I miss the weekly check-in posts, so I'll do one and see how it goes. I like the idea of looking back on the week and thinking about what I've experienced, learned, let go or gained. I had a fantastic visit from my daughter and newest grandson last Friday through Monday. She camped on my (very soft) couch, and the baby slept in a closet! It… Show more
Someone once said to me after being diagnosed with cancer, “Why me? I quit so I wouldn’t get cancer. I should have just continued smoking & ‘enjoying’ myself instead of quitting. I’ve been sicker since I quit smoking than I ever was before I quit.” This someone was a former smoker who smoked for four decades. He quit smoking and then… Show more
I know what you’re thinking. He went off somewhere to some stinky alleyway, and crouched down behind a smelly dumpster and lit up. Because that’s what addicts do. That’s why we haven’t heard from him. And the shame is just eating him alive. Yesiree. Um…no. But thanks for your vote of confidence. Admittedly, I did have a nice craving… Show more
You have everything you need to do it. We live three miles from the ocean on top of a steep hill. There is a canyon right behind our house and a valley at one end of that canyon. Our municipal airport is in that valley and they have a skydiving business. (Boy, couldn't we have some fun at an eX reunion?) They typically jump on the… Show more
Some days especially in those early weeks of quitting smoking it CAN seem almost overpowering from moodswings and cravings BUT you must believe that you're going to make it through because you can and will with commitment and perseverance BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W and please know that we're all here to help… Show more
Lost my day won I know I’m not a failure or anything I can do this an my belief in myself will get me there to be happy and positive about life
Cole, A couple of thoughts: where did you get the cigarette(s) you smoked? If you had it in your possession, you were already lost before you even started. Keeping ANY is giving yourself permission to fail. If you had to go buy them - think about ALL the decisions you made to do that, and understand you could have changed just ONE for a…
If you do something often and long enough, it becomes automatic. Add a drug or dopamine release to that and it becomes an addiction. Get rid of the drug and it's easier to unlearn the automatic behavior.