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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
The First Day of a New Life

Here it is, that scary day that all smokers who have thought of quitting must face if they are going to follow through on that desire to be non-smokers for the rest of their lives.  Thoughts race through your mind that you won't be taking a 10 minute break from your desk for a smoke downstairs twice a day and you will miss getting away from your desk.  Then the thought that you can't drive long distances because you really need to have a cigarette to help pass the time.
 
Here is my first day.  I'm nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs but I will do it.  I want to do it.  I know that if I want to live a life where I can play with my grandchildren without wheezing, I need to do it.  I want to enjoy my retirement which is scheduled for next year.  I don't want to be on an oxygen tank like my dad was at the end of my life.
 
I want to stop smoking .... I will stop smoking and the today is the first day of my non-smoking life.
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
The First Day of a New Life


Oh My!  Thank you all for the support.  Here it is DAY THREE of my non-smoking life.  It is not a walk in the park but it is doable.  The weekend is going to be difficult because that is when I have so much free time to myself and when I smoked the heaviest.  So I plan on doing things outside of the house this weekend.  Going to drive down along the Hudson River and look for Eagles who are now calling the lower parts of New York State home because their northern region is too icy to find food.  Thought I would take in a movie with a friend on Saturday night and a late meal afterwards ... or better yet, Treat Myself to an Ice Cream Soda At Hagen Dosh <sp>
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Today is the day

I'm proud of you also.  Two days smoke free is a new milestone and just think you will setting a new one each and every day from here on in when you don't smoke.
 
Personally, I'm on day three of my new life so not far ahead of you.  I'm a woman and I always have nightsweats so I can't answer that question for you. 
 
Keep at it.  You can do it, for yourself and your future.
 
Rita
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hello Winners


I'm new to the group.  Today is my day three of being smoke free and I like it. 
 
The craving are mild so far because I'm taking Chantix but still your mind's eye will visualize you with a cig in your hand and feel the smoke down your throat but it fails to include the cough and the smell that goes with it. 
 
Question for old timers ... where did you get those cool smoking meters from?  I would love to have one.
 
Rita 
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hello Winners


Well I answered me own question.  If I had completed my settings I would have found it like I just did ... Too much oxygen is going to brain from not smoking.  Can't think straight !
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hello Winners


You know the old say"  If I can do it; you can do it"?  Well, I'm doing it.  It is hard this weekend but I was actually in a store yesterday and DID NOT ask for a pack of cigarettes.  Tomorrow will be easier ... I'll be at work.
 
You're doing great.  Keep going and we will share our win together. 
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Starting day 7


Wow!  Congratulations, Whisper.  Wonderful to hear your news and know that you are doing it.  Only on day 5 here but right behind you.  Remember you have a shadow LOL 
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I?m Tie With Whisper for Day Seven


Okay ... I lied a bit.  Day Seven starts in about 1 hour.  I honest have to say that I am coping fairly well.  Lots and lots of strong cravings the last two days but so far I am still quit.  I will stay quit.
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I?m Tie With Whisper for Day Seven

Oh no, Whisper, so glad you didn't fall down that escalator.  Last April I fell off the platform at Grand Central Terminal and shattered my upper left arm.  Now has a rod and screws instead of a nice straight bone.  I would not wish that on anyone.
 
It is great having a smokbriety buddy.  WTG to the both of us.  And thanks everyone for your support of our quit.
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6 years ago 0 Rete648 26 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
On My Road To Smokbriety

It is now day 8 of my quit and I have found over the last few days that I am more short of breath then I was when I was smoking nearly a pack a day.  Fully understand that the lungs need time to clear but I didn't expect that I would be feeling worse rather than better.
 
It won't end my quit but I am concerned that I have done major permanent damage to my lungs.