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#21 Sunfire562

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:28 AM

Just an update... I'm at work and things are better. My brain has quit obsessing, it knows it wouldn't do any good as I can't smoke at work. Got my air cig handy and continuing to read and staying close to the board.

Thanks again to everyone who offered encouragement. It helped me distract and work through a really tough time
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"At any given moment you have the POWER to say this is NOT how the story is going to END"

"Don't give up what you want MOST, for what you want NOW"

"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm Telling yout It's going to be WORTH IT!"

"In Life you have 3 choices:  Give Up, Give In or GIVE IT YOUR ALL!!!!!"

 

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#22 G67

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:32 AM

Good to hear that Sun.
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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:07 AM

So very happy you're in a better place now :)
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#24 Lynn L

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:20 AM

As Dmaaero did say; 

 

"It"s like one big happy family, until someone threatens to light up. Then it"s like a bunch of little smurf"s that come running with fire extinguishers :)"


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#25 Sunfire562

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:45 AM

Lol Lynn, that is great. Thanks for the laugh
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"At any given moment you have the POWER to say this is NOT how the story is going to END"

"Don't give up what you want MOST, for what you want NOW"

"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm Telling yout It's going to be WORTH IT!"

"In Life you have 3 choices:  Give Up, Give In or GIVE IT YOUR ALL!!!!!"

 

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#26 Anita

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 07:07 PM

Sun thanks for the update and so glad you are feeling so much better. Wtg
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Posted 18 October 2016 - 07:15 PM

Sorry I missed the crisis moment and very glad you're through it! 

 

One thing that helps me with craves is this: 

 

A crave is to be welcomed. It is to be felt, and accepted. No one ever died from feeling a crave. Just sit with it and let it pass - its not that bad when you see it for what is. The reason it is to be welcomed is because (according to why quit.org) every individual crave has an individual trigger. Each time you feel a crave, and you let it pass and see it through without giving in, you have defeated that individual trigger and will never feel it again

 

Obviously years, decades, of smoking will rack up a LOT of triggers, some obvious, some very weird, and each time you smoked in your previous life, you created a future trigger effectively. Each time you don't smoke when you feel the trigger, you kill that particular desire. 
 

So every time you crave and don't cave ™ you are one step closer to never feeling another crave again


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 08:43 PM

Glad you made it through and glad there is always someone near the board to help when craves come upon us!

KEEP ON KEEPING ON SUN!


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:02 PM

Glad you got through it without smoking. :-)


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Quit date Thursday 24th October. 2017, 10.10am AEDT.

 

It is a relief to not be killing myself slowly. Every day I don't smoke I am getting stronger.


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:01 PM

It will pass, all post smoking symptoms and discomforts are temporary, the benefits will last for the rest of your life.  Hang in there !


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Nov 6, 2011 I decided " I had enough with this sh*t "

I quit because I just got tired of the life under a rock, dark and with not enough air to breathe waiting for the day to get crushed!

Alcohol to a quit is like Kryptonite to Superman

Stop, Think and then React. Not React,Stop and then Think

Practice does not make it perfect, makes it permanent. Practice the right things!

Quitting is by far the best decision for the rest of your life.

If a Doctor gives you 6 months to live, would you start living after the first three? Quit now!

" I am a puff away form a pack a day"

Once you stop puffing or having Nicotine in any form, then and only then your symptoms will stop.

I quit with a frozen turkey. Once I felt comfortable with my quit,  I ate it.

Life is such a good teacher, that if you don't learn the lesson it will repeat it to you.

 

 

 


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:03 PM

Just an update... I'm at work and things are better. My brain has quit obsessing, it knows it wouldn't do any good as I can't smoke at work. Got my air cig handy and continuing to read and staying close to the board.

Thanks again to everyone who offered encouragement. It helped me distract and work through a really tough time

Sorry, I just read you are out of hot water.. Talking about water, next time you feel anxious to smoke pour a large bucket of icy water over your head, it helps  :grin:


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Nov 6, 2011 I decided " I had enough with this sh*t "

I quit because I just got tired of the life under a rock, dark and with not enough air to breathe waiting for the day to get crushed!

Alcohol to a quit is like Kryptonite to Superman

Stop, Think and then React. Not React,Stop and then Think

Practice does not make it perfect, makes it permanent. Practice the right things!

Quitting is by far the best decision for the rest of your life.

If a Doctor gives you 6 months to live, would you start living after the first three? Quit now!

" I am a puff away form a pack a day"

Once you stop puffing or having Nicotine in any form, then and only then your symptoms will stop.

I quit with a frozen turkey. Once I felt comfortable with my quit,  I ate it.

Life is such a good teacher, that if you don't learn the lesson it will repeat it to you.

 

 

 





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