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Joan1
Quit 44 days ago
So today was my first day with no nicotine at all. I have done the patch for the recommended time, and it definitely helped! I haven't had any cravings per se; but it feels like I have been eating all day! Not normal for me, and I know that I will get over this hurdle too. I have only gained about 5 lbs since I quit smoking, so not too concerned. Feeling pretty damn good otherwise!
  • QuitCoach Melissa
    March 15 @ 6:28 am
    Wonderful news Joan, you have reached another milestone in your quit process.  It sounds like you are very determined to stay on track.  Great to hear you are feeling good since quitting.
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,232 days ago
    March 15 @ 6:37 am
    Joan, that's absolutely wonderful.  Don't worry about the eating at this time, you can deal with it later on, just keep up with your quit for now. You're doing great at 72 days. Congratulations and well done, Lucille.
    • Joan1
      Quit 44 days ago
      March 15 @ 10:54 pm
      thanks! You have been very inspirational for me Lucille, and I thank you for some very good advice. 
  • DianneE
    Quit 287 days ago
    March 15 @ 8:59 am
    Wow Joan, way to go!  And boy has the time ever flown.  5 pounds is nothing, good for you.  I think most of us gain quite a bit more than that.  I think you'll find that today (your first day without nicotine) will be easier than what you think.  Keep it up, you're doing great!
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    judythebeauty
    Quit 515 days ago
    March 15 @ 9:46 am
    Joan1, congrats, you've done very well with your quit, you seem so at peace with everything, it must be your nature, you don't seem to be one of those ranting types when you miss your nicotine.  Not like some of us.  Wishing you continued success!
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    Darlene schumaker
    Quit 356 days ago
    March 15 @ 11:29 am
    Good for you! Keep up the hard work. The eating all day will pass.
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 905 days ago
    March 15 @ 1:09 pm
    It's great to be free of nicotine, isn't it? One more step toward a lifetime free from this horrible addiction. Be sure to celebrate this milestone and reward yourself with something a little special. Doesn't have to be anything expensive, just something that makes you happy! Going forward the work continues in terms of retraining your brain to life without smoking. Takes a while to do this but you have beaten the hard parts already. Just remain true to your original commitment to yourself for a smoke free life and you will be free!
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    Carole Doherty
    Quit 172 days ago
    March 15 @ 5:34 pm
    Yeah you ! Way to go....keep up the good work :)
  • Joan1
    Quit 44 days ago
    March 15 @ 10:58 pm
    Everyone on the forum has been really awesome and supportive  to me since I have given up the demon weed, Tobacco. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!  I could not have come this far without your help.    and I feel GOOD! 
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,232 days ago
    March 16 @ 6:59 am
    Joan, you're welcome but you did most of the work yourself and deserve a high five for it.  Congratulations, Lucille.