May 6 2020
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Do i restart

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Hi all, been a while since i posted up and have a question. Have read blogs that 1 puff is all it takes to start back up full time smoking? So my question is... I was drinking with my parents after we lost our sister in october lastyear.. Duting our drinks conversation got heated and first time ever me and my dad argued very heated. It rattled me alot n i left with my mum to the cemetery where my sister is laid to rest and asked my mum for a smoke to calm my nerves. I had 2puffs and that was it 🙄 i certainly needed it cos it calmed me down.
However i havnt craved or had another one since so does this mean my quit days restart again???

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May 6 2020
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Stats Update 658 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 658
Total savings: $8,850

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May 6 2020
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lack of support

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Today I told my colleagues that I quit smoking, rather than backing me up they started to talk about how I am gonna fail. That made me feel pretty awful actually because it made me to remember those times that I failed. I still believe I can do it and I hope for the best..

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May 5 2020
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2 weeks in

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2 weeks in no smokes not even one! Has anyone else noticed sometimes when you give up smoking you crave it all day and then have one and it hasn’t changed your life at all and you don’t feel any better than you did before a smoke. That’s what i think when i crave one now so it makes it easier to give up. Getting really into exercise which i did not do before. I don’t think i have a problem with not smoking apart from how to fill up my time. I have loved having some extra money too i just sent my bestfriend lots of baby stuff she’s due soon and struggling and really appreciated the help. Energy levels are amazing i can get thru the day now no trouble and when you have a chronic illness that is a big step! Loving the rewards of not smoking.

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May 4 2020
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Cravings

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It’s been 6 weeks and 3 days and the cravings are only starting to kick in now. I’m trying my hardest to fight the thought of just having 1 smoke. Any suggestions to help fight the cravings.

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May 4 2020
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update

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How quickly a year passes. Round about today in May I smoked my last cigarette 8 years ago. So there you are newbies I hope I can be an example. If there are any other oldies still in here they may remember my hard beginnings and now I am proof that quitting is possible.
There were hard times in many other ways for me but now I seem to be through all that. Have a caring companion, have recovered my fitness after a very long convalescence and am keeping away from the dreaded virus.
Hope I will be still here next year to report 9 years and when I will be 86. Cheers, Gomot

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May 4 2020
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feel revolting

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Back again on this site, and back smoking since beginning of lockdown. No excuses, I'm just totally addicted again.
Really struggling to stop this time. Have been on this rollercoaster so many times before. I did stop for a full week and then bought a pack, thinking I could just have a few. How wrong was I! Only another one, and then another one, and then I was fully into it again. I know it I am really playing Russian Roulette with my health.
Will make huge effort tomorrow; I know it only takes me one day to be fully smoke free and then I start to feel in control again.

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May 4 2020
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Stats Update 824 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 824
Total savings: $9,758

Love it

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May 4 2020
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Update

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Sorry I haven’t been on for ages. Yes I’m still smoke free and loving it. For those of you have been waiting Handsome is now talking heaps. He yells his own name out which can get a bit annoying. He’s just started saying Handsome pretty boy,give me kisses, give mum kisses and hello handsome. The first time I made out what he was saying I nearly cried. After this lockdown is over we are going to get him a female friend so when we not home hes not lonely. Well that’s all from me for now, hope you all keeping safe xx

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May 4 2020
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Stats Update 40 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 40
Total savings: $490

I'm still here, I'm still smokefree and feeling fabulous. My spending account is looking amazing as well. So many positives to me quitting. I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Stay strong whanau and let's get through the struggles together. Kia kaha!

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