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Vix1976 Nov 27, 2017 (07:47 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Thanks everyone. Your words are inspiring and helpful always! And you’re right complacency and thinking I can do whatever I want and be fine are so wrong. I must always be diligent in my fight and that’s my plan!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 76
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,140
Amount Saved: $820.80
Life Gained:
Days: 7 Hrs: 0 Mins: 51 Seconds: 16

Ocean Nov 27, 2017 (01:32 PM)  


Joined: Jan 26, 2010
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Age: 55
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Educator
Hobbies: Family, Reading, Music, Outdoors
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Hi Vix, so good to see you.  You've had a lot of happy and new opportunities which are great, and like Treepeo says be careful, which you are.  It takes time to adjust to your new job and new routine, and when you start feeling comfortable again and feel like you've got it, the little monster may poke it's head out and say:  "You got it girl, now it's time to sit back and have a smoke to celebrate your acheivements".  Lol, Just saying this because it's happened to me.  Smoking to reward Not Smoking, crazy right?  It's a hard urge to fight, and you're doing it so perfectly.  I find the slips tend to come when we sit back a bit and think we've got it all under control and are feeling celebratory, because we smoked to celebrate a lot, at least I did!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: -5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -125
Amount Saved: $-76.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -48324

By the yard it's hard...by the inch it's a cinch!

Treepeo Nov 26, 2017 (03:55 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Vix,
 
Way to go for talking yourself out of it.  You are so right.  This is where complacency can set in, and we have to remain vigilant at all times.  You just never know when that urge is going to hit, so you have to be prepared. 
 
You are doing so well, Vix.  You should be really proud of yourself. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 332
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,300
Amount Saved: $996.00
Life Gained:
Days: 45 Hrs: 19 Mins: 41 Seconds: 24

Sophia, Quit Coach Nov 26, 2017 (11:53 AM)  


Joined: Jun 20, 2017
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Congrats Vix1976! Fantastic example of the power of positive self-talk. You've overcome a very tempting moment. Kudos to you for staying determined, enjoy your smoke-free day :) Sophia Quit Coach

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Smobered Up Nov 26, 2017 (06:48 AM)  


Joined: Jul 03, 2010
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Age: 71
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: retired
Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
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Hi Vix.....
Just stopping by to commend you on a very wise decision.  Both for saying NOPE and for deciding to let Champix help you grow stronger yet, against the triggers and traps that lay in wait when we start to fly solo. You're the boss........doesn't it feel great?!!
 
Your quitter pal,
Smobered Up.
 
I am an addict aspiring to lifelong smobriety. 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 407
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 10,175
Amount Saved: $4,578.75
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 14 Mins: 2 Seconds: 39

The buck stops HERE!

Vix1976 Nov 26, 2017 (01:06 AM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Hi all Relatively great day. Hanging out with a friend who smokes and driving to see her that nicodemon started talking to me. Just one, wouldn’t it be great and be so satisfying and the memories flooded in. Had to shake my head and was like what the heck you know that’s not true. It won’t be good and will taste awful and you don’t want to lose your ur hard fought days! Decided to take another month of champix this morning. Thought it’s not gonna hurt and the more strength I have for now the better. Especially now when not smoking is feeling more normal and that complacency starts to come. I just want a little extra strength this time and with the new job it just seems like a good plan. Then Ill have a solid three months under my belt before I’m on my own. Anyway just wanted to post about it and happy that I said nope again today!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 74
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,110
Amount Saved: $799.20
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 20 Mins: 54 Seconds: 19

Vix1976 Nov 24, 2017 (09:55 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Hi treepeo It’s a great feeling and for the most part I don’t think about it but I just want to make sure that I never have to do this again. Thanks for the support again! 😊

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 73
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,095
Amount Saved: $788.40
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 18 Mins: 23 Seconds: 25

Treepeo Nov 24, 2017 (12:37 AM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hey Vix1976,
 
It is stressful to start a new job.  Exciting, but stressful.  So I don't see any reason for you to stop your Champix right this moment.  If you would feel more comfortable staying on it for another month, what's the harm?  The way I see it, it has helped you to get to this point, so it is serving a purpose.  Maybe a bit later, once you have the hang of things at work, you will feel a bit easier about getting off it.
 
