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Day 12

Posted by vanlil Jun 30, 2016

Finding morning coffee and reading newspaper with smokes is getting easier.  Really enjoing the clean air around me.

Having a little bowel problem - I have had cologinis colitis for years.  Started my meds.  It will get better I know.

If not - I hve a wonderful Dr. that I could call.

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Thrilled

Posted by vanlil Jun 29, 2016

Tomorrow day 12..............better day today.  But all in all I DO NOT WANT TO SMOKE ANYMORE.

Benefits are showing up all ready.  Not easy but not TORTURE EITHER.  Don't believe in all the brainwashing you have heard about withdrawals.  Sure I am healing - and I want to continue to heal my body and mind. Sunday I will be 80 yrs. young. Then I will be 2 week smoke FREE.................YEAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

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Day 10

Posted by vanlil Jun 28, 2016

Day 10 today.  Feel a little strange in the head today.  Not bad - just sort of droopy. Probably part of the quitting.  But not going to "brainwash" myself and do not feel I want to smoke.

Sleeping well at night and NO leg cramps.  Voice is stronger and as good as it can be for an ex smoker.

Got $83.83 refund for 2 unopened cartons of cigarettes at Publix.

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Tomorrow, Day 10

Posted by vanlil Jun 27, 2016

Tomorrow Day 10.  My days are getting easier to deal with.  Keeping as busy as I can - but also able to sit and meditate without wanting a cigarette.I do know that any cravings will NOT kill me.  Fortunately the cravings do not last long.  Day 10's ago I had NO voice - today my voice is not only back (still croaky) but it is also stronger. I can actually yell.  That's spectacular.

Also - no nightly leg cramps.  Had them for years.  Tried everything - even quinine.  

Sleeping straight through the night with no cramps.  HOORAY

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Day 9

Posted by vanlil Jun 27, 2016

My voice is back...............yeah

No leg cramps anymore.

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Day 8

Posted by vanlil Jun 26, 2016

The days are piling up..............working and enjoying the quit so far.  

Sleeping beautifully and my voice is COMING BACK!!!!  Completely lost the voice for 2 weeks and then decided (decision?) to quit cig.  8 days later.............I can talk instead of whispering and croaking.

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Day 7

Posted by vanlil Jun 24, 2016

Tomorrow is ONE WEEK.  I feel great..............a few ups and downs today but nothing to gripe about.

Sleeping like a baby, too.

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Day 6

Posted by vanlil Jun 24, 2016

Great night sleep.  Got in the car and was thrilled I didn'thave to have a cig.  Car smells good too.

A little edgy now..............will have some ice water with a straw.............deep breathing.  Exercise class at 4PM.

I am a pilate's instructor (years at it) and 80 yrs. old July 3rd.  Smoking didn't hurt my brething but oh my God ruining my voice.  Sound like a "bar fly."  Noticed my tongue is not coated in the morning either. and yes - my face looks brighter too.

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going on day 5

Posted by vanlil Jun 22, 2016

Tomorrow is Day 5...........tonight watched a fun movie............evening sped by and I did't hav to snack either.

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Day 4

Posted by vanlil Jun 22, 2016

Am is better today.  My voice is stronger too. 

Keep on staying quit...........Yippee

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On to day 4

Posted by vanlil Jun 21, 2016

Today was a better day.  Went to a party and had a good time..  No one smokes anymore and now I DO NOT SMOKE!

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Day 3-1

Posted by vanlil Jun 21, 2016

3rd. AM withut cig.  Slept like a log last night.  Feeling good - going on an errand this AM and this evenng a social gathering.  No problem because I was a closet smoker. Will probably enjoy the party because I don't feel I have to leave early to go home to smoke.

Feeling good about myself today.

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Day 3

Posted by vanlil Jun 21, 2016

3rd. AM withut cig.  Slept like a log last night.  Feeling good - going on an errand this AM and this evenng a social gathering.  No problem because I was a closet smoker. Will probably enjoy the party because I don't feel I have to leave early to go home to smoke.

Feeling good about myself today.

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end of day 2

Posted by vanlil Jun 20, 2016

Wow rough day in spots................tomorrow day 3 YEAH

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Day 2

Posted by vanlil Jun 20, 2016

Thnk God today is over.  This afternoon was really rough. Tonight not so bad.  Tomorrow day 3 YEAH

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2nd. morn. without smoking

Posted by vanlil Jun 20, 2016

Wow last night was tough.  Made plans to be out of the house this afternoon.  Told 2 friends I quit yesterday.

God help me.

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1st. day

Posted by vanlil Jun 19, 2016

well got through with am coffee and newspapers.  feeling ok  praying a lot. thought of cig. but don't want to smoke. yeah