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Old 02-10-2019, 01:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Very glad to hear that this board helps you. You sound determined, I like that!
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Good job, stay the course!
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Hey all, really struggling today, I really thought I had turned a corner and then bang! Cravings come thick and fast. When do these terrible cravings become less ? I know it's early days for me but it's just so very hard. There's moments where I think I've got this... and then there's this little voice in my head saying ' just one little one won't hurt, URGH!!!!
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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You are worth seeing what's around the next corner, just for today.

I didn't find anything new- using-- anything!

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Old 02-12-2019, 12:28 PM   #25 (permalink)
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You have to remember that your "AV"" (Addictive Voice) is like a crying 2-year old that will do anything and everything to get what it wants! It is selfish, manipulating and it lies to you. It does not care about you in any way.
But, you have power over it! Don't feed it. Tell it that you no longer listen to it and ignore it by doing something. Go for a walk, exercise, call a friend, play a game...it will go away in a few minutes.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:20 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks all, once again your kind words keep me going... I'm going to keep on keeping on!!
And it's another day done and dusted without weed! Here's to a better day tomorrow.
Ups and downs are to be expected.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:00 PM   #27 (permalink)
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They are, but it gets easier with time Sim - keep going!

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Old 02-12-2019, 06:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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It's like a hungry lion. When you quit feeding it it gets angry and fierce. Everyday it doesn't get fed it will get weaker and weaker, not so much at first. I too had a rough time of it, tells a lot about the drug itself how it wants you to be dependent on it. I was daily smoker for over 30 years and thought I wouldn't or couldn't have inspired thinking or actions without it. It was all a big lie. What it did was make me lazy and far away from reality. I loved to play guitar stoned, thought I was good, not so much. My playing has improved so much since I quit over a year ago. When I think about getting stoned now (very seldom) it has not attraction. When I got a strong urge when quitting, I would focus on the negative effects and then follow that by positive things that would come from quitting. This is an awesome site, keep coming back and good luck, I know you can do this!
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:00 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Hey Sim, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The cravings become less frequent and also less intense. But they do come unexpected, I can really relate to that. That's what makes them hard to deal with. You think you're doing well and suddenly...bang. Don't let it get you down through. You didn't cave and that's something to be really proud of.

In the event of cravings I made a big point of focussing on how I would really feel after lighting up. The thought of smoking is great, the longing for a smoke is a romantic one. I still struggle with that now sometimes. But how will you REALLY feel after those first drags? It took me damn long time to see that the longing for was so much nicer than the indulging in.

Stay strong buddy!
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:19 AM   #30 (permalink)
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yeah the cravings weaken over time. Its like a monster that wants you to give it your entire life. It becomes about so I want to live for me or do I want to live in service of master marijuana. Keep going and you will see the cravings get smaller and the rest of life gets stronger. I am currently only one hundred and something days into not smoking after smoking daily for 30 years.
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:45 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Hey Sim, I checked in to see how you're doing. Everything still under control?
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