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Ashley Health Educator
Oct 09, 2018 (04:17 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Congrats on getting started Lucia!


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Penitent
Oct 02, 2018 (06:27 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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5324
Smoke Free Days

133,100
Cigarettes Not Smoked

£33,275.00
Amount Saved

Days: 1013 Hours: 3
Minutes: 3 Seconds: 32

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Sounds very reasonable indeed!! 
 
That's why, Lucia, we give up just for today!! Never think ahead but prize the days clocked up behind!
 
In time, your tricky brain will be reprogrammed  to rejoice the days clocked up and eradicate the con job it is currently doing on you.
 
Stick with the quit and you will win!
 
Good Luck!
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Lucia
Oct 02, 2018 (04:00 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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76
Smoke Free Days

912
Cigarettes Not Smoked

$91.20
Amount Saved

Days: 5 Hours: 22
Minutes: 16 Seconds: 2

Life Gained

It`s the second day that i`m not smoking! Caught myself thinking probably one of the most ridiculous "addict-brain" thoughts.
I was on my way home from work, walking down the same street as always, just without a cigarette in my hand, trying to fight off a major craving and distract myself from thinking about how much I`m missing my usual post-work reward.
Suddenly my "addict-brain" starts whispering that I should get some cigarettes as soon as possible, because the longer I continue with this stupid attempt to quit, the more guilty I will feel when I will actually start smoking, because failing at a few-days attempt is much easier than the guilt of giving up after a few weeks!
This thought followed some memories of a previous attempt to quit, when I was actually thinking "why was I so stupid to try to quit, now it has been already 10 days that I`m not smoking, so it will be embarrassing if I start smoking again and I will feel guilty. Ah, if I would just have kept smoking and not tried to quit, I could be so happy now".
Basically, I can remember how last time I was regretting that I had continued my quit for so long! And my addict-brain was trying to switch all this around to "help me avoid the upcoming guilt and just start smoking again as soon as possible, when it`s still not that embarrassing to give up, because it has been only a few days!" Sounds very reasonable, doesn't it?? 

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