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7 months!

7 calendar months today, I have to say things are bit challenging at the moment! Im fighting it though as Im sure having a cig now after all this time would just be damn awful and wouldnt solve anything anyway.

Hope everyone else is doing well in their quits xxxx

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Congratulations on 7 months, Moog! Keep fighting those 'moments'..... they are remnants of your past addiction, nothing more and nothing less. You've done really well, don't even consider ever going back! I know you won't of course ;) WELL DONE!!

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WELL DONE TO YOU!! Great to see you doing so well. I too went through a quite horrible patch a couple of months ago. Push on through, the wriggly worms go away! xx

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Just adding my support for your 7 months. Excellent stuff and you gotta, as you've recognised, just keep going forward.

One does go up and down but the main thing is continuing to positively affirm that you are:

[*]not going to back down,

[*]not going to reach for a cig,

[*]not going to be controlled by an addiction,

[*]that you are in control of your life.

Keep on keepin' on,

Cav

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Congratulations Moog on 7 calendar months quit :)

Im sure you can fight it.

We will both make it to the penthouse soon.

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Hi Sam :D

CONGRATULATIONS 7 months is great well done you

Love

Marg xxxxxxx

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CONGRATULATIONS, Moog!!! 7 months is fantastic. Just keep going strong! Jody

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Hey Sam,

Congratulations on the 7 months milestone. Is it just me getting older, or are these milestones slipping past quicker and quicker?!?

Deke

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Massive Congratulations on 7 months!!!! well done

Moog, exactly how has it got more difficult right now? are the cravings stronger? feelings up the wall? or is there more temptation around you atm?

Only reason i ask is because it might make me understand how i justified a cigar after being quit for 8 months last year.

J

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7 Months is Fab, well done!

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Thanks for your replies, its always lovely to read your lovely comments!

Jase, in response, my last serious quit I thought I could have one cig as a "treat" one night after around 7 months, I bought a 20 pack of silk cut as they wouldnt be as bad cos they arent as strong and then preceeded to smoke them all over the following week, then I was fully back in the swing of smoking 20 a day again.

anyway I dont think of fags as treats any more but recently things have got a little bit more stressful and that old feeling of missing my old best friend nicotine tries to creep back. I dont think that however strong that feeling got I wouldnt smoke again because I think about how I felt at week 3 when I really struggled and I never want to go through that again.

I do worry abit about if I encountered some kind of major crisis would I reach for the fags?? I know that before I did I would come on here like I have done throughout my quit and wait for replies, by the time the replies come through that moment of wanting a fag has gone.

that was a good way for me of getting through the bad times, I used to write on here and then just sit at the pc waiting for the replies to come and looking at other posts ( I realise this is probably what everyone else does too!!)

anyway, hope this helps and again thanks all for your invaluable support and kind words xxxxxxx

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Moogs.

Yeah sounds like exactly the scenario i had last year.. still, it really does teach you that you are not able to con an addiction and that 1 is never going to be just 1.

Reckon putting that into words probably helped you too a bit eh

J

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Magic 7 months is great. Each time I read that someone tried a cig and it was awful I am glad they were honest as it makes me feel I would never try, not worth it.

Keep up the good work, the years will be upon you soon.

Jackie

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well done moog xxxx im with you all the way

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