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Efram, ModeratorSep 24, 2017 @ 9:10 PM
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Congrats to you, Vix1976! Sounds like you had a great weekend, smoke-free! Huzzah for 12 days! 

Keep 'em coming,

Efram

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Vix1976Sep 24, 2017 @ 8:42 PM
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Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
It definitely took pressure off to not have to plan when I could smoke. Also didn't enjoy the stink of the other smokers. Can't say I didn't have a longing to go out and have one a few times but I also stood firm and remembered why I quit! 12 days down in the books!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 12
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: $129.60
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 2 Mins: 42 Seconds: 55

TreepeoSep 24, 2017 @ 8:29 PM
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Hobbies: reading, video games
WooHoo Vix1976,
 
You handled this weekend like a pro!  Congratulations on staying smoke free!  You should be extremely proud of yourself!
 
Isn't it great to have fun with your friends without having to smoke?   


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 270
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,750
Amount Saved: $810.00
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 4 Mins: 3 Seconds: 2

Vix1976Sep 24, 2017 @ 5:45 PM
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Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Back from my weekend away with a great group of ladies. Stayed sober and smoke free as they go hand in hand right now. Very happy that I didn't give in. My friends are so proud and so am I!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 11
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 165
Amount Saved: $118.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 2 Mins: 26 Seconds: 30

Vix1976Sep 22, 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Took a sleeping pill last night and had a good sleep, then decided to stay in bed and sleep some more so feeling a bit better today. Last night I dreamt that I smoked a vegan cigarette whatever the heck that is hahahaha. It tasted like crap, like smoking dried fruit hahaha. Weird dreams are entertaining at least!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 135
Amount Saved: $97.20
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 21 Mins: 30 Seconds: 35

TreepeoSep 21, 2017 @ 10:58 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
The first month of my quit, I could fall asleep but woke up 2 to 3 times a night.  I was perpetually tired.  So I started napping whenever I could, and it really helped.  After that first month, I started sleeping normally again which made it so much easier to keep my quit.
 
Anyway, I hope you feel better soon. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 267
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,675
Amount Saved: $801.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 18 Mins: 28 Seconds: 51

Vix1976Sep 21, 2017 @ 5:01 PM
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Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Ya I used to have horrible insomnia but seem to be past that. But two nights in a row snuck up on me. The first night I think it was cause I forgot to take my champix and took it later at night. Seems to give me restless legs sometimes. Managed a small nap and just relaxing now. Oh well I'll survive, hoping this cold goes away, that's number 1 right now. Well except for keeping my quit 😊

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 120
Amount Saved: $86.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 19 Mins: 42 Seconds: 38

manderson4Sep 21, 2017 @ 4:45 PM
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Hopefully you got a nap in and you enjoy your sushi and movie.  I've had a number of sleepless days over the time with my quit and they usually happen the nights before a medical appointment, though I have randomly had them. 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 158
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,850
Amount Saved: $8,689.61
Life Gained:
Days: 25 Hrs: 21 Mins: 12 Seconds: 47

One Down One to Go

Lillian, Quit CoachSep 21, 2017 @ 3:01 PM
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Hi Vix1976,

Being sleep deprived sure does impact how you feel. I 'm sorry you're not feeling so good today. It seems like this week has been a bit up and down. Hopefully that nap will make you feel refreshed and better. Everyone's system is so unique in how it reacts to this change and champix, but it will recover and heal. Soon you will be feeling that too! 

I think it a pretty strong sign that in your dream you were feeling guilty about smoking. Even your subconscious is determined to be a nonsmoker!

Still heading out for sushi tonight? Whatever your plans for tonight and this weekend, I hope you feel proud of yourself. Week one is behind you!

Way to go Vix!

