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Margie55 Oct 11, 2017 (11:24 AM)  


Joined: Jan 08, 2015
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Good morning,
 
Day 57 and all is well.  The cravings are still present today but have really lessened in severity.  What helped me through it is knowing that the voice in my head saying "you can have just one" is lying to me.   That is the addiction talking.  I know that I can't have just one.  If  I give in and have one it will lead to another few months of struggle, frustration, lies and heart ache and then I will just have to start over again. 
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 57
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 228
Amount Saved: $114.00
Life Gained:
Days: 7 Hrs: 0 Mins: 46 Seconds: 25

Vix1976 Oct 10, 2017 (10:02 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Hi Margie55 Glad you had a good smoke free vacation I think work is always a trigger of sorts so cheers to winning the lottery hahaha. Glad you’re back!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 28
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 420
Amount Saved: $302.40
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 14 Mins: 22 Seconds: 19

Treepeo Oct 10, 2017 (08:41 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Margie55,
 
Welcome back!  I hope you had a great vacation.
 
I'm glad that you were able to make it through such a major crave without giving in.  Good for you.  I know that must have been really difficult for you.
 
You have 56 days under your belt, and before you know it, you will have reached two months.  Hang in there, your cravings will decrease as time goes on. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 286
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,150
Amount Saved: $858.00
Life Gained:
Days: 39 Hrs: 8 Mins: 56 Seconds: 9

Sophia, Quit Coach Oct 10, 2017 (08:21 PM)  


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Congratulations Margie55, you made it! The holidays can be a really challenging time, along with the first day back to work, and you made it through. What helped you most through the times of the cravings? You are doing very well Margie55 and we're rooting for you. Cheers to another smoke-free day Sophia Quit Coach

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Margie55 Oct 10, 2017 (08:00 PM)  


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I'm back!  
 
Day 56 and all is well, sort of.  I had my holiday and enjoyed myself and didn't even think about smoking at all, no cravings. Then yesterday was the last day of my holiday and I had the worst craving imaginable.  Thinking about wanting to search for a smoke (good thing I didn't have any) and wanting to go get a pack.  It was horrible.  10/10 craving.  Today it's down to a 5/10 and I made it through the work day.  So work is a definite trigger!  Without a doubt! 
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 56
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 224
Amount Saved: $112.00
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 22 Mins: 53 Seconds: 40

Vix1976 Sep 22, 2017 (12:08 AM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Hi Margie55 Have a great holiday and keep that nicodemon at bay. It may take a bit to get your subconscious on board but you'll get there.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 135
Amount Saved: $97.20
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 20 Mins: 22 Seconds: 10

Treepeo Sep 21, 2017 (10:22 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
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Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hey Margie55,
 
I think that a lot of us have smoked for so many years that it is a real mental adjustment to quit. And because we stay strong during the day, that nicodemon tries to attack us at night when we are more vulnerable.  But you will find that with time, that will stop happening.  The nicodemon will realize that you are not going to cave and he will have no choice but to back off.
 
I hope you have a great smoke free vacation! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 267
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,675
Amount Saved: $801.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 18 Mins: 23 Seconds: 53

Lillian, Quit Coach Sep 21, 2017 (02:30 PM)  


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Hey Margie55,


Success is yours this morning! So far, you're overcoming that part of your brain and staying in charge. That must feel good. 

I hope it makes your vacation all the more sweeter because you know you can relax into it without having a cigarette control you!

Congrats Margie55, look forward to seeing your update in October,

Lillian


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Margie55 Sep 21, 2017 (12:30 PM)  


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Good morning everyone!
 
Day 37 and all is well!  I had a craving in the night when I woke up and I thought "I can have a smoke when I get up" and then quickly remembered that I don't smoke anymore.  It's like my subconscious is taking over while I'm sleeping and letting the cravings in.  On a conscious level I know that I don't smoke anymore, but somewhere in the more primitive part of my brain there's a memory of it and a craving for it.  So I need to not let the primitive part of my brain win!  I may not be on here for a while because I generally use my computer at work and I am going to be on holidays for two weeks.  You may not see a post from me until October 10, but I vow to keep counting the days and keep staying smoke free one day at a time.  October 10 will be day 56 and then before you know it I will be at 2 months!
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 37
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 148
Amount Saved: $74.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 14 Mins: 20 Seconds: 54

Treepeo Sep 20, 2017 (10:37 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
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Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Margie55,
 
I love your insight.  You have encountered a problem and already worked out some solutions.  That is so impressive!  Good for you.
 
Congrats on 36 smoke free days! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 266
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,650
Amount Saved: $798.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 15 Mins: 7 Seconds: 48

Marianne, Quit Coach Sep 20, 2017 (07:09 PM)  


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Hello Margie, Lessened cravings, good to hear. Like you said, for the Mondays, having strategies in place is ideal- stretches, water and praying. You will find more variety over time yet your off to a great start with what you shared. Admiring your intent to keep moving on in your journey. Onto day 37 now. Counting your blesses as you say and rewarding self are important- any thoughts of what you can do to acknowledge your continued success? Best Wishes, Marianne

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Margie55 Sep 20, 2017 (10:29 AM)  


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Good morning everyone!
 
Day 36 and all is well!  I didn't have any cravings yesterday and so far so good today.  I just had a draggy Monday afternoon which was what caused the craving.  I need to look for new tools to deal with those times when I feel draggy so that I don't revert back to the desire to smoke.  I can do stretches, I can drink water, I can pray, I can find something to do as a distraction, I can count my blessings and I can remember all the benefits of not smoking and how bad I would feel if I went back there.  I can't go back.  I have to keep moving forward on this journey.
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 36
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 144
Amount Saved: $72.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 11 Mins: 10 Seconds: 24

Treepeo Sep 19, 2017 (07:27 PM)  


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Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
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Hi Margie55,
 
Yes, that's the way it goes sometimes.  Go figure.  But you rode it out, and you are on Day 35!  Way to go!  You are getting the job done - good for you! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 264
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,600
Amount Saved: $792.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 11 Mins: 23 Seconds: 24

Smobered Up Sep 19, 2017 (05:45 PM)  


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Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
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Hi Margie....
I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say "way to go" with crushing your craves and..........
 
 
Your quitter pal,
Smobered Up,
 
I am an addict aspiring to lifelong smobriety.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 339
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,475
Amount Saved: $3,813.75
Life Gained:
Days: 42 Hrs: 4 Mins: 41 Seconds: 11

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Margie55 Sep 19, 2017 (12:56 PM)  


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Good morning everyone,
 
Day 35 and all is well.  After I just finished exclaiming yesterday that my cravings have subsided, I started having cravings again yesterday afternoon.  The only thing I can attribute it to is Monday afternoon blahs.  I felt okay in the morning but started to feel draggy in the afternoon.  Part of what smoking did for me was a "pick me up."  But that feeling of energy after a smoke was very short lived and it was a nervous kind of energy, not a productive kind of energy and as soon as it passed I started thinking about the next "pick me up."  I feel better this morning and no cravings yet today.
 
Have a great day everyone!
 
Margie55 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 35
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 140
Amount Saved: $70.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 8 Mins: 32 Seconds: 40

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