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wimporswim Mar 21, 2017 (01:16 PM)  


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Mud Man, Treepeo, rosebud & MotherJoe - All of you are my heroes! Your open and candid posts have helped me better understand and cope with events that occur during my quit. Marianne - You are so good at summing up various topics. I thank you all for being here. You are the best quitters!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 77
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,310
Amount Saved: $942.48
Life Gained:
Days: 15 Hrs: 15 Mins: 28 Seconds: 57

Marianne, Quit Coach Mar 21, 2017 (11:19 AM)  


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Hello Mud Man and Everyone,
 
 
So good to be open about this, thank you for starting the discussion Mud Man. 
 
As your body won't be craving any nicotine or chemicals if your not using any, the mental thoughts are there.  As Mother Joe shared, it is great to view as "a thought" as they are fleeing.  When we think of it as a craving, it can feel like it will never go away.
 
You will all succeed as your so skilled at redirecting your thoughts through your commitment and thinking of the aftermath.  
 
Keep sharing with one other how to counteract these thoughts when they come.  It is so powerful when you lift each other up, everyone needs it, some days more than others. 
 
Have a great day!
 
Marianne 
 

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Treepeo Mar 21, 2017 (09:10 AM)  


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Thanks rosebud, I am hanging in there.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 82
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,050
Amount Saved: $246.00
Life Gained:
Days: 11 Hrs: 8 Mins: 42 Seconds: 38

MotherJoe Mar 21, 2017 (09:09 AM)  


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498...I love it !!
I think about smoking as well, but, I think it's just a thought and not a crave .... I also think .. ok, mother, if you start smoking again you will be upset that you did and to throw away all these hard earned days away would just of been a waste of time and then of course you would be struggling to breath again... is it worth it mother? absolutely not.... one day at a time, forever, for me ... NOPE.. haha, sounds weird... i'm off to then dentist today and they are going to ask me if I am still  in the quit, then that silly grin will come on my face lolMother


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/22/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 424
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 10,600
Amount Saved: $2,544.00
Life Gained:
Days: 58 Hrs: 10 Mins: 33 Seconds: 15

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rosebud Mar 21, 2017 (08:31 AM)  


Joined: Jan 07, 2011
Age: 57
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Occupation: upholsterer
Hobbies: sailing, reading
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Hi Mud, We've all experienced these crazy craving urges even after this long. Leafs had a very bad struggle around a year too. A friend of mine fell back into the smoking trap after being off for almost 5 years and that scares the you know what out of me sometimes. All we can do is say NOPE. Treepeo, many of us experienced some really trying times going through the "3"s. 3 days, 3 weeks and 3 months. Don't know what it is but very common. Hang in there!! You're doing great. Rosebud

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/16/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 461
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,220
Amount Saved: $3,780.20
Life Gained:
Days: 64 Hrs: 6 Mins: 56 Seconds: 27

Treepeo Mar 21, 2017 (01:23 AM)  


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Hi MudMan,
 
It's funny that you said that right now, because I have been struggling for the last few days.  Not sure why, but my lungs start to ache occasionally, and all I can think about is that if I had a smoke, the ache would go away.  But like you, I too say no louder than I say yes.  I am determined to keep my quit.  I just wish it weren't so darn hard.  I don't understand why my lungs are acting up that way.  I quit cold turkey so I haven't had nicotine for a while.  Maybe it is the other chemicals my body is missing?  I just don't know, but I really hate this.  I hate it. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 82
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,050
Amount Saved: $246.00
Life Gained:
Days: 11 Hrs: 7 Mins: 5 Seconds: 22

Mud Man Mar 21, 2017 (12:59 AM)  


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Occupation: Retired from CN Rail
Hobbies: Riding My Harley
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Hello everyone its Mud Man here on day 498. Everything is going great but I have to say that even with this many days in, I still think about smoking sometimes. Even if I get urges to smoke for the rest of my life, "IT Is Not Going To HAPPEN".
 
"I Will Never Smoke Again"       I hope and pray I won't anyway.
 
The Mud Man :)  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/9/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 498
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 14,940
Amount Saved: $7,768.80
Life Gained:
Days: 92 Hrs: 18 Mins: 32 Seconds: 7

Your Friendly Neighborhood  MUD MAN

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