting through day 1!! I like to remind myself that the longer I go the easier it will get. Work has been good today, not watching the clock, waiting for the day to be over so I can have a smoke!! Way more patience with the kids I work with too!!
Zoerose
Quit 1 day 12 hours ago posted 1 week 2 days ago
Hello everyone. I have had quite the battle with Nicotine. I quit the first time for five years!! Then when I started again, I have been struggling with quitting for a few months and going back. I don 't want to do it anymore. It is time to be done for good and today is my quit date. Forever!!
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Yay Zoerose πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. You made it here and through day one!!! Wow five years that must have felt amazing … and it will again!!! I am just heading towards my first year and it’s now the longest I have ever quit for … I have to keep telling myself it’s forever 😊. Super proud of you for getting back on the horse and glad you have joined us!!! πŸŒΉπŸ€—
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Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Welcome Zoerose, congratulations on being smoke-free! It sounds like you are determined to quit for good this time! It is very common to have many quit attempts before quitting complete, what's important is that you never quit quitting! 😊 Your past experience of being smoke-free for 5 years is great learning that will help this time! You can now determine what caused the relapse and explore what you might due differently. Please remember, as long as you learn something positive with each quit attempt - you will be further ahead than before you made the attempt. We are here for you Zoerose, you've got this!πŸ€—
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Quit 1 day 12 hours ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Wow Liz S. Hoing into your first year!! That is amazing, such a big milestone!! Congratulations. And thankyou for yhe support Katerina!! So nice to have this community to help you through. I am celebrating every little success. Like just making it through yesterday and then not going out and buying cigerettes this morning when I was beside a gas station!! Success!!
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Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Yay Zoerose! Congratulations on approaching your 3 day smoke-free milestone! Great job celebrating all your smoke-free achievements! This is a wonderful way to keep yourself motivated! Be sure to rewards yourself for all your hard you, after all, you DESERVE it! Nice work managing those cravings, getting through another day smoke-free and not going to the gas station to purchase cigarettes! Lots of HUGE wins Zoerose! Keep up the great work!
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Quit 1 day 12 hours ago Commented 1 week ago
Thankyou!! Yes feeling very proud!! Let's keep it going for good!!
tracyb123
Quit 1 week 3 days ago posted 1 week 3 days ago
Hi everyone,

Today is my quit date. I have quit twice before for substantial time frames, so I know I can do it again. I have just noticed when I have tried again, I get really bitchy, which doesn't really sit well at work, or with me. Lol. I really feel ready this time so I will take it a day at a time and try to get over the cranky part.

I look forward to the support from everyone here. We got this.
2 Comments last reply 1 week ago
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Welcome aboard πŸ€—. Make sure and tap into help from the QuitCoaches if you are having a hard time … and of course be vocal here too! We are all truly in this together 🌹
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Welcome Tracyb123! Congratulations on setting a quit date and following through! Feeling irritable is definitely very common after a quit. As you know, quitting smoking is a huge change both mentally and physically. You may know the following information 😊 Mood changes commonly occur when your body is craving nicotine. When we quit using tobacco, we are in a chronic state of nervous stimulation. These feelings can last for one to two weeks. You may find the following strategies helpful when you are feeling less than your best
- do some deep breathing
- take a walk
- be active and use relaxation exercises.
Are there other strategies that you find are helpful for you Tracy? 😊 Please know you are not alone and we are here to support you. Thank you Liz for your kind suggestions πŸ’– We all make this Community a safe and welcoming place!
sabritas@sabrosas
Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 week 3 days ago
Hello everyone,
Take a deep breath! That’s what I am telling myself as I muster the energy to start another school year tomorrow morning. Getting myself and my kids ready for early mornings and long days at after-school care. I am a high school teacher.
I want to feel joy and elation at new beginnings but this summer just wasn’t as rejuvenating as was needed.
Still, I am open to being surprised by joy. And I will say NOPE every day as it’s the first year back without my old vice. Maybe I will actually have more energy at the end of the day. Also I will resume the daily workouts I quit after my injury at work last spring. That should help too.
I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the cooler Fall weather. Take care and put one foot in front of the other. πŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š Sabritas
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QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Hello Sabritas, what a great positive mindset you have as the new school year approaches. Deep breathing is such a fantastic relaxation technique. As you may know, deep breathing leads to the release of endorphins. These chemicals have a natural calming effect 😊 This can be so helpful with new seasonal triggers! We are sorry to hear that this summer has not been as rejuvenating as needed, it has definitely been a very different summer for many. Great work using NOPE and continuing to seek joy. Congratulations on being 8 months and 1 week smoke free and on resuming your daily workouts! We hope you are able to rewards yourself and are also enjoying the cooler weather! Loving your mantra, "keep one foot in front of the other". Thank you for sharing your journey with us! Wishing you all the best!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
I will be thinking of you tomorrow my friend ❀️ You are such a great leader, and your children at home and school kids are all very lucky to have you at the helm. Keep breathing y grandes abrazos πŸ˜˜πŸ€—
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
My kids are back to school tomorrow as well. Keep NOPE and all the best the new school year starts.

