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Happy New Year! Who's quitting?

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New Year New YOU

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Goals for the New Year

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15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Argument with Spouse...Really want a cigarette

Make your quit about yourself....if you want to irritate or spite your hubby, find some OTHER way to do it :) cause the smoking only hurts YOU. Sometimes we get more arguementive when we quit??? If that is the case, you need to learn to recognize it coming on and leave the offending situation BEFORE your emotions start you to think about smoking. Personally I used smoking as a crutch to hide many of my feelings. It takes time to learn to handle the onrush of emotions that come when you have no nicotine to dull them Hang tough and work on it.....do NOT let the control be taken from you by the junky!! katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1536 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,460 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8448 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 10 [B]Mins:[/B] 1 [B]Seconds:[/B] 33
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Pushed to the Brink

smoking would only be turning the control over to the junky in yourself.....and that will only make you feel WORSE once it's done. Hang tough....this too shall pass.....and you will be stronger for it katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1536 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,460 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8448 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 10 [B]Mins:[/B] 1 [B]Seconds:[/B] 55
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hi! I'm ready to go crazy

hey....if you were quit, then you KNOW that it's possible....yeah it's hard, but it's DOABLE. so tighten up and hang on.....this WILL pass
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Coughing question

I smoked 2 packs a day and I never did hack and cough when I quit. my hubby used to sound like he was coughing up a lung while he smoked....when he quit he soon quit coughing.....AND he quit snoring like a freight train! each person is different.....each quit unique Katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1536 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,452 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8448 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 9 [B]Mins:[/B] 16 [B]Seconds:[/B] 0
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Nicotine-free days vs Smoking-free days?

just keep in mind that cravings after 50-60-100 days are not like cravings the first few days. yes we all are different and yes, there will be urges to smoke all along the way....but they continue to become less intense as you progress. I have been quit over 4 years and would you believe that yesterday I was having one hell of a time with this computer....all of a sudden out of nowhere I "thought".....I want a smoke! I even burst out laughing and wondered just 'where' that thought came from....it wasn't a crave....it wasn't even a desire to smoke....it was a "thought"......our minds are strange creatures! Was it because I always handled stress with smoking?? I haven't a clue...and please don't think it was anything MORE than a thought. cause it wasn't..... It's just weird is all. hang tough....don't let those 'thoughts' hang around and take 'shape' :) Katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1536 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,452 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8448 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 9 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 7
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
living with a smoker...

Penquin.....Now you got it!!! that attitude is what will keep YOU quit! Katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1536 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,452 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8448 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 9 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 35
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
is this really the right time to quit?

The time to quit has come and gone.....you ARE quit....hang on to that for dear life...cause that's what's at stake where smoking is concerned. I know all the stresses make smoking look inviting.....but we all also know that smoking won't change ONE single thing concerning what is happening to you. Hang tough....smoking is a personal choice that no one else can take from you. KEEP IT! Katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1534 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,398 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8437 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 9 [B]Seconds:[/B] 40
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
HUBBY QUIT TODAY!!!

be supportive of each other...but each of you be careful and concentrate on your OWN quit.... good luck and keep dancin!! ;) katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1534 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,398 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8437 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 11 [B]Seconds:[/B] 49
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
scared to death

as smokers we are nicotine addicts......and when we quit, the addiction doesn't just disappear.....we are ALways addicts. That's why there is no bargaining with nicotine....no one puff or one cig...it can send you out of control down the mountain and into the ravine. On the positive side...cravings finally leave and occur only as fleeting 'thoughts'.....and you are left with the greatest gift you EVER gave yourself.....freedom from this deadly substance. hang tough...you have a great start....and the start IS the hardest part as far as I am concerned Katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1535 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,413 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8442.5 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 1
15 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
New and excited and scared

Remember that quitting is a 'choice'....not a sentence. Don't look to far down the road...deal with the present. As a christian I worry more about my life today than tomorrow....just make the choice to NOT smoke as you go. The patches are a good aide....use them as directed and they become a 'weaning tool'. change your routine when you quit....if you smoked while on the computer (I did this too) clean the desk...have hard candies and straws to suck and chew on....drink lots of icey cold water. When it gets to be too much take a spin out and around the house and then start over again. Talk to yourself outloud. Keep your thinking as positive as possible!! and there's no time like the present for quitting! there will always be a reason to delay it Katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1535 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 61,413 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8442.5 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 200 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 48