Whatever you decide, congrats on your 71 days, along with the 6 days of life you have earned!  It's a great feeling, eh? 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 330
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,250
Amount Saved: $990.00
Life Gained:
Days: 45 Hrs: 10 Mins: 58 Seconds: 28

Vix1976 Nov 23, 2017 (06:53 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Thank you both so much, you’re both amazing. I again can’t tell you how much I appreciate you both and your support in this journey. And yay smobered you’re back lol. Things are going good and even the strong cravings don’t last long. I know I’ll have some challenges once I’m off champix, I do have another month I can fill and am considering it since I’m still super new to my job and have so much to learn which is a little stressful! Have to decide by tomorrow 🤔 Anyway thank you again both so so much!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 71
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,065
Amount Saved: $766.80
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 15 Mins: 53 Seconds: 19

Smobered Up Nov 23, 2017 (06:43 AM)  


Joined: Jul 03, 2010
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Age: 71
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: retired
Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
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Hey Vix!
 
Your UPdate was UPlifting!   
 
I see you that you are finishing your course of Champix.  You are doing so well that I feel strongly that you will successfully continue your quit without the support of Champix.  As you know, I was a Champix quitter 3 times.  You may notice your resolve being tested once the drug has left your system.....it's normal.  You have broken the "habit" part of your addiction and you're body is purged of any vestiges of nicotine. You have greatly weakened the message system in your brain that triggers the desire to smoke.  You have a smoke free environment at work and you have the stress of settling into a new job behind you. You have the power now.  You are in a win/win situation and I wish you a relatively comfortable few weeks of flying "solo". 
Congratulations on 70 days.   YOU DA BEST!
 
Your fan, admirer and quitter pal,
Smobered Up.
 
I am an addict aspiring to lifelong smobriety.
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 404
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 10,100
Amount Saved: $4,545.00
Life Gained:
Days: 50 Hrs: 5 Mins: 5 Seconds: 43

The buck stops HERE!

Treepeo Nov 21, 2017 (10:04 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Good for you Vix1976.  Sometimes you will get a crave and have no idea what caused it.  But the reality is, it doesn't really matter what brought it on.  It's how we deal with it that's important.  And you did the right thing by saying N.O.P.E. today.
 
You are already at 70 days.  Wow, that's amazing!  It's just gonna get better and better for you, Vix.  Just you wait and see. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 328
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,200
Amount Saved: $984.00
Life Gained:
Days: 45 Hrs: 4 Mins: 1 Seconds: 0

Vix1976 Nov 21, 2017 (09:43 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Thank you, I’m pretty happy with my 70 days. It’s hard to believe some days. Got a strong craving today, driving down a street that I never would’ve guessed would be a trigger but I saw it for what it was and said NOPE and that helped it pass!

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: 42 Seconds: 32

Linda, Quit Coach Nov 21, 2017 (03:43 PM)  


Joined: Dec 06, 2014
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Hi Vix1976,

Congratulations for all the hard work you’ve done to reach this day – 69 days smoke-free is awesome and a great accomplishment! We are so happy for you and it’s great to hear that things are getting easier for you. Keep going strong and keep celebrating each step of the way, you are doing fantastic! 

Linda, Quit Coach

Treepeo Nov 20, 2017 (10:15 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Vix1976,
 
It's good to hear from you.  I hope you are enjoying your new job.  It's great that you aren't really craving these days.  And it's super great that you started this job as a non-smoker because like you said, you won't have any associative memories.    And as you can see, relatively speaking, very few people smoke these days, so you fit in much better as a non-smoker. 
 
I see you're already at 69 days. Way to go, Vix!  You have such a great, positive attitude, and that is what is going to take you all the way! 


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: 3 Seconds: 5

Vix1976 Nov 20, 2017 (08:59 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Well my SHO friends, Figured I should do an update as it’s been a while. Started a new job so been busy and not posting as much. so far no real desire to smoke, things are getting easier all the time!! Life is feeling more normal as a non-smoker. So happy I’ve had the support I got from all of you. Going off champix in a couple of days which is making me a bit nervous. I don’t recall what it was like last time I went through this rigamarole. So happy I started this job smoke free so I don’t have associatative memories when I get stressed. And no one seems to smoke there except my boss who flies in for a few days each week so I don’t have to deal with it much. Anyway doing pretty good and hoping all of you are as well. Stay strong and enjoy this smoke free life friends!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 69
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,035
Amount Saved: $745.20
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 9 Mins: 25 Seconds: 14

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