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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2010, 19:26:19 PM »

Those electronic cigarettes are pretty cool for when you can't get outside to smoke, but I think I'd miss the tar. It gives the smoke a certain velvety texture which they lack.

What I would like to try is one of those huge vaporisers. Grin
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2010, 20:02:17 PM »

It gives the smoke a certain velvety texture which they lack.

Bwha- har-har !! Superb! Grin Grin

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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2010, 14:22:26 PM »

I prefer dark chocolate, although cheese is nice too.

Damn, three grumpy almost-ex-smokers will trawl these corridors... beware the Hermes-Boogie-Faerie.....  Tongue
Due to sinusitis I actually stopped a few days ahead of schedule, but for the sake of solidarity I'll only start counting the days from 7 September.   Good luck!
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 07:33:24 AM »

I ran out of ciggies this morning, so I'm also starting a day early.....  Undecided

Lets see how it goes, good luck to all of us!
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2010, 09:38:57 AM »

I stopped on saturday morning, and it went well, up to a point.  Undecided

I was ravenous on sat, I ate everything in view, but mostly I could keep the cravings under control and kept myself busy. Went to the driving range (I don't play golf, but was convinced by some of my friends to come hit some balls), had a nice lunch, went to watch some movies at a friends house, and just, kept, eating. It's not the best thing to do but it helped and I was doing OK. - Aside from my digestive system reacting very badly to the cessation, I googled it when it'd settled down and saw it's a known side effect.

That is until we went to bed and GF support started faltering. Somehow we got into a "difference of opinion" after lying down that escalated to full-blown warfare in no time. I tried to reason that I'm not being myself, now is not a good time to discuss these things, and pleaded for some understanding. Unfortunately that didn't help much and there was screaming and slamming of doors very soon after that... - she said I was being unusually "cold", my response was "duh!" - I lay down for a second, and about 1/4 of a second later I was searching the room for where she'd hid the cigs. I found them, walked straight out the door and lit up (I have to confess I was shaking with anger at this point). This was at 12:30 am, roughly 24hours after I'd had my last. She heard me leaving the house and in a flash we were having another tiff outside, before there was more slamming of doors.

This was not my proudest moment, I know, but within minutes I was back into a frame of mind to go and convince her to not sleep on the couch. She confessed she should've understood what was happening, I apologised for being a dick, and we mended the situation. We also agreed we'd do it again next w/e, this time knowing what it was going to be like.

Sorry skeptics, I've failed you already. Sad
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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2010, 09:45:15 AM »

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Well, Boogie, its sortof expected... I'm expecting drama as well, since both the S/O and I are attempting to quit together.

As long as you made up, she's just going to have to be a bit more tolerant for a while (and you will have to take her for a nice massage and facial in a month's time for the patience).
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2010, 10:58:14 AM »

And then this morning someone sends me this link:

http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_keep_your_goals_to_yourself.html
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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2010, 11:09:10 AM »

It makes sense when it comes to business or study goals, but for me, smoking and weight-loss needs to be shared, the misery that accompanies it, that is, I'm far more likely to stick with it if I have someone to complain to (and who'll just eat up my sh*t without pointing out the obvious).

Also, since its become a rather big group-effort (both here and at work AND at home), the sharing is caring concept is working fairly well for me up until now (5 hours since....)

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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2010, 13:05:20 PM »

As of today I have been smoke-free for one year and six days. Guys ... I know it is tough. And I KNOW you may have tried the e-ciggy thing and it failed, but it worked for me. You can still "smoke" for the oral-fixation-habit side of things, and you still get a trace of nicotine to alleviate the insanity. I highly recommend these e-ciggy things if the craving reaches intolerable levels and the emotional instability from nic-depro starts affecting relationships.

It is NOT the same as smoking, and will NOT feel the same, but it DOES make the quitting-game easier.
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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2010, 13:24:48 PM »

Today I have eaten:

1 standard roast lamb sarmie with german mustart and the works
6 packets of jelly beans (the sweet ones, the sour is horrible)
2 packets of jelly babies (yeah, I've got a thing for jelly)
2 packets of Nik-Naks
3 Ferro Rocher choccies which I bumbed off a secretary

and its only 1:24pm.....

no smoking tho....  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2010, 13:26:53 PM »

Yeah by sat afternoon I'd polished a bag of chips, a bag of chocolate toffee thingies, a pack of mini-eggs, a pack of smarties, a bar-one, etc (yes, "etc" too). You can eat a horse while in withdrawal. (This is because your body gives up regulating blood sugar, as smoking regulates it for you).
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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2010, 14:21:34 PM »

I had the munchies yesterday, but am doing fine today.   It is important to remain busy to occupy the mind - around sundown when I'm used to relax with a drink and smoke it's still bad.
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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2010, 15:21:11 PM »

Hey, I don't post here much (read mostly), but just wanted to give some support.

I've quit now for exactly 1 year and 11 months today.

Just keep at it, one day at a time.

It is really tough at first, and it feels like you are going insane for a few days, but it does get a lot easier as time passes.

I rarely even think about it anymore.

Later....
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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2010, 15:25:28 PM »

Thanx DNA!

I'm just wondering what the S/O's mood's going to be like tonight.....  Undecided
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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2010, 18:49:37 PM »

You know, come to think of it I did try to quit cigarettes once. Problem is I just smoked more weed instead and got way too ridiculously stoned. Still craved nicotine though.

I also tried those dopamine inhibitors, Zyban or something, but they seriously take the fun out of life.
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