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  1. Decided
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    For all those out there on the quitting journey  hi
    i quit on the 9th of january  and did not think it was really going to work
    however i am doing great     treepeo has helped keep this journey fun   he answered one of my posts   
    i am retired and quitting is a full time job for me
    every evening i plan out my next day and there is no room for cigarettes  love to hear from you 


  2. treepeo
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    Hi Decided,

    So you have been smoke free for 5 days now, eh?  That's fantastic!  Way to go!

    It is a great idea to plan out your day in advance so there is no room in your life for smoking.  I worked really hard to keep myself distracted when I wasn't at work, and I found that it really helped.

    Keep up the good work, Decided.  I know it is still early days, but it won't be long before you start to notice the benefits of quitting, especially in terms of your breathing.  Your chest won't feel as tight, and you will not be huffing and puffing when you climb a flight of stairs.

    KTQ!
  3. jennifer, quit coach
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    Good Evening Decided,

    Great to see you here today! Congrats for quitting and getting those 5 days under your belt!

    Love to hear that you plan out your day in advance, that kind of preparation goes a long way in helping you to stay smoke-free, as you've said once your day is planned " there is no room for cigarettes"!

    Hope we'll see you posting often - we love to hear updates as you are going along!

  4. Decided
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       saturday   6334 steps    my breathing has already improved 
    i actually like this new site better than the old one
    today i am aiming for 7000 steps
    every morning i totally want a cigarette  so   shower    it helps

  5. Decided
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    thnx for your support
    when i hit a week my reward is a massage which is wonderful but expensive
    i have saved that money by not smoking
  6. clepage
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    Hi Decided,

    I’m glad that you feel great.  You can do it.  In a few days you will reach 1 week smoke free.
    Keep up the good work.  As a reward, a massage sounds appealing.  Go for it!
  7. Decided
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    one more day quit     steps today 5617  not quite the 6000 goal but it was very cold out today
    the cravings are fewer today     i have started reading a book today    one chapter a day
    requires relaxation without cigarettes       
  8. Decided
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    thnx treepeo   still hanging in but it was really hard today and i broke down and used nicorettes  lol
  9. treepeo
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    Hey Decided,

    There is nothing wrong with using Nicorettes or anything else.  In fact, it's the smart thing to do to keep yourself on the right track, especially when the going gets tough.  And I know it does get really tough at times.  So no worries, you are doing great!  KTQ
  10. Decided
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    thnx treepeo   i felt guilty about using a nicorette but you are right there are times when chewing gum just does not work    the cravings are getting bad    when i see a cigarette butt on the street i actually think about picking it up
    another day cigarette free
    i gained a lb this week at my weigh in    10 days no cigarettes and a lb is not bad
  11. treepeo
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    Hi Decided,

    10 days - Yippee!  Way to go!

    Yeah, what's a pound or two in the scheme of things?  We can't lose all the time.  Sometimes we gain, and sometimes we stay the same.  It sucks, but there you have it.

    When you said it crossed your mind to pick up that butt, it kind of made me chuckle.  The things this addiction drives us to, eh?  People who have never smoked just don't get how hard quitting is for us, and the different things that cross our minds when we take the plunge and quit. 

    I remember waking up in the early stages of my quit and wondering if any stores were open so I could buy a pack.  Meanwhile, it was 2:00 a.m.  And I thought to myself, "What the heck are you thinking?"  But it was one of those desperate moments when I found myself floundering.  Yikes.

    Anyways, I am glad you stayed strong, Decided.  You are doing a great job!
  12. Decided
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    today is day 10      i have had three nicorettes today and 5 worthers candies
    all in all not bad
    4474 steps but i went to the city today
    i found out today that if i feel like having a cigarette it doesnot last long
    i have been told that but really didnt believe
    i had a good day
  13. treepeo
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    Hi Decided,

    I love those candies!  Yum!

    It's great that the cravings are not lasting that long.  That's really good for Day 10.  Wow, so happy for you.  Glad you had a great day.

    Keep on stepping!
  14. Decided
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    werthers are the best
    today is day 15
    my knee is hurting from arthritis and i have not been able to walk much so steps are down in the 2000 s  
    do you have days when you do not think about smoking?
  15. treepeo
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    I rarely think about smoking these days.  The odd time, it crosses my mind, because I am doing something that I used to associate with smoking.  But for the most part, I have put smoking behind me.

    I hope your arthritis eases up.  I can relate, my knee can act up something awful when I am doing stairs.  Don't worry, when the time is right, you will increase your steps once again.  It's better not to overdo it, or you might hurt yourself.
  16. Decided
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    thnx for the encouragement    i received a shot of cortisone in my knee and it does not hurt at all anymore
    i find it hard to keep motivated
    today i bought a pack of cigarettes
    so tomorrow i start all over
  17. brieffree
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    Good Morning Decided

    I am sorry to hear you slip again, you were doing really good, just stop it and start again, you ca do it!
  18. marianne, quit coach
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    Hi Decided,

    Slips can happen.  You said it is hard to keep motivated, why do you think that is for you?  

    Agree with Brieffree, you can do this!  

    All the Best,

    Marianne
  19. treepeo
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    Hi Decided,

    I understand how you feel.  I remember that after my first two weeks, I asked myself if I really wanted to quit.  I thought about smoking again, but I realized that I did really want to be a non-smoker.  But I definitely had to re-evaluate things.

    At least now you know that you can quit.  And you will quit when you're ready.  Have faith.  You can do it.
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