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Here I am......again!


11 years ago 0 Big Quitter 63 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hi there Rosie's friend and to everyone.  I'm working on day 3 and still smoke free.  It has definitely been
hell week thus far, but I just make sure I remove myself from what is stressing me out and let the moment
pass and I'm fine again.  I would love to join you for some coffee or a bloody mary but they are a couple
of my triggers so I have to pass for now.  I haven't started coughing yet (hmmm....), I guess that will come
later.
 
Congrats to everyone that has stayed smoke free and keep up the good work!
 
Sunshine!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/11/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 30
Amount Saved: $8.25
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 5 Mins: 32 Seconds: 11

  • Quit Meter

    $35,788.50

    Amount Saved

  • Quit Meter

    Days: 426 Hours: 5

    Minutes: 51 Seconds: 55

    Life Gained

  • Quit Meter

    3615

    Smoke Free Days

  • Quit Meter

    79,530

    Cigarettes Not Smoked

Sunshine,
 
How's the quit going?  I am now on day 5, so far so good, just a lot of coughing.  I've read that coughing is good.  Day 4 was a little rough but I just tried to stay busy. 
I think I'll go relax and read the Sunday paper on the patio with...either a cup of coffee or a bloody mary...Hmmm.....
 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/9/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 160
Amount Saved: $54.80
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 12 Mins: 37 Seconds: 22

Sunshine,
 
Welcome back! You are very right in saying that today is definitely a new day! As you probably know, we are always here for you to help you get through your quit ! Make sure to keep using the program along the way as it is a great way to stay on track and keep focused.
 
Have you started to think about your reward for getting through hell week? heck week? zombie month?
We'd love to hear what you have in mind!
 
Members, any tips on staying focused and getting through hell week?
 
 
 

Samantha, Health Educator
11 years ago 0 Big Quitter 63 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hi Brenda,
 
Thanks for the warm welcome back....I appreciate it!
 
You have definitely hit the nail on the head when you said you got sick and tired
of getting sick and tired.  That is exactly how I feel.  My friends and family reacted
the same way when I've mentioned I had quit or wanted to quit. 
 
But hopefully this time will be it!  I think I was not able to cope with the stress of being
laid off from my job and making me start smoking again was because I didn't use this site
the way I was suppose to.  Well, I'm here to say this is a new day (as hard as it is) and...
I AM A NON-SMOKER!
 
Sunshine

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/11/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 32 Seconds: 30

  • Quit Meter

    $35,788.50

    Amount Saved

  • Quit Meter

    Days: 426 Hours: 5

    Minutes: 51 Seconds: 55

    Life Gained

  • Quit Meter

    3615

    Smoke Free Days

  • Quit Meter

    79,530

    Cigarettes Not Smoked

11 years ago 0 bgaineshunter 1904 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Welcome back, Sunshine. Nothing to be ashamed of or jealous about. Many of us had to try and try and try. I just didn't make each attempt public because people tend to get numb to the attempts after a while. My friends just started saying okay or ignoring my announcements. I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and realized quitting would not be any easier a week or month from now. I used to tell myself I could quit any time I wanted. I no longer believe that's true. Some quit attempts are definitely easier than others, and I can't explain why. However, this time I'm doing a lot of praying. What I do know is that this time I really feel 'done' with cigarettes. I don't expect anything good to come out of smoking. It's sort of like breather said a while back, The first cigarette may or may not taste good, but the others won't. I think he's right. I think smoking would actually bring me to tears. Plus, I just don't want them.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/1/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 133
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,724
Amount Saved: $1,443.05
Life Gained:
Days: 14 Hrs: 14 Mins: 0 Seconds: 59

There is such great support here!
Remember members, you can and will remain smoke free!
Enjoy your SMOKE FREE weekend!
 
 

Breanne, Bilingual Health Educator
11 years ago 0 Big Quitter 63 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hi Rosie's Friend,
 
F.R.O.G. means Forever Rely on God.  I know without God, nothing is possible!
 
Thanks for replying to my message.  Looking at your mileage and reading your post, it looks like we are
very similiar in our backgrounds!  I'm glad for that.  Maybe we can go through this quit together!
Good luck with your quit.  I know we can do this.  We are strong and determined!!
 
Sunshine!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/11/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 21 Seconds: 43

  • Quit Meter

    $35,788.50

    Amount Saved

  • Quit Meter

    Days: 426 Hours: 5

    Minutes: 51 Seconds: 55

    Life Gained

  • Quit Meter

    3615

    Smoke Free Days

  • Quit Meter

    79,530

    Cigarettes Not Smoked

I know how you feel! I can't even count or remember how many time I have attempted to quit, I don't even tell anyone anymore. 

But you have to keep trying and learning what to look out for.  I am only on day 3 but because of past failures I know what to avoid and how to deal with situations that could have in the past sent me to the other side.

You can do this, take a deep breath, arm yourself with all your tools and read your program here on SSC.

By the way what does F.R.O.G. mean?
Shannon

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/9/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 80
Amount Saved: $27.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 7 Mins: 25 Seconds: 7

11 years ago 0 Big Quitter 63 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hey guys....well here I am....again.  I can't believe that damn nicodemon won our last battle.  I know, I know, I wasn't strong enough this last time, but here I am again, two weeks later trying again.  I feel like I'm sounding like a broken record.  I am very jealous of all you guys being able to quit and to stay quit.  But, I have to be bound and determined to make this quit stick.  Everytime I look into my kids eyes when I've started smoking again and have seen that disappointment, it just breaks my heart. 
 
Thanks for the support you guys have given me in the past.
I'm buckling up my seat belt and ready for the ride......here we go!!!
 
Remember everyone that reads this......F.R.O.G. & N.O.P.E.!
 
Sunshine

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/11/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 15 Seconds: 7

  • Quit Meter

    $35,788.50

    Amount Saved

  • Quit Meter

    Days: 426 Hours: 5

    Minutes: 51 Seconds: 55

    Life Gained

  • Quit Meter

    3615

    Smoke Free Days

  • Quit Meter

    79,530

    Cigarettes Not Smoked

11 years ago 0 Rock 1843 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Sunshine, take the good, the bad, and the ugly from the past couple days and apply them to your next quit plan!  Just remember that the Wright Brother's first airplane didn't fly.  In fact, I think it took them a couple times to get a plane into the sky.  So as long as you don't quit quitting, you are on your way to a perfect quit! 
 
P.S.  I like Jim's suggestion.  Post here the next time you want to buy smokes and wait for 5 responses!  Somebody will be nearby to help!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/20/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 370
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 14,800
Amount Saved: $3,700.00
Life Gained:
Days: 55 Hrs: 6 Mins: 46 Seconds: 31


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