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quitting smoking!!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by tacomaman06, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Sep 10, 2007 at 2:44 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    well, as of today at 4o'clock pm, i've been 3 days without a cigarette or even a drag of one. im trying like hell to quit. and ive learned......its a beeoch. i smoked my last cigarette friday at 4, right before i left work for the weekend. and to be honest, im actually starting to feel a little different with the way im breathing. and trust me, ive been smoking since i was 14, and now im 28.........figured it was time to help my health out some by quitting a bad habit that ive been wanting to stop doing for a while. wish me luck!!
     
  2. Sep 10, 2007 at 2:47 PM
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    tcBob

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    Congrats man. They say the first couple weeks are the hardest. As long as you got some good support you'll be alright.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2007 at 3:02 PM
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    Good luck. One bit of advice: dont drink. I quit for 8 months and one night i was at a strip club (in Italy:D) and was pretty tossed. I bummed a smoke, and it was all over. Eight months of pure hell down the drain.

    You can do it!

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  4. Sep 10, 2007 at 3:32 PM
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    You can DO IT! Everytime you get the urge, go right ahead and get laid. It worked for me. Haven't smoked in 14 years. Good luck bud. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Sep 10, 2007 at 3:35 PM
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    i appreciate the support. yeah, i found out that the drinking part was gonna be hell. saturday night, we went to a friends party, when the smokers went to smoke, i stayed in watching the race........it was pure hell. if i can make it past these first couple of days, and the first couple of weeks, i should be home free!!
     
  6. Sep 10, 2007 at 3:38 PM
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    I have my doubts about his ability to "not drink". He is in the Carolina Alliance for heavens sake. Seriously, good luck Tacomaman!
     
  7. Sep 10, 2007 at 3:55 PM
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    Good luck bro. I too am 28, having smoked since age 14 as well, I know I need to quit, but I'm just not ready. The thought of quitting makes me smoke more! If you are successful, I hope to one day follow in your footsteps.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2007 at 5:33 PM
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    Dude, just think of all the Taco accessories you can get with all the money you save! I quit a 20 year habit about 9 years ago, and hav'nt gone back since. I found after 2 weeks, the physical urge was gone. But there was a "psychological" addiction that took me 6 mos to get through. It's basically going to change your lifestyle, but for the better. Just keep focusing on all the positive aspects like: no more burnt furniture, stinky ashtrays, no risk of cancer or emphysema, etc. I feel so free now it's like a dream come true, and you will have much more energy. Good Luck!

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    If you stumble, it's ok. Just keep going on it and you'll do fine.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2007 at 7:40 PM
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    i like my good ol support group here at tw!!! you guys kick ass!


    i guess with quitting, its all about willpower, and the fact that im tired of that rundown feeling when i try to do something energetic, such as playing backyard football with the kids, it kicks my ass. so im ready to give it up. i think im doin pretty good. hell, i never thought id make it a day!!
     
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    way to go tacomaman. you can do it. its all about repetition. 1st thing in the morning, after you eat, waiting at a long ass red light, even making the last turn on the street to your house, whatever it is. just another bad habit we can overcome. piece of cake, good luck man.
     
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    Lots of LUCK.. coming your WAY! You can do it! Keep up the good work!
     
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    YAY!!!!! good for you tacomaman! i quit exactly 962 days, 3 hours, 1 minute and 10 seconds ago :D i STILL crave it! but i'm so glad i did it. i use www.quitnet.com to track "my quit"...it totally helped me...anything not to go back to zero i guess ;) but hey, whatever's working for you, stick with it!

    anyway, congrats!!!! we're all rooting for you to stick with it!!!
     
  13. Sep 10, 2007 at 10:22 PM
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    Good for you tacomaman06!
     
  14. Sep 10, 2007 at 10:54 PM
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    keep on keeping on!
     
  15. Sep 11, 2007 at 5:01 AM
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    You've got this one in the bag. No problem! Just post more on TW - that will keep your hands from putting a cigarette in your mouth, and it might get you a $50 gift card! :thumbsup:

    Cheers to beer and the lack of smoke. ;)
     
  16. Sep 11, 2007 at 5:09 AM
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    To cease smoking is the easiest thing. I ought to know. I've done it a thousand times. - Mark Twain
     
  17. Sep 11, 2007 at 8:33 AM
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    Congrats Tacomaman! i quit too a while ago. Like they said earlier, it only takes 2 weeks to overcome the physical dependancy but the psychological dependancy is whats hard to break. I use to smoke a pack a day in college but have since quit. Last weekend when i was partying at a bar with some friends i bummed one cig from a friend just cause the urge hit me. But i hadnt had one since. i have one or two a month when im socializing and drinking but thats it. You have the full support of the Alliance! :)
     
  18. Sep 13, 2007 at 5:02 PM
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    well, tomorrow(friday) at 4 o'clock, it will be a full week since ive had a cigarette. the urge is slowly going away, and i do mean slowly!! at points this week, there were times i think i would have almost killed for a smoke. but i know im doing this for the better, so i still havent touched them!!!
     
  19. Sep 13, 2007 at 5:07 PM
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    Good job man. You have a strength I havn't yet found.
     
  20. Sep 13, 2007 at 5:57 PM
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    Tacomaman06,

    This is simply fantastic. One more week will do it. I guarantee it. Keep thinking of all the money you will save and that you have stopped supporting Uncle Sam! Don't watch movies where the actors smoke -that is the worst.
     
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