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Lillian, Quit CoachNov 23, 2017 @ 11:12 AM
Posts: 40
Joined: Sep 22, 2008 (12:42 PM)
Hey feelingstrong, So glad to have you back on the site! It is really wise to put the community support in place for yourself. You've made a great start for success! I hope today is going well, keep us posted, Lillian

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Vix1976Nov 21, 2017 @ 9:33 PM
Posts: 302
Joined: Aug 16, 2017 (5:52 PM)
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hi feelingstrong, Your story is so familiar to me and I’ve just started to be able to have drinks in the last bit as I was the same way but it gets better and easier too. If I can do it you can and I’m now on day 70! Not sure what else I can tell your for advice that hasn’t already been said. There are some amazing people here as you know and thankfully we’ve got each other to lean on.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 70
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,050
Amount Saved: $756.00
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 11 Mins: 41 Seconds: 36

NewoportunityNov 21, 2017 @ 3:27 PM
Posts: 1212
Joined: Jun 08, 2015 (5:13 PM)

Age: 47
Gender: Male
Feelingstrong.
 
Welcome to helpline back.
 
Tomorrow will be your first day of Freedom, congrats!
Please post how you feel and go ahead and be free!
 
Good luck!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 897
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 53,820
Amount Saved: $24,219.00
Life Gained:
Days: 144 Hrs: 13 Mins: 25 Seconds: 30

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

JeyanNov 21, 2017 @ 11:04 AM
Posts: 511
Joined: Nov 24, 2014 (9:56 AM)

Age: 39
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Working
Hobbies: Walking, Roller skating, yoga, family
Hi Feelingstrong, welcome back again. It's great that you understand that you have an addiction issue, which, is vital to quitting. Most smokers fail to understand that they have an addiction issue and that they are addicted to the nicodemon, and they think that they are smoking because of their issues in life. let's be clear that there are issues and hurdles in life, but they are not there every day, rather the addiction and the nicodemon makes us feel this way every day and every minute to keep us in the loop to quench it's thirst for nicotine and other chemicals added to the cigarettes to keep us addicted. Once, we realize this truth our inner strength awakens to fight hard to battle this addiction. :) Good luck with your quit!!! We can do this!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 401
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 4,010
Amount Saved: $2,406.00
Life Gained:
Days: 59 Hrs: 0 Mins: 3 Seconds: 14

FeelingstrongNov 21, 2017 @ 10:46 AM
Posts: 29
Joined: Jan 24, 2017 (9:35 PM)

Age: 42
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hi Treepeo, Thanks, it's good to be back. Today was a good morning. My friend smokes (who I ride to work with) so it was a challenge this morning but I made it without smoking so far. She doesn't smoke in the car so that's good! My biggest difficulty is when I go out for drinks, so I am planning to stay away from that for at least a little while, until I feel more confident that I will not smoke. I am planning to drag my butt to the gym at lunch today, and I brought a lot of fruit and veggies to eat today. I like your idea to make a list of the reasons I want to quit so I can look at it every day, I will try that. Have a good day!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/21/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 29 Seconds: 45

TreepeoNov 20, 2017 @ 10:27 PM
Posts: 768
Joined: Dec 27, 2016 (2:00 AM)
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
Hi Feelingstrong,
 
I'm glad to hear you came back to SHO.  I wouldn't have made it this far if it hadn't been for all of the wonderful people here.
 
You've done it before, and you can do it again.  Remember, you have to brace yourself for the tough times to come.  Yes, you will get bad cravings.  Your sleep will probably be interrupted.  You may feel foggy or off kilter.  All of those feelings are completely normal.  But if you are ready for them, it makes it easier to cope.
 
Try to avoid temptation.  So maybe try to stay away from people who are smoking for now.  Think about things you can do to distract yourself.  Wait 10 minutes, and then another 10 minutes, until your craving passes. Drink lots of water.  Go for a walk, read a book, play a video game, listen to great music.  Anything that will help to pass the time.  It's really hard at the beginning, but in the end, it is so worth all of the effort.
 
Focus on why you want to quit again.  Write your reasons down, and look at your list every day.  And think about all of the benefits of quitting.  And just take it day by day.  You can do this, you really can.  Believe in yourself.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 326
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,150
Amount Saved: $978.00
Life Gained:
Days: 45 Hrs: 0 Mins: 4 Seconds: 39

FeelingstrongNov 20, 2017 @ 9:34 PM
Posts: 29
Joined: Jan 24, 2017 (9:35 PM)

Age: 42
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
My name is Feelingstrong and I am addicted to smoking. I am trying to quit again and I know it's not going to be easy. This forum helped me before so I thought I'd try it again. Tomorrow is my quit day and although I may feel strong now, I know many weak moments are ahead of me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/21/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 14 Seconds: 38