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Vix1976 Sep 15, 2017 (12:45 PM)  


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Hi Emily On day three now. I find deep breathing helps me the most. It's that 'hit' to the lungs that I miss the feeling of but a hit of oxygen is way better for me and am happy to be getting healthier. So tired of the control Smoking had on my life.

Emily, Quit Coach Sep 15, 2017 (09:50 AM)  


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Hi Vix1976,


Congratulations on quitting. It's great to hear how determined you are. 

What have you been doing to help get through any of the tough cravings?

Emily

Vix1976 Sep 14, 2017 (09:52 PM)  


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Yup one day at a time sleeplessmom10. The champix is helping a lot and I know I can do it. Even through the bad cravings I'm not gonna break!

sleeplessmom10 Sep 13, 2017 (04:01 PM)  


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Hi Vix...congrats on the quit...you can and will do this...one day at a time  

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/29/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 15
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 375
Amount Saved: $225.00
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 4 Mins: 18 Seconds: 34

Vix1976 Sep 13, 2017 (10:55 AM)  


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Thanks so much Sarah! You're right I can do this!

Sarah Sep 12, 2017 (08:40 PM)  


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Hi Vix1976, \
 
First Congratulations on your decision to quit tomorrow is the day .!!!! You are going to do just fine!! Just take one day at a time , it easier to focus that way go for walks and take lots of baths it relaxes you.;!! just remember every day smoke free is a celebration !!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/5/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 100
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,500
Amount Saved: $1,200.00
Life Gained:
Days: 9 Hrs: 0 Mins: 43 Seconds: 31

Every Day Smoke Free is a Celebration  !!

Vix1976 Sep 11, 2017 (04:07 PM)  


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Thanks, I know I can do this. Just need to keep being positive. This is where my stubborn competitive nature will be a great help, thanks for the reminder treepeo! I love reading all your posts. I can do this. I must be stronger than my addiction because I do really want this!

Sarah, Quit Coach Sep 11, 2017 (01:35 PM)  


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Happy day 2, Vix1976 - thinking of you, and knowing you can do this! Try to not look too far ahead, and take it one day at a time. Warmly, Sarah

Treepeo Sep 11, 2017 (12:47 PM)  


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Age: 56
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Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Vix1976,
 
I know it's scary, but it's also exciting to quit.  Once you make up your mind to do it, it becomes a real mental challenge.  Who is stronger, me or my addiction?  And if you are like me, you don't like to lose a challenge!
 
If you need to stop drinking for a while, so be it.  That is part of changing your routines.  It's not really a big deal.  You can still have fun with your family and friends.  What might help is if you try to think now about what else you like to drink, so you can bring something else with you to get togethers.
 
You have already noticed that you are coughing less.  Just wait until you quit completely.  You will still cough for a while, but that is going to be a good thing, because your lungs are going to start to clear out.  I used to be so embarrassed by my smoker's cough, but now I don't have to worry about that.  When I cough now, it's for other reasons, and I don't have to feel guilty about it.
 
You can do this, Vix1976.  Have faith in yourself.  It will be okay. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 256
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,400
Amount Saved: $768.00
Life Gained:
Days: 35 Hrs: 8 Mins: 2 Seconds: 34

Vix1976 Sep 11, 2017 (10:54 AM)  


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Well my quit is in two days, boy it came quick! I'm excited and terrified at the same time. Hoping there will be lots of good stuff and positivity on the board in the coming days for me to read! I know I can do this but I'm scared about triggers. I have to quit drinking for a while as the weekend I had drinks and a few extra smokes. I have another event to go to this weekend where there will be lots of drinking and smoking and I'm scared. I'm not going to drink because I know it'll make me weak. It's always been my downfall for quitting but I have to stay strong. I can't believe how much less I'm coughing and stuff just from cutting back so I know this is going to be so good for my health to quit once and for all. Any positive thoughts anyone wants to post would be great 🙂

Valerie, Quit Coach Aug 30, 2017 (08:10 PM)  


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Hi Vix,


It's completely normal to have good and bad days throughout our quit journey. Being self-aware of specific triggers or situations makes you stronger during your quit progress. Look at them as learning opportunities. 

 Take it one day at a time, tomorrow is a new day!

Kindly, 
Valerie

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Vix1976 Aug 30, 2017 (07:28 PM)  


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Appreciate the kind words from both of you, mud man and treepeo. Didn't have a great mom-smoking day today. Went golfing and had a couple of beers and I'll be at 10 today likely by end of day instead of the 8 I'm supposed to be at. I let myself succumb to the weak excuses I made up in my head. Disappointed in myself but will get back on track tomorrow!

Mud Man Aug 30, 2017 (12:39 AM)  


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Hi Vix1976 its the Mud Man here. Do you know what I think? I think that your going to do "Just Fine".
 
You Are Doing Great and You Will Succeed!
 
The Mud Man :)  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/9/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 660
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 19,800
Amount Saved: $10,296.00
Life Gained:
Days: 122 Hrs: 22 Mins: 42 Seconds: 34

Your Friendly Neighborhood  MUD MAN

Treepeo Aug 29, 2017 (10:31 PM)  


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Hi Vix1976,
 
Congrats on cutting back like you have.  That alone is really hard to do, and you should be really proud of yourself.  That's one heck of an accomplishment. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 244
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,100
Amount Saved: $732.00
Life Gained:
Days: 33 Hrs: 14 Mins: 26 Seconds: 10

Vix1976 Aug 29, 2017 (10:28 PM)  


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Gender: Female
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Thanks for the support Lillian!!

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