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Vix1976 Sep 22, 2017 (12:08 AM)  


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Hi Margie55 Have a great holiday and keep that nicodemon at bay. It may take a bit to get your subconscious on board but you'll get there.

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: 20 Mins: 22 Seconds: 10

Treepeo Sep 21, 2017 (10:22 PM)  


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Age: 56
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Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hey Margie55,
 
I think that a lot of us have smoked for so many years that it is a real mental adjustment to quit. And because we stay strong during the day, that nicodemon tries to attack us at night when we are more vulnerable.  But you will find that with time, that will stop happening.  The nicodemon will realize that you are not going to cave and he will have no choice but to back off.
 
I hope you have a great smoke free vacation! 


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: 23 Seconds: 53

Lillian, Quit Coach Sep 21, 2017 (02:30 PM)  


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Hey Margie55,


Success is yours this morning! So far, you're overcoming that part of your brain and staying in charge. That must feel good. 

I hope it makes your vacation all the more sweeter because you know you can relax into it without having a cigarette control you!

Congrats Margie55, look forward to seeing your update in October,

Lillian


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Margie55 Sep 21, 2017 (12:30 PM)  


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Good morning everyone!
 
Day 37 and all is well!  I had a craving in the night when I woke up and I thought "I can have a smoke when I get up" and then quickly remembered that I don't smoke anymore.  It's like my subconscious is taking over while I'm sleeping and letting the cravings in.  On a conscious level I know that I don't smoke anymore, but somewhere in the more primitive part of my brain there's a memory of it and a craving for it.  So I need to not let the primitive part of my brain win!  I may not be on here for a while because I generally use my computer at work and I am going to be on holidays for two weeks.  You may not see a post from me until October 10, but I vow to keep counting the days and keep staying smoke free one day at a time.  October 10 will be day 56 and then before you know it I will be at 2 months!
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 37
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 148
Amount Saved: $74.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 14 Mins: 20 Seconds: 54

Treepeo Sep 20, 2017 (10:37 PM)  


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Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Margie55,
 
I love your insight.  You have encountered a problem and already worked out some solutions.  That is so impressive!  Good for you.
 
Congrats on 36 smoke free days! 


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: 7 Seconds: 48

Marianne, Quit Coach Sep 20, 2017 (07:09 PM)  


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Hello Margie, Lessened cravings, good to hear. Like you said, for the Mondays, having strategies in place is ideal- stretches, water and praying. You will find more variety over time yet your off to a great start with what you shared. Admiring your intent to keep moving on in your journey. Onto day 37 now. Counting your blesses as you say and rewarding self are important- any thoughts of what you can do to acknowledge your continued success? Best Wishes, Marianne

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Margie55 Sep 20, 2017 (10:29 AM)  


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Good morning everyone!
 
Day 36 and all is well!  I didn't have any cravings yesterday and so far so good today.  I just had a draggy Monday afternoon which was what caused the craving.  I need to look for new tools to deal with those times when I feel draggy so that I don't revert back to the desire to smoke.  I can do stretches, I can drink water, I can pray, I can find something to do as a distraction, I can count my blessings and I can remember all the benefits of not smoking and how bad I would feel if I went back there.  I can't go back.  I have to keep moving forward on this journey.
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 36
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 144
Amount Saved: $72.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 11 Mins: 10 Seconds: 24

Treepeo Sep 19, 2017 (07:27 PM)  


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Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Margie55,
 
Yes, that's the way it goes sometimes.  Go figure.  But you rode it out, and you are on Day 35!  Way to go!  You are getting the job done - good for you! 


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: 24

Smobered Up Sep 19, 2017 (05:45 PM)  


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Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
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Hi Margie....
I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say "way to go" with crushing your craves and..........
 
 
Your quitter pal,
Smobered Up,
 
I am an addict aspiring to lifelong smobriety.


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: 4 Mins: 41 Seconds: 11

The buck stops HERE!

Margie55 Sep 19, 2017 (12:56 PM)  


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Good morning everyone,
 
Day 35 and all is well.  After I just finished exclaiming yesterday that my cravings have subsided, I started having cravings again yesterday afternoon.  The only thing I can attribute it to is Monday afternoon blahs.  I felt okay in the morning but started to feel draggy in the afternoon.  Part of what smoking did for me was a "pick me up."  But that feeling of energy after a smoke was very short lived and it was a nervous kind of energy, not a productive kind of energy and as soon as it passed I started thinking about the next "pick me up."  I feel better this morning and no cravings yet today.
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 35
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 140
Amount Saved: $70.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 8 Mins: 32 Seconds: 40

Nadia, Quit Coach Sep 18, 2017 (04:27 PM)  


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Hi Margie,


It's great to hear how well you are doing and how much your life is changing for the better. Yes, it is a powerful addiction but you are beating it.... Congrats to you! 
As Treepeo mentionned, you will enjoy it more and more as time as time goes by and you see all the positive changes

Have a smoke free day everyone!.
Nadia, Quit Coach

Jeyan Sep 18, 2017 (01:59 PM)  


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Great news Margie55!! we can do this!

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: 42 Seconds: 36

Treepeo Sep 18, 2017 (11:23 AM)  


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Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Margie55,
 
I am happy to hear that things are going so well for you!
 
It really is freeing not to smoke, eh?  You realize how much time you wasted smoking.  I used to stand outside after work to have a smoke before getting onto the subway.  Now I don't have to do that, and it's great!  And don't you find it's easier to talk to people when you don't have to worry about stinking of smoke?  And not having to deal with constant cravings rocks!  I mean, the list of benefits of quitting goes on and on.
 
Margie55, I think that as times goes on, it's going to hit you more and more how terrific it is to be a non-smoker.  We definitely made the right choice when we decided to quit. 


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: 6 Mins: 58 Seconds: 32

Margie55 Sep 18, 2017 (10:03 AM)  


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Good morning everyone!
 
Day 34 and all is well!  I had a good weekend and went to functions where there were smokers and it didn't even bother me.  I didn't even want one.  I'm so relieved to not have to deal with it anymore.  I have more free time, less laundry and more peace of mind.  No more planning and scheming of ways to find "alone" time.  No more worrying about whether anybody can smell it on me or not.  No more waves of anxiety through my body as I crave my next fix.  It's such a powerful addiction and it's an addiction I don't need in my life anymore.
 
Have a good day everybody!
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 34
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 136
Amount Saved: $68.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 5 Mins: 15 Seconds: 53

Smobered Up Sep 15, 2017 (12:09 PM)  


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Way to go Margie!   I am back too, after a long absence.  It took me a lotta, lotta, tries, but just like you......I didn't give up. 
Nice to meet you......I'll be happy to share your journey with you.......through thick and thin.  You're on a roll now.......this is the one!  
 
Your quitter pal 
Smobered Up.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 1431
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 35,775
Amount Saved: $16,098.75
Life Gained:
Days: 177 Hrs: 17 Mins: 23 Seconds: 53

The buck stops HERE!

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