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Quit 269 days ago
as hard as it is to believe, i've made it to 1 month!  Feeling a little blue this morning as i had a craving when i first got out of bed.  Was hoping these would be gone, but understand it will probably be a part of my life for a while.  The past month has been a continual roller coaster of emotions, but each day i put behind  me gave me that much more strength to go for another one.  Sleep has definitely been my best friend. Early to bed, and as much walking every day as i can get. Constantly want to eat and i don't fight it.  Hope the extra walking will help keep off any extra weight, and so far so good. Figure fighting nicotine is hard enough without depriving myself of food. Not sure how i would feel about that if i was 30, but being 63 gives me a totally different perspective.Stay strong quitters!  Trust me, after 48 years of smoking every single day i can tell you that it's possible.  A fight for sure, but well worth it when each breath you take feels that much sweeter!  One hour at a time, one day at a time - and pretty soon it's an entire month! Keep fighting!
Last reply: October 11, 2019 @ 7:54 pm
  • j
    Quit 832 days ago
    October 10, 2019 @ 8:06 am
    Congrats Hobi, sounds like you’re well on your way to having this quit under control.
  • S H
    Quit 215 days ago
    October 10, 2019 @ 8:09 am
    Thanks for posting this. I am about the same age and smoked for 40 some years with only a few short quits. Longest was 2 years. I am really struggling to commit to quitting. Your words inspire me
    • h
      Quit 269 days ago
      October 10, 2019 @ 10:14 am
      so happy if i can help you in any way.  just reading everyone's stories certainly helps a lot.   See you're taking the plunge in 2 days.  Way to commit!  I promise you the struggle is worth it.  I'm sure everyone has told you that, just like they told me.  I really didn't believe them and entered my own quit skeptical as to the changes everyone said i would feel.  I'm happy to report that the changes start fairly quickly and each day you push through becomes your own personal victory.  Turns out all of those quitters were right! Good luck, and keep this promise to yourself.  It will be the best one you ever make.
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 1,222 days ago
    October 10, 2019 @ 8:18 am
    Well done hobi! That 1st month is for sure the toughest. Everything you said above is right on track and your attitude is bang on for building a life long quit so just keep doing what you're doing. It will get a lot better as the days, weeks and months mount up. Those cravings will fade to mere occasional thoughts in time. True, we will be nicotine addicts for life but ..... I can tell you that after two years and a bit, I can't even see myself as a smoker anymore the change is that dramatic. The changes you'll see are so gradual that they're almost not noticeable but they are happening. Time and sticking to NOPE are all that's required 😉
    • h
      Quit 269 days ago
      October 10, 2019 @ 10:18 am
      thanks.  Just got back from my doctor and he's thrilled with the physical changes that have happened.  His words to me, were just as you're saying and he promised me that it only gets better from here!
  • Shannon C
    Quit 241 days ago
    October 10, 2019 @ 9:05 am
    Congrats Hobi, keep on quitting 😊
    • h
      Quit 269 days ago
      October 10, 2019 @ 10:14 am
      thanks for the thumbs up!
  • DianneE
    Quit 604 days ago
    October 10, 2019 @ 11:21 am
    Wow hobi, congrats on 31 days!  You sound like you got just the right stuff to get er done.  Most of us didn't worry about the weight, quitting is hard enough on it's own, you'll be able to lose it later, if you gain anything.   Hopefully by now you're noticing that the cravings are less intense and come with less frequency.  Keep it up, you're doing great!  
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,549 days ago
    October 10, 2019 @ 12:12 pm
    hobi , that’s wonderful. Don’t forget to celebrate your milestone and reward yourself with the money you saved. You’ll get cravings but you’ve already proven that you can handle them and they will become less and less as time goes by. Keep it up, Lucille. 👏🙋‍♀️👍🚭
  • R
    Quit 239 days ago
    October 11, 2019 @ 11:02 am
    Congratulations Hobi! I’m looking forward to saying the same thing next month!
  • Q
    Quit 589 days ago
    October 11, 2019 @ 7:54 pm
    Congratulations Hobi. You are doing great stay strong and focused. You can do this. 👍😘