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I made it a week and then I caved...

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2020-11-23 4:33 AM

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7 Years Tomorrow!!!

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2020-11-18 8:41 AM

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My Quit Journey

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2020-11-16 9:44 AM

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My first day

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6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Quit Plan: 10-03-14

Hey Neel,
 I was a pack a day smoker for 37 years. I never tried to quit before, only tried cutting back and that didn't work out well at all. So when I finally decided to quit, I only wanted to do it once. I did a LOT, I repeat a LOT of reading before I stopped so would know what I was getting myself into. (Or out of depending on which way you look at it!) I didn't think I could do it cold turkey so I used NTR, the patch. To my surprise the patch worked wonders for me. I never had an urge. It was supposed to be a 10 week program, but in the 4th week, I started getting allergic reactions to the patch. By then, I had a lot of self confidence that I COULD do this after all and never used the patch again. I'm not saying that the patch will work for you, but it might be worth a shot. I'm sure it was easier than those needles.  I hate needles!!!!!!!
 A quit is 10% physical and 90% mental. You have to be determined in your quit, there's no way around it. Hang in there.
6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
New member - cutting down with quit date of 31st March

Hi FreedomFighter,
 It sounds like you are determined in wanting to quit, and that's the kind of attitude you need to do this. I see that you've got your meter running, and have went through the tools. If you know what to expect in your quit, it will be easier for you, so read read read.  There's a lot to read on this great website. There are a lot of good people here also that have went through what you are about to attempt, and know what you are to be dealing with. It might be tough, and if you're lucky it might not be that bad after all. I hope it's the later for you. 
 
If you need to scream, we're here to listen, and if you need to weep, we'll lend a cyber shoulder to you.   I wish you well on your journey.
Hang in there buddy!  
6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Away but Still Quit

Hey Rete,
 Yes you are a NON SMOKER now.  Bravo, twenty tree+ days now!!!  If you can do that you can handle just about anything.  Sorry to hear about your medical issues too. 
It sounds like you are becoming more confident with quit too. Awesome!!!
Hang in there..... 
6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Let?s get a daily pledge going!

So what day is this?
N.O.P.E. today or whatever day it is.  
6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Day 7 and hurting, playing mind games with myself

Hey cndgreeneyes,
 If talking to yourself out loud helps with your urges just do it. It shouldn't matter what other people think, what matters is that it works and not to give in to the urge.  
 You're past the physical part now and you beat it.  Now like you said, it's all mental, and that's where the fight really begins.  Don't let your guard down, because the triggers are everywhere. 
 I hope you are rewarding yourself for your great accomplishments you deserve them!  Hang in there, it will get easier as time goes by...
6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
New member - cutting down with quit date of 31st March

Hey FF,
 There's never a really good time to start your quit, so why not go for it now while your motivation's high like you said!  And if you stumble, you still have the date you had picked out coming up. I think you can do it though. Your first post sounded like you were ready.
Hang in there, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Just remember, Not One Puff Ever! 
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I want to start the MONDAY PARADE!

Hey Ladybug,
 9 years is an AWESOME quit.  A tip of the hat to you on St. Patrick day.
Keep loving the freedom! 
 
Marching along with all the quitters... 
6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
What makes smoking inconvienent for you?

Welcome Ashforldyn,
 Congrats on the four days of not smoking! You need to reward yourself, you deserve it. It's a nasty habit isn't it? I wish you the best on your quit, and I do hope this is the last time you will have to do this.   Keep that positive attitude too, it will really help you out. 
Stay strong and hang in there... 
6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Looking Forward to the Support

Hi The Guthry,
 Welcome to the SSC. There are a lot of great quitters here that will be behind you every step in your quit. Are you going cold turkey this time, or are you using NRT?
 Old habits are hard to die. I hope you learned  what you did wrong the last time when you slipped, so you can avoid it this time and make this your final quit! 
 Take your time and check out all of the forums here. There is a lot to read and a lot to learn. We're here to give you moral support, and to remind you to make sure you reward yourself for your accomplishments.  A positive attitude is very important for the quit, and to maintain the quit. 
 Since you've quit before, you pretty well know what to expect. Hang in there...