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#1 Roopy

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:03 AM

Hi everyone,

I’m happy to share I survived my first week. It’s definitely been tough but I even managed through a work event with cocktails and kept my quit. I find it so strange that I can go from feeling really strong and confident about it at one moment and then feel like I’m completely struggling only moments later. I can’t wait for these cravings to start to subside! The advice posted here has been a huge help so I’m very grateful for that. Here goes heck week!
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#2 d2e8b8

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:11 AM

Well done, Roopy.  Stray strong!


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#3 Jillar

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:17 AM

Congrats on one week done roopy, and boy I hear you about the crazy emotions the first few days/weeks/months bring out!
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#4 Mollie1

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:00 AM

Congrats on one week++. Protect your investment in yourself by saying NOPE every minute of every day. It truly does get easier; but only after many,many NOPES. Be proud of what you are doing & know that you are smarter than the addiction.
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#5 Kermit H

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

Well done on a week! That is an awesome accomplishment...keep going strong
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:17 AM

Way to go Roopy. Great job in getting that first week under your belt!


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#7 brand.new.ela

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:26 AM

Well done! The hardest week is behind you!


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#8 Wren

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:35 AM

Well done Roopy..keep going, those cravings really do get less and less


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#9 Sparkzzz

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:56 PM

You got this Roopy. We’re here for you !!!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:20 PM

Hang tough Roopy, you're doing great. Trust us when we say that it WILL be worth it. You are gonna LOVE life as a nonsmoker.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Way to go Roopy! One day at a time!!!!


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#12 marciem

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:30 PM

YAAAY YOU, Roopy!!  Hell Week done, the worst of the worst.  Not saying it gets easy, but it does soften up gradually

 

 

 

find it so strange that I can go from feeling really strong and confident about it at one moment and then feel like I’m completely struggling only moments later. 

 

^^^ That is so VERY typical, and one of the real hard parts, it makes you feel like you're always going to be this way, back and forth, up and down.  But it really is temporary and gets better and better.  Know that you are not alone in these feelings!

 

Great job so far, one day one step at a time you're making an awesome journey to freedom!


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#13 Paulac

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:32 PM

That’s fab Roopy! Keep going x
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

Good job Roopy!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:50 PM

Good job Roopy. I never thought I would see the day when those strong cravings would subside but eventually they do become less intense and further apart. Hang in there and be patient and that day will come. Congrats on making it through hell week.
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#16 Roopy

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:14 PM

Thank you so much everyone! Honestly, hearing everyone say that it does get better with time is what's keeping me going. Really appreciate it! :)


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:31 AM

Wow - that is so true. After 40+ years as a smoker, I honestly could not fathom living smoke-free. For most of us, what kept/keeps us going was/is pure & simple trust in the advice of those who had been quit for a longer time period. True gratitude to those who share their experience so we can all “keep going” .
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:46 PM

Heck!!  might as well go through it and leave this week the heck behind and heck jump in to wtf week right? Congratulations Roopy


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