Cheer you up and stand firm to say no to nicodemon
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Quit 2 months 1 week ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Good luck tomorrow on your first day back at school! I teach grade 1/2 this year, and it’s also my first time teaching without the terrible habit. The anxiety & stress this week prepping/cleaning my classroom was next level! It certainly brought on the nico-D, but I’m learning to just grab my water bottle… it’s after school that it hits me most (the β€œrelax & reflect” time. Hopefully the weather holds up here in Northern BC so I can go for a walk instead.
We can do this!!!
You’re on a serious roll - 8 months and counting! What a way to turn a challenging, difficult year into something positive for yourself (and your family).
Have fun tomorrow!
Sending big Air hugs,
πŸ₯° Lavender
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Thank you all for the amazing supportive words to Sabrita, you are all doing an amazing job remaining smoke-free! You all make this Community such a friendly, safe and welcoming place for all! Thank you for all your dedication to our Community!πŸ₯°
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Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week ago
Thank you everyone for your kind and sincere wishes!
The first two days of school have been a whirlwind and I am not sure I have been at my best but I am the best I can be right now.
Hope you all are having a good week and also Stanley that your kids like their new classes and Lavender that you are coping with new classes as well ❀️❀️❀️❀️Abrazos, Sabritas
era
Quit 1 month 1 week ago posted 1 week 4 days ago
I'm hoping fatigue is a transient symptom.
3 Comments last reply 1 week ago
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Quit 4 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
All quit symptoms are transient. The length of time anyone might be affected by any particular symptom varies widely though.
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Era, you are heading towards your one-month milestone, that is so amazing! Congratulations on all your hard work. Keep going strong. Like Green Meenie said: β€œAll quit symptoms are transient.” Fatigue is a common withdrawal symptom as your body and mind are working hard to get well during this healing and "recovery process". Those symptoms are usually most intense during the first few weeks after quitting and they will dissipate with time. Please hang in there Era. This temporary phase will pass and it will get better as you progress into your quit. If your fatigue persists for too long, please discuss with your doctor. We hope that you will feel better soon. Take care.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Yay era congrats on making your first month! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. I hope you are feeling a bit better πŸ€—
Stanley
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 week 4 days ago
I was survived last few day without breaking my promises. I still keep NOPE before and after minors surgery. Although my lower front teeth 🦷 may not last long. This time I overcome the stressful triggers. Hope I am able to deal with next challenge my new job.
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Quit 4 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Glad you got through your oral surgery Stanley. Cigarettes would only have made that whole process worse and more expensive! Worst thing you could do after dental surgery would be to smoke. Smoking delays healing of tissue!

Keep that in mind for your new job. Smoking would only be seen as a negative quality by your new employers and wouldn't do anything good for you. On the contrary, smoking would commit your life back to the slavery of nicotine addiction.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Great job Stanley!!! Your mouth can heal worry free 😬. I am sending you happy thoughts and energy for a quick recovery πŸŒΉπŸ€—
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Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Thanks GM and Liz,

