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Close quit date buds really help inspire! What do you think?

Ive just reached a 3month milestone then had some nasty craves. However am making it through and just realized how important those who quit close to same time you have are. Another here, Indigo who is only a bit behind me, shared difficulties like our hitting the 3month mark @ same time as Christmas & New Year challenges. There are unique challenges and advantages to that.

The challenge was those are a lot of obstacles at once. The advantage, i think we both wanted that 3 month badge as much as air to breathe.

As i read this fellow quit timed like mine, i realized we could be runners in a race together. We are ALL in this together, but the ones running closest to you will be easier to hear/relate.

That said we need everyone's stories to help us along and so we can help along.

Those ahead know where we're going and help us avoid pitfalls. They inspire us and make us want to be where they are while encouraging us to take it one day at a time & NOPE never take another puff.

Those behind us help us by showing us how far we've come and that we can repay a bit of what we were taught. Plus it just feels Really good to see another's progress and know you are a part of that, like someone was for yours.

Making it over the hill of one of the "icky 3s" am happy to say i couldnt have done it w/out all of you.

Y'ALL ARE IMPORTANT IN EACH OTHER'S QUITS !

So appreciate all who have helped me and let me try and help them. Thank you.

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Exsmo great input 👌 and I totally agree with you ,we are all runners in this race together !🙂

Urges will be shorter and shorter very soon ..at this point of the race I’m feeling like the luckiest person in the world 🏆

Noboby said it was going to be easy .I had moments on my first 3 months where I didn’t know why I was sad or tense but now I know I t was my body adjusting ..I believe any sacrifice it’s totally worth it ..

I’m feeling free and proud ☺️ I love it ! 💕

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Id never have made it through that sad w/out others post. Felt like Harry Potters dementors had moved in! Ugg. Are you onths? its not saying by your name anymore.

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I know sharing all our experience is very helpful ..I always say “I don’t waiste my pain “

Yes 6 months ..hmm and is not showing thanks for noticing ..tomorrow will see ..if not I will ask Roisin ..thank you ☺️

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Is now saying valued contributer. You are!

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Yeah I’m So proud to be part of this group

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Great post Exsmo Very well said!

You'll still get the cravings but they should get considerably easier to deal with.

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Thanks Nozmo. Ive read a lot of your posts since day 1. Well done on 2yeara and thanks so for very good advice. Am listening.

I feel like our names are related. We could be the Mo siblings lol.

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Indeed! I originally chose Nosmo (as in no smoke) but the name was taken. That was on the old website (RIP), before we all migrated to this one.

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Congrats. The craves may never completely go away, but they constantly dwindle.

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Thanks Cocoa. Honesty is best. Good to know ahead of time.

Ive just read of 2 longer quits than mine have failed. It freaks me out bc i know it could e been me. As i read their posts i see A similarity between both their smoking and mind games i e thought. They don't stay on here, feel like they are not addicts anymore and can just have one or a few. Then they're back to day one! Helps me when i really want one, that they were brave enough to post their slip that turned into falling back into it. That lets me see the nightmare of it w/out having to experience it. Seriously dont think i could start over.

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Hi, wonderful post, and ooooh so very true, but you know you have opened your mind, and realised, quitting can be done, and may I say doing it in great style, yes difficulties happen, life happens, but you’ve just kept going and posting, doing a fantastic job.

It’s a very inspiring forum, we all contribute in our own way, but the resolve in you quit is YOU.

So from me to you

A massive well done

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Thank you Tracey3. Ive enjoyed MANY of your posts! Really look up to your chutzpah. You inspire and i appreciate it. Now your part of the VC I can't see your time badge but i remember it was some time. Very impressed!

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Thankyou, I have no idea on time, as I guess in all honesty, I tried to quit several times, but now I don’t even want to smoke after food, how amazing

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Me either! Yeah. First thing in morning is the one that made me think id never be able to quit. I do NOT wake up thinking of a cigg. That seems impossible after 35years of waking up or not even being fully awake before i was smoking. Smoked to wake up. Woke 2hours early so i had an hour to smoke drink coffee snd just wake up! Sad.... Which makes it seem like a miracle i dont think of it now on waking. Wow. Y'all have taken its place and erased the morning want of it. Amazing. Just realized that.

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Tracey3 , my dear, you will be a year smoke free on 23 January :O (presuming you didn't slip in this period and from the last time you were here which was in April '17, see below

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

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Well, isn’t that just a wonderful thing,

Thankyou

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I agree, Exsmo, we all help each other more than we realize. On May 19th I will have 8 months smoke free but I promise my 3rd month is still fresh in my mind. It was tough for me as well as my 6th, but I kept pushing through it. It's psychological at this point so thinking of something positive when your mind thinks it needs a smoke can help rewire the brain into thinking that thought instead of a cigarette. It's worth a try, right?

Thanks again for sharing. It sure pumped me up!

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Thus is very encouraging Sheena. Good to know it helped you! Thanks much!

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Hi, how you doing today?

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Not sure. Sore neck from thyroid biopsy, but not bad. Got home & futnace had quit. 8 degrees out. Bro n law came over and helped fix it ( am not suppose to be doing anything for 24 hours) so we yelled at each other thru the floor. Got that fixed but damage was done. Cold had soaked into my joints (already in flare) & they locked up on me so am half paralyzed & cocooned in blankets to loosen them. In all this stress FULL day i did NOT crave a cig one time. That feels GREAT! Thanks for asking. How are you Tracey? Good on you @ almost 1yr!!!

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