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2017

You guys are great. Thank you for all the encouragement. I'm thinking it was a good thing that I decided to come here earlier today and write a short blog, because... Afterwards, my friend called me up and asked me to go out to eat. We did. This person is a smoker, but respectful of my having quit. But after a couple of drinks, we decided to go to the casino.

I've not been to the casino in a long time (since before quitting). And my friend smokes like a fiend! It was a great test for me. And I can say for myself that I passed with flying colors.  Besides, I think I breathed in enough second hand smoke, that it was as if I smoked a pack. 

 

I say that it was a good thing that I stopped in earlier because I was able to read some of your comments and feel the support before I went out on that little test adventure. THANK YOU to all who responded. You're amazing.  sophia-22 gregp136 @jennifer_quit_05-01-14 elvan @

Hi ya'll.  I haven't posted in a while so thought I would. My now out-of-nowhere, sudden, every-once-in-a-while smoke urge reminds me that I should get back here.  It's been 4 months, 6 days, 17 hours, and some odd minutes now since I quit.  I'm pretty happy that I'm staying quit for this long, and get a little scared sometimes that I might cave in.  Then I start taking those deep breaths, and tell myself stuff like, "No, that is not what you want!  You like/love yourself too much to go back to THAT.  Then you'll just hate yourself for doing it! Yucky! Stinky! No need for it. You know that if you have just one, later it will be another one, then another..."  Then I distract myself and carry on.  =)

 

It DOES get easier. And the pangs/urges get further and further apart. I don't recall for sure, but I may have actually had a day here or there go by without thinking of smoking at all!  Excited to see that happening more and more!