I will take your word In my mind.
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Quit 6 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Stanley, we are so glad to hear that your oral surgery went well and we are wishing you a speedy recovery. You β€œovercame the stressful triggers” and remained smoke-free, that is so wonderful. Your commitment to your quit is so great! Keep moving forward. You have developed many strategies and tools, and you will overcome your next challenge successfully. You got this Stanley!
GregD
Quit 1 year 10 months ago posted 1 week 4 days ago
"We're all just walking each other home" said by some wonderful person somewhere.
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
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Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
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Quit 6 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Thank you so much Greg for sharing this wonderful quote. I really like that! πŸ€—
Pocoloco
Quit 2 weeks 1 day ago posted 1 week 4 days ago
Hello fellow quitters.
Quick update. I went on another long hike despite the much needed rain and am still smoke free. I definitely noticed that I eat more (which I thought wasn’t possible considering I eat all day in general lol). Yesterday I had a quick panic attack about losing my β€œidentity” because I have been a smoker for all of my adulthood life. I calmed myself down with a good ol bowl of cereal. Do you guys ever panic about future events and how they’re gonna be so different? (I am fully aware that a 5 minute cigarette does not define an entire evening, but my addict brain thinks it’s gonna be a disaster)
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Hi Poco πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» You made it another day yayπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. I can totally relate to how you are feeling … part of this journey is forging a new, better path smoke free. I just had my first weekend away working at a music festival and was worried how I would manage … I made it no problem! I carried a bottle of water around and had no cravings. You will be so much happier not smoking trust me … something I did and still do is picture myself to be like a non smoking friend and think about how they are happy and living life without cigarettes, and that I can too … and so can you! Every day smoke free is a huge win for you!!! Super happy for you πŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸ€—
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Quit 2 weeks 1 day ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Thank you Liz, I am happy to hear you made it through the music festival! What a fantastic win!! Yay!!!
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Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Yay poco awesome you got to go for a hike again today. It takes time to rewire your brain to not β€œneed” a cigarette. Liz has done an amazing job! You are getting there too. After trying to stay busy and distract yourself from smoking a few months go by and it’s like, how did I ever have time to smoke? I am literally run off my feet most days. Have a great weekend maybe I will go for a hike too tomorrow. Today it was only a bike ride and then the wildfire smoke rolled in like an unwelcome blanket. Tomorrow is a new day 🌞Sabritas
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Quit 2 weeks 1 day ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Thank you Sabritas, it sure was a quite easy day today and I am thankful for an easy day . Hope the wildfire smoke goes away soon. It’s raining where I am , mich needed that’s for sure. Have a good night everybody
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Congratulations Pocoloco! Keep going strong. We are sorry to hear that you experienced a panic attack yesterday. Smoking was a big part of your life and it is normal to feel the way you are feeling... Many people, who smoke most of their adult life, view their smoking as a part of their β€œidentity”. By quitting, it seems you are saying goodbye to your β€œold self” and that is not easy. It’s a big change in your daily routine and habits. You may experience a range of emotions as your body and mind are adjusting and healing during this transition time. Please hang in there. This temporary phase will pass and better days are ahead of you. It’s great to hear that today was an easy day for you. You can do this Pocoloco! Keep doing what you are doing and continue with all the activities that you enjoy and help you feel relaxed and calm. Going for a long hike is a great way to distract yourself from the thoughts of smoking! You are doing amazing. Keep up the great work and feel free to contact us anytime. We are here for you. Take care.

Thank you Liz and Sabritas for all your support and congratulations on your amazing milestones! πŸ€—
Green Meenie Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
I was a 50 year smoker and conditioned my junkie brain to automatically pick up a smoke after every single event and non-event of each and every day during all those years. After about a year or 1.5 years, I barely ever even thought about smoking at any time because I had reprogramed my brain to function normally without cigarettes.

This can be YOU Pocoloco as long as you commit to NOPE and follow through with that commitment.

Commitment & patience is all you need to get the job done!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Hi Pocoloco πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» Just checking in to see how you are doing 😊. Looks like you made it through your first week!!!! I hope it is getting a little easier … sending a hug today πŸ€—
Stanley
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 week 6 days ago
Evil: Why don't you try a puff for fun? you feel good
Me: I don't do it. I don't want to break my promise. One puff or two will awake my addiction receptor in my brain. After a smoke only leave me want to have more smoke. The addiction comes alive again. So don't even give it a try. I don't want it. I don't do it. I won't do it to give a dame fxxking nicodemon comes alive again. I don't deserve to go back where i was. Now i am a non smoker. I am smoke free.

Cheer everyone up and KEEP NOPE. Stand Firm to say no to nicodemon.
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
You are a non smoker πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Do you ever just sit and think about that Stanley? I do it in the morning … I’m still in disbelief most days. The time was just right I guess and I am so thankful πŸ™πŸ»
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Quit 4 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Liz makes a great point Stanley!
Start purposefully thinking about the benefits your are enjoying since you have quit. Make a list on paper and keep it with you. Take it out and read it when that evil little voice starts whispering in your head, begging you to light up a smoke. Reading these positive benefits you're now enjoying will divert your thinking to a more positive place. It may even make you angry that the nicodemon is still bothering you with his evil requests.

If you need some help with coming up with benefits from quitting, you know where to come to ask others for input lol!
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 3 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Thank you for your post, Stanley and congratulations of being 4 months and 1 week smoke free.
And you are right, even one puff often leads to two which leads to three and then, BAM. Back smoking full time!
It takes determination to get to where you are and you continue to show your strength.
Again congratulations and keep us posted!
~QuitCoach Stacey
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Stanley excellent post and you we're right all along, that by being conscious of the obstacles around you, you've taken control of your quit and it's all mind over matter. Keep saying NOPE and rid yourself of the nicodemon once and for all. Good job and congratulations on your 4 months + and welcome to the non smoking community of 2021. Hugs, Lucille.
Pocoloco
Quit 2 weeks 1 day ago posted 1 week 6 days ago
Good morning fellow quitters,
Day 2 went really well. I had a couple cravings, but immediately reminded myself how gross and stinky I always feel after I smoke. It seemed to work, at least for now. I am really excited for day 3 today and will keep busy hiking today.
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Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Hi Pocoloco,

