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Not Another Puff

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Month 2
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:32:06 pm »
Well into month 2, clean and healthy.

I never want to go through that 1st month again.

Not feeling quite so fragile, this could be dangerous, over confident?

My heart beat is a bit irregular, it does feel like it surges occasionally.

Thank you everyone for your support, it actually makes me happy.

35 years a smoker until Bastille Day 2018, now a smoker who is choosing not to smoke for the foreseeable future
 
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 06:43:36 pm »
Well done indeedy @Not Another Puff !!  ;D 007 :foundbeer:

You'll NEVER be in the Month One room again. Not never. And I don't think it's over-confident to not feel as fragile. Your quit is properly established now and so long as you keep your guard up, things will continue to feel easier and easier as more time passes. You're really rocking!!  :foundbeer: :foundbeer:

I had ectopic heartbeat when I quit- it went on for several months intermittently. I expect it's all part of your system rebooting but obviously check it out with your surgery if you're the least concerned. It'll put your mind at rest.
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 07:50:02 pm »
Plain sailingly brilliant @Not Another Puff. You sound like I do.....just determined never to have to repeat that first month ever again.  And I’m stubborn. Enough said.  Just one foot in front of the other.  One day at a time.  Well done on your promotion to Month 2. Have you noticed the nicer, softer, cushioned loo roll yet? That’s just the beginning.....
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 10:00:59 pm »
Plus over £500 saved. What a motivator!

How goes the other motivator?  :-*
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2018, 10:12:52 pm »
I’m so pleased for you @Not Another Puff on a well deserved milestone.  I can’t say anything more than keep your guard up, but enjoy the confidence.  The more confident you become the easier you will find it to cope.  The keeping your guard up thing ensures you can deal with any pangs which you may get.  But I firmly believe you are well on your way to the penthouse.  008 008 008 008 008
 

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Re: Month 2
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2018, 10:16:23 am »
Tea, I am going through a dating disaster at the moment. Not sure I really want to kiss any of them them with my new and improved minty breath.
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2018, 11:04:56 am »
 ;D

Keeps reminding me of that advert years ago for mouthwash. Here it is- tracked it down on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-tSd36MC2E

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Re: Month 2
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2018, 12:38:58 pm »
But when you do find one it'll be worth the effort. I'm definitely not qualified to give dating advice, but this week I have learned that next time I'm choosing someone who is not chirpy and excitable at 5am.
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 11:45:30 am »
Well done @Not Another Puff you have got past one of the hardest bits  :foundbeer:
Smoked for most of my adult life (and a fair bit of my childhood!).  Managed a two year quit 2014-2016 but started again!  Quit again on 6th January 2018 and lasted 7 months!  Back on the wagon again now...........
 

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Re: Month 2
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2018, 09:33:03 am »
Still chugging along.

The junkie voice is a little less frequent, although when she whispers in my ear, she is sexy as hell.

Tea, I have now kissed a girl as a non smoker for the 1st time since I was 14.

I know you cannot give up for anyone but yourself, but shared with my children that reasons 1 and 2 for giving up were about, the father of the bride speech and lifting the RWC in 2031. This was met with the derision and hillaririty it deserved.
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2018, 10:16:18 am »
Well I say well done!! No derision or hilarity. If you are achieving your goals then you are winning.
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2018, 11:16:06 am »
I understand everyone’s quit is different.

While my lungs no longer scream for a cigarette, I do spend an awful long time thinking about them. I consciously think about smoking 3 or 4 times a day.

I can normally compartmentalize my life and not think about things I do not want to. Cigarettes are an all-consuming passion and I do not feel I have really given up.

I am still surprised when I wake up in the morning and have not had a cigarette the night before.
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2018, 11:57:14 am »
There will be a lightbulb moment at some point where you go a whole day and surprise yourself. It will come.
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Re: Month 2
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2018, 07:31:26 pm »
@Not Another Puff yes, be surprised, but also be proud of yourself  008


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Re: Month 2
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2018, 06:14:02 am »
It just goes to show how much of a hold it had on your life @Not Another Puff. I can’t believe how many new opportunities and experiences have opened up now that I’ve ditched the filthy fags. But I do realise how much it used to rule my life and I regret those “lost” years. Yes I also still think about smoking every now and then. But then I remember all of the horribly bad things associated with it and I choose “now”. Keep going and well done for your efforts thus far.
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