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Shannon C
Quit 11 days ago
Having a rough day 2. Trying to keep busy but kinda sidetracked today. still feeling crappy from whatever this bug I have, so energy levels are low. went for a walk, tidied up the house a bit, did some baking, but feeling the urge. I finally put a patch on about a half hour ago, so will see if that helps. I refuse to give up
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 992 days ago
    October 8 @ 3:28 pm
    Keep refusing to give in Shannon because that's what we all have to do in order to find freedom from this addiction's control over us. Show it who's boss! YOU are!!
    Keep winning - refuse to give in!
  • Paul123
    Quit 277 days ago
    October 8 @ 5:48 pm
    Nice work shannon! NOPE not one puff ever! Youve got this 😀😀😀 
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      Shannon C
      Quit 11 days ago
      October 8 @ 5:59 pm
      been horrible today :(  but thanks
      • Paul123
        Quit 277 days ago
        October 8 @ 6:18 pm
        Your doing good, the first few days are hell! One minute at a time it will slowly get easier 😀 stay positive you are battling to acheive the best thing you can possibly do for yourself... stay strong 😀
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,319 days ago
    October 8 @ 6:16 pm
    Shannon,  just hang on to that thought.  That's all it is, just a craving and it will pass.  You're still doing great, good on you.  Lucille.
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      Shannon C
      Quit 11 days ago
      October 9 @ 12:51 am
      Thanks Lucille, I am trying
      • Lucille Brown
        Quit 1,319 days ago
        October 9 @ 6:26 am
        I know you are Shannon,  but I really believe in the power of positive thinking and don't forget you have friends on the forum that you can count on to help you.  Lucille.
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    TheTome
    Quit 9 days ago
    October 8 @ 8:41 pm
    Hey Shannon!  Sorry to hear your having a rough day 2.  I've had a few of those.  But hang in there, it definitely gets easier as you go along. The best thing I've found when you're at the end of a rough day is just to make it into bed.  Read if you like, but getting into you pyjamas and under the covers really helps me to understand the day is done, even if I'm not feeling great once I've made it into bed I know I've made it to the next day.  And that helps calm me.  Mixed with the fact it's such a pain to get out of bed and go for a smoke, you're in bed, and comfy!  Just close your eyes, and the morning will come, and you'll wake up feeling better.  And you'll have that much more confidence to take on tomorrow :) 
    • Lucille Brown
      Quit 1,319 days ago
      October 9 @ 6:30 am
      TheTome, I like your way of thinking and you're absolutely right.  At the end of the day you realize you've succeeded in avoiding cigarettes if only for a day and tomorrow always comes for another challenge but if you take it a day and a step at a time, you can achieve your maximum goal.  Congratulations on your positivity and your decision to quit and welcome to the quit now family.  Lucille.
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      judythebeauty
      Quit 602 days ago
      October 9 @ 2:20 pm
      Welcome TheTome, great suggestion.
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    Shannon C
    Quit 11 days ago
    October 9 @ 12:53 am
    Thanks  TheTome.
    Still awake at 1252, sleep patterns all wonky lol
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      TheTome
      Quit 9 days ago
      October 9 @ 1:36 pm
      Hope you managed to get to sleep eventually :)
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        Shannon C
        Quit 11 days ago
        October 9 @ 2:51 pm
        Yes thanks, I did, but slept in this morning lol.
  • DianneE
    Quit 374 days ago
    October 9 @ 11:02 am
    Don't give up Shannon.  It's all part of the process, feeling like crap, the cravings and the sleepless nights.  But I promise you, the horrible part soon passes and you will find yourself in a place thinking, wow, yeah, this ain't bad, because it definitely gets easier with time.