Lillian

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Vix1976Sep 21, 2017 @ 2:44 PM
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Not feeling great again today and haven't been sleeping well the last couple of nights so kinda grumpy. Was dreaming about smoking last night and lying about it and feeling guilty about it. Just reinforces why I don't need it in my life anymore! Gonna try and nap today and hopefully feel better for the weekend as I'm heading out of town! Wishing everyone a great smoke free day!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 120
Amount Saved: $86.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 19 Mins: 29 Seconds: 58

Vix1976Sep 20, 2017 @ 10:53 PM
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Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Thanks again cheerleaders treepeo and smobered, I was feeling quite a bit better by tonight and made it out for a walk which was nice. Going out for sushi tomorrow night with my honey and maybe a movie! Nice little date night which is always good. Lucky guy gets a bonus from my quit too as I'm buying with the money I've saved lol! Had a doc appt about test results today and got all worked up about it (for nothing) and had a craving but didn't even remotely think about quitting my quit I've now got 8 days in woohoo so happy and so proud!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 120
Amount Saved: $86.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 18 Mins: 2 Seconds: 0

TreepeoSep 20, 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
You made it through your first week.  Yippee!!!  That is a huge accomplishment, and you should feel so proud of yourself.  
 
Once you are feeling better, try to get out there and do something fun.  You really deserve a treat! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 266
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,650
Amount Saved: $798.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 15 Mins: 8 Seconds: 39

Smobered UpSep 20, 2017 @ 8:15 PM
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Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: retired
Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
Geez, Vix.  I almost missed your 1st weekaversary!
 
Well done........one of the most challenging weeks of your quit is behind you.
 
You da best!
 
Your quitter pal,
Smobered Up,
 
I am an addict aspiring to lifelong smobriety. 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 341
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,525
Amount Saved: $3,836.25
Life Gained:
Days: 42 Hrs: 7 Mins: 58 Seconds: 32

The buck stops HERE!

Vix1976Sep 19, 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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Country: Canada
Oh yay I didn't even notice that my quit meter was fixed and finally showing up on my posts. One week under my belt it shows tonight. Technically not for another hour will it be exactly one week since my last smoke 😊. Not the way I wanted to celebrate but yes treepeo not smoking will help to kick this quicker! Also makes me not really want to smoke so there's the silver lining!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 7
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 105
Amount Saved: $75.60
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 15 Mins: 43 Seconds: 57

TreepeoSep 19, 2017 @ 7:25 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
Hope you feel better soon, and certainly by the weekend.
 
You will probably recover faster now that you are not smoking.  I had a chest infection a while ago, and I knew it would have become way worse if I were still smoking.  Just another benefit of quitting! 
 
By the way, look at you go, Vix.  Day 6 - Woo Hoo!  Congrats! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 264
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,600
Amount Saved: $792.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 11 Mins: 23 Seconds: 5

Vix1976Sep 19, 2017 @ 3:09 PM
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Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Woke up with a cold this morning, boooooooo!! So relaxing and watching a funny movie on tv and have medicated and put vics everywhere to try and kick this so my weekend plans don't get ruined. Have a great smoke free day everyone!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 6
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 90
Amount Saved: $64.80
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 15 Mins: 5 Seconds: 50

Vix1976Sep 18, 2017 @ 9:42 PM
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Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Lmao treepeo. Love it!!!!! I'm feeling much better after a great workout tonight. I just need to get my stuff together during the day and quite being a bum. I know it makes me feel better but it can be so hard to get off the couch. I think I'll try to do late morning yoga. I love yoga and haven't practiced years. Good for the body and soul, an excellent distraction and nothing too hard to do in the morning as I hate morning workouts lol Thanks again treepeo and smober. You ladies are amazing and I am so grateful for your help!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 6
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 90
Amount Saved: $64.80
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 13 Mins: 28 Seconds: 58

TreepeoSep 18, 2017 @ 8:24 PM
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Vix1976,
 
I forgot my most important suggestion to get you out of your funk.
 
