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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
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) 540 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 540 days ago
Great advice Mary! You should blog more often!
freeneasy 540 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 540 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) 540 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 540 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 540 days ago
Thanks Mary. This was a great blog!
jocj88 540 days ago
Great blog Mary! So November 8th you have 300 days!! I am lighting a scented candle in your honor! xo
joyeuxencore 11♥5♥12 537 days ago