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Don Fraser
Quit 170 days ago
I'm just keepin' on.     Got my eye on that 6 mo. prize and there is no way I'm turning back.      But I still have cravings every day.      The most common one, I think, is after a meal.    I just reach for the smoke, sort of automatically.     Then a split second later I realize it's not there.     I'm smoke-free dammit and I should be over it by now.    But life goes on.        And life is so fine being smoke-free.
Last reply: March 25 @ 8:38 pm
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 1,158 days ago
    March 25 @ 8:30 am
    Don't get discouraged or impatient with the process Don. Look at it this way; you have been making mental imprints in your mind for all the years you smoked. Every time you had a meal then reached for that smoke afterward. That's a lot of imprinting on your mind so now your mind goes there automatically even though you have quit smoking. 
    It takes a while to bury those automatic reactions. Yes, you have been quit for 6 months and that's huge! Your quit is becoming more and more secure every day. Allow the rest of the process, the fading of those automatic reactions, to happen because they will continue to fade with every smoke free day you enjoy going forward 😉
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,485 days ago
    March 25 @ 1:53 pm
    Don, there will always be times when you’ll reach for a cigarette and realize that they are no longer there. After smoking for many years this is normal as every now and then I do the same especially in these hard times but I can put it on the back burner and forget about it.  Feels good knowing we have control over the nicodemon doesn’t it. Hugs 🤔😀💪🏻🥇🏆😊
  • Shannon C
    Quit 177 days ago
    March 25 @ 2:33 pm
    Great work Don👍 protect your quit💪
  • Q
    QuitCoach Linda
    Quit 5,541 days ago
    March 25 @ 2:58 pm
    Don, you have come a long way and you have a very good control over this "nicodemon". Please keep going strong. Like Green Meenie and Lucille said, after many years of smoking this is normal that sometimes, we automatically reach for cigarettes. With time, these automatic reactions will fade. Please continue to remain smoke-free. You are doing wonderful - 6 months smoke-free is a big achievement!
  • j
    Quit 768 days ago
    March 25 @ 8:38 pm
    Way to go Don, however I don’t know if we will ever be over it!