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Nadia, Quit Coach May 08, 2017 (04:10 PM)  


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Hi Kristaloth,


Congrats on being smoke free for 10 days! It's wonderful that you have made it this far.

It sounds like you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from transitioning off the patch but they will soon go away....incorporating physical activity and drinking water may also be helpful.

Kudos to you for staying smoke free in your work environment, glad the gum is helping. 

Enjoy another smoke free day everyone! 
Nadia, Quit Coach

Kristaloth May 08, 2017 (12:28 PM)  


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I'm on day 10, I'm using the patch to help the last couple days I been so moody , not much patience, tired, headaches, I'm determined not to give in though ! I find it a struggle the most while at work everyone smokes lol I found chewing gum helps as well . I find this week to be harder than the last

Nadia, Quit Coach May 03, 2017 (10:47 AM)  


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Hello nalabean,

 
It's great to hear how well you are doing. It really sounds like you are getting better and better everyday.
Weight gain is an important concern to many of our clients, sometimes it helps to incorporate some type of physical activity and drink lots of water, if you are physically able.
 
We are glad you are receiving lots of encouragement from other members!
Keep it up and remember to take it One Day at a Time.
 
Have a great smoke free day everyone!
Nadia, Quit Coach

wimporswim May 03, 2017 (08:34 AM)  


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You will beat this nalabean! You know you will. We are both extremely fortunate to have the love and support of our partners. Congrats to you both on your 29 years!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 120
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,600
Amount Saved: $1,468.80
Life Gained:
Days: 24 Hrs: 6 Mins: 16 Seconds: 57

Treepeo May 02, 2017 (10:22 PM)  


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Hi nalabean,
 
Congratulations on 29 years of marriage!  How wonderful!
 
And good on you to still be smoke free!  It is going to make such a difference in your quality of life.  Every day you will feel better and better.  Quitting is so worth the effort! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 125
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,125
Amount Saved: $375.00
Life Gained:
Days: 17 Hrs: 5 Mins: 16 Seconds: 50

nalabean May 02, 2017 (03:03 PM)  


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Thanks all,
I'm  still quit, woohoo! My weight issues are long standing I'm  afraid and was the major reason I started smoking. What we do in life to be accepted in the crowd, ugh!
I will beat this , i know I will. For one thing I am older now and I think I'm  at a point in my life where being true to myself is far more important than what others think. Thankfully my husband is very supportive  and he assures me that I will be loved even if there are a few pounds more. we will be celebrating 29 years of marriage and from now on I know I'll be around many more.
Thank you for listening  and encouraging me when i have doubts....very much appreciated. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/9/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 23
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 92
Amount Saved: $47.84
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 2 Mins: 58 Seconds: 12

nalabean

Jeyan May 02, 2017 (12:20 PM)  


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Nalabean: Extra weight is not a bad habit, and can easily be shed, compared to smoking. :)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 198
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,980
Amount Saved: $1,188.00
Life Gained:
Days: 29 Hrs: 4 Mins: 26 Seconds: 2

Treepeo Apr 28, 2017 (07:12 PM)  


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Hi nalabean,
 
I am eating just the same way I  did before I quit smoking.  I really have not put on any extra weight since quitting.  Some people do, but not everyone.  But even if you do put on some extra weight at the beginning, who says it is because you quit smoking?  It could be for an entirely different reason.  I'm sure that all of us put on extra weight at one time or another even while we were smokers.  So please don't let that thought discourage you.
 
You know, I have found that part of this addiction is that we can come up with all sorts of reasons why we shouldn't really quit, or why we shouldn't really quit right now.  That's how invasive this addiction is.  It makes all of us have these kinds of thoughts.  What the heck is that?  I find it astonishing that all of us get these thoughts at one time or another.  I can't tell you how often I used to think of quitting, but then thought, "No, I can't because . . ."  I am sure this is all part of this dependence we have on nicotine and all of the other chemicals we have inhaled for years.  It's really something how powerful these thoughts can be.
 
