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SheilaT
Quit 93 days ago
Its been almost 3 mos and I have been wanting a smoke so many times. I haven't had one, but I really want one. I know I have beat the cravings 
Last reply: October 16 @ 8:25 pm
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    Jazzthespot
    Quit 31 days ago
    October 15 @ 4:41 pm
    Nope! Not one puff ever ;)
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    Jazzthespot
    Quit 31 days ago
    October 15 @ 5:01 pm
    I think the nicodemon is tryin to trick you Shiela. Fight back with everything you got girl! 
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,691 days ago
    October 15 @ 6:28 pm
    SheilaT, look back as to how hard it was to get to where you are today and take pleasure knowing that you succeeded in beating the nicodemon.  These cravings pop up at the most inopportune times and will not let up until you take control.  I still get them occasionally but I tell myself that I'm not a smoker anymore and nothing but nothing can make me smoke again.  Cravings are just that cravings, nothing more and if you can accept that then your chances of avoiding them will be much easier.  Remember to deep breathe, count to ten and exhale or turn your thoughts to more pleasant things such as what you'll do with the money you saved from not smoking,  or a trip you may take in the future or you're being able to breathe fresh air rather than stale smoke.  Think of a future where you won't have to spend every second looking for a cigarette, or spending your hard earned money on something that may make you ill ,  or hiding because you feel guilty about it.  Go for a walk,  try concentrating on other things such as a jigsaw puzzle,  games on your computer that will challenge you  or adult colouring or even painting a room that you've been wanting to improve and change your surroundings.  Don't let anything spoil your hard work,  you're much too smart for that and as you move forward support your quit,  believe in your strength to get through it and tell yourself your worth more than a  stupid cancer stick.  3 months is something to be extremely proud of.  Some people can't even get past the first, but you've done that and more.  Congratulations.   Hugs, Lucille. 
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    SheilaT
    Quit 93 days ago
    October 15 @ 6:29 pm
    Thank you all. You are totally right I am no longer on the honeymoon it is now becoming real life. I haven't cheated once and I'm proud of myself for that. I know I can do this and become a non smoker for life. 
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    Pickle Mama
    Quit 54 days ago
    October 15 @ 7:41 pm
    Thank you!  This post and the comments have struck a helpful cord for me.  I am six weeks in and while the cravings are less, the urge to smoke still comes strongly out of the blue.  That nicodemon is a sneaky little bugger and I'm grateful my quit techniques have been stronger than the urges.  I am smoke free but still do not consider myself a nonsmoker, it's just been a while since my last cigarette.  
  • QuitCoach Katerina
    Quit 3,886 days ago
    October 15 @ 8:37 pm
    Congratulations SheilaT on approaching 3 months smoke free. What an amazing accomplishment! If you are in need of distraction remember the 4 Ds! Delay, Distract, Drink water through a straw and Deep breathing. Feel free to contact us if you are need of more support at 1-877-455-2233. Keep up the great work, you got this! 
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    AugustoPardo
    Quitting in 7 days
    October 16 @ 1:11 pm
    Stay strong girl!
  • GregD
    Quit 360 days ago
    October 16 @ 2:31 pm
    You are doing amazingly well Sheila. The feelings you express are legit and imo very normal. Deep breaths and lots of water, steady as she goes. NOPE (Not One Puff EVER).
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    Clea.
    Quit 40 days ago
    October 16 @ 8:25 pm
    I find some days are ok other days I cannot stop craving and feeling like a nut case. Quitting is not for the faint of heart. However we got this not one puff ever