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Vix1976Sep 15, 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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Hi Emily On day three now. I find deep breathing helps me the most. It's that 'hit' to the lungs that I miss the feeling of but a hit of oxygen is way better for me and am happy to be getting healthier. So tired of the control Smoking had on my life.
Emily, Quit CoachSep 15, 2017 @ 9:50 AM
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Hi Vix1976,

Congratulations on quitting. It's great to hear how determined you are. 

What have you been doing to help get through any of the tough cravings?

Emily
Vix1976Sep 14, 2017 @ 9:52 PM
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Yup one day at a time sleeplessmom10. The champix is helping a lot and I know I can do it. Even through the bad cravings I'm not gonna break!
sleeplessmom10Sep 13, 2017 @ 4:01 PM
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Hi Vix...congrats on the quit...you can and will do this...one day at a time  

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/29/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 15
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 375
Amount Saved: $225.00
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 4 Mins: 18 Seconds: 34

Vix1976Sep 13, 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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Thanks so much Sarah! You're right I can do this!
SarahSep 12, 2017 @ 8:40 PM
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Hi Vix1976, \
 
First Congratulations on your decision to quit tomorrow is the day .!!!! You are going to do just fine!! Just take one day at a time , it easier to focus that way go for walks and take lots of baths it relaxes you.;!! just remember every day smoke free is a celebration !!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/5/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 100
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,500
Amount Saved: $1,200.00
Life Gained:
Days: 9 Hrs: 0 Mins: 43 Seconds: 31

Every Day Smoke Free is a Celebration !!

Vix1976Sep 11, 2017 @ 4:07 PM
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Thanks, I know I can do this. Just need to keep being positive. This is where my stubborn competitive nature will be a great help, thanks for the reminder treepeo! I love reading all your posts. I can do this. I must be stronger than my addiction because I do really want this!
Sarah, Quit CoachSep 11, 2017 @ 1:35 PM
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Happy day 2, Vix1976 - thinking of you, and knowing you can do this! Try to not look too far ahead, and take it one day at a time. Warmly, Sarah
TreepeoSep 11, 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
I know it's scary, but it's also exciting to quit.  Once you make up your mind to do it, it becomes a real mental challenge.  Who is stronger, me or my addiction?  And if you are like me, you don't like to lose a challenge!
 
If you need to stop drinking for a while, so be it.  That is part of changing your routines.  It's not really a big deal.  You can still have fun with your family and friends.  What might help is if you try to think now about what else you like to drink, so you can bring something else with you to get togethers.
 
You have already noticed that you are coughing less.  Just wait until you quit completely.  You will still cough for a while, but that is going to be a good thing, because your lungs are going to start to clear out.  I used to be so embarrassed by my smoker's cough, but now I don't have to worry about that.  When I cough now, it's for other reasons, and I don't have to feel guilty about it.
 
You can do this, Vix1976.  Have faith in yourself.  It will be okay. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 256
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,400
Amount Saved: $768.00
Life Gained:
Days: 35 Hrs: 8 Mins: 2 Seconds: 34

Vix1976Sep 11, 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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Well my quit is in two days, boy it came quick! I'm excited and terrified at the same time. Hoping there will be lots of good stuff and positivity on the board in the coming days for me to read! I know I can do this but I'm scared about triggers. I have to quit drinking for a while as the weekend I had drinks and a few extra smokes. I have another event to go to this weekend where there will be lots of drinking and smoking and I'm scared. I'm not going to drink because I know it'll make me weak. It's always been my downfall for quitting but I have to stay strong. I can't believe how much less I'm coughing and stuff just from cutting back so I know this is going to be so good for my health to quit once and for all. Any positive thoughts anyone wants to post would be great 🙂
Valerie, Quit Coach Aug 30, 2017 @ 8:10 PM
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Hi Vix,

It's completely normal to have good and bad days throughout our quit journey. Being self-aware of specific triggers or situations makes you stronger during your quit progress. Look at them as learning opportunities. 

 Take it one day at a time, tomorrow is a new day!

Kindly, 
Valerie

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Vix1976Aug 30, 2017 @ 7:28 PM
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Appreciate the kind words from both of you, mud man and treepeo. Didn't have a great mom-smoking day today. Went golfing and had a couple of beers and I'll be at 10 today likely by end of day instead of the 8 I'm supposed to be at. I let myself succumb to the weak excuses I made up in my head. Disappointed in myself but will get back on track tomorrow!
Mud ManAug 30, 2017 @ 12:39 AM
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Hi Vix1976 its the Mud Man here. Do you know what I think? I think that your going to do "Just Fine".
 
You Are Doing Great and You Will Succeed!
 
