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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2010, 07:08:24 AM »

I was ok last night, but I caved in at 2am this morning - I've been having a 2am smoke for the last 18 odd years or so, a remnant of my 18 year old son's bottle feeding cycle as a baby... I think that one is going to be my biggest problem. This morning is ok, even managed to sit through my passenger in the car having a smoke, although I already polished my chicken mayo sarmies lunch....
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2010, 09:34:57 AM »

You guys are still keeping cigarettes in the house.   Make it impossible to cave in by not having any availble.   I'm already going through stretches of a few hours without thinking of it.

Just relax!   RELAX!   RELAX!
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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2010, 10:32:00 AM »

So, as agreed last w/e, I had my last smoke on friday night without even realising it was my last. I still feel it bit sad about forgetting to savour it. BUT, now I'm on day 3. Most of the aggresiveness seems to be waning, although I'm not a perfectly happy puppy yet either. I CAN however, already feel my body an mind being a little more peppy today.

When you smoke weeks fly past at the speed of light, but quit and suddenly each day is an eternity.  Undecided
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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2010, 10:59:57 AM »

*Hangs head in shame....*

Started all over again today...

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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2010, 11:45:27 AM »

started smoking or started quitting?
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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2010, 11:55:44 AM »

I hope you guys and gals succeed.

I stopped smoking over 20 years ago. I smoked a pack of 30 a day and stopped cold turkey. It was very hard,the worst part was craving the after dinner ciggie, but the benefits are great. I remember munching through loads of carrots which I substituted for my cigarettes - nuts I know, but it helped me and my eyesight was excellent  Grin

The best part of giving up was being able to taste food properly again.

Vasbyt  Grin

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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2010, 12:08:48 PM »

started smoking or started quitting?

 Cheesy

started quitting!

I am rather determined, but if I have to quit a hundred times, I will eventually manage to do it for the last time.

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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2010, 14:05:52 PM »

I'm in my second week now.   The problems arise when you're in the company of smokers, which I have been avoiding fairly successfully.

I hope you guys and gals succeed.

I stopped smoking over 20 years ago. I smoked a pack of 30 a day and stopped cold turkey. It was very hard,the worst part was craving the after dinner ciggie, but the benefits are great. I remember munching through loads of carrots which I substituted for my cigarettes - nuts I know, but it helped me and my eyesight was excellent  Grin

The best part of giving up was being able to taste food properly again.

Vasbyt  Grin

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Thanks for the encouragement.   Carrots?   Never heard of that one.   Has it got something to do with your avatar?
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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2010, 14:28:00 PM »

 
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Carrots?   Never heard of that one.   Has it got something to do with your avatar?
 

LOL! I love sheep - not in the Australian way, though!  Grin

I figured that if I ate a carrot everytime I craved a cigarette it would stop me putting on weight. Some people tend to eat more when they stop and then put on weight which makes them go back to smoking.
I got really sick of raw carrots after about a month, but by then I deal with the craving.

I also found that by keeping myself busy helped too, I didn't have time to think about wanting a smoke.

I did have friends who behaved like jerks when I quit, but I stopped hanging out with them. True friends are supportive.

Hang in there. It does get easier over time.  Wink


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« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2010, 14:31:04 PM »

I'm in my second week now.   The problems arise when you're in the company of smokers, which I have been avoiding fairly successfully.

The S/O also smokes, and whilst we're both wanting to quit, this week-end was a tad difficult....
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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2010, 21:59:39 PM »

LOL! I love sheep -

 Kiss

I decided over a month ago (10 Aug was day one!) to quit one of my habits/vices that was degenerating rapidly and almost uncontrollably into quite a serious problem...

I decided NOT to tell anyone of my plans - I find that people, whilst outwardly supporting you, feel a tad jealous of your willpower and subtly try to get you to fail....almost a power thing...if they get you to light up / have a little dop, then somehow that's a mini victory...maybe I'm being unfair?

Breaking any habit is never going to be easy....just keep reminding yourself of WHY you want to quit. Visualise yourself achieving your goal and just how good it's going to feel.


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« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2010, 23:16:01 PM »

No offense, but right now I'm imagining how good a nice "full" drag is going to feel filling up my lungs......

DAMN this withdrawal!! FUCK!

*breathes* I'm ok now, promise.  Undecided
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« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2010, 07:45:09 AM »

No offense, but right now I'm imagining how good a nice "full" drag is going to feel filling up my lungs......

Pulling smoke into your lungs cannot possibly be nice. The relief you feel when the nicotine is released into your blood, however, can certainly alleviate the stress built up from abstaining.

But knowing that a chemical is the boss of you has to be bad for the psyche  Cheesy

Good luck on this mate, know you can do it.


*disclaimer: I have never smoked**. Both my brothers smoke and they struggle. I read Alan Car's the Easy Way and recommend that as a good source. "Smoking is the crutch you lean on and the reason for needing a crutch in the first place" - cyghost's brother.

**not cigarettes!  Evil
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« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2010, 09:13:43 AM »

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Pulling smoke into your lungs cannot possibly be nice.


You'd be surprised.

And no, this chemical is not beating me, so far. Cheesy

http://whyquit.com/joel/ntap.pdf

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« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2010, 16:41:26 PM »

LOL! I love sheep -

 Kiss

I decided over a month ago (10 Aug was day one!) to quit one of my habits/vices that was degenerating rapidly and almost uncontrollably into quite a serious problem...

I decided NOT to tell anyone of my plans - I find that people, whilst outwardly supporting you, feel a tad jealous of your willpower and subtly try to get you to fail....almost a power thing...if they get you to light up / have a little dop, then somehow that's a mini victory...maybe I'm being unfair?

Breaking any habit is never going to be easy....just keep reminding yourself of WHY you want to quit. Visualise yourself achieving your goal and just how good it's going to feel.




Hello Mutton.....

How about an intro thread? Welcome!
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