Oct 2 2019
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WOW

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Its been 1 month free from smoking, free from the bondage smoking had over me, planning my next ciggi, where I would sit, would I drink coffee or tea, should I have my ciggi before my meal or after, or perhaps both. Should I have one as Im driving up the road to my destination, 5-10 mins away, and one when I get there, and another on the way back. I have that phone call to make so another coffee, my favorite seat and ciggi made that conversation even better. So much planning went in to my next cigarette.

Not only the planning, but my cigarettes were my best friend ever, they were with me on my happiest days, saddest days, angry moments, stressful moments, bored moments, my friend comforted me in some of my biggest life moments, I knew there would come a day where I had to say goodbye to who I thought was my friend, that was a month ago now, and I'm glad.

At first I missed my friend, it felt as if there was a little bit of grief and loss, that was ok, I knew I could work through that, after all, my friend was not all that good for me. With my friend came frequent headaches, coughing spasms, panic if my friend was not close by, plus my friend was expensive, I would get sick in winter, and more often than not, we were isolated because no one wanted to be around us, we would have to sneak around in social gatherings to catch up, we smelt and at times were frowned upon. My friend took my money, made me sick, and at times isolated me, "SOME FRIEND" but we stuck together no mater what.

1 month ago I made the decision that I needed better friends in my life, ones that cared about me, I read good books, I walk without losing my breath, I eat healthier foods, I treat myself to something nice, I feel empowered mentally, my skin is grateful, I feel happier, and I don't smell yucky.

I still miss my old friend at times, but never want to be involved again. This is just an analogy of my thoughts on smoking, I hope you are all doing well in Blog land, thankyou for sharing your positives, thoughts, tips etc that have encouraged me and continue to encourage me on my journey. Ill be forever grateful.

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Sep 5 2019
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First week

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Fourth day smokefree after reading the allen carr book! Everything is going so well and I’m happy, except for sleep, or lack of, i fall asleep super early then wake up tossing and turning all night! I’ve been told it will pass after a few days, so heres to hoping! Still think about smoking every now and then but when i do i just think how good it is that I’m not smoking, and change the thoughts in my head!

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Aug 25 2019
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69 days smokefree

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Hey again guys, just wanted to share my excitement from last week of being over 2 months off the smokes! For those just starting out, I want to say that it absolutely gets easier. In the first couple of weeks I was a right cow to everyone, constantly wanting smokes, and begrudging seeing a group smoking on my breaks at work. I can now say that I’m confident that I’ll be off them for good. I even managed to be in a car with someone smoking and didn’t want one. I’m really glad I made the choice to quit 😊

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Aug 1 2019
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4 Days Complete

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Sleeping; anyone else had serious trouble sleeping a solid sleep when first giving up? I’m restless, wake up multiple times through out the night with the serious drys and I wake up foul.. itching for a cig. However once I put my patch on my mood definately improves. Could be placebo knowing I have that safety net and knowing I’m getting nicotine. But I couldn’t be more thank ful for it. Yet to resort to the gum.

Thanks for the tips for the weekend; I have to head home to see the parents and work for them however everyone smokes at home! Thinking about taking a vape just in case I have a weak moment! But I feel I am strong enough to tackle it!

Hope everyone has a had a wonderful smokefree day and happy August everyone!

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Jul 30 2019
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48 hours completed

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Aaaah the second day has been and gone; this time with assistance of a patch. Who could’ve thought that a patch of tape could make life so much more bearable. I had a terrible sleep with dreams of cigarettes and waking up with a urge to light one up, but we all have to remember WHY we are quitting. We all have our reasons and they are ALL valid. A lot more positive and thankful for the nicotine patches! Remembering my why and staying focused

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Jul 20 2019
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Update 33 days in

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Hey again, just wanted to check in and let everyone know that I’m doing well a month on. The first week was rough, and I’m not gonna lie, I bought a pack. As soon as I did though, I regretted it and ended up giving it to a coworker because I was mad with myself lol. Can honestly say I’m doing okay at the moment, and I think I can keep this up. Even managed to go through a surgery and a couple of weeks of excruciating pain without reaching for the smokes. Fingers crossed that I have the self control to continue 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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Jun 10 2019
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Just checking

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Are We back online, yet?

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Jun 3 2019
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Support Button

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Please Quitline..... Grrrr....rrrrr

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May 9 2019
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Its okay

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Hi everyone I just wanted to let you know that
"It's okay not to be okay"
Embrace your self for the beautiful and amazing person you are. You have accomplished far more than you can imagine.

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Apr 20 2019
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Smoking

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I had great help with Champix and was tobacco free for 10 months Then life got so stressful with a family death, looking after grandchildren after a break up. Different people always at me for help in one way or the other. To cope i started again.for the last three months. But tried to quit on my own, not working. Ive pilled on the weight 4kg and feeling like crap. Back to the doctor next month for Champix again. I didn't know you could get another 12 week pk after the first 12.I felt great on it. Told the family not to hassle me while i try again. Just me having a ramble

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