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Karen33
Quit 20 days ago
Had incredibly bad depression yesterday morning, but, I allowed myself to cry it out, talked with my quit coach, then reached out to a friend to talk. Made it thru the day...no smoking. It is a journey and sometimes a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I feel much better today after a good sleep. All I can keep telling myself is....this WILL get better/easier. I just have to focus on 'one day at time' and be proud of myself for small victories...like not reaching for that smoke. Emotions....just have to ride em out...and yes, it does suck💛
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 871 days ago
    June 12 @ 9:52 am
    It is tough in the beginning and after the really hard battles of those first couple of weeks it's also exhausting so we do tend to get down on things and ourselves but just keep doing what you are doing now and you will get past the really crappy part and yes, it is a rollercoaster ride. Up and down, you never know where your emotions will be next. Eventually extreme pride will win out because you will have beaten the monster :) 
    • Karen33
      Quit 20 days ago
      June 12 @ 11:33 am
      Thank you so much for the kind words. I'll suffer thru this shit with help from others. I want to beat the monster!
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    Hann@
    Quit 6 days ago
    June 12 @ 10:39 am
    Great job Karen! It was day 3 for me today. I felt like crying and I went out and bought cigarettes. I regret it so much. Should have cried it out, like u did. U did great.  Keep it up!
    • Karen33
      Quit 20 days ago
      June 12 @ 11:32 am
      Thanks for the support:) I'm determined to quit, but I've been in your situation many, many times. It's a bitch of an addiction. It really messes with your mind.
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,198 days ago
    June 12 @ 12:05 pm
    Karen, so glad you reached out to a coach.  Sometimes you just need a release from everything and crying is a way to do that.  Doesn't mean you're weak in any way, just means you're vulnerable and quitting smoking is as difficult as learning to walk for the first time.  There's no easy way about it, you just have to believe that freedom is within your reach and that you're getting closer to it with every new day that passes.  Send that nico demon packing and think of the bright new future that's ahead for you.  Hugs, Lucille.
    • Karen33
      Quit 20 days ago
      June 12 @ 5:57 pm
      Thanks Lucille 🌻
  • DianneE
    Quit 253 days ago
    June 12 @ 12:09 pm
    Hi Karen,
    Sorry yesterday was so tough.  I remember those days, crying all the time, every day, and it's not unusual.  They say that we are mourning the cigarettes, our old friend.  It really is an adjustment and takes some time to get used to.  We turned to cigarettes for everything, and they were with us for everything.  But you will, with determination and the right mindset, you will get over the toughest part of your quit.  This too shall pass and it will definitely be easier.  Just hang in there!