Tell your inner child that you are perfect just the way you are.  And keep fighting the fight, nalabean.  You are so worth it.  And you can do this.  We can all do this.  We just have to believe in ourselves and in each other.  We are all rooting for you!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 120
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,000
Amount Saved: $360.00
Life Gained:
Days: 16 Hrs: 15 Mins: 37 Seconds: 51

Newoportunity Apr 28, 2017 (05:45 PM)  


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nalabean
 
First of all, Congratulations in your 19 days smoke free.
I believe if you reach to be free of smoke. you can Battle any problem, don't forget that is your brain who played with you, get distracted and it will go away.
We are most important than a problem.
We can do this


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 690
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 41,400
Amount Saved: $18,630.00
Life Gained:
Days: 111 Hrs: 5 Mins: 45 Seconds: 31

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

nalabean Apr 28, 2017 (01:52 PM)  


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Going on 3 weeks...tomorrow actually and still smoke free😊, quite proud of myself but my head is playing games with me.
I am having serious worries about the weight gain...I guess to most people that isn't  such a big deal  but for me it is a super big deal. I'm  still pretty much eating like i did before (ive had issues my entire life. ) . Not so much the amount i weighed but the bullying I endured my entire life at school.  You'd  think that at 60 years old i should have gotten over it....but I haven't thus the constant argument with myself that I'll  take care of it once I am comfortable that I am quit for sure.
 
 I'm  not exactly sure how to convince my inner child, as it were. Any suggestions? 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/9/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 19
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 76
Amount Saved: $39.52
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 14 Mins: 12 Seconds: 40

nalabean

nalabean Apr 15, 2017 (02:42 PM)  


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Thank you Paul, Elron and wimporswim,
It truly helps getting some encouragement , I'm  feeling better now , took out my anger on the walls!
My sister called too, i told her yesterday that i had quit, she quit around 5 years ago  so she knows where I'm  coming from.
Thinking the hubby and I can go out for chinese tonight. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/9/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 6
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 24
Amount Saved: $12.48
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 21 Mins: 21 Seconds: 35

nalabean

Paul, Quit Coach Apr 15, 2017 (11:27 AM)  


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Hi Nalabean, it sounds like you are really in touch with your feelings, reasons for cravings, and it's wonderful to read that you're staying strong.


Hopefully this past day was a blip on the screen and that the next few days will be better for you again. Keep up the great work. 

One Day at a Time everyone.
Paul

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Elron Apr 15, 2017 (10:24 AM)  


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Well Nalabean I find it encouraging to see others are fighting though this even if only a few days more then myself. I read the post's and find strength in many ways from the posts, I hope to hear at the end of the day that your success at one week of being a non-smoker. You can do it

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/11/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 80
Amount Saved: $46.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 18 Mins: 16 Seconds: 8

Smoke free 😜

wimporswim Apr 15, 2017 (10:23 AM)  


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Hi nalabean - Forget the cleaning today! Take the whole day to celebrate and reward yourself today. Making a week is a huge first step so you have my permission to slack off and do something (except smoking!!!) you really enjoy. You deserve it. Be proud of how far you have come. I'm proud of you. We can do this!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 102
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,060
Amount Saved: $1,248.48
Life Gained:
Days: 20 Hrs: 15 Mins: 41 Seconds: 3

nalabean Apr 15, 2017 (09:47 AM)  


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Well today at 8:30 p.m. tonight, will be 1 week since i quit. It hasn't  been too bad really until yesterday afternoon and this morning. I've  been feeling angry and frustrated because I can't  smoke, ugh! so dumb i know.
It's  like my body is saying " okay i gave you a week, so now give me a smoke ." I won't  give ( or at least I hope  not ), Popped a nicorette gum in my mouth and am starting my spring cleaning. Maybe that's  why Im craving a smoke because I know I have work to do and don't  really feel like doing it. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/9/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 6
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 24
Amount Saved: $12.48
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 20 Mins: 42 Seconds: 50

nalabean

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