I have finaly made it. i made it one week. I did not think i would make it but i did. Yay me.
Congratulations on a week!! It all starts with the first hour, then the first day and week and soon if you stay committed you'll be counting years! You won't be sorry you made the decision to quit. There's so much wondrous freedom waiting for you.
ONWARD TO FREEDOM!!!
Yay.... I like Yay
Vincent713 CONGRATULATIONS, that first week is "affectionately" referred to as Hell week...now on to Heck week. It's one day at a time and you have seven in your stack already. So proud of you.
Seven, then eleven, then twenty seven, then thirty eleven (I know that's not a real number, but didn't want to use seven AGAIN!)
You are on your way!
Congratulations on the first WEEK!
That's huge!! Keep it going! You're doing great!
Good job hanging in there through Hell week! Next thing you know heck week will be behind you!
CONGRATS MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The hardest is behind you!!!
Ah Vincent, how happy this makes me. Makes so many of us. Yay YOU indeed. You just keep on in the direction you're going because you're DOING THIS! You've got this! IF you're willing to stay on the journey no matter what. It's the "no matter what" that gets a lot of people in trouble. So remember that. Will you?!
Kudos on your one week Vincent! Keep on keeping on!
Hi Vincent congratulations on your achievement. It is also important to educate yourself about the addiction of nicotine. If you do not have them I would suggest you reading Addiction 101 and Freedom Journey From Nicotine. Can be found @ Www.whyquit.com. Very important stuff.
Congrarulation s Vincent making it through 7 days, HELL week, YAY YAY YAY for you. Now on to heck week.
A week is very good because now you know that you can tell yourself NO and you will obey. Thats a stupid way to put it but a very real part of making a real quit out of a couple days of abstinence. This amount of time should give you some real encouragement. I'm on week four and I have stumbled which is why I am here right now. I have been making some sort of comment on other folks letters and questions every day for the last 24 or 5 days. Today I stopped writing. This evening, I had an argument with myself that I didn't feel like winning enough to suit me. The energy was not there and I know that for a while at least the energy has to be more powerful that it was this afternoon. I didn't hop in the car and roll over to the gas station for a pack of smokes but my arguments were weak and I felt like, The hell with it, this is a pain in the ass. This is all true of course. It is a pain but after managing my triggers, energy levels, emotions and some cravings at first, I have succeeded so far. It would really suck to do all that and then get in line to throw away money, wreck my clothes, force my daughter to not visit with my grandson, and every other ****** thing that goes along with the absolute worst habit that a person can have.
This is the thing, I don't personally believe that physical cravings make us come back to smoking. I think its the learned behaviors and psychological triggers. For me, I have to learn to recognize the triggers and manage them correctly. Correctly for me is a very short 3 steps or series of events and reactions relying on the single most useful rule of human nature. I call it the 10 minute rule. I heard some where that even the brightest people have about a 10 minute attention span. I have decided that this is a true fact and really may very well be true. For me it is. So here goes the 3 steps:
I never ever return to the specific conversation after 10 minutes. Ever. Not saying a trigger doesn't hit me more than once. They do. Just remembering that this stupid crap was what made me such a jackass for so long is about all the argument necessary most of the time. The 10 takes care of the rest. Wow, I really needed that.
Congratulations...a week quit is HUGE and you should be very proud and happy...I can tell that you have a great "quititude" so I hope to see you around here. This place is really the best!!!!
Please pardon my tardiness to your celebration Vincent.
Huge congratulations on your first smoke free week!
'Hell Week' is history & you have kicked Nic's ash!
Keep on keepin on,
M n @
Congrats on one week Vincent713.
That's a great accomplishment.
MarkEX Community Manager
How are things Vincent713? Still nicotine free?
Beni678 just joined recently and just stopped on Sunday. Perhaps you can share your advice since you're a little ahead an similar in age.
Yay you!!! A week is huge! And you are past the worst one.
Some other weeks can be difficult but NOTHING like week one - which is now behind you!
Good Job! Keep stacking the days.
Just occurred to me that yesterday was TWO weeks smoke free! You should be feeling much improved today. Give us a shout out and tell us how you feel.
Onward ... !!!
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