No Man's Land (Used to be) Weekly Discussion – Keeping your quit precious

Discussion created by rollercoaster831 Champion on May 22, 2019
Latest reply on May 24, 2019 by elvan

We used to do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement and camaraderie to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit and for those who have not yet made it to the 6% club (inbetweeners). Regardless of how long you’ve been quit, anyone who likes the conversation and wants to offer support is welcome to participate!


This week’s topic: Keeping your quit precious


From Giulia who wrote HOW PRECIOUS IS YOUR QUIT?


From OldBones-Larry Larry Sand Trap


And me: Not getting caught in NML - Staying Quit 


What exactly is the value of your quit?  And what will you do, what ARE you doing to protect yourself  from relapse? How much is it worth to you?


Are you avoiding the sand traps or sinking slowly into them?

In No Man’s Land, you’ve come a long way, but still have a long way to go.
 The routine cravings are gone but the surprise cravings can really catch you off guard. Your family and friends think you should be “over it” while you still feel quite fragile sometimes. Your relationships with smoking friends/family may be feeling strained. Your inner junkie is still around, still whispering to you, and the temptation to give in can be overwhelming at times.

But here’s the good news
. In these same 100 days, for most people, your circulation has improved substantially, walking has become easier, and your overall lung function has increased noticeably. Sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath have decreased. Your body's overall energy has increased. The roller coaster is smoothing out, and you are feeling calmer and stronger overall. Good things are happening! 



If you're in NML right now, give a shout!  Reach out and find each other! 


Click here to read Dale’s helpful blog about No Man’s Land:No Mans Land Days 30 to 130 (approximate) 

Click here to read what to expect in the first four months:  What To Expect In The First Four Months 


Checking in here will help you get through NML and on your way to the first year where you can celebrate being in the 6% Club and graduate to eventually become an Elder!


Please let me know if you are interested in posting the NML Weekly Check In.  I am happy to continue it, share it, or pass it to the nEXt EXer in NML or Inbetweenerville who is ready, willing, and able.