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This Remarkable Journey
Quitting smoking really is a remarkable journey. Having smoked for some 37 years, I never realized that I used cigarettes to cover up (smoke screen) emotions. I learned about that in my quit. I never knew that I was addicted to nicotine, I never thought of it as being a drug, and it is...
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Hey... I've been gone too long :)
What a wonderful surprise to come back to... Blog is baaaaack! Now I can vent and whine and rant... lol. Not that I feel the urge as often as I used to. But it is still a must from time to time. So, what happened since we last talked??? Let's start with the best - 742 days smober... YAY me!...
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First work week under my belt . .
and I found out my good old sneakers work best. Figures!  Armed with a better understanding of my job description, the only thing lacking in my life now is 'time'!  But I'm 'rewading' myself with hot baths, foot soaks and 8 hrs of sleep each night.  The reward conc...
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Day 973 - It's Baaaacckkkk!!
Do my eyes deceive me?  The blog is back and working!  Hooray.  Nearly a year and I have not expressed my feelings and frustrations.  I am a committed ex-smoker, but still crave from time to time.  Find it hardest to cope when dealing with stressful situations.  No...
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Boredom!
Boredom seems to be a big trigger!
 
A great way to curb that boredom is to first make a list of activities or chores that you can choose from at a moments notice.  Be creative!  Don't just go for a walk, go for a hike. Don't just clean the house....
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It's been a whirlwind experience...
But i'll have to say it's been an amazing one too. I've lost a bunch of weight, found other ways of dealing with my anger, been around tons of people that smoked and STILL haven't wanted to pick up another cigarette. Thanks to some amazing people, i'm healthier then i ever have b...
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First work week under my belt . .
and I found out my good old sneakers work best. Figures!  Armed with a better understanding of my job description, the only thing lacking in my life now is 'time'!  But I'm 'rewading' myself with hot baths, foot soaks and 8 hrs of sleep each night.  The reward conc...
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First Blog Post
First blog post here today...just being inspired by others blog and figured I'd get mine started. It has been a while since I quit, but I am feeling rather troubled as of late. I'm really happy being smoke-free but there still comes a day when I get cravings again. This past weekend wa...
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Learning curve
Things I have learned since I quit -
1. Smoking was a crutch - I am learning to walk again
2. I can eat an entire tub of salsa
3. Waiting on smokers is inconvenient, and at times irritating
4. I will be finding butts, lighters and empty...
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Some thoughts heading into May 21, 2012
I just went and made the last purchase I'll ever make that will literally go up in smoke.  Walking into that store was exhilarating.  It occurred to me that smoking has never brought me as much happiness and pleasure as the feeling of knowing this will be the last bit of my money ...
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