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Determined this time!

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  1. lscianname
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    I quit this morning...this was my target date, and have followed through.
    My name is Lucia and am glad to have this support forum

  2. sarah, quit coach
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    23 Sep 2019 in reply to lscianname
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    Hello lscianname - welcome to SHL.ca and congrats on going smoke-free on your chosen quit date! We are so thrilled for you. Whats working well for you? Why did you quit smoking?
    Please continue to check back in with this forum as much as you need to - we are here to support, provide info & cheer you on.
    Have a great smoke-free day, and congratulations!
    Sarah
  3. justfortoday
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    23 Sep 2019 in reply to lscianname
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    Welcome, and so glad you're here!

    This site has been great and the support is amazing. When I'm walking on that ledge, this is where I come to either reach out, or spend some time reading the posts.

    I'm 21 days smoke free and this site has been a valuable tool on my crazy journey. Everyone here has your back.

    WE can do this!

  4. lscianname
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    27 Sep 2019 in reply to sarah, quit coach
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    Day 5, and omg i already feel better.
    I think this forum is really going to help me.

  5. justfortoday
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    Hi Lucia!
    Day 5! Amazing. I know how tricky it can be and brava for you for recognizing the benefits already.

    How are you managing the cravings? You seem very determined and I hope you're proud of the smoke free days behind you. I am :).

    Keep coming here ... the support will help see you through.

    Together, we can do this!
  6. lscianname
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    30 Sep 2019 in reply to sarah, quit coach
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    7 days smoke free!!
    Would be nice to win the $500 to boot!

    Last modified on 30 Sep 2019 08:03 by lscianname
  7. sarah, quit coach
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    Whoa! Way to go, lscianname - a week! Congrats! 
    A week is a significant amount of time, and a big reason why we challenge people to go smoke-free for a week in the First Week Challenge contest ( for those who haven't yet entered, and are interested in giving it a go, please see "Quit and Win" at the top of the webpage to enter).
    All the best with the contact, lscianname, and enjoy your smoke-free day!
    Sarah
  8. lscianname
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    01 Oct 2019 in reply to sarah, quit coach
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    Thanks, Sarah
    maybe you know.....i am so tired, is that a symptom of quitting?
  9. efram, quit coach
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    01 Oct 2019 in reply to lscianname
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    Hi Lucia,

    Good question. I know my name's not Sarah, but she's not here at work yet  ...

    Feeling very tired is a common withdrawal symptom. Quitting takes energy because the body begins to heal as soon as one quits. It can also take a lot of mental energy to cope with cravings and to change the old habits and routines.

    If you're able to get some extra rest, that can help. Naps, going to bed earlier, sleeping in if/when possible.

    Withdrawal symptoms such as this typically lessen after the first week or two, thankfully.

    Hope this helps,
    Efram

  10. lscianname
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    01 Oct 2019 in reply to efram, quit coach
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    Thanks for this. Glad its normal, was worried i was getting sick. Will get more rest.
  11. justfortoday
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    Hi Iscianname,


    Look at you working your quit! Fantastic!

    The first couple of weeks of my quit, I could barely stay awake. Some nights I was in bed by 8:00!  As Efram said, our bodies need to heal.

    Super proud of you!
    Last modified on 01 Oct 2019 11:23 by justfortoday
  12. lscianname
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    Thanks, thats so kind, justfortoday!
    Last modified on 01 Oct 2019 16:34 by Quit Coach 2
  13. treepeo
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    Hi Lucia,

    Wow, you are off to the races!  Way to go!  It's wonderful that you chose a quit date and stuck to it.  And now you are past your first week and you are still smoke free.  You are also starting to feel so much better.  You may experience various withdrawal symptoms in addition to being tired, but all of that is normal.  And the more you resist the cravings, the easier it will get.  Your body is still learning to adjust to this new normal.

    Hang in there, Lucia.  You are giving yourself a real gift, and your body will thank you for it.
  14. lscianname
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    Thank you Treepeo!
    Yes am very excited, looked on my dashboard and 'cigs not smoked=170!" That is amazing.  I am no  longer wheezing or coughing... what a difference in just under two weeks. 
    :)

    Lucia
  15. justfortoday
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    Hi Lucia!

    Here's what I love … you are two weeks into your quit, which for me was brutal, and your attitude is so positive in every post I've read from you.

    And that attitude will see you through your journey, I'm sure!

    Have a great day!
  16. lscianname
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    Am 3 weeks in! Am very proud, i feel so much better. What a difference. no longer wheezing or coughing
    Didnt know i could be so strong!
    Thanks everyone here who have been supporting me
  17. lillian, quit coach
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    07 Oct 2019 in reply to lscianname
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    Hi Iscianname,

    How good did it feel to log in today and share this?

    I hope it did.

    Congratulations on 3 weeks!

    Lillian


  18. treepeo
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    Hi Lucia,

    WooHoo!  Smoke free for three whole weeks - way to go!  You most certainly are strong enough to do this, and you are getting it done.  And now you are reaping some of the benefits of quitting, like not coughing and wheezing the way you used to.  Isn't it great?

    As you move forward, make a mental note of all of the benefits you experience.  It will help to keep you motivated when the going gets tough.
  19. lscianname
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    08 Oct 2019 in reply to lillian, quit coach
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    It felt great! Thank yu for acknowledging me!
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