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Not Smoking 1101 Days and Counting

I was asked to update what was going on with my smoking or lack of, my health and what is going on with me. So here goes. It has been 1101 days since my last cigarette. Or 157 weeks and 2 days. Or 26,424 hours. Or 1,585,440 minutes. But who’s counting. How is it going […]

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Help I Am Turning Into A Critical Nazi Ex-Smoker

I just returned from a rather long road trip. Most of the trip was purposeful with timelines and obligatory family visits. One of those “hurry we have to be here for breakfast there or this event” kind of trips. The driving to get there was the best part of that section of the trip.  I […]

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Non Smoker? Ex Smoker? or Quitting Smoking?

So, it seems, according to some friends, that I am a non-smoker. I am working on my fifth month smoke free. It is weird. I still see myself as a someone who is trying to quit smoke. I do not yet think i am ready to call myself a non smoker.  My friends who still […]

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Not Smoking 120+ days and Crazier Than Ever.

It has been a little over 110 days are four months since I have had a cigarette. In some respects it seems a lot longer, in others doesn’t seem like a week has gone by. The physical cravings are a lot less, although I am still using the mini lozenges. The urges had diminished a […]

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Not Smoking, Walking and the Right Tools

Yep, I am still a non smoker. 100+ days. I have not used the patch in several weeks, but I am using the lozenges. I am still not ready to give them up. They are like my little nicotine security blanket.  I do not use them often, but i do find that when I am […]

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Non Smoker for 90 days and now I am running (well not really)

I have managed to not smoke for 90 days. I am no longer using the patches. I had stepped down to the lightest one available and honestly kept forgetting to put them on. After a couple of days of that, I decided that I did not need them.  Takes a while but I can catch […]

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Non-Smoking 60 Days

Where I work there are two people who smoke. I guess, that is a fallacious statement. There are others who are employed there who smoke, but today I am concerned with only two of them. They  both engage in behavior that I recognize. I have not been a non-smoker so long that I have forgotten […]

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Smoke Free 45 Days

45 days. That is amazing. I have 45 days of not smoking. I, me, the chick who smoked two packs a day and sometimes more, goes a whole 45 days of not smoking on a voluntary basis. I do not necessarily have 45 days on not WANTING to smoke but  I have not given in. […]

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Smoke Free 30 days

Well who would have thought. I have been smoke-free for 30 days. 30 days ago if you asked me if I could put down the cigarettes for this long I would have said “No, I can barely put them down for one day.” And that is exactly how I got here. Just getting through each […]

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Non-Smoking 24 days now

I have been smoke-free for 24 days now. Many things have been happening, in my body and in my head. Some good, some not so good and some just plain weird. All of it as been quite the adventure and the things I thought would be triggers for me are not and things that I […]