"Just stick to your commitment and be here DAILY!!! It can't be here and there. It will NEVER work that way!"(Shawn) Your quit must take priority in your life. Especially in the beginning. It can't be a casual trying. It must be an active DOING. Part of that DOING is making a daily pledge. It’s a little piece of commitment glue that… Show more
Hi All - I smoked cigarettes for 20 years. 4 years ago I quit cigarettes and switched to the Juul. I’ve had the odd cigarette here and there (mostly while in Vegas or a night out), but when I wake up in the morning, I have not been compelled to smoke cigs again. The problem is I got more addicted to my vape then I was cigarettes. I have found… Show more
If you’re new to this quitting experience, making a daily pledge is a simple but potent sticky that keeps you connected, not only to your quit but to this community whose members share your hope, your distress and support your desire to be free. We’re all on the same journey, just in different stages of it. And it’s a way to hold yourself… Show more
Tell me why I want to quit! I am 84 days in - I know I am still in the 6% - time is dragging by - I want to get to 120 days so I can increase my chance of success. But it seems so slow. When I was going through my first week - I thought 2 weeks is so much time - but now at 84 days - I think - this is no time, I have so much left to go. I… Show more
Morning, I've hit day 50. I've noticed I've had more cravings and been irritated for past week. Bit rough, why when I've got 50 days behind me. I'm still working in health care trying to keep covid19 away. It's been very stressful at work and I hate this but co workers are really showing their true selves. My mom has late dementia, I help care for… Show more
I made it though Hell week and am feeling very confident that I can do this. Thanks you all for your support, I may have slipped up were it not for you! The loudest voice in my head now is - “see, you can stop anytime, so one won’t kill you”. I am very familiar with that voice, so I pop a lozenge every time I hear it.
OK...I'll admit it. I am afraid. I have not talked to anyone about it, so I am going to puke it here. Just facts on what I am experiencing and how they make me feel. Prequit info - Smoked cigarettes with some unsuccessful NRT quits for 33 years - Diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder in 2011 - Coping techniques from a… Show more
Another Good Morning to you all. Today is my 7th week home; 7 weeks without seeing Mom, 7 weeks since my business was closed and 7 weeks that all of us had our lives turned upside down. I'm hoping everyone is coping with this mess and continuing on the wonderful journey of NOPE. Hard as it may be I'm surprised that I haven't heard from the… Show more
Ward and I sent my ma wild orchids - they arrived to ma today - 1-800-flowers is the best service and fast delivery too - just sharing - these are another one of my ma fav flowers to enjoy now - so beautiful- YAHOOOOOO big bear hug in flowers to mama - who is in hospice stage called rallying - end of life- I ain't smoking to cope with my… Show more
It often happens - you reach 100 days, one Year, even 2 Years and feel cravings like crazy! Now, why would that be? With me, it's because I rewarded myself with a Sickerette! The habit took a long time to break. I broke it by especially celebrating in special ways. One of my favorites was a long walk around the local park lake. It's a good long… Show more
I found that ways of increasing my dopamine levels helped me through the rough first 3-4 Months when relapse is frequent. Did you have this experience? How did you increase Dopamine naturally? What are your dopamine suggestions for newbies? Please join in...a Community Post! LLAP!
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Today I don’t feel like I need a cigarette, but I miss them for sure. I guess you could say that’s progress. Its really like a break-up. You know that seriously bad relationship that you keep going back to, you know it’s bad butt...... (pun intended). You want to pick up the phone and call them even though you know it’s trash on the other side.… Show more