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#21 Fab

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:42 PM

Day 2: Nope!
Done and dusted.
Wasn't an easy day for me today, hoping tomorrow is a better day.
Night all.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:04 PM

Hi Fab, well done on making such a great decision and for getting through the first couple of days.

 

You have had some really great advice already, but for my contribution...

 

* stick close to this board, read lots, post when you need help or just someone to listen and respond - I could not have survived without it

* realise the addiction for what it is and be kind to yourself - treat yourself daily and be proud at the end of each day you did not smoke

* beat each crave one at a time - you will be stronger each time you beat one and more able to face the next one

* Use JAC's - Jillars Air Cigs - you can actually hold your hands as if you were taking a puff and let the air out - just like smoking but so much healthier! This sounds crazy but trust me, it works!!

* Strength of mind - Mind set is the most important part of your quit, you really must want to stop more than you want to smoke, this really is not an easy journey - but the best thing ever.

 

Be strong, you can do this as we have, but please remember we are all here for you when needed!


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:11 AM

Day 4: 6:00pm
That puts me at approximately 80 hrs (3 days and 8 hours).
It has been marginally a better day than yesterday. Less cravings and concentration level getting better.
Mind games continue.
Nope!
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#24 abollmeyer

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

Fab, I thought non-stop about smoking for the first two weeks. I also had a difficult time concentrating during this time. Hang in there, like everyone else said, it does get better, but only if you stick with it.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:34 AM

Fab, your doing great! Keep posting! Things will get better, just takes time.
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#26 Lin-quitting

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:16 PM

Good job Fab! Remember that every craving you successfully endure makes you stronger and more able to get through the next one. And before you know it everything will be easier.....as long as you don't smoke!


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                  "I didn't come this far to only come this far."

 

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I want my life back. I WANT MY LIFE BACK!

There is no try, there is only do. Failure is not an option.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:47 PM

Congratulations Fab. Keep it going. Yes you are going to go through these mind games for a few weeks, but push through. Eventually it gets better.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:36 PM

You're doing great fab :) Why don't you further own your quit by filling out your quit date and/or getting a ticker for your signature? It's pretty cool watching all the time, money and cigs not smoked add up :)


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Things began to get better when I realized I would remain quit even if things never got any better.

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We say here that it is better to be a nonsmoker with the occasional desire to smoke than a smoker with the constant desire to quit. Marciem
Being successful doesn't mean that you'll never GET to smoke again. It means that you'll never HAVE to smoke again.


#29 brand.new.ela

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:08 PM

Good job, Fab! Theres going to happen a lot in your head now and not all the thoughts are going to be good. Keep strong and stay close to the board.
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#30 AnnaMarie18

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

Right here with you! 

 

Keep Strong and NOPE for day 5! 

 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:58 AM

You're doing great fab :) Why don't you further own your quit by filling out your quit date and/or getting a ticker for your signature? It's pretty cool watching all the time, money and cigs not smoked add up :)



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:16 AM

Hi Jillar,
The support you offer to everyone is incredible!
Much appreciated from all I'm sure and certainly much appreciated by me.
I'm running an app which captures my ticker.
I'm doing my best, but I'm not that confindent at the moment. See how I go for he next couple of weeks then see how I go after my first two weeks back at work.
If I'm still quit on the 01/02 I'll insert a ticker and quit date. Remind me👍
I failed once before at day 33 - around 5 years ago. It took me that long to try again.
Nope today 😀
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:20 PM

I think you got it this time fab, you have us now and we will help you keep your quit :)

PS. Thank you for the compliments, I owe a lot to this board and the members who helped me. Paying it forward is the least I can do :)
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Things began to get better when I realized I would remain quit even if things never got any better.

Christian99 16 Years Quit

We say here that it is better to be a nonsmoker with the occasional desire to smoke than a smoker with the constant desire to quit. Marciem
Being successful doesn't mean that you'll never GET to smoke again. It means that you'll never HAVE to smoke again.


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:32 PM

Day 6: 10:30pm and it's a wrap from me everyone.
A message of hope to all newbies:-
An interesting day considering it was day 6 of hell week - it was a good day for me.
Less cravings and not as hard to deal with.
Extended times without a thought of a smoke.
Some signs of freedom - difficult to believe.
Don't think today fits into hell week.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:47 PM

Glad to hear you're having a better day Fab.

 

And you said earlier "IF I'm still quit on......". No no no Fab. You have to have confidence in this quit. You have to know you will succeed in this quit. It's a mind-game and a reprogramming thing we all have to do to get to the other side of this addiction. You have to know that smoking is no longer an option for you, no matter what. Know it and believe it. Own it.


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                  "I didn't come this far to only come this far."

 

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I want my life back. I WANT MY LIFE BACK!

There is no try, there is only do. Failure is not an option.

Another proud member of the 2017 Smokebusters team.


#36 Fab

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

Day 7: 6:30 pm
Almost a wrap to hell week.
All I'm going to say to that is - is that all you have.
Truth: difficult week - but is that all you got😀
Message to Lin: I own it👍-not really - not until I throw those last two cigs out that I have in the cupboard. It will happen😨
Must say - have noticed some great signs in how I'm feeling - ie. lung capacity etc
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#37 Jillar

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:29 PM

You're doing great fab, congrats on getting past hell week. Now on to heck week :)
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Things began to get better when I realized I would remain quit even if things never got any better.

Christian99 16 Years Quit

We say here that it is better to be a nonsmoker with the occasional desire to smoke than a smoker with the constant desire to quit. Marciem
Being successful doesn't mean that you'll never GET to smoke again. It means that you'll never HAVE to smoke again.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:37 PM

Congrats! You’re strong and doing great!
BTW, isn’t breathing just awesome? 😀
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

Welcome, Fab!!  Stay tough!


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:40 AM

Day 13:
I was hoping heck week would be easier than hell week.
Since about day 9 it has been a pretty big battle to stay off and push through. Still lacking concentration, very foggy, irritable etc.
For all those who have quit and have stayed quit:-
Well done!
Funny that things turned after day 8 once I announced to family and friends that I had quit.
I'm glad I did however - they are helping me push through by supporting and tolerating my crap at the moment.
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