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Timbo637
May 12, 2019 (03:32 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Sparrow,
 I think you hit the nail on the head here.  "I had too many failed attempts to count and had lost hope. As long as you keep trying there is hope." The only way you can fail is if you QUIT trying. "Ive just got to hope that time changes my mentality." It will trust me. I can't say how long it will take, but it WILL happen. Just take a step back and look at where you are now. Almost a quarter of a year behind you as a quitter. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you quit forever at the end of summer, and have made it almost all the way through autumn. (The seasons throw me for a loop down under, I'm a northerner.)  Anyway, you're doing it and that's all that matters. You should be proud of yourself too, we are.  Just be sure and keep your guard up at all times. You know those triggers will try and sneak up on you when you least expect it. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting very bright for you now isn't it? 
Stays strong Sparrow!
 
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Sparrow1975
May 11, 2019 (05:48 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Thanks for all your support everyone 
Im checking in to say lve reached a new milestone. In this last week (week 9-10) my cravings have subsided another level. Before when l would think of smoking ld feel like "oh l would just love to have one". Through this last week it feels different. I feel like smoking would feel choking and unpleasant. When l see smokers l no longer feel envious. I havent dropped my guard though. When l feel down or lonely l still miss it as an activity to keep me company. I think that the wrong set of circumstances could still bring me undone.  So now l have to let time pass me by until l reach the stage where l know that l would never under any circumstances smoke again. Ive just got to hope that time changes my mentality. To anyone in early stages or thinking of quitting l tell you truly the fact that l have come this far means anyone can. I had too many failed attempts to count and had lost hope. As long as you keep trying there is hope. 
Keep quitting peoples!! 

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Apr 25, 2019 (05:28 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Sparrow,
 Sorry, I thought your 2 month anniversary was next Sunday. My bad. CONGRATULATIONS on being a NON-SMOKER, a QUITTER, or whatever you want to call yourself, for TWO months now!!! Awesome... We knew you could do it if you just kept trying. Hope you feel proud of your accomplishment, you should, you really worked hard to beat that addiction.  Keep looking out for those unexpected triggers. Sometimes they will really surprise you when they happen. Have you had to fill out any paperwork yet, where you have to check a box if you smoke? Not checking it really feels good too.  Keep your quit journey going, and enjoy your freedom.
Stay strong. 
 
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Tim

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Apr 25, 2019 (10:08 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Congratulations Sparrow!  Your excitement for being finally free is leaping off the page at me.  Doesn't it feel FANTASTIC to have finally done it?  And just think, the only thing you have to do to maintain it is to simply keep on doing nothing.  Don't pick up a smoke, and you can continue to have this freedom for as long as your little heart desires :)

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Apr 24, 2019 (07:47 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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2 months since l quit smoking! It feels so good to be a non smoker. When l see smokers l feel sorry for them. Freedom from addiction feels good. I still get occassional cravings....they come out of nowhere. My doc said it takes 3 months for the physical cravings to stop. I dont know how true that is. Mine feel more psychological. I wont feel truly free until l stop getting cravings completely. In the mean time lm happy with the work lve put in and how far lve come. Feels awesome 

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Hi Sparrow.
It's hard to believe we are both closing in on 2 months of being smoke free. It's such a great feeling isn't it?  I would have to say that for the most part the cravings to smoke have ended with a few exceptions here and there. I did have a situation the other night that was extremely stressful and I had that overwhelming feeling that I just needed to have a smoke to calm down. I took a few deep breaths and it passed within a few minutes. My battles seem to be much more short lived now vs. when I first quit and those feeling could last an entire day. I too can't wait until I am passed all of this and  the thought of smoking never enters my mind.

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Apr 07, 2019 (05:31 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Pappy
Thanks so much. Its the best thing lve done for myself in a very long time. The cravings are mostly gone. For the most part l dont think about smoking anymore but sometimes a craving creeps up on me or if lm stressed or down l might think one would be great right now......so much better but still not entirely there. I cant wait for the day when l just never think of smoking again. Until then l cant be complacent. However l dont believe ld go back to it. It was so difficult being a smoker who was worried about my health and so desperate to quit but couldnt do it. Im so grateful lve made it this far. No way do l want to go back there again.
What about you Pappy? How are you travelling? 

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Hi Sparrow! Just wanted to say you are doing great. Keep up the good work and that wealth building as well, LOL. How are the cravings going for you?

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Apr 05, 2019 (11:04 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I know Tim. Cigarettes are super expensive here in australia. I love not throwing my money away on a dirty rotten habit that does me no good. Imagine how much l'll have saved in a year for an awesome holiday 

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Hi Sparrow,
 I just noticed how much money you have saved since you QUIT smoking....Holy cow!  Keep it up, you are doing great!
Stay strong.
 
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Hi, congrats on one month! I'm new here, trying to find and do anything I can to deal with cravings. New to online support and chat type stuff, but this beats going to the store and caving in
 

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Mar 31, 2019 (03:28 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Thanks Stella. No l dont have a reward in mind. I didnt have that meal out at 3 weeks so maybe that. But l know that my one year reward is definitely going to be a holidayyyyy 

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A whole month!  YAY!  Way to go Sparrow.  You kept at it, and kept learning, and now look at you.  One month of freedom from smoking!  Do you have a reward in mind?

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Thanks Tim and Pappy.  Yes it feels awesome and no l cant believe it 

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Congratulations!!!  Doesn't it feel great to be smoke free for over a month now. YOU have to be so proud of yourself for making such a great milestone. Keep on quitting, your doing great!!

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