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11 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Day 1

Thanks...I feel like I'm going to be mighty sick of carrots when all this is over!
 
Doing ok - busy at work today.  I appreciate all your responses!
 
Will check back this afternoon :)
 
L.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 6/2/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 10
Amount Saved: $4.50
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 2 Mins: 30 Seconds: 15

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11 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
All the new members

Thank you Daily Llama
 
Nice to make your acquaintance!
 
L.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 6/2/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 20
Amount Saved: $9.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 4 Mins: 7 Seconds: 7

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11 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Having a really hard time here!

I didn't think it would be easy, but I figured since I only really smoke at work, quitting smoking completely would not be as difficult as when I last tried over a year ago and was smoking a pack a day!
 
These cravings are really bad.
 
I keep hearing "just cut back for now", "you can have a couple", "start next week".
 
Carrots, water, bits & bites, dark chocolate........k so my lunch is finished!  Now what!?
 
Help please.
 
L.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 6/2/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 20
Amount Saved: $9.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 4 Mins: 11 Seconds: 59

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11 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Having a really hard time here!

Nicodemon and I have been arguing all freaking day here!
 
I'm so tired (is that b/c of quitting?) and my husband is away at a meeting tonight so I would usually "be able" to sit out back on the deck and smoke and read a book...so this day will never never end for me!
 
I'm sorry I'm complaining so much, but I figure it's better to come on here and vent than the alternative.
 
I will take a break later and go get some veggies or popcorn or something low in calories and high in volume!
 
Thanks
 
L.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 6/2/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 20
Amount Saved: $9.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 4 Mins: 29 Seconds: 8

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11 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Having a really hard time here!

Okay, I'm doing a little better again...MAN mornings are tough for me!  And I'm SO gonna get fired if I don't start working and stop persusing the SSC!! LOL
 
I can't believe how many times a day I make excuses in my head as to why it is okay to smoke! Just one, just a couple, I'm still young, blah blah blah.
 
I'm going to head home and put on a movie...then I'm going to bed early.
 
Have a good night all
 
L.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 6/2/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 20
Amount Saved: $9.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 4 Mins: 39 Seconds: 53

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11 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Nicotine Inhaler?

wow Tresa - nice stats!  Thank you so much for your input!
 
Breanne - no, I haven't spoken with my doctor about the inhaler, but he DID tell me to quit...either using NRT or cold turkey - I figure it's better to use an inhaler than to light up a cigarette!
 
I choose life - I've been reading through posts and in my opinion you should be applauded for getting right back to your quit.  I quit for 3 months once, had "just one" one night at the bar and then bammo, I slowly made my way back to smoking full time again :(
I'm thinking I might pick a quit date within the next couple of weeks and try the inhaler...

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 7/28/2008
Smoke-Free Days: -6
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -60
Amount Saved: $-27.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -33743

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11 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I've quit so many times...

...you'd think I'd be good at it by now!
 
Why is it that the idea of never having another smoke terrifies me?  I'm a smart girl, I know what they do to me...I know that cancer runs in my family on both sides and I've listened to my mother and father coughing and a close friend wheeze whenever he exerts himself.  I know that I cannot consider getting pregnant while I'm smoking and that when I was hiding the fact that I smoked from my husband I was lying to him and jeapordizing our relationship.
 
I'm scared that I can't do it...and scared that I can. 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 52
Amount Saved: $20.80
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 8 Mins: 0 Seconds: 48

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11 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Brand New Here--

Welcome Annie :)
 
I too have had the same view of cigarettes...that they are almost a part of my personality, part of my everyday, part of me...so THIS time I am reminding myself daily, even hourly that they are NOT a part of me!  I am not a stinkypants with horrible breath! 
 
How can that smoke be our friend when it makes us stand alone outside in the rain/snow/ice/cold?  Cigarettes are inatimate objects that we have forced ourselves to "like" because we are addicted to them.  All the stuff that happened in our lives that we associate cigarettes with would have happened even if we did not have our "friend" to celebrate with...and the experiences would likely have been better!  Not only that, but our "friend" brings about experiences we should never have had to go through, like the morning after smoking too much or that burn you get when it gets stuck to your lip and your fingers slide down to the heater as you pull it from your mouth, or like a couple years ago when I was 27 and had cancer removed from my cervix...what was the first thing I did when I got out of the hospital?  Yep, lit up a smoke.  Why?  I have NO logical explanation!
 
Stick to the site, make sure you POST when you are having a crave and WAIT for a response - they help!  I've been doing more lurking than posting, but it still helps.
 
Lucy

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 11
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 143
Amount Saved: $57.20
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 19 Mins: 48 Seconds: 33

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10 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Pregnant and craving.....

After months of "I'm going to quit soon/tomorrow/next week", I quit the second I found out I was pregnant at the beginning of January.
 
I'm having some super cravings lately though!  Every time I walk past a smoker I find myself inhaling and wishing I could have one...I don't plan on having one, but I still feel like I would LIKE one...or two...(I know I could never "just have one" without being right back at it).
 
Thank you for listening.  I just wanted to type it out and get past the crave.
 
S.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/5/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 24
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 312
Amount Saved: $124.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 17 Mins: 42 Seconds: 25

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10 years ago 0 sprite 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Are you quit weary?

Wow, I can't even begin to guess how many times I've "quit" in the past...the longest being for 3 months before I went out for drinks with some smoking friends and decided that "just one" would be okay. 
 
I would imagine I've attempted it more than 20 times, although a lot did not have much effort behind them. 
 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/5/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 30
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 390
Amount Saved: $156.00
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 3 Mins: 30 Seconds: 34