30 Nov 2017
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Hi Treepeo. I am so glad you shared your struggles with us. Your ONE YEAR anniversary is around the corner - focus on that. Remember all of the hard work you did throughout your journey. I want you to remember that you recently felt the same as your are feeling now. You posted in the old site of experiencing the same physical reaction to pot smoking. I also want you to read what you posted on Sept 15 - "I'm happy to report that
when I woke up this morning, the ache in my lungs was gone and I felt happy
again. And I went to a festival after work today, and thankfully I didn't
pass any pot smokers, probably because there were cops all over the place!!!
I want to thank you all for your support. Mud Man, you are such an
inspiration to me. I watch your numbers grow day by day and I think,
"That's how it's done!"
Vix1976, I know you are just starting out, but you have such a great
attitude, I just know you are going to succeed! Thank you for being so
kind and encouraging. It really means a lot.
And wimporswim, you are my quit buddy extraordinaire! I wouldn't
have made it this far without your help, my friend. I think of you as my
Guardian Angel. You and I started this journey together, and we are going
to keep each other company for as long as it takes.
Let's all KICK SOME BUTT!!!"
See, my friend? You kicked butt before and will again. The physical ache will pass. Keep your toolbox fully equipped and acknowledge the feelings and resentment and all around crappy feelings that pop up. They come but they also leave. You have always inspired me with your positive remarks on the Quotes and how you continuously support others. Focus on yourself and channel the negative feelings into a positive response and post post post! Remember how great it felt to read:
"Hi, Treepeo! I know I speak for
many of us on this site - you really are a wonderful supporter and motivator to
many! I am 467 days into my quit and I log in daily and look forward to
reading your posts. I remember when I first began my journey to become
smoke-free, it was people like you that kept me focused and held me up when I
struggled. And for those newbies out there - it does get easier and so
worth the struggle in the beginning!
Stay strong my friends!
:As the self declared president of the Treepeo
fan club, I second JanJan's motion to extend a big THANK YOU to TREEPEO!!! You
are there for many of us and your posts are always appreciated. I believe you
are also a godsend to those just starting out on their quits with your advice,
compassion and insights. You were an awesome quit buddy right from the start
for me and am sure you have many more fans here. We got this Treepeo. Thanks
And I will paste this, to remind you of how AMAZING you felt when you reached the 200 Club!
have just joined Club 200, and I must say, it feels really good!
remember when I joined this site. I looked at the zeros on my quit meter
and I thought, "Gee, I would be happy if I gained even one day of
life." And look at me now. I have gained 27 days of life, and
there are many more to come. My breathing is so much better. My
heart doesn't pound when I climb a flight of stairs. I no longer worry
about having "smoke" breath. My clothes and my apartment smell
fresh. I have a lot more time on my hands. And I have a huge sense
43 years, I have become a non-smoker, and quitting is the best thing I could
have ever done!
have now gained 31 days of life. A whole month! Isn't that great???
now my days are so much better. I didn't realize just how much stress I
was going through as a smoker. I no longer worry about my heart starting
to pound. I no longer worry about having bad breath and stinky
clothes. I don't have to worry about when and where I will be able to
have my next smoke. I no longer feel guilty and ashamed.
a non-smoker has been so liberating, it's incredible. What a wonderful
gift I have given myself. I am so glad that I decided to quit.”
Look at you!! You are so self-aware, I have no doubt that you will KTQ! I am here for you, Treepeo! Hugs.