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wimporswimMar 20, 2017 @ 3:26 PM
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Joined: Jan 03, 2017 (1:02 PM)
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Thank you rosebud - And look at you! Almost there along with the Mud Man at that 500 club!!!!! Awesome. Victoria and Tom - how are you guys doing today?

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 76
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,280
Amount Saved: $930.24
Life Gained:
Days: 15 Hrs: 11 Mins: 5 Seconds: 20

rosebudMar 19, 2017 @ 8:54 AM
Posts: 647
Joined: Jan 07, 2011 (7:04 AM)

Age: 57
Gender: Female
Occupation: upholsterer
Hobbies: sailing, reading
Hi Victoria and Tom. Welcome to SHO. Wimperswim and Lillian make some excellent points. The journey to becoming smoke free is unique and personal for each of us. Everyone has a different addiction level which will affect their quits. The early days are called hell week and heck week for very good reasons!! Celebrate your hourly and daily victories and don't lose track of what an extraordinary thing you are doing for yourself and the people around you. Those quit meters will be racking up the numbers before you know it!! Wishing you all the best, rosebud P.S. Way to go Wimporswim on your 75 days!!watch out 100 club!! Won't be long.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/16/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 459
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,180
Amount Saved: $3,763.80
Life Gained:
Days: 64 Hrs: 0 Mins: 18 Seconds: 22

TomF1Mar 18, 2017 @ 2:47 PM
Posts: 282
Joined: Feb 19, 2014 (9:53 PM)

Age: 57
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Network/Broadcast Design
Hobbies: Cars, Music, Movies
Day 3 is hard Bad cravings Going for a nap

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 50
Amount Saved: $24.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 12 Mins: 26 Seconds: 20

Just For Today

TomF1Mar 17, 2017 @ 9:54 PM
Posts: 282
Joined: Feb 19, 2014 (9:53 PM)

Age: 57
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Network/Broadcast Design
Hobbies: Cars, Music, Movies
Almost through Day 2. I'm off to workout at the Gym

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 50
Amount Saved: $24.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 9 Mins: 17 Seconds: 40

Just For Today

wimporswimMar 17, 2017 @ 4:48 PM
Posts: 262
Joined: Jan 03, 2017 (1:02 PM)
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Hi Victoria & Tom - No doubt that the first week is hell and I am really feeling for both of you right now. But, the good news is if you can stick it out, 1 minute, one hour, one day at a time, for a little while longer, it does get easier - not easy but more manageable - I promise. We can do this. We choose not to smoke today.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 73
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,190
Amount Saved: $893.52
Life Gained:
Days: 14 Hrs: 20 Mins: 52 Seconds: 6

Lillian, Quit CoachMar 17, 2017 @ 4:33 PM
Posts: 1973
Joined: Jul 13, 2006 (4:07 PM)
Hi, Welcome to SHO! Day 4. Right now you are in the midst of some of the toughest days of the quit. Withdrawal and cravings tend to peak and intensify somewhere midway of the first week of the quit. Everyone is different of course, some it's day 2 or day 4 but the pattern is that in week one there are some tense times. It will not be like this forever. It really will pass and ease up but it does take time. In this first week, if you can, just focus on getting through the next five minutes! As best as you can try to get through today: take baths or long showers, drink clear fluids, take in some nice long deep breaths and tell yourself how proud you are of this! The community is here, post often. Lillian

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TomF1Mar 17, 2017 @ 9:04 AM
Posts: 282
Joined: Feb 19, 2014 (9:53 PM)

Age: 57
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Network/Broadcast Design
Hobbies: Cars, Music, Movies
Good morning, and good for you on day 4. I'm on Day 2. Again. I've quit so many times I've lost count. I'm just sticking with 'Not One Puff Ever'. As I'm typing, there is a quit smoking commercial on TV. Selling support has become big business. How inspiring! I bought some Nic gum. But don't like it. I'm going to get some cinnamon gum.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25
Amount Saved: $12.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 6 Mins: 54 Seconds: 18

Just For Today

VictoriaCahillMar 17, 2017 @ 12:14 AM
Posts: 2
Joined: Mar 16, 2017 (11:57 PM)
Hi everyone, As a heavy, 20 year smoker (I'm 35) I'm 4 days post oral surgery and 4 days tobacco free. I'm grateful I have NRT through my workplace and a real tangible reason not to smoke or I think I would have thrown in the towel by now but I'm struggling. I'm struggling with the habit,the comfort, lack of confidence around my committment and what I feel is a lack of support from my husband (he was a casual smoker). I'm getting positive reinforcement from friends and other family members but I don't think my husband appreciates how hard this is, and that this is the longest I've gone without a cigarette in 20 years. Hes either a) you dont have a choice or youll risk infection or b)the hardest part is over. Neither of those are true so they just make me mad. Smoking is (was?) a part of my identity and I'm already worried about how my life will change if (when?) I become smoke free. My dad was a really heavy smoker most of his life and managed to quit so I know it's possible but I don't know if I was mentally prepared to quit when I had my oral surgery but a part of me doesn't wanna give up this far in. Thanks for listening!