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Treepeo Nov 21, 2017 (10:04 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Good for you Vix1976.  Sometimes you will get a crave and have no idea what caused it.  But the reality is, it doesn't really matter what brought it on.  It's how we deal with it that's important.  And you did the right thing by saying N.O.P.E. today.
 
You are already at 70 days.  Wow, that's amazing!  It's just gonna get better and better for you, Vix.  Just you wait and see. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 328
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,200
Amount Saved: $984.00
Life Gained:
Days: 45 Hrs: 4 Mins: 1 Seconds: 0

Vix1976 Nov 21, 2017 (09:43 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Thank you, I’m pretty happy with my 70 days. It’s hard to believe some days. Got a strong craving today, driving down a street that I never would’ve guessed would be a trigger but I saw it for what it was and said NOPE and that helped it pass!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 70
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,050
Amount Saved: $756.00
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 11 Mins: 42 Seconds: 32

Linda, Quit Coach Nov 21, 2017 (03:43 PM)  


Joined: Dec 06, 2014
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Hi Vix1976,

Congratulations for all the hard work you’ve done to reach this day – 69 days smoke-free is awesome and a great accomplishment! We are so happy for you and it’s great to hear that things are getting easier for you. Keep going strong and keep celebrating each step of the way, you are doing fantastic! 

Linda, Quit Coach

Treepeo Nov 20, 2017 (10:15 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Vix1976,
 
It's good to hear from you.  I hope you are enjoying your new job.  It's great that you aren't really craving these days.  And it's super great that you started this job as a non-smoker because like you said, you won't have any associative memories.    And as you can see, relatively speaking, very few people smoke these days, so you fit in much better as a non-smoker. 
 
I see you're already at 69 days. Way to go, Vix!  You have such a great, positive attitude, and that is what is going to take you all the way! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 326
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,150
Amount Saved: $978.00
Life Gained:
Days: 45 Hrs: 0 Mins: 3 Seconds: 5

Vix1976 Nov 20, 2017 (08:59 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Well my SHO friends, Figured I should do an update as it’s been a while. Started a new job so been busy and not posting as much. so far no real desire to smoke, things are getting easier all the time!! Life is feeling more normal as a non-smoker. So happy I’ve had the support I got from all of you. Going off champix in a couple of days which is making me a bit nervous. I don’t recall what it was like last time I went through this rigamarole. So happy I started this job smoke free so I don’t have associatative memories when I get stressed. And no one seems to smoke there except my boss who flies in for a few days each week so I don’t have to deal with it much. Anyway doing pretty good and hoping all of you are as well. Stay strong and enjoy this smoke free life friends!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 69
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,035
Amount Saved: $745.20
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 9 Mins: 25 Seconds: 14

Vix1976 Nov 09, 2017 (10:54 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Thank you both for the kind words. I don’t ever want to have to go through a quit again, I want to keep this one so badly so I will be strong. I will keep coming here and reinforcing why I quit and why I want to remain that way!! Thank you again for the support, it truly means so much!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 58
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 870
Amount Saved: $626.40
Life Gained:
Days: 5 Hrs: 9 Mins: 10 Seconds: 6

Lillian, Quit Coach Nov 09, 2017 (10:19 AM)  


Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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Hi Vix1976, Whenever you start a new place, it can bring up excitement and a bit of nervousness both of which can be a bit of a trigger.(as you know!)You are doing really great Vix. I am really glad that you have set up all the tools to turn and of course you have us as well. On the other hand, on day one of the new job,it may be that with a new place the triggers and thoughts to smoke just may not happen at all. You can do it Vix1976, Congrats, Lillian

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Treepeo Nov 07, 2017 (09:21 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Vix1976,
 
I'm not sure when you are going to start your new job.  But at least you know that you won't have to sneak outside to have a smoke and come back reeking, or trying really hard to mask the smell.  At my firm, we all know who smokes and who doesn't, so I didn't really "sneak" out.  After all, my friends and I had to wait for the elevator!  But it always embarrassed me that I had this addiction that I couldn't control.  It's going to be so much better for you to go into this job as a non-smoker.  Remember, nowadays most people don't smoke, so you will fit right in.  And if you go out for lunch with your co-workers, you won't have to light up on the way back, and try to blow the smoke away from them.  Awkward. 
 
