So far I'm can't believe how well I'm doing. I am still nervous, but I plan to make it "day by day".
Please pray for me to have continued success. I need a buddy, but I don't know how to start one - smile!!!
We are all your buddies. Congratulations on quitting smoking. It is the best thing ever. Do whatever it takes. You will not regret it.
As Barb said we are all your buddies. Welcome to EX.
Hi Isabel! Another buddy here cheering you on! How's it going so fr? Are you drinking lots of water? Staying busy? Reading Blogs! Tell us buddies - we want to know!
There is a great blog out there for our new quitters. For Our New Years' Quitters (and community members, too) You may also want to check out posts in Best of EX. We are here to help you on this journey to freedom!
Welcome! I know when I first found this site, many Elders told me to read read read….and I did. Elders are those with one or more years of being quit. If you like what someone has to say, then you may want to read their blogs. I have some listed below.
A list of our Elders https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Giulia-blog/2017/06/18/elders-list-ao-december-7-2016
So here's the thing.....and you may not like what I am about to say....and that's ok. I get it. You need to accept that this is an addiction. Before you do that, it will be much more difficult to quit and stay quit.
Read read read. Do the steps to PREPARE yourself to quit. Do the steps so you are PREPARED on quit day and for the days AFTER quit day.
Some of the things I read in my first few days that helped me:
Dale’s Welcome to New Members https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/message/68188-my-welcome-to-new-members-10-years-of-wisdom-
@youngatheart.7.4.12 Nancy’s Blog https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Youngatheart.7.4.12-blog/2013/02/25/100-things-to-do-instead-of-smoke
https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 Dale’s Blog https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007-blog/2011/06/26/what-to-expect-in-the-first-four-months
And read what has been posted there.
https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/JACKIE1-25-15 gave me the link to Alan Carr’s book, “Easy Way to Quit Smoking”. I actually didn’t read the online PDF, but purchased a book on CD from Amazon and listened to it in my car over and over again for the first two weeks of my quit.
Keep this site close and keep posting and asking for help. You will get it. You will get things you like and things you don't like, but don't give up!!! We have been through similar experiences and can share our strength and hope. We are here to support you!
Welcome to EX, you cannot ask for better support or advice than you have received above. We ARE all your buddies because we are all each other's buddies. People who have more time in will help you along and people just starting will share experiences with you. Your quit belongs to you and no one else...remember that...no one but you can keep your quit...this is a journey and it is one day at a time, when a day is too long, make it an hour or a minute or a second...there will be craves and some of them will seem insurmountable but they are not...your addiction will try to pull you back in...don't listen. You CAN do this and you have so many buddies that you can't count them all.
Another buddy jumping in to take your hand. If you haven't gone to the Daily Pledge, do. It's a simple tool to help hold us accountable. Day by day is the way to take this journey. Tomorrow when you awaken smoke free you will feel so darn proud of yourself. Cheering you on!
Welcome to the other side! We smell great and have awesome breath!
~Jaime 361 DOF
Welcome to the Ex Isabel50. There are lots of recent quitters here also to give you support. Reach out for help if you need it. There are great folks here that will help you get through the rough times. They've help save my quit several times.
Hello this is my first day here. I am already feeling anxious about quitting and thinking about how I will most likely fail yet again. I'm doing this for my child we are expecting this November. I know I need to quit for many other reasons but maybe my child will give me enough motivation to succeed this time. Any tips for dealing with the fear and anxiety of the looming quit date?
tkarr28 wrote: Hello this is my first day here. I am already feeling anxious about quitting and thinking about how I will most likely fail yet again. I'm doing this for my child we are expecting this November. I know I need to quit for many other reasons but maybe my child will give me enough motivation to succeed this time. Any tips for dealing with the fear and anxiety of the looming quit date?
Congrats and welcome. We have some information here(Pregnancy & Smoking | Guides & Tools | BecomeAnEX ) and also there is Pregnant Quitters.MarkEX Community Manager
You have taken a huge step towards healing your body, you are in my prayers
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