Just rewatch the last episode of Game of Thrones and John Snow's butt!!! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 264
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,600
Amount Saved: $792.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 8 Mins: 13 Seconds: 4

Smobered UpSep 18, 2017 @ 8:18 PM
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Age: 71
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: retired
Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 339
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,475
Amount Saved: $3,813.75
Life Gained:
Days: 42 Hrs: 2 Mins: 1 Seconds: 27

The buck stops HERE!

TreepeoSep 18, 2017 @ 8:17 PM
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Gender: Female
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Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
Hi Vix1976,
 
So glad to hear you're going to the gym.  When I have the blahs, I try to force myself to do something, anything really.  I find that simply engaging in anything helps to pull me out of my funk.
 
I'm glad that you already have your reward in mind, sushi.  It's always nice to have something to look forward to.
 
I think that when you get a job again, it will also help a lot.  I know we all complain about our jobs from time to time, but the reality is, they do get us out in the world.  I was severely injured and could not work for 1.5 years.  I found that experience very isolating.  It was actually a relief when I was able to go back to work.  I felt like I was back in the land of the living. 
 
In the meantime, enjoy your time with your puppy.  I'm sure he loves the fact that you quit smoking, too! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 264
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,600
Amount Saved: $792.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 8 Mins: 12 Seconds: 2

Vix1976Sep 18, 2017 @ 7:55 PM
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Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
You're awesome smober. Thank you so much! Truly!!! I've quit cold turkey champix and nrt. This time it's champix. I did manage to get off my butt this morning doing a job search for an hour and went for a 15 minute walk this afternoon which the pup appreciated. Heading to the gym with my honey now. I like the suggestion of watching comedies and it's not a major funk I'm sure I'll snap out of it soon enough. But I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks again smober. I think tomorrow night which will be the end of one week I'll celebrate with sushi!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 75
Amount Saved: $54.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 13 Mins: 19 Seconds: 3

Smobered UpSep 18, 2017 @ 6:19 PM
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Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
Hi Vix......
If your previous quits were with Nicotine replacement therapy, you were still getting the hit of nicotine albeit through a different delivery system.  Nicotine is the catalyst that tells our brains to release dopamine which gives us the "AHHHH" feeling when we light up. NRT quitters don't get the blah feelings you speak of until they are withdrawing from the very thing that helped them to quit. Although NRT quitters are able to break the hand to mouth habit quite quickly, it is much more difficult to break the dependency on nicotine which is why it is a little more challenging to come off an NRT because in fact, you are going through a belated withdrawal period.   Champix is designed to do both.......break the hand to mouth habit and quell the craving for nicotine and in time, neutralize the power of nicotine on our brains...I have used every quit aid on earth and found that I only had that "blues" or "blahs" with a cold turkey quit or Champix quit.  If your blahs or blues are manageable  , then, this too, shall pass.  However, if you are having really extreme emotional or psychological episodes.....then, of course, you should see your doctor.  I know that this sounds corny but laughter is the best medicine.  I would watch comedies and musical movies and believe it or not, I always felt better after I LMAO a few times.  Exercise also releases endorphins.  I walked my buns off the first 3 months of this (my last quit) and I think that is one of the reasons that I've finally made it to almost a year.  Keep on blogging about your journey.......you will have a record of how  you won this challenge.  I am going to be there when that happens and be your most enthusiastic cheerleader.
 
Your quitter pal,
 
Smobered Up,
 
I am an addict aspiring to lifelong smobriety. 
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 338
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,450
Amount Saved: $3,802.50
Life Gained:
Days: 42 Hrs: 1 Mins: 46 Seconds: 35

The buck stops HERE!

