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Smorgy (quit forever on 8-5-13) has posted a new comment on this discussion topic | Love Yourself!
Good Morning.     I'm kind of isolating the last couple of days.    Invited to go to grilling with my friends today but I'm begging off.    I don't think it...
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Congratulations on getting through Hell week, now onto Heck week which you will get through just fine, deep breaths and keep stacking up your precious smoke free days, one day at a time. I hope you...
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Morning.   Thanks for your hand Joyce!     I'll hold on and we will share the strength that we have as we pledge to not smoke today!      I'm reaching out my...
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Be strong, Newbies! We are here for you!!

October 27, 2013 Comments (9)

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This is for the newbies. I dont write blogs often, but I was moved to write this. Pay attention to the way you feel the first weeks of your quit. Remember the thrill of not smoking. Remember the nice smells in your house instead of stale smoke.I used to light my candles and put lotion on my hands a lot in the beginning, just because it would always smell nice! I was so happy to not smell cigg smoke anywhere, for me, this was truly thrilling! I remember the pride I felt because I stopped a 40 yr habit finally!!! Yea there were  hard times, and even now,288 days later, I still think about smokes once in a while. I know that I will never smoke another cigg for as long as I live. Someone on this site  once said," I tell myself I can smoke again when I turn 80", I cant remember who said it, but I remember for some odd reason, this helped me back then. I dont need to think it  any more.Someone else on this site once said," just tell yourself that you dont do that any more,  so I will do something else until the crave passes". Someone else said," call for help BEFORE you light up, not after!"Well all this advice, Im passing on because it helped me, I hope it helps someone else. If you are reading this, youre in the right place, its full of loving and caring  people who want to help, plain and simple. Stay strong my friends and holler anytime. God bless you quit.....Mary 

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Hi Mary, let the journey begin. We appreciate those of you who came before us and share your knowledge with us.

Moody (9-18-13) 946 days ago

I do quilting and never realized the stink on my quilts. No more. Smoke gets into everything. Ooouuu. That smell. NOPE!

Ninepatch 7.27.2012 946 days ago

Great advice Mary! You should blog more often!

freeneasy 946 days ago

Thank you Mary this whole thing is kinda scary espically when you see how much ciggs have become a part of your life.

Dabbs82 946 days ago

So good to see you!  And better still to know you are still full of wisdom and a beautiful quit!

Don't be such a stranger!  We'll keep a light burning so you can always find your way back!


Youngatheart (7.4.12) 946 days ago

Nancy, I read blogs here every day, I never let my guard down. I donts blog often due to lack of time I guess, but Im always here. Im glad I could help! Always a friend...Mary

mary 946 days ago

Mary---Congrats on  288 days!!!! I too LOVED the loss of that stinky cigarrette semll and the effort to try to cover it.

Sootie quit November 15, 2009 946 days ago

Thanks Mary. This was a great blog!

jocj88 946 days ago

Great blog Mary! So November 8th you have 300 days!! I am lighting a scented candle in your honor! xo

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