New Members - Welcome !!!!

Blog Post created by crazymama_Lori on Mar 1, 2017

The first 2 weeks are rough as is the first 30 days, then it gets easier and easier as each month passes.  Just keep telling yourself I'm not smoking today, I don't do that anymore, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE.  if you have to take a drive down the road and scream your full head off, then so be it.  Keep yourself occupied.  You find yourself crawling the walls, remove yourself and find something else to do, distract yourself.  Go for a walk, rip off some wallpaper or shelf paper.  Find something that requires some concentration but is physical.  For the next few months your concentration will be a little foggy but it will pass.  At around 6 months, the clouds will clear and you'll find yourself making more and more memories without smoking.  Hang in there.... this can be done.  My name is Lori.  I was a heavy smoker for 43 years at 2 packs a day.  I've been quit now for a year.  this can be done !!!!


You have an abundance of support here.  We were all smokers at one point or another and know exactly what you are going through and will be going through.  Just remember that no question is a dumb question.  No feeling is a silly feeling.  

Here's a short video to watch to get you started on discovering why


Be sure to blog your cravings or your blues away. You'd be amazed how similar we all are here.  You'll be reviewing those from time to time through this process.  So it's important.  If you're not comfortable blogging on a public forum, then buy yourself a notebook and blog in there daily.  We're still here if you need a question answered or just want to share a moment with us.  No one judges here. Below are some links to some of my blogs that I feel are informative and may hit home for some of you.


Welcome to the site. Now let's get to work....... 


Just for you newbies and those in NML (No Man's Land) 


Hey, someone forgot to recharge this 


Just something I used to do 


I also could go back very easily 


The more you know 


You bring a smile to my face 


Strange to look back at it all now 


at 3 months: what's working for me 


101 Things to Do Instead of Smoke 


Additions to The List of 101 Things to Do Instead of Smoke a Cigarette