Vix1976Sep 18, 2017 @ 4:35 PM
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Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Heaving a bit of a blah day today. Feeling lazy and discouraged. No chance that I'll have a smoke. Just feeling down. Don't remember feeling like that during previous quits but those were long ago. Plus I'm out of work right now so have too much time on my hands. Regardless I'll get through it and come out the other side stronger, I know this. Just gotta ride this blah out and get back to normal!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 75
Amount Saved: $54.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 13 Mins: 0 Seconds: 31

Nadia, Quit CoachSep 18, 2017 @ 3:51 PM
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Joined: Mar 07, 2017 (1:51 PM)
Hello everyone, 

It's great to see how much you care about each other and the great support/advice/ encouragement that's shared on SHL. It's truly wonderful to have such an amazing community. 

Vix1976, glad to hear you are doing well and almost through the first week, we are all rooting for you! Keep up the good work and take it one day at a time... 

Nadia, Quit Coach
JeyanSep 18, 2017 @ 2:05 PM
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Hobbies: Walking, Roller skating, yoga, family
Good for your Vix1976. You're rocking your quit!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 337
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,370
Amount Saved: $2,022.00
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 14 Mins: 43 Seconds: 24

Vix1976Sep 18, 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Thanks smober and treepeo, Can't tell you how much I appreciate the support and kind words. They truly help me keep up the positive attitude. And posting some positivity to others helps a lot too. Can't have courage without encourage 😊😊 Golfed today and thankfully didn't get too frustrated. Was craving quite a bit but was with my non-smoker honey so that makes it a whole lot easier! Thank goodness for champix to help manage these cravings!!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 75
Amount Saved: $54.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 11 Mins: 7 Seconds: 8

TreepeoSep 17, 2017 @ 8:43 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
You should be so proud of yourself for making it through that party yesterday without smoking!  Way to go!
 
I agree with Smobered Up.  You have a winning attitude, and that is what is going to lead to your success.  Congrats on your 5 days.  The time is just going to fly by, just you wait and see. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 263
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,575
Amount Saved: $789.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 4 Mins: 57 Seconds: 22

Smobered UpSep 17, 2017 @ 3:08 PM
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Gender: Female
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Occupation: retired
Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
Hi Vix...
The worst of hell week is behind you and with your great attitude you are going to slide safely into week 2.  
 
I also notice that you are very active in  support of others......this is a characteristic of a winner.  You're doing everything to guarantee your success......so keep on keepin' on.  I will enjoy watching and sharing your journey to freedom.   
 
Your quitter pal
Smobered Up
 
I am an addict aspiring to lifelong smobriety.  
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 337
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,425
Amount Saved: $3,791.25
Life Gained:
Days: 41 Hrs: 22 Mins: 24 Seconds: 7

The buck stops HERE!

Vix1976Sep 17, 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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Country: Canada
Thanks Tom. It did the trick for sure and even though it was a shop party my friend knew I was trying to quit plus there were some older people there with lung issues so they all smoked outside which was a life saver. I did hang out a bit outside while they were smoking but if it bothered me I just left. Won't say I didn't want one but I know I would've regretted it and I know it would've tasted like crap and I would get no enjoyment. It would've been a lose lose so I'm proud to say I won the battle yesterday! Happy to be on day 5. Almost though hell week!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 60
Amount Saved: $43.20
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 10 Mins: 24 Seconds: 28

TomF1Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:03 PM
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Congrats on 3 days, hope you made it through. And staying sober sounds like a really good strategy

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/23/2017
Smoke-Free Days: -5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -125
Amount Saved: $-60.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -78424

Just For Today

Vix1976Sep 16, 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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Yay three days under my belt. Today will be rough as we're heading to a party where people will be smoking but I'll be strong. Gonna stay sober and offer to be the designated driver so that I don't get weak and slip! Have a great smoke free day all!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 45
Amount Saved: $32.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 8 Mins: 2 Seconds: 12

Vix1976Sep 14, 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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Country: Canada
Thanks treepeo. I've tried updating my profile several times so my meter shows. I had set it up that way originally too and it won't post. I put in a tech request for help as it won't work for me. I can at least still see my quit meter but would like to share it with the group as well!
TreepeoSep 14, 2017 @ 7:22 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
You should get your quit meter going.  I found it very helpful, and I still look at my numbers in awe.
 
