newlife5

its lurking everywhere

Blog Post created by newlife5 on Jun 11, 2019

hello fellow exers....i have remained quit now for almost 6 years... some of you will remember me as izzy  i am still once in a while fighting cravings... but dont want to discourage anyone... the brief battle is far outweighed by the enourmous benefits of being a non smoker..

this horrible disease has created enough havic in my life and i never ever want to be addicted like i was  you see   i was a smoker for r43 years... and i thought i would never be able to quit...i tried quitting and failed miserably many times over the course of about 10 years...

it was so depressing  i cried  and gave up so many times.. but just knowing that others were suffering the same way i was brought me back to start over again time and time again...i got alot of help from those who were committed right here on becomeanex... i even seen the admin change a couple of times. and the format too...

so what brings me back today...thereb  is a commercial whick keeps appearing on television.. its about not having to go cold turkey... it is a chantix commercial  i guess many may have seen it...well what  i am having problems with is when i turkey knocks down the ashtray into the trash can....it sets off a trigger   isnt that crazy?...when i see that long cigarette butt hit the bottom of the trashi get a crave every time... its crazy...

believe me i am in no danger of losing my quit... i truly enjoy not smoking ...but just so some of you who are newly quit are thinking that  you will never be free... that is not true...sure youmay get craves from time to time... but that does not mean you have to act on it... instead it means to react... react with what you have learned here... build a strong foundation.... that little crave is nothing more than a twinge now... like a little tug... nothing like what was in the beginning...... hang in there those triggers are hiding behind every corner dont be caught off guard

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