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12 weeks reached

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  1. hilda1234
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    Well I am now 12 weeks smoke free...I am no longer using the NRT patches and only use a 2 mg lozenges occasionally.   The journey has not been easy especially as my husband is still smoking but he is very supportive of me.  When I picked my quit date and planned my strategy for quitting this time, I made my main focus to concentrate on 1 day at a time and that is still my plan going forward.  I think of myself as a recovering smoker...knowing that if I slip I could have to start this process all over again.  I know this can happen as around 30 years ago I quit...then after 7 1/2 years of being smoke free...I went through a stressful time and started smoking again.  

    I am proud that I have made it this far and I know that it will keeping getting easier each day.

  2. brieffree
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    Hi hilda1234

    Congrats in 12 smoke free weeks! is ok to use support as long you need it! As far you do not smoke again.

    You are very brave, continue enjoying to be free!
  3. lillian, quit coach
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    Hi everyone,

    Hilda1234, congratulations on your quit. You've really highlighted some wonderful strategies in successfully quitting. One day at a time can help us overcome triggers and barriers. Is that attitude helping you in coping with stress?

    Thanks for the tips Hilda, I hope you are celebrating, you deserve it!

    Lillian

    Lillian
  4. treepeo
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    Hi hilda1234,

    WOOHOO! 3 whole months smoke free - way to go, Hilda!  You are getting it done!  And the fact that you have managed to quit even though your husband is still smoking is so awesome.  Good for you.  Talk about commitment!

    I hope you do something nice for yourself.  You should really celebrate this huge accomplishment!

    Keep the quit, Hilda, one day at a time.  Slow and steady wins the race!
  5. hilda1234
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    30 Jun 2018 in reply to lillian, quit coach
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    Hi Lillian

    Yes, I am learning to deal with stresses with the same attitude... one day at a time.
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