You absolutely have the right attitude.  You are competitive and don't like to lose.  So you will win this battle.  Give yourself permission to do whatever you have to do to get the job done, day by day.  Think of yourself as WarriorVix, able to defeat that wimply little nicodemon whenever he dares to approach you.  Get in there, Vix1976, and KICK SOME BUTT!!! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 259
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,475
Amount Saved: $777.00
Life Gained:
Days: 35 Hrs: 18 Mins: 51 Seconds: 38

Vix1976Sep 14, 2017 @ 4:19 PM
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Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Day 2 feels about the same as yesterday cravings are pretty strong but there's just no way I'm giving in. I don't ever want to have to go through this again so to make that happen I will be strong! Thanks for the encouragement Jeyan and manderson4!!
manderson4Sep 14, 2017 @ 3:04 PM
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Congratz on Day 1 Vix1976 you can do this stay strong and encouraged.  It does get easier each and every day.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 151
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 11,325
Amount Saved: $8,304.62
Life Gained:
Days: 24 Hrs: 17 Mins: 34 Seconds: 1

One Down One to Go

JeyanSep 14, 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Working
Hobbies: Walking, Roller skating, yoga, family
Congrats on your quit Vix1976.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 333
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,330
Amount Saved: $1,998.00
Life Gained:
Days: 49 Hrs: 0 Mins: 11 Seconds: 5

Vix1976Sep 14, 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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Country: Canada
Thanks for the support treepeo and Valerie I'm excited to have day 1 under my belt. There were some rough spots but I didn't even remotely think about giving in. Now on to day two and staying strong!!!
TreepeoSep 13, 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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Hi Vix1976,
 
You seem to be doing everything right.  You planned for your quit mentally, thought about how to handle it, and started cutting down.  You are going to the gym, starting to run again, and have healthy snacks at hand.  And you have the support of your loved ones.  Wow, I am so impressed!  Good for you! You have paved the way for a successful quit.
 
By all means, post as often as you want.  It will be great to hear how your journey progresses, and I'm sure it will help us all in our fight to remain non-smokers.
 
You are going to make it through these hard times, Vix1976.  Remember to avoid temptations, distract yourself, drink lots of water, and wait 10 minutes.  Think about all the reasons why you want to quit.  You can do this.  I have faith in you! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 259
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,475
Amount Saved: $777.00
Life Gained:
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Valerie, Quit Coach Sep 13, 2017 @ 8:24 PM
Posts: 3
Joined: Jun 07, 2017 (10:40 PM)
Congratulation on going ahead with your smoke-free journey Vix1976!! 

It sounds like you have already made some changes in your routine by staying active. One day at a time and remember to be kind to yourself through this journey!

Have a nice evening!

Valerie

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Vix1976Sep 13, 2017 @ 3:29 PM
Posts: 125
Joined: Aug 16, 2017 (5:52 PM)
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Day 1 - So far it's been a little tough but I'm not giving in. Woke up to a couple notes of encouragement from my honey which was nice. Trying to keep busy and distract myself. Can't wait until these cravings get easier and stop and I look back at this experience with pride and accomplishment! It's hard today but worth it! Planning on chronicling my days here so I have a place to vent. Anyone is always welcome to comment but that's up to you friends. I hope I can keep drawing strength from my posts just seeing how things are getting better and if others get something out of it all the better. Anyway coughing a lot less and have already noticed being back at the gym and starting to run again is getting better since I cut back and no quit. Things will keep improving. hoping I can keep weight off as I definitely use food to keep myself from smoking. I have healthy snacks around but they don't alway satisfy so if I eat some junk food then so be it. One battle at a time! Welcome to my smoke free life. Wishing everyone the best in their journey!