Just wanted to check on everyone
I am coping just fine. Who needs them anyway?
That's right whoop whoop!! Not I said Felicia...who's with me?
I am with ya Felicia coping great without those yucky sticks. Yep Shawn right we don't need those stinky things.
Yay for Smokefree living, the longer we're quit the happier we are and we realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes, yay for Freedom because life is grand without a cigarette in hand.
I don't miss them at all! Not the stink, the burn holes in my clothes, the daily expense, hanging out with co-smokers with whom I have nothing else in common, the premature wrinkles, shortness of breath, smokers' cough, irritation when I couldn't light up, worry about cancer, anxiety about securing my daily pack, judgment from some non-smokers, .....just to name a few things!
I do LOVE picking up my Granddaughters knowing they will never be exposed to third hand smoke, the fact that I set a great example to those around me by taking care of myself, the growth as an individual that was only possible by my Quit Journey, Breathing!
Smoking gave me absolutely nothing and robbed me of - ME! Recovery gives it all back!
I am doing fine. Not in my hands, not on my lips, not in my mouth, not in my lungs, not on my tongue, not in my throat, I will not choke. Yay for freedom. NOPE will keep me free. Whoo Hoo.
And it means so much to me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stick with Ex Felicia !!!!
I've no need to "cope" because cigarettes are simply no longer a part of my days, in thought or in deed. No need to wonder if this next one is going to be the one that sets off the cellular changes that lead to cancer. No pressure to quit. No desire for a cigarette. No need to search for a lighter, or roll down the window in the car. No need to run to the store at midnight to get my fix. I've ceased coping and am now LIVING! What a relief!
Well I'm only on day 7 wo cigarettes so yes I am still coping I'ma a newbie quitter...so proud of you though I will be there one day where you or at in your DOF
Same as yesterday, just FINE. I don't want to smoke, I don't need to smoke, I REALLY did not like smoking and I HATE the smell of smoke...I am grateful for every smoke free moment that I have!
So proud of you!!!!
I'm feeling THANKFUL to be living without cigarettes. Simply put, life is just better. I'm so happy to be here, and that you're all here as well. Fee33 Congratulations on 7 DOF. There's still some struggle and mind games to come, but it sounds like you have exactly the right attitude and approach!
~Brian 97 DOF
So proud of you too Brian an thank you for the encouragement!!! They have alot of vets on here an I'm like a newbie so of course alot is over the coping part it's getting easier I can say that much! Staying away from anyone who smokes I feel I am just to weak to be around someone smoking like someone I know ow that smokes I can't handle that right now again so proud of your 97DOF (Felicia)
Your seven days has brought a us your new spirit of life with out smoking. Thanks for being here. Stay close. Come here first if you are having any challenges. We will help you. Give us a chance to help you.
I have a very open mind to anyone's opinions I don't take offense of anything someone tells me I am so happy to be here Jackie your so awesome an I'm so proud of you too!!!!
I'm not sure I'm so much coping as I'm hanging in there. I'm full of rationalization thinking today. I let it infiltrate my brain and then show it the door. I'm smarter than cigarette addiction. That's the intelligent side of me. I can have just one. That's the addict side. But the addict side is wrong and I'm processing each message from my addict brain and letting it go.
That's today. We'll see how future days go as I continue to not smoke.
Just take it one minute at a time, DonnaMarie! You are doing Great! You, too, Felicia!
DonnaMarie as Thomas3.20.2010 says...one day at a time and when that is too long....one hour at a time. If you a particularly strong crave...always come to EX before you smoke, give us a chance to help you get past it. No crave ever killed anyone...EVER. Fee33 you have completed what we "fondly" refer to as Hell Week...that is very impressive.
Keep on doing what your doing Donna your so awesome remember NOPE woohoo!!! You inspire me alot
I made the pledge for 72 days!!
The money invested, the smell/holes in clothes, the isolation from family and friend, the irritation, the deferred dreams are being replaced with the sense of better smell, taste. and hope for a better future without cigarettes.
So proud of you!!!!
Thank you and I am so grateful for this site.
I am just beginning the water works and it feels strange crying and not choking back the tears.
It feels good to have a place that feels safe and no judging.
Day 4. Starting to feel human. Not just a ball of tears anymore
Don't feel like the lone ranger I went through that too an guess what I cried screamed etc an I am on day 8 keep on keeping on elltegant your doing great so proud of you!!!! 8DOF WOOHOO!!! 4DOF WAY TO GO ELLTEGANT
Yay! Good for you!!!! We'll both keep it up! Nasty nasty crap it is!!
Yes it is I agree!! I'm alot moody wo them lol but getting over that part everyday that goes by.
Elltegant It gets better the more days you stack up...it really does. We have all been where you are and sometimes we thought we would never get past that point but we did and we DO and we keep on going. Quitting is a gift to yourself and to everyone who cares about you!
Learning to accept our feelings without stuffing them down takes time...WHY? We had a LOT of practice stuffing and now we need to learn to deal with life the way people who never smoked or became addicted to anything else...it's okay to cry, to get angry, to feel sad, to not want to be around people. We need to be as gentle with ourselves as we are to others.
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