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17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Tra la la boom dee ay, I really quit today!

I don't mean to perpetuate the intro madness but wouldn't feel right to not say we are well met indeed Parrot Lady - sai :) Thanks for the lovely comments. I shall stop yammering on this thread now!
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
into day three....

I totally agree Marg, determined, scared, but truly elated. When the reminders come on (I can't really call them craves, as I don't really want to smoke, just think about times I did, lucky maybe!) they do cause palpitations, but they do go away. Five minutes at a time reminds me of that movie 'what about Bob' ...I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful... :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 62 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �11 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 32 [B]Seconds:[/B] 29
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Panic Attacks

Just bumping this to comment on using herbal remedies. I've had a bottle of Kalms on me the past three days and have taken one or two right when I start to feel edgy. Worked like a charm. I recommend anyone try who's really finding it hard to find serenity! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 62 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �11 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 33 [B]Seconds:[/B] 6
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Inspirational Music

I was thinking about what's been keeping me going these three days and one biggie is listening to great music with a great message. Would love to hear your favourites but a few of mine are: Sheryl Crow - Change'll Do You Good Nina Simone - Ain't Got No (I Got Life) And the big winner, for the lyrics alone... Eminem - Lose Yourself Lyrics include: * "Success is my only option, failure's not" (love it love it love it - sorry for vulgarity but it's good for those 'angry moments!') * "I cannot grow old in Salem's lot" (love the irony re: Salem the brand of cancer sticks and of course the vampire thing from Stephen King's book!) * "So here I go is my shot, feet fail me not this may be the only opportunity that I got..." * "You better never let it go - you only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow cos opportunity comes once in a lifetime!" Never let your QUIT go. Never never never. Please share your greatest quits, I mean HITS, I'd love to add to my MP3 player! :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 60 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �11 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 19 [B]Seconds:[/B] 6
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Stealth triggers!

Wow I'm so glad to know it's not just me! Thanks for sharing, hope to hear more stories, this has kept me going all day. What I did do today was walk the same route, to try and get into the new habit of shopping and NOT smoking. I can't explain it and may sound odd, but I'm actually enjoying the 'fight'. As the song says...'feeling stronger everyday...' (About to start another thread on that very subject if it hasn't been done already - inspiring music!) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 59 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �11 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 15 [B]Seconds:[/B] 31
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Thanks for last night and is crying normal and cravings

Hang in there freedomforme, I've only been here a few days and can say it's been a godsend to have people who understand and strength building ammunition available 24/7! Loads of support here. Wish you all the best. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 59 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �11 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 16 [B]Seconds:[/B] 32
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
into day three....

Hi Marg, right with ya on day 3, let us ride this wave of WAHOO together! I've had a rough day too, even though I've got a patch on (feel like I'm cheating but it's been a godsend). I'm in the sensitive gums and scalp phase myself...this is a really weird experience, can't wait to see what I wake up with tomorrow ;) Hang tough, stay strong! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 59 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �11 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 14 [B]Seconds:[/B] 36
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Quit Wagon - Jump On

(To the tune of Rawhide, everybody come on board!) Rollin', rollin', rollin' Quit wagon is rollin' Nobody is strollin', let's ride... Kicking ash and livin' Our happiness is givin' That pack of fags a toss o'er the side! Yeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 59 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �11 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 18
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Stealth triggers!

Holy schlamoley did I have a whizz bang weird lunch break today. Here I've been for two days, morning tea - no urge to smoke, dinner - no urge to smoke, hell even the walk to the train was urge free. What completely knocked me for six was the shopping trip! I was after a reward for my quit, and as I walked from work to the department store, I must've looked down every street and thought 'If I go that way, I can finish a smoke before...HEY! NO WAY CHICKEE! YOU QUIT YESTERDAY!' Phew, kicked my own ash, success! ;) So into the store I go and I could smell the perfume counter, the leather handbags, it was AWESOME. I didn't even know that store smelled so good. And then KA-BLAM, every doorway I turned to reminded me of a time that I'd walked through it on other occasions and lit up, or stomped out a smoke seconds before I walked in. I must have thought to light up at least 8, 9 times in a 15 minute stretch. Thing is - I never realized I was smoking all those times, to that extent. Not in the least. As I walked back to work - reward firmly in hand, mind you :) - all I could think was what a big fat saddo I've been these 20 years. Never again I tell you. Anyone else have stories of hidden triggers you weren't even aware of? It was so crazy I'm still a bit horrified! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 38 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �5.5 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 3 [B]Mins:[/B] 26 [B]Seconds:[/B] 0
17 years ago 0 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Tra la la boom dee ay, I really quit today!

Thanks to everyone for your good wishes. I'm over halfway through day 2 and still feeling fine, will elaborate on another thread after dinner! Just thought I should explain my user name, now I'm looking at it I laughed at the irony... I guess it can be read 'Tod' 'ash' which is perhaps a subconscious reference to the evil weed, and a guy named Tod. But allow me to banish this confusion to clarify that I am a 35 year old, very female, Stephen King junkie (I'll KEEP that addiction!) and got the name from 'The Dark Tower'...Todash is his name for an out of body experience, floating (uncomfortably) in a dream state between two different worlds, loud clanging bells pressuring your mind until you feel a bit wonky and come out with some really useful knowledge and insight in the end. In a nutshell, that's what I'm feeling physically the past two days but it's GREAT! I'm HEALING! Call me Interplanet Janet (she's a Galaxy Girl...) Here's to the other side! :p