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Month 3 / Back to month 3 again
« Last post by markmcclean1980 on August 31, 2020, 05:23:05 pm »
Posting this a day early because I have a busy couple of days coming up.

So once again I am back to month 3.  The post below this was the last post made in this room and was also by me.  I could look at it as ‘omg, I’m back here again’ but I choose to see it as never giving up. 

So I’m still using the vape and still at maximum strength but it is so much better than the alternative.  I’m not trying to force anything this time and will step down only when I am good and ready.  I’m trying to look at my past attempts as preparation for this time, and making sure it is my last time stopping.  I still have cravings but the vape really helps with them.  And they aren’t as bad as what I have had before.  I am still switching my mindset from a smoker to a vaper and, more often than not, I think about having a vape rather than needing a smoke.

Big lesson from the past is to stay on my guard and not to take it for granted.  I am determined to make it this time and refuse to give I because I want to be healthier and happier.
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Recipes / Re: I’m going to smoke this weekend.
« Last post by Indigo Warrior on August 15, 2020, 11:07:02 am »
Was the smoking as good as your hoped?
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Recipes / I’m going to smoke this weekend.
« Last post by Phil Coulson on August 05, 2020, 12:52:18 pm »
I bought a cheap barrel smoker on eBay, some cherry wood arrived this morning and I have some charcoal so it will get it’s first run out this weekend. Hopefully I’ll be able to get hold of a nice piece of brisket. 006
 
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1 Year + / Re: Dirty Dozen
« Last post by Indigo Warrior on August 04, 2020, 11:38:09 am »
 008
Congratulations and such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
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Games / Re: Last Letters, New Word
« Last post by Indigo Warrior on August 04, 2020, 11:36:37 am »
ionized
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the remainder of Month 1 / Re: Waited a while
« Last post by Indigo Warrior on August 04, 2020, 11:34:45 am »
Well done for acknowledging the blip and starting again. You will beat it. That nicotine gremlin can be a tough one to beat.
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the remainder of Month 1 / Waited a while
« Last post by markmcclean1980 on July 29, 2020, 06:03:01 pm »
Hi all

So I did fall off the wagon but, after taking some time and dealing with the madness from Covid, I am back at it again and haven’t had a cig since just before bed time on 30 June.  I’m nearly a month in and, using my vape alongside some Nic salts it has been easier than I remember.  That doesn’t mean it has been easy.  There are times when I could have very easily lit a cigarette, and I know there will be more to come.  However, the difference this time is that I am trying to think of myself as a vaper rather than a smoker trying to quit.  It’s still a day at a time but very slowly I can see myself starting to move away from thinking of myself as a smoker.  I know I still have a journey ahead of me but I’m not putting any pressure on myself.  If I really want a smoke I can have one but I hope, as my thinking changes, I won’t ever want to go back to it and at some point I will stop thinking about it altogether.

Anyway, all that said I just wanted to jot down some thoughts and say hello, I’m back.
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Games / Re: Last Letters, New Word
« Last post by markmcclean1980 on July 29, 2020, 05:55:34 pm »
 Realisation
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1 Year + / Re: Dirty Dozen
« Last post by Nicky40 on July 29, 2020, 09:03:19 am »
Wow, 12 years is amazing.  Well done @Phil Coulson  :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
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Games / Re: Last Letters, New Word
« Last post by Nicky40 on July 29, 2020, 09:02:29 am »
Denture
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