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« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2010, 13:38:26 PM »

So, hows are you guys hanging on? I'm a bit concerned about Faerie...

I'm doing a lot better now at day 6, the first 3 days were hell but now the small victories are starting to come... I wake up and after nearly an hour I suddenly realise: "Hey, I haven't thought about cigs at all!".

I'll admit I went drinking last night and had some urges, but held strong and stayed clean.  Smiley

I think I've reached the point where I believe this is only going to get easier. For a while there it felt like I'd never see light again.
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« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2010, 13:49:36 PM »

So, hows are you guys hanging on? I'm a bit concerned about Faerie...

Yeah, so am I....  Undecided

I'm doing okayish, I did have half a smoke at 2am this morning (a nippy dug out of a forgotten ashtray on the outside patio - disgusting, I know, I know....), but have been good otherwise. I will not comment at this stage about my state of mind though.... I contemplated taking one of my son's ritalin this morning thinking it might focus my mind on work, but then figured it would most likely go Murphy on me and focus my mind on smoking instead....
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« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2010, 13:53:25 PM »

Sorry, but I have to say this: Taking small amounts of nicotine is simply extending your torture.
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« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2010, 13:57:53 PM »

Sorry, but I have to say this: Taking small amounts of nicotine is simply extending your torture.
*hangs head in shame*

I know, I know....  Embarrassed
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« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2010, 14:01:24 PM »

I'll tell you what though, keep at it. I was in agony for the first couple of days but I'm seriously starting to feel a LOT better. You know, at the end of it all, a couple of days of discomfort is worth a longer life.
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« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2010, 15:56:49 PM »

Doing fine this side.   mdg's idea of eating carrots just won't work for me - I'm definitely going to put on weight.
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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2010, 15:27:09 PM »

Sooooo....

How's it going with everybody here?

I'm not going to lie (although the temptation is great), I'm still officially smoking, but I'm down to two a day, at sunrise and sundown.

I'm particularly chuffed with myself for kicking my 18 year old habit of waking up at 2am for a smoke - I consider it a milestone.

So lets get updates on the success rate!?
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« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2010, 17:14:34 PM »

No alcohol since 10 Aug!
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« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2010, 17:25:47 PM »

no chocolate since sunday 
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« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2010, 07:11:19 AM »

No alcohol since 10 Aug!

Well done! Alcohol's a bugger when it comes to addiction. So what did you replace it with?
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« Reply #55 on: October 08, 2010, 18:39:51 PM »

No alcohol since 10 Aug!

Well done! Alcohol's a bugger when it comes to addiction. So what did you replace it with?

Water, tea and coffee.
Not a big fan of fizzy drinks and most juices are simply too sweet.
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« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2010, 17:54:01 PM »

I haven't smoked.  Smiley

I've been tempted a LOT, especially as I've seen a couple of parties and a LOT of booze in the last couple of weeks. BUT, even though I've ached for a drag, I haven't done it yet.
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« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2010, 18:01:17 PM »

Good. Vasbyt, it gets better.
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« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2010, 22:24:58 PM »

My SO and I were smoking close to 60 a day each when we both went cold turkey about 5 years back! It has not been plain sailing and we have both been tempted but so far so good. Those who are in the process of quitting accept that it is a lifetime task, the temptation never completely goes. I have a friend who stopped twenty something years back who still claims to have the urge to smoke in some circumstances.
Quitting when I did possibly did a fair bit in saving my life as when I had some fairly serious surgery my lungs had cleaned up to the extent that the cardiothoracic surgeon was surprised when told that I had been a heavy smoker. Quitting is well worth the discomfort and battle in so many ways, health, having better taste and smell, clothes not stinking of smoke are a few. I hope I smell as good as my wife does now!!!!
Now to get our kid to quit!!
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« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2010, 09:47:14 AM »

Tell me something long time quitter friends...

People always say "I'm X years clean and I don't think about it at all".

Well, I may just be coming up to the 2m mark now, but I still have these random cravings that hit me out of nowhere. I would've thought they'd be "toned down" by now, but still they hit me full force and I just want to head for a shop that sells cigs.

So, long time quitters, at what point does this get better? I won't lie, the exercise is starting to seem futile to me.
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