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  1. dawn w
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    Hello and Happy New Year 2021
    Oct 1 2020 This was my day to get my breathe back. I had been smoking for 35+ years and that was my quit date. I’m trying to not go back to my old habits and looking forward to the time I have given back to myself and my family. I never realized how many lost hours taken away from my life and family just going outside to smoke. I still crave but I keep my mind positive and distracted. I am looking forward to my new smoke free future.
  2. wandam
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    Hi dawn w,

    Wow huge congrats on being 3 months into your smoke free journey, that’s awesome! Keep up the great job 👍 I hear you about the hours wasted on smoking! I too still struggle a little here & there with cravings! I believe like you that keeping busy & staying positive help big time! Keep rocking your quit! I’m right behind you, it will be 3 months for me on the 12!
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  3. lesleyaf
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    Hi Dawn w and Wandam,
    I so look up to both of you for being smoke free for 3 months. I really hope that I too can achieve that milestone. 
    Do cravings get easier to manage/become less frequent? I’m almost 6 weeks into my quit and still get cravings all the time. 
    Congrats to you both! Keep the quit!
  4. treepeo1
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    Hi dawn w,

    WooHoo, 3 months smoke free!  Good for you!

    It's so true.  We wasted so much time smoking, it's incredible.  I remember when I first quit, I wasn't quite sure what to do with all that extra time, but now I just kind of take it for granted.  And I never want to waste my time like that again.

    Keep on truckin', dawn w.  You are doing great!
  5. treepeo1
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    Awesome job, wandam!  Congrats to you coming up on 3 months.  That's terrific!

    Yes, keep yourself busy and distracted.  Trust me, there will come a time when you won't have to do that, when you won't even think about smoking.  And that will be a real treat indeed.
  6. treepeo1
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    Hi lesleyaf,

    You are getting it done!  Way to go on your 6 weeks!

    Cravings are terrible.  You just have to keep trying to distract yourself, and stay strong.  The cravings will subside eventually.  The when varies from person to person.  But you will get through this and be happy you did.  Remember that you are giving yourself a really important gift by quitting.  Rock on!
  7. efreeman75
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    I distinctly remember getting to Day 100.  I mean, I was now an esteemed member of the triple digit club.  I had this, right?  Well, right and wrong!  The temptation remained, but diminished almost by the day after the first 3 months.  My mindset also started to change, and I now regarded my quit as an investment.  The stubborn guy that I am couldn't simply throw away 100 days of struggle.  How wasteful I thought that would be.

    Keep it up everybody - it's within each and every one of us to succeed.

    E
  8. wandam
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    Hi lesleyaf, treeepeo1 & efreeman, 

    Thanks for the words of wisdom treepeo1 & efreeman, much appreciated! Hey lesleyaf, I agree with treepeo1, our quit journeys are unique to us with some common denominators. For me it was getting pass the first 3 days, weeks, month, 2 months, then the cravings/ urges subside lots, but don’t kid yourself you still need to be on guard & I plan to be until I’m pass my one year. Keep working your quit, you are doing great! 👍
    Last modified on 04 Jan 2021 01:30 by wandam
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