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I thought you may have wondered what happened to me! I have been doing great! It's been 31 days without those aweful cigarettes! Yay! I don't even think about them anymore! Thank you to everyone who gave me comments, tips, and encouragment. You helped me so much! If you are reading this and you are wondering if you can quit, yes you can! I may be hard at first, you may even slip up like I did and have to start over. Make a decision and you can do it!
I'm glad you came here to let us know how you're doing!
"Make a decision and you can do it!"
So true, just decide you will not allow another sickorette to touch your lips!
Moody (9-18-13) 268 days ago
That's amazing! Congrats on your 31 days!! You are right, we all can do it!!!!!!!
lpears 268 days ago
Excellent blog!! So good that you checked in to let us know what's happening with you! So glad that you used the word DECISION!! Stopping smoking is definitely a decision and a CHOICE that you make 24/7!!!
candylance 268 days ago
I am SO thrilled that you are quit and loving it! I was like you at 30 days...I was so done and have never looked back!
I will caution you to Never Ever Forget NEF that you are addicted to nicotine...
I was a serial quitter and 3 times I have made the mistake of having 'just one' after many years...Our brain chemistry is now permanently wired to awaken billions of nicotine receptors with just one cigarette and the craving begins...The tobacco companies planned it that way!
Also want you two to be aware of the NML thing just in case. Not everyone has a big problem with it but if you are unaware of what is happening just one episode can derail a quit.
30 to 130 days is called No Man's Land (NML) and strong cravings can blindside you out of nowhere...be prepared not surprised...it is normal and will pass! Read up on it on Dale's page and Sarah's Wed Weekly NML blogs...
OK off my soap box and on to celebration...
WHOO HOO 31 days is amazing!!!!
joyeuxencore 11♥5♥12 268 days ago
Great blog from Joyeauxencore and excellent advice. Do be vigilant as you travel through No Man's Land...not to scare you but to prepare you. If you get random craves, they will leave as quickly as they came, so don't despair. You can consider yourself through that part of the journey at 130 days.
Remember - this is a journey, not an event. You will also have to get through two years of season changes, holidays and drama. They are just memories and not craves - but it's best to understand what is happening!
Stay committed. You are doing GREAT!
Youngatheart (7.4.12) 268 days ago