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memory cravings

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  1. cec57
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    last night i was in bed reading my book and all of a sudden i thought i could smell cigarette smoke. i started to sniff the air and was triggered.i never smoked in my apartment,washed all my linens and clothes to make sure nothing would have the smell of smoke. i got over this by focusing on my book. so is there such thing as memory craving.
  2. linda, quit coach
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    Hi cec57,

    You've got some great insight there…being able to identify what is happening, a “memory craving” like you said, helped you get over this situation – Way to go! You have such a great awareness about yourself and you’ve done a wonderful job at building on your strengths and skills.

    Congratulations for all the hard work you’ve done to reach this day! You are doing fantastic. Keep going strong!
  3. brieffree
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    Hi cec57

    I remember that I smell it too, and I get sick of it, I washed and paint my Apartment, get rid of damage shirt with holes due to smoking, and many other thinks!

    Is good that you identify that to be prepare to get rid of it! Great job! Be proud!
  4. cec57
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    thanks brieffree that is really good idea to do inventory of related smoking items so far so good . hanging in there though its not as hard as the first week
  5. cec57
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    25 Nov 2018 in reply to linda, quit coach
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    linda its nice to have this support i really appreicate it. now i have picked up a hobby and yesterday got frustrated. soon as that happened i felt that strong urge to pick up. i stopped put it down and did deep breathing. that really helped me to get through those feelings,
  6. treepeo
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    Hi cec57,

    Way to go!  You have now resisted two powerful cravings by finding other ways to cope.  You know what?  The more you resist cravings, the fewer of them you will get.  Your body will start to learn that you are not going to give in.  You have a great attitude, cec57, and a strong determination to succeed.  Hang in there.  You are doing great!
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