By the way, congrats on your 56 days!  You are really rocking your quit! 
  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 314
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,850
Amount Saved: $942.00
Life Gained:
Days: 43 Hrs: 5 Mins: 40 Seconds: 3

Vix1976 Nov 07, 2017 (08:21 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Thanks ocean!!! I’m nervous about starting a new job but excited. I’m nervous about having all the work stresses back and falling back on that old bad habit. But I think this job will be better with more support and with that less stress and easier to stay smoke free. I do not want to start this again so will have to be strong. Have to make sure and use tools and take breaks when needed!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 56
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 840
Amount Saved: $604.80
Life Gained:
Days: 5 Hrs: 4 Mins: 29 Seconds: 26

Ocean Nov 07, 2017 (03:16 PM)  


Joined: Jan 26, 2010
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Age: 55
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Educator
Hobbies: Family, Reading, Music, Outdoors
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Hi Vix, I must have missed your last update.  Congratulations on your new job!!  I'm so glad you were offered this position, it's exciting!  It's like everything is coming together for you now.  New job, mini holiday to enjoy before job starts, great birthday, and a huge life affirming renewal.  yay, yay, yay!  Girl, you're rocking it!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: -25
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -625
Amount Saved: $-380.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -276103

By the yard it's hard...by the inch it's a cinch!

Treepeo Oct 31, 2017 (12:34 AM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hey Vix, that's great!  Congratulations - you must be so excited!  And just think.  You will be starting this job as a non-smoker.  Who would have thunk of that?  Hope you had a wonderful dinner, you deserve it!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 306
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,650
Amount Saved: $918.00
Life Gained:
Days: 42 Hrs: 2 Mins: 59 Seconds: 35

Vix1976 Oct 31, 2017 (12:14 AM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Thanks for the positive vibes, they worked!!!!! I start in two weeks! And you’re so right about not walking in all smelly. Went to an interview before I had quit and brought perfume and mints trying to make sure I didn’t stink up the joint! Glad I didn’t have to worry about that! Thanks for the positivity and happy thoughts. Went out for supper tonight to celebrate!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 48
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 720
Amount Saved: $518.40
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 10 Mins: 37 Seconds: 14

Treepeo Oct 30, 2017 (05:12 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Vix1976,
 
Just think, at least you didn't go into your interview reeking of smoke, eh?  That alone should make you feel more confident.  I really hope you get this job, will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you! 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 305
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,625
Amount Saved: $915.00
Life Gained:
Days: 42 Hrs: 2 Mins: 31 Seconds: 45

Marianne, Quit Coach Oct 30, 2017 (04:32 PM)  


Joined: Oct 31, 2008
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Hello Vix1976,


Happy Belated Birthday to you!  And you must feel so great managing so well while having a few drinks.  

Best wishes with the job interview process.  As being nervous is the norm, keep strong knowing having a cigarette won't change anything as you say and might cause a chain reaction you don't want.  

What are some of your favourite uplifting distractions to do?  Humour seems to always lighten the load.  

Sending you good vibes!  

Marianne

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

Vix1976 Oct 30, 2017 (03:11 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Well my birthday was fun and not even a chance of slipping every though I had a few drinks so that’s progress. Today I had my final interview for a new job, I think I did well but am nervous as can be. It’s between me and another person who is an internal candidate so should hear back today or tomorrow. With this nervousnes, I want to smoke so badly, nerves were always a trigger. I’ve done great through the interview process so far and craved but it was manageable but knowing this is it, the last step, has got me all worked up. I’m feeling very positive about the opportunity and excited about the job so please send good vibes. I’m feeling sleepy so hoping lunch and a nap will get me through as I just cannot give in to this addiction. I know a smoke would taste awful and wouldn’t truly help anyway so I just need to stay strong!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 47
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 705
Amount Saved: $507.60
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 10 Mins: 9 Seconds: 13

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