The Mud Man :)  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/9/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 660
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 19,800
Amount Saved: $10,296.00
Life Gained:
Days: 122 Hrs: 22 Mins: 42 Seconds: 34

Your Friendly Neighborhood MUD MAN

TreepeoAug 29, 2017 @ 10:31 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
Congrats on cutting back like you have.  That alone is really hard to do, and you should be really proud of yourself.  That's one heck of an accomplishment. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 244
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,100
Amount Saved: $732.00
Life Gained:
Days: 33 Hrs: 14 Mins: 26 Seconds: 10

Vix1976Aug 29, 2017 @ 10:28 PM
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Thanks for the support Lillian!!
Lillian, Quit CoachAug 29, 2017 @ 8:19 PM
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Hi Vix, You can definitely do this! You've put so much in place and are really preparing for this. This groundwork is laying a strong foundation for you. Really good stuff Vix! Let us know how champix feels for you, keep up the fantastic work, Lillian

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Vix1976Aug 29, 2017 @ 4:01 PM
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Two weeks away for my quit day. I'm down to half of what I used to smoke and am pretty happy with my progress so far. Also started champix today! Already coughing less than I was and keeping more active and distracted. I also bought a bunch of healthy snacks yesterday when I went shopping and finshed all the prep today. What a great distraction that was in itself and it also helped me to reinforce the positivity in me to quit this controlling disgusting habit! Most days I'm actually really looking forward to my quit date. My friends and my boyfriend are being supportive by saying things like won't it be nice when you're not smoking anymore! And I can't agree more. Take care out there friends and keep fighting the good fight. I believe we can all do this!!!
Vix1976Aug 25, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
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So I'm even starting to celebrate my cutting back right now. It's helping me keep on track for my quit date. Longest I've went so far is only about 2.5 hours but considering I used so smoke at least every hour I'm considering this some success. I will keep stretching it out longer and longer until I reach my quit date in a couple of weeks! And then illl be free!
Vix1976Aug 25, 2017 @ 2:33 PM
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Thank you so much for your inspiring words. I really truly appreciate it. I know I'm going to need support from this great team and am excited for this new chapter in my life. I'm so sick and tired of the control it has over my life. Treepeo I've read so many of your posts already and am in aww of your success. I can't wait to be celebrating milestones like you are.
Nadia, Quit CoachAug 22, 2017 @ 8:53 PM
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Hi Vix1976,

Thanks for sharing your journey and Treepeo for an excellent post (couldn't have said it better).
Vix 1976, I am glad that you are doing this with your best friend and we are all here for you to. 

You sound very motivated and I just want encourage you to take it one day at a time, remember the things that have worked in your past quits, stay positive and know that you have great support with Smokers' Helpline @1-877-513-5333 (call us anytime). 

Nadia, Quit Coach
TreepeoAug 22, 2017 @ 6:24 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
I am so glad that you are going to quit again, and that you came back to SHO.
 
I understand what you mean about your partner being pushy and not getting it.  It used to annoy the heck out of me when non-smokers told me to "just quit".  Yeah, right.  Like it's easy and we can just snap our fingers and be done with it.
 
You have quit successfully before, so you know what it takes.  And the most important thing right now is that you truly want to quit.  I find that unless you really, truly want to quit, it just won't happen.
 
You might have forgotten, but we are all full of self-doubt before quitting, and during the first few weeks or so.  That is only natural, as our whole world gets turned upside down in this process.  If we weren't worried, we wouldn't be human.  But being concerned could actually be helpful by keeping us on our toes.  And it encourages us to ask for help, and we all need help to quit. 
 
 You are already doing the right thing by starting to prepare now for your quit.  And it rocks that you are going to do it with a friend, because you can lean on each other.  But you can also lean on us here, too.
 
Keep in touch, Vix1976, and let us know how you are doing.  And trust in yourself.  You already quit once, and you can do it again.  Have faith! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 236
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 5,900
Amount Saved: $708.00
Life Gained:
Days: 32 Hrs: 14 Mins: 44 Seconds: 36

Vix1976Aug 22, 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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Last time I quit, it was for two years but obviously since I'm back here I didn't make it! But I'm ready to try again, quit date is in three weeks. My best friend and I are going to do this together. When we first made the decision we were both extremely excited but this Few days I have been having major doubts in myself that I'm going to fail. I know I'm just scared and my head is playing tricks but any positive thoughts you all can give me are appreciated. I'm going to start champix again next week and use the support of this group as those were the two major things that I used last time. I'm also now with a partner who doesn't smoke so that should make it a little easier not to slip but he definitely needs some skills and understanding as he can be too pushy and doesn't understand what it's like. Regardless, I really want to do this, I know it's going to be hard but if this online support group is as good as it was last time I was here I know you all will help. Thanks everyone!