Good to know you are in day three quitting. Hiking is one of my favourite activities. Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather in the mountains.
Cheer you up and keep NOPE. Stand firm to say no to nicodemon
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Yay πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰. First three days were the most uncomfortable for me probably because we have to change everything so it’s just getting used to it. I am so proud of you Pocoloco πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³
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Quit 1 year 10 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Way-to-go!!
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Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Good for you pocoloco,
I cannot seem to get the song out of my head from Coco when reading your username! Sabritas
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 3 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Way to go Pocoloco! Congratulations on being smoke-free. You mentioned having some urges but staying committed to your process. That is wonderful to hear! What are you finding helpful to cope with urges so far? We can help provide additional strategies if you'd like. We're glad you're part of the QuitNow Community.
~QuitCoach Stacey
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Pocolo, hiking is a great way to get fresh air into your lungs while working on your quit. The first week nown as HELL WEEK is always the hardest but with the passage of time, you'll find it does get a little easier. Stay committed, believe in yourself, and you'll find freedom at the end of the line. I guarantee that you'll never regret it. Welcome to the quit now community. Hugs, Lucille.
Liz S
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 week 6 days ago
Happy one month quit anniversary and happy birthday to you ritarunningshoe πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒΉ. You are kicking cigarettes to the curb, and don’t feel bad about a couple of slips πŸ€—. You now realize that you are not ready to be around other smokers for now and that is huge.

My husband sent me this note today … it was from one of his fishing forum friends who stop smoking a long time ago … When I went through this, 32 years ago now, my doctor gave me the best piece of advice I got from anyone. "Stop thinking about yourself as a smoker who is trying to quit. You haven't had a smoke for x number of days...you have quit. You're a non-smoker." It was a total mind switch and for me it was the difference. Good luck to you non-smokers. πŸ‘

You haven’t had a smoke for 30 days Rita … you are a non-smoker πŸ₯³πŸ₯³. Have a great birthday today!!
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Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Hi Rita,

Happy one month milestone. Cheer you up and keep up your great work. Like Liz said we are non smoker now. It is time to reward yourself for one month achievement.
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Quit 1 year 10 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Happy Birthday Rita. Give yourself a BIG hug!! Nicodemon may think it's okay to have just one today, seeing as it's your B'day and all. Kick his ass Rita.
Virgo's rock!
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Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Yay Rita!
Rooting for you! Hope your birthday is a treat! β€οΈπŸŽ‚Sabritas
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 3 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Congratulations, Rita. 30 days is a huge milestone and you are conquering it! That is a great point, Liz. Te moment after you have the last cigarette, you are a non-smoker. Just that change in mind set can make a huge influence.
Keep up the wonderful work!
~QuitCoach Stacey
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Congratulations on this major milestone Rita, and continued success throughout. Hugs, Lucille.
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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Love that note! Thanks Liz.
Had a great birthday! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Thank you everyone. I just saw all your lovely comments now. You guys are so supportive!
Liz S
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago posted 1 week 6 days ago
Happy 2 month milestone Lavender πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ‘ I hope you are able to celebrate today in some way …. 2 months smoke-free is amazing. What are you loving the most right now being a non smoker? Sending a celebratory hug today πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
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Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Lavender,

Happy two months milestone. Keep up your great work. Have a nice long weekend.
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 3 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Thank you for sharing this with us, Liz! Congratulations on your 2 month milestone, Lavender!
~QuitCoach Stacey
era
Quit 1 month 1 week ago posted 1 week 6 days ago
I seem to have a lot of extra time on my hands.
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Boy oh boy can I relate to that statement 😳. My house has never been so clean!
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Quit 4 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
See the post I made 2 weeks ago (a page or two back from here). Title is "Filling The Pages". It talks specifically about all the extra time you will have on your hands.
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 4 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Thanks Green Meenie for directing Era to your past comment. Having lot of extra time is one benefit of quitting smoking which is something we are not prepared for (sometimes). Remember to view this extra time as something positive instead of negative. What have you always wanted to do or learn but you never had the time for? Maybe now its the time to focus on a new hobby or activity? This is the gift of time you have received and sometimes its a gift that we don't really now how to put to use!
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 10 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
I know what you mean as well. As has been said by Shikha, try to fill the time with constructive things, you will come out of this quit smoking thing eventually. This tug-of-war won't last forever so why not develop ways and means to truly give smoking the burial it deserves. Is there something that you have always wanted to learn or do? Maybe this is the perfect time to explore and accomplish! You have some time and some saved money too.
Three weeks and three days is fantastic era!!