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#1 Debs

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:46 PM

Ok so today marks 21 days of being smoke free for myself and hubby.  Had a few rough days but made it through without smoking...things would not have changed had we lit a cig.  I think the hardest thing to understand when your nick fitting is that circumstances do not change just because you light up...s*** still happens.  Our son bought us this huge and I mean bloody huge piggy bank for Christmas so we can start saving to a wonderful vacation next year...thinking Costa Rica. Can't wait to start filling that thing! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday.


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#2 Beacon

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:54 PM

Good for you Debs! 21 days free is excellent. :)

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:55 PM

Truly said. Whether we light up or not, crap happens. You are through the toughest part into your quit. From now on, every day will only be easier than yesterday, and you don't have ANY reason to go back to smoking. Congratulations on 21 smoke free days. I suggest you post more and share what you are going through. Good luck, cheers!



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:20 PM

Would need to be a big piggies with the two of you lol, congratulations for me 21 days was my biggest milestone the rest is easier congratulations to you both


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#5 Kerri

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

Congrats Debs. Keep going. We made it through our first Christmas smoke-free. That's a huge accomplishment! And when you hit the 1 month mark, you will have made it through your first New Year's too!! Way to go!

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

Congratulatios Debs!!

 

It is one of the biggest of the big three's!!!

 

You are doing great, Really great because your early part of the quit is during one of the most hectic times of the year!!

 

You so got this!!!  Great for you!!!


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:08 PM

Alright Debs, Great job!!  You should be feeling the benefits by now, enjoy your new life.


 

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:26 PM

Great to have something to work toward - should make you even more determined to keep quit.  You are both doing fantastically well :)


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#9 Debs

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:29 PM

Thanks all! I found the one thing that is really working for me is an elastic band...I wear it on my wrist and whenever I think about smoking I snap it. Hurts like jack the bear but works like a charm....now I find that I associate smoking with pain and yeah still need to snap that thing but not near as often.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:15 AM

Thanks all! I found the one thing that is really working for me is an elastic band...I wear it on my wrist and whenever I think about smoking I snap it. Hurts like jack the bear but works like a charm....now I find that I associate smoking with pain and yeah still need to snap that thing but not near as often.


Maybe you can market it a stop smoking product and make millions!
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#11 trevor82

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:20 AM

Debs, it is so great to see your post and to hear that you and your hubby have been smoke free for 21 days. You certainly have the right attitude and understanding that lighting up doesn't make one bit of difference is so important. It does keep getting easier. And you should find that you are snapping that rubber band less and less. (The rubber band is a great idea.)



#12 PipB

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:51 AM

Congrats Debs - it definately gets better from here :-)

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:53 AM

I think it is wonderful to see couples quit together. Congratulations to you both!

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:54 AM

21 days is Awesome. Good job Deb. Keep it going!!!
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

Thanks all! I found the one thing that is really working for me is an elastic band...I wear it on my wrist and whenever I think about smoking I snap it. Hurts like jack the bear but works like a charm....now I find that I associate smoking with pain and yeah still need to snap that thing but not near as often.

I tried that with swearing and it had the opposite of desired effect ;-)

21 days is so great! Everything gets easier and easier, and better and better from here.
There will probably be easy times and harder times throughout the way, but that's ok! If you can make it this far, you guys got this. Well done.

My hb and I quit the same day too, and so far, so good.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:42 AM

21 days is wonderful good on the both of you , wot a wonderful way to start the new year :) Mazel Tov :)


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:46 AM

3 weeks is a huge milestone - I hope that at some point you can stop hurting yourself and just enjoy your new life :D

 

Whatever it takes, as long as you don't smoke though! :) 


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#18 catchingup

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:41 PM

   21 days is fantastic for me it was one of best days of my quit it was the day I broke my record of my other quits 21 days is  great



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

Congratulations on 21 days to the both of you.  That is the best decision that the both of you could make. You will start noticing so many healthy benefits of stopping smoking.  Your sense of smell will be coming back.  Your taste buds will wake up. Your breathing will be so much better.  Maybe you will not be as sick this winter.  Keep up the great work.  It gets so much easier.


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