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Good morning

Posted by carloprivitera Nov 28, 2016

Sorry for being silent during these holidays but I had some friends over my place (one of them a smoker) and I have been really busy.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend as an EX.

It's an amazing experience to do not be a slave anymore ... to spend your day with your family and not feel the ned to step outside ...

I loved it and I hope each of you loved it!

To all the new EX that are joining us in these days: don't be scare! This is an amazing journey ... sure, it's tough but you'll learn a lot about yousefl and you'll feel better every single day.

Would you like to get a great holiday gift? Be an EX!

Carlo (89 DOF)

Hello my friends ... finally back to NY after 10 days in Europe!

As I thought, it has been really tough ... almost as tough as the first 2/3 weeks.

A lot of my friends there smoke ... and a lot of them offered me a cigarette.

A lot of italians smoke and so there were cigarettes everywhere ... 

but even worst ... all those memories!!! My entire life in italy has been as a smoker and every single corner was reminding me when I smoked!!!

Anyway, it's over for now (I'll be back there for the Christmas holidays) ... I was so happy to be back in NY ... As soon as I landed, I felt all the pressure going away from my shoulders ...

Done! 82 days smoke free ... and counting!!!



Day 69 ... doing great and feeling really good. I had my first real day of freedom last saturday: For the entire day I have never thought about cigarettes and/or smoking ... not even for one second!!! Amazing ... 

Now I'm going to test myself really hard.

I'm leaving for a business trip tomorrow for 10 days: going back to Europe and going back to Italy since I'm taking the opportunity to see my parents.

I'll go back to all the places where I always smoked ... all the situations when I always smoked ... 

I'll meet my ex-wife (since I'll spend some time with my daugther) and this will be really interesting (first time as a non smoker).

and this just to mention some of the major events of the next 10 days ...

I'll be back in New York on Nov 19th ... and I'm looking foward to coming back as a no-smoker ... this new life is so beautiful and I don't want to lose it!

I'll do my best to come here and spend some time with you also from Europe ... 

All the best


2 months and more ...

Posted by carloprivitera Nov 2, 2016

I'm late to this ... mainly because I dediced to have a little bit of fun and post a phantom blog on Halloween.

I did two months!!! Wow ... 63 days today ... I'm shocked and impressed ... I didn't think it was possible but here I am, in the middle of NML and enjoying the journey.

only one questions for all the guys with 150+ days of freedom: Few days ago I had a different type of craving. It wasn't not an urge, it was not like the others ... it was an annoying background noise that lasted a couple of days.

I have to say that it has been tougher than the single craving that last 30 minutes or so.

Did it happen to you guys? What is the cause? Suggestions to manage it properly in case it comes back?

Thank you all to be here