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Smobered Up and aspiring to a crave free, smoke free lifestyle.

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  1. smobered up
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    Hi Fellow quitters!  I'm not new here but haven't been on site since the new format chang-over.  I am hoping to bump into some old friends who are still hanging about to support newbies and retreads (like me) who have fallen from smobriety more times than they care to mention.  I'm hoping that I will inspire those who have slipped in their early days.  The key to success is to keep trying, no matter how many times.  Never quit quitting.  I must have quit dozens of times before it really stuck.  3 times with Champix and all other times, cold turkey. My story is really bizarre because it took me 8 years to put in one consecutive year smoke free.  I would go many months without smoking and then crash..................this was my habit for all those years.  6 months off...2 months on.....4 months off one month on.... you get the point.  In any case, I am back because I am feeling vulnerable again. Walking by people smoking in doorways or on the street has spiked my crave level.  I feel I need to be among like minded people to get past this critical point.  I have read through many new posts and remember well the agony and the ecstasy.  I just want you to know that you will do it in your own time.  Just remember to be kind to yourself when you slip and to quickly get back at it.  Just tell yourself that continuing to smoke when you've slipped is a form of self punishment.  Be good to yourself and dump that damn butt (ciggy butt not your tuchie)  in the toilet bowl where it belongs.  Life's good and quitting smoking makes living it better and living it longer.
     
    Your quitter pal for however long it takes,
    Smobered Up. 
  2. atp
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    28 Jan 2019 in reply to smobered up
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    Hey Smobered Up welcome to the community. 

    I'm almost a 4 weeks smoke free and starting to feel optimistic about my quit. A lot of people in the community were real lifesavers for me in the early days of my quit, and they continue to help me as I progress. So hopefully you find inspiration here as well, and maybe even help a few others along the way. 

  3. steven, quit coach
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    28 Jan 2019 in reply to smobered up
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    Smobered up:

    Congratulations on your successes so far in your quit journey, and congratulations on coming back to our forums to both provide, and seek support!

    Many people who have quit smoking do experience vulnerable times, or times when they have stronger urges than they have been having in the past few months, regardless of their time smoke-free/quit. I think it is fantastic that you have identified your current struggles; this actually shows great strength and awareness on your part!

    What do you normally do to help deal with those urges you get in situations or times when you walk by a smoker? What has helped you be successful in your quit(s) so far?

    P.S. Great advice; being kind and patient with oneself are very important in quitting smoking!

    If you have any further questions or concerns that you feel you need to discuss in more detail, you are always welcome on this forum, and you can give us a call as well at 1 877 513 5333.

    Sincerely,

    Steven
  4. treepeo
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    Hi smobered up,

    I'm so glad that you decided to join us again.  It's great to hear from you!

    Cravings can be really tough to deal with.  I have had moments when being with a smoker has made my lungs start craving a cigarette.  But then I remember all the struggles I went through to quit, struggles I never want to go through again.  And when I see people smoking on the street, I actually feel sorry for them.  Because let's face it, remember what it was really like.  You find yourself skulking around, looking for an alcove where you can step away to have a smoke, no matter what the weather is like.  And people walk by and stare at you.  And you realize that other people are getting on with their lives while you are wasting yours having a smoke.  A smoke which, to make matters even worse, is killing you.  How is something as rotten as that something we miss?  Go figure.

    Hang in there, smobered up.  Life is so much better as a non-smoker.
  5. smobered up
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    Thanks atp. I am happy to meet you and pleased to share this journey with you. 
  6. smobered up
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    Hi treepeo!  Nice to see a familiar face.  Thanks for the warm welcome and we shall both continue to remain committed to good health and a longer life. I am amazed that my stamina
    for walking and riding my bike are better than 20 years ago.  No more gasping or huffing and puffing for this old girl! 

  7. efreeman75
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    Hi smobered up,

    Welcome back.  Always room here for a quit veteran with so much to share and support to give.  I'm quickly coming up on a year quit myself but still stay very close to this forum as it has been instrumental in my success.
  8. smobered up
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    Hi efreeman75!Thanks for the welcome and good on ya for your excellent stats.  I too, owe a great deal to this site.  It's like coming home.   Nice to make a new friend......see you on the threads.
  9. eagerquit
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    Hi smobered up,

    Congratulations on your return to the happy healthy fold. I joined this group on the day I quit last March and it has been oh so very helpful to me. I think, more than anything else, it has helped me stay quit. The suggestions and success stories are important. I have no interest in standing outside in -10 to -20 degree temperatures shivering with only a cigarette to keep me company. I would rather be one of the ones staring at the smoker skulking in an alleyway.

    I wish you every success in your quit. Don't let anything stand in the way of your success!

    Eagerquit
  10. smobered up
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    Hi Eagerquit...Thanks for your good wishes.  Congratulations to you too!  You are fast approaching your one year milestone.  Keep on keeping on.  I look forward to celebrating your one year of smobriety with you.

    Your quitter pal for however long as it takes.
    Smobered Up.

  11. notsure
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    27 Feb 2019 in reply to efreeman75
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    Great post for me. I’m a newbie and just getting going, I’m surprised the amount of confidence I’m getting from this site. 
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