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Timbo637
Jun 09, 2019 (09:41 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Pouvoir,
 We have not heard much from you in a while. Are you and your husband still with us on your quit journey?  I hope everything is going good for you and your husband. 
Stay strong.
 
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May 25, 2019 (03:14 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Pouvoir,
 It's good to hear that you made it through the week without smoking.  I know you do not feel like celebrating yet, but you deserve to for sure. You held strong even with all your emotions being pulled in every direction. Hope your husband is doing okay too. Eating too much and not exercising is normal at the start of a quit, and you had a good reason to do it this week. Hope you and your husband will be feeling better soon. Try and keep yourself busy and enjoy your gardening if you can. 
Stay strong.
 
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pouvoir
May 25, 2019 (09:55 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Rough week. 
Ate too much and didn't exercise enough, but I do remain a non-smoker, so that's good.
Something to celebrate.
Pouvoir 

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So sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy to lose a best friend and part of your family. I have had to do that too many times in my life, it's never easy. 

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R.I.P Cleo 

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May 22, 2019 (04:14 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Thanks StellaBlue.  Your support is appreciated.
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My heart goes out to you today pouvoir.  I'm sorry you are going through this.  You're absolutely right that a smoke won't change the situation, stop the situation, or solve your sadness, so cry freely, feel those feels (without trying to stuff them down with nicotine), and we're all here for you as you continue on.  No one said quitting would be easy; they said it would be worth it.

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pouvoir
May 22, 2019 (09:07 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Ugh.  So today is the day we euthanize our beautiful Cleo.  Fortunately, we got a vet to do the procedure in our home, which is great because going to the vet completely stresses Cleo out.
 
But it's a sad grey day. And although I would really love a cigarette, I'm not going to have one.  It won't help me feel better about any of this.
 
Pouvoir 

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May 21, 2019 (06:04 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Soooo sorry to hear this. Our pets are so beloved to us and losing them is so terribly sad. We may have to euthanise our cat soon also and that will test me. For me its the side of  smoking l miss most.....the fact that it used to comfort me. We have to be strong and remind ourselves that smoking is not going to stop the pain we feel. It will actually be an added stress. Best wishes.

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May 21, 2019 (09:40 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Pouvoir,
 My condolences to you and your husband on your beloved pet.  They're not really pets they are part of the family, at least as far as I'm concerned. We had to put down all three of our cats last year for various reasons and it is so hard. We had them for 15-18 years. My eyes are welling up for you already. Do your best to stay strong, and remember, it's best for Cleo at this stage in her life. I'm sure you gave her a wonderful life too. 
Try and stay busy as best you can, and  I wish you and your husband the best. There are always going to be bumps in the road on your journey to freedom from smoking, and this is going to be a very big test for you.
Stay strong. 
 
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pouvoir
May 21, 2019 (08:46 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Things are going well so far - my husband is going for walks as well.  The fact that it is nice outside and we can garden helps a lot.
A big trigger, which I can't avoid, is happening this week.  We have decided to euthanize our beloved Cleo (approx. 15 years old dog, diabetic, blind, deaf, very little energy) this week, given her quality of life has declined so markedly in the past few months.  She is falling  quite a bit now, and has injured herself. We are incredibly sad about this - Cleo has got such a beautiful soul - and even the thought of doing this makes me want to have a cigarette.
 
But I won't.  I am going to sit with the pain and heartache, and acknowledge it, and I am going to walk and garden.  And be sad.
That's the plan. 
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May 19, 2019 (02:56 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Pouvoir,
 Big congratulations on your first full week as a quitter!!!  It's good to hear that you are feeling pretty good about it too. Sounds like your quit journey is going good for you so far. Hope the rest of your journey will be as easy or easier than your first week was.  More energy now, and i'm sure there are other things that are changing for you too. Food tasting better, and the aromas are a little stronger and more intense now. How is your husband doing on his quit journey? Is he still hanging in there too? Does he go on the walks with you? Whatever you are doing to help you on your quit, keep doing it because you're doing great!
Stay strong, and watch out for those triggers.
 
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May 19, 2019 (09:50 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Thanks to everyone for the support - it really helps and it is greatly appreciated.
Today is Day 7 as a non-smoker.  There are moments when I really miss it, but overall I'm feeling pretty good.
For me, at least, the walking really helps.  Also, I think I'm feeling less tired, which is awesome. 
The plan is to keep moving forward with this.
Pouvoir. 

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Stick with it Pouvoir, you're doing it!  I love the idea of making walks your "new thing" with your husband.  Finding other ways to satisfy what I was *really* after every time I wanted a smoke was really important for the success of my quit.  It sounds like that bonding moment with your husband is what you're seeking, not the cigarette itself, and you sound very self-aware to do the same work around some of your other smoking cues.  Keep us posted, I love reading along with quit journeys here.

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May 15, 2019 (03:58 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Good for you!!! You have almost flushed the nicotine out of your system....it takes 3-4 days. Cranky? Haha l can relate. Youre entitled at this stage of your quit. So great that you have your husband to lean on for support and a wondeful thing to be striving for together. Better to be walking and improving health than destroying it by smoking. Keep at it 

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