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2020

There is game that has been active now for over two years.  It goes like this:

 

 When a newbie (non smoker with less than a year of smobriety) posts, they add +2 to the number...

 

 When an Elder (non smoker with more than a year of smobriety) posts they add -1 to the number

 

 You have to wait until someone else posts before you can post again ;)

 

  When either +20 or -20 is reached then that team wins the round...

 

 

 

Here is a link:  Race to +/-20 

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Nancy

 

It just keeps going round and round.....

It's a bad idea to mix a quit with alcohol

It's a bad idea to mix a quit with alcohol

It's a bad idea to mix a quit with alcohol

It's a bad idea to mix a quit with alcohol

It's a bad idea to mix a quit with alcohol

It's a bad idea to mix a quit with alcohol

It's a bad idea to mix a quit with alcohol

It's a bad idea to mix a quit with alcohol

 

You really don't know at what point an affected brain might convince you that "just one will be OK."

Don't chance it.

A quit is a terrible thing to lose.

 

Nancy

KellanC74 !

CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU DID IT!

Here's your golden key!

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a recovering nicotine addict and you drink alcohol, you don't know the point at which your commitment to quit will be compromised and you will think "just one" cigarette/drag from a vape is OK.   You might forget that to an addict,there is never such a thing as just one.

The weekend is coming. The following sign is, therefore, in full force and effect::

 

Better safe than sorry.  Please don't chance it.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.

Nancy

I am missing my morning dose of encouragement!!

Where's Marilyn (Marilyn.H.July.14.14.?

https://medium.com/@drdarrialonganddrdavidkatz/as-cities-move-toward-reopening-how-to-manage-risks-1834a264f9d1 

 

Since many of us are in the high risk category, I thought this might be informative.  We ALL want to get back to normal, but I think I will continue to shelter-in-place for a bit longer after reading this article.

 

Good information, I think, to help us make that decision.

 

Nancy

"With a glass of wine having a cigarette seemed like a good idea, that led to 5 years of smoking until I found this site and relearned how simple it was to quit...don't smoke."

 

As  bars and restaurants start to reopen,  I hope everyone keeps in mind that drinking alcohol can put a quit in dangerous jeopardy.  It is easier to let down your guard when your mind is alcohol addled!

 

Please don't take a chance.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.

 

Nancy

 

"..have to learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Get used to it and accept the challenge. Everything isn’t easy, and it shouldn’t be. Because when you accomplish something difficult, something really hard, the end result typically is much more meaningful. People have a way of toughening up when they refuse to run away from the obstacles in their lives."

Insightful quote from Eli Manning, former NY Giants retired QB, speaking with others to  graduating classes -  Eli Manning on iHeartRadio.

Thought I'd share since it seemed germane to life, AND to quitting smoking?

 

Wondering if you should drink during your quit smoking journey?  Simple!  Don't!  Alcohol influences your decision making abilities, and "just one" can seem OK because "nobody will know."

Your quit needs to remain your #1 priority, and not drinking helps you to keep it so.

Just don't.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.

Nancy

Dancingthrulife_6.4.13  celebrates seven years of smobriety today!

Please join me in congratulating her on this magnificent milestone!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

(with much love!)

Nancy