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nerak's journey

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  1. nerak47
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    48 posts
    23 Jan 2018
    21 Feb 2018
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    Happy 'hump day' everyone,

    Well! I made 2 whole weeks smoke free! 
    Today I feel like I can see clearly now (the rain has gone) and I feel pretty alright today! 
    I can totally relate to the saying "everything I have let go of, has claw marks all over it". The cravings made me want to be sneaky and at times made me feel self centered and discouraged- and the fight was on. And fight I did!!!!  
    2 weeks doesn't sound like a long time, but when you have to challenge yourself for 14 days, it is/was exhausting. I feel like I need to recuperate lol. 
    Redefining my identity as a non smoker, means a whole lot of self awareness in order for me to stay smoke free. I still will need to make a conscience choice to stay quit, and challenges will come unexpectedly and I have to make future commitments as well...(getting lost going somewhere causes me anxiety and NEED that smoke - like smoking is help get me unlost). And yet, I still can only stay quit for short chunks of time! 
    Holy geez, talk about a lot of thinking about smoking...I can't wait for the day to come when I don't have to focus on staying quit, and just carry on with life ...but still ~☆2weeks☆ is quite the accomplishment for this old long time smoker....I bought a 4 pack of root beer as my reward lol. 

    On to my 15 day of being a non smoker and the end of my rant for the day

    Stay quit 

  2. valerie, quit coach
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    46 posts
    29 Nov 2017
    21 Feb 2018
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    Hi Nerak, 

    Congratulations on your 2 weeks milestone. Quitting smoking is a process and with time it does get easier. Part of this process is redefining your identity as a non smoker, like you said, personal growth and using new skills/strategies. If you feel fatigued or low on energy, take the time to rest as your body is healing itself. 

    Keep up with the hard work and keep on "fighting," one day at a time. 

    Have a nice smoke-free day. 

  3. ocean
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    286 posts
    29 Nov 2017
    22 Feb 2018
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    Way to go Nerak, you're rocking it!!  Go and look at how many cigarettes you haven't smoked, you'll get why you were craving, amazing how it adds up.  I'm just a bit ahead of you and going through this with you, you can do it!
  4. dublinguy
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    377 posts
    09 Dec 2021
    16 Dec 2021 in reply to ocean
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    Ive apparently not smoked 190 cigarettes. When you look at it that way it hammers home how disgusting smoking actually is. 
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