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  1. sweetness
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    Hello everyone I've just set my quit date as of this May 1st and as that date comes near I'm getting nervous about it.  I've quit for 21 days and started up again two weeks ago but I'm more then ready to quit again.
  2. jennifer, quit coach
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    Good Evening sweetness,

    Welcome to SHO!

    We're so happy to see you here planning and preparing for that May 1st quit date! Great to hear that you've got previous experience with quitting - we know that more attempts give us skills and quit wisdom!

    Know we'll be here for you as you tackle some of those nerves, feel free to come by anytime with questions, concerns or just to give us an update about how you are doing!



  3. eagerquit
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    Hi Sweetness,

    I wish you every success with your May 1 quit. You will find these forums very helpful with tips and support along your journey.

    Eagerquit
  4. treepeo
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    Hi sweetness,

    Do you remember why you started smoking again after 3 weeks?  It will be helpful for you to think about that so that when you quit again on May 1st, you will have an idea of how to tackle whatever it was that caused you to light up again before.  You might also want to go through the materials on this site, because you will get some great tips about how to handle cravings, how to distract yourself, etc.  The more prepared you are, the more likely you are to keep your quit.

    Keep posting to let us know how you are doing.  And remember.  You are stronger than your addiction, and you can do this!
  5. sweetness
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome being in a group with others that are going through the same thing will be helpful.  I have a question there are others in my house that smoke and I find it harder to stay on track with my quiting how can over come that?
  6. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Sweetness,

    Welcome and so glad you have joined our community.  Great question- Living with smokers certainly requires a strategic plan.  Perhaps you can give us some detail with respect to your day to day routine?  For example, does everyone smoke outside?  If not, do they smoke in one area of the home?  Did you smoke together at given times/moments?  

    Hoping we can help with some insight and members may have some of their personal experiences to share.  

    You can quit smoking even around others who are, it has been done.  Hope knowing this encourages you!  

    Wonderful that you have quit date set for May 1st and that you are ready to do this.  

    All the best as you build up your skills!  

    Marianne
    Last modified on 15 Apr 2018 16:26 by marianne, quit coach
  7. sweetness
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    Thanks Marianne to answer your question no no one smokes in the house never have as for my day to day right now I'm recovering from surgery so my day to day is not much I get up around seven am I have my first cup of coffee can't go through the day without one, then I have a smoke watch a little tv have another cup of coffee and smoke make sure the kids are up for school, have a couple more smokes and coffees and watch more tv until around noon then I go on the computer or xbox I find as long as I'm doing either one I don't smoke.  The kids get home after school around 3:30, I go pick my youngest son up from the bus and as I wait I have another smoke, I start making supper at 4:30 then 5:00 we eat after I eat I have another smoke and after supper til bed time I have at least three more smokes.  That's my day to day right now but as of may 1 my quit date I will be returning back to work I'm a lunchroom supervisor at a school.  that's when my day to day will change my morning routine will be the same until ten am only thing I won't have any smokes, I work form ten and get back home around two as for my afternoon it's the same except I will not smoke.  Just thinking about it now makes me nervous.  I really want to do this but I'm scared I've been smoking for 34 years so it's like giving up a part of me.
  8. quitfriend
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    Hi sweetness.
    I understand the nerves. I have been feeling the same nervousness as my quit day approaches which is tomorrow. The nerves make me want to smoke more but I have been cutting back in preparation for my quit. It was getting really tough tonight but I am just going to try some meditation and take good care of myself and let tomorrow take care of itself. 
    Best wishes,
    quitfriend
  9. treepeo
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    Hey sweetness,

    It's definitely a lot harder to quit when other people in your household smoke.  One thing I can suggest is that you just keep telling yourself that you are doing something truly amazing and courageous.  It takes a lot of guts and strength to quit smoking, so if you do it, you will feel empowered.  And you CAN do it.  Truly.  Believe in yourself, and have faith.  It's hard to quit, but it's not impossible.  We are all rooting for you!
  10. sweetness
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    Well every one I saw May 1st come and go and I didn't quit but on June 29th I started wearing the patch and for the most part it's working.  I used to smoke 12 smokes a day now I just have to cut out the one I have a week.  I talked to my nurse and she said to get over that one smoke it's going to take mind over matter.  I'm going to try and tell my brain that I don't need or want that smoke and see what happens.  Wish me luck.
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