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Lilly2017 Jun 22, 2017 (04:01 PM)  


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Thank you Efram. :)

Efram, Moderator Jun 22, 2017 (12:07 PM)  


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Hi Lillly2017,


In my dictionary, under the word "perseverance" it says, "see: Lilly2017"! You are not going to quit until you successfully quit! 

I know that this can be an extremely frustrating process, but every quit attempt you make brings you one step closer to success. 

If there's a certain stumbling block or two that you're still struggling with, please remember that you have a wealth of quitting experience to draw on, and also a whole lot of knowledge that you can tap into via SHO or the quit coaches at 1-877-513-5333.

Thanks for keeping us posted! 

Regards,
Efram

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Lilly2017 Jun 22, 2017 (11:20 AM)  


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And... I'm back....day 1. :(

wimporswim Jun 20, 2017 (07:57 PM)  


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You will make this happen Lilly2017!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 168
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 5,040
Amount Saved: $2,056.32
Life Gained:
Days: 34 Hrs: 0 Mins: 28 Seconds: 26

Lilly2017 Jun 20, 2017 (09:24 AM)  


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Thank you Treepeo :)
 
Day 2 today :)
 
One day at a time. 

Treepeo Jun 19, 2017 (03:10 PM)  


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Hi Lilly2017,
 
If at first you don't succeed, try and try again.  Each time you fail is a learning experience.  Maybe this time you have learned enough to get through.  
 
All I can say is do your best to stay strong.  I know it's not easy, but it is so worth it.  Hang tough, and believe in yourself. You can make this happen.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 172
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 4,300
Amount Saved: $516.00
Life Gained:
Days: 23 Hrs: 18 Mins: 51 Seconds: 52

Marianne, Quit Coach Jun 19, 2017 (11:13 AM)  


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Great news Lilly2017!  Have a wonderful 1st day!
 
Keep us in the loop as to how your day and week is coming along. 
 
We cheering you on!
 
Marianne

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Lilly2017 Jun 19, 2017 (10:01 AM)  


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I will NOT give up!
 
Day 1 again.... but not giving up! 

Linda, Quit Coach Jun 08, 2017 (08:36 PM)  


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Hi Lilly2017,

Thank you for sharing your challenges and accomplishments with us. Staying smoke-free is not easy but you are now on Day 4 and it shows that you have the strength, the skills and what it takes to get through the tough time and win this battle. You seems to have a strong mindset and the perseverance to overcome this smoking habit. Don't lose sight of your goal and keep up the good work. You can do this, we believe in you!


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Newoportunity Jun 08, 2017 (07:46 PM)  


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Hi Lilly
 
 
All the power is on you, this is your time forever get rid of this Horrible Addiction.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 731
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 43,860
Amount Saved: $19,737.00
Life Gained:
Days: 117 Hrs: 20 Mins: 30 Seconds: 41

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

Lilly2017 Jun 08, 2017 (07:40 PM)  


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Day 4 today ... 3 days, 11 hours :) Feeling good!

Lilly2017 Jun 07, 2017 (09:25 AM)  


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Thanks Marianne.
 
I'm finding it helpful to tell myself when I wake up "okay, this might be a tough morning... but you just need to push through and focus on the next two hours and just getting to work smoke free and you will be fine"
 
Before, I used to say "You're good, you got this" and pretend like it wasn't hard. That actually didn't work for me. I find accepting that it IS hard and being gentle on myself is working a bit better.
 
Today is day 3 (48 hours smoke free) and I made it to work without one.  
 
Have a great day!
 
Jenn 

Marianne, Quit Coach Jun 06, 2017 (12:26 PM)  


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Hello Lilly2017,
 
Great motto- "keep it simple". 
 
What are ways to occupy yourself for those 2 hours in the morning?  Sounds like if you set a structured plan, especially at the beginning, it helps you keep the focus.  Then it will become natural and you won't have to think about it, then add more variety, etc. 
 
Keep us posted to support you so you can manage the mornings. 
 
You can do this, we here for you!
 
Marianne 

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Lilly2017 Jun 06, 2017 (10:03 AM)  


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Hi guys, thanks so much.
 
I feel like I am making way too big of a deal of this. It's simple really.... just don't smoke!
 
The stress of it all is getting to me. And it's not the stress of a craving and fighting it, its the stress of continuing to fail.
 
Anyways, trying to take what I've learned and apply it and right now my motto is to just keep it simple.
 
My problem times are the mornings only.. so when I get up I am just telling myself that all I need to get through is the 2 hours between waking up and arriving at work. Thats all. If I can do those 2 hours, the rest of the day is a breeze.
 
That, and reminding myself every craving will pass. And they do.
 
Anyways, day two today. :)
 
Have a great day!
 
Jenn 
 

Marianne, Quit Coach Jun 05, 2017 (01:06 PM)  


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Hello Lilly2017,
 
You certainly can do this!  Totally agree with Rosebud. 
 
All the best,
 
Marianne

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