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Day 53....Checking In

Blog Post created by josnyder72 on Sep 8, 2017

Although I have popped on and off of this page for about the last week, I have had a crazy, hectic, eventful week and haven't had too much time to post (I've even missed a few days of the pledge), so I just wanted to stop by and check in.....

 

I am celebrating day 53 without a cigarette / nicotine.....I had a crazy thought this morning that I am ALMOST to the halfway point through NML.....Putting things in those terms really keeps me motivated to protect this quit. Don't get me wrong, I am not craving enough to start back up, but the last couple of days, I can feel them a bit stronger than I have been used to in quite a while. I have my Lobelia handy if it becomes unbearable, but for the most part, just having it close at hand has been security enough for me....

 

We are back at the weekend already and I don't have too much planned, just some stuff around the house and a few errands, but I must admit that next weekend, I will be attending a birthday party for my hubby's goddaughter....This is always an event that I have enjoyed a cigarette and an alcoholic beverage (I am 26 days sober today) so I'm a bit nervous about attending. I do have hubby's full support behind me so that is always encouraging. I will continue to take things one day at a time and not really worry about it until next weekend, however, when I attending a smoke-stoppers class (years and years ago), it taught us to imagine ourselves in the situation that we were nervous about (this birthday party for instance) and imagine going through the events and how we would react (if someone offered a smoke, if someone was smoking next to you, etc) and how we would handle this situation....I have to admit this tool in my toolbox has been very helpful (for many things other than quitting smoking) and by the time the event arrives, I don't seem to be as anxious as I anticipated I would be....so I think I will just continue checking in here and begin imagining myself in that situation and we will see how the week plays out.....

 

Thank you all for your continued support, I truly would not have made it this far without all of you!!!

 

Jo

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