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Smokingcrane948
Quit yesterday
I've tried to stop smoking a lot of times. I once quit for 8 months. I sometimes feel like I really don't want to quit. No motavation at all. Even though I would save a lot of money and health wise!. Does anyone feel that way at all?. It feels more like a decision then a feeling to me. I have decided to stop smoking. I just hope I could feel better over all about my self and my diction!. Please if anyone knows what I am going through let me know?. I am looking forward to being a non-smoker!. 
Last reply: March 26 @ 6:03 pm
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    QuitCoach Elke
    Thinking about quitting
    March 25 @ 3:50 pm
    Hi Smokingcrane948,
    Quitting is often not an easy  process and it can take time to find strategies that work for you. Passed quit attempts can serve as stepping stones, you can learn from every quit: think of what was helpful in the past and build on it. Quit coaches can assist you by talking about different options and strategies. Please reach out for support (1-877-455-2233). We are here for you from 9 am to 9 pm to help you become a non-smoker!  
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,485 days ago
    March 25 @ 6:19 pm
    Smokingcrane, welcome to the forum.  A few people thought the same as you but have taken the initiative to quit anyway.  You say you once quit for 8 months, so you have it in you to do it again.  Give it a chance and take it 1 day and one step at a time.  As you get further into your quit your motivation should build up and you should be able to take control.  Just don’t give up and think of it as a game that you must win in order to stay healthy. The stakes are too high not to take advantage of it and we’ll be here to help you every step of the way.  Also the quit coaches can be reached by calling the number that Quit coach Elke has given you. Stay safe and all the best, Lucille 👏👍🙋‍♀️🚭💪🏻
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    Quest
    Quit 525 days ago
    March 25 @ 7:42 pm
    I completely understand what you are experiencing, part of me wanted to quit and the other part didn't,for me I found I had to finally commit to my quit. You can do this ,trust in yourself and commit to being a healthier,happier and addiction free person. Joining this forum is your first step to success.  We are here to help you and give you support. Welcome and good luck. 
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      judythebeauty
      Quit 768 days ago
      March 25 @ 8:36 pm
      Hey Quest, so nice to hear from you, congrats on your 518 days, how goes the battle.
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        Quest
        Quit 525 days ago
        March 26 @ 5:58 pm
        Hi Judy,things are going well. Once the weather turned nice and I had a few spring projects , I did crave a cigarette not sure where that came from. Probably an old tape playing in my head,coffee and cig break. Lol    I'm fine now. Hope you are doing well also. 
    • Lucille Brown
      Quit 1,485 days ago
      March 26 @ 6:06 am
      Welcome back Quest.  It's so nice to hear from folks who have not posted for a while.  Happy to see you're doing so well and thanks for your help and encouragement.  Staysafe and hugs, Lucille.
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        Quest
        Quit 525 days ago
        March 26 @ 6:03 pm
        Hi Lucille, I've checked in for time to time,just haven't been posting. But I am doing fine,every passing day I appreciate being a non smoker. Hugs back to you and stay safe also. 
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    judythebeauty
    Quit 768 days ago
    March 25 @ 8:36 pm
    Welcome smokingcrane948, I did not want to quit either, it was medically necessary, but joining the forum is a great first step.  I think once you can wrap your head around it, you will be on your way.
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    Smokingcrane948
    Quit yesterday
    March 26 @ 12:19 pm
    Thank u all! For the kind words. I will try my best. Right now I am cutting down. I have a few days until my quit day. Comes. I hope that I can follow through on it. It's hard and it should be, to be worth it in the end. I realize that I will have good days as well as hard ones. I might feel like I am in hell for a while. But I have to remember all of the good that will come out of it for me!. I have to remember my goal of staying smoke free. Even if I feel week and desprite and feeling like I would do anything for one!. One moment at a time for me. One day at a time.
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      judythebeauty
      Quit 768 days ago
      March 26 @ 12:43 pm
      You're exactly right, about one day at a time I mean!  For me in the beginning, it was one hour at a time, the days seemed so long, but you just get by each time period as big or small as it is, one step at a time.  This forum truly played a big part in my quit and I think in many people's, we have developed friends on here and learned that this hell can't be done alone, so we will  be here to help you when you need, and to catch you if you fall, there is no punishment, you just do what you can.  Good luck, you've got this!
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    QuitCoach Elke
    Thinking about quitting
    March 26 @ 12:31 pm
    Smokingcrane948, it sounds like you have a plan: cutting down on the number of cigarettes, thinking of the reasons for quitting and the benefits and taking things one moment at a time. You can do this!