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13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
15 days- and it's getting WORSE

Hello everybody, I just wanted to tell you how much I admire you all for resisting the urge to smoke.... It's been 15 days now without a cigarette. I thought it would get better- but the tempation is getting worse. I'm a lot better concerning the "useless" inbetween cigarettes (on the way to work, while the noodles are cooking etc) but having a lot of difficulties with the "spcial" cigarettes in social situations. i loved the "bad girl" mage the cigarettes provided- I just feel such a goody-goody now... And how do I flirt when I guy offers me a fag and I say "no".... I know, you will say I must change my attitude- but I am just so frightened that I will give in. Today, a colleague gave me a beautiful cigarette holder- what a viscious present. Anyway, good luck to everybody (and don't stuff yorself with chips and chocolate as I seem to be doing...:-( Catioroc[b][color=Maroon]Text[/color][font=Tahoma]Text[/font] [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 15 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 300 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �69.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 32 [B]Seconds:[/B] 27
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
15 days- and it's getting WORSE

I'd better be up to it! It atually helps when people doubt I can make it...:-) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 15 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 300 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �69.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 34 [B]Seconds:[/B] 58
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
yet again

hi! I'm no expert- but keep going!!! If you smked a cigarette now, it would taste bad, anyhow. And you would be disappointed with yourself. And every day, thse arguments will get stronger! Now, i'm telling myself: give up everything I've been fighting for for 2 weeks just because I have moment of weakness I will regret 30 min. later?!?! Keep at it. Good luck!!!! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 15 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 300 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �69.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 35 [B]Seconds:[/B] 29
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
day one

Hi!! In a way, you are lucky. You probably know why you started again last time. That makes one trap less too fall into unknowingly this time!! cat [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 15 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 300 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �69.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 35 [B]Seconds:[/B] 48
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
15 days- and it's getting WORSE

Thanks for your answer! It's great to know that I'm not alone... I realise that my post was ambiguous- but you are right: right now, it's an image problem. Stupid, really, that smoking was a way I projected my post-teenage rebellious attitude. Childish. But your idea is not bad: how do others come accross as "bad" and "sexy" without smoking (or alcohol or any other addiction I do not want to have problems with...). Maybe I should give my colleague a big box of chocolates to make up for the cigarette holder- she's trying to lose weight ;-) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 15 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 300 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �69.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 53 [B]Seconds:[/B] 47
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
15 days- and it's getting WORSE

Thank you so much, Kaiti and Lady and Freebird and everybody!!! I was glad to hear, Lady, that things can still be really difficult after 2 weeks. I always thought that hell week and heck week were supposed to be the worst. They were difficult, but ok because I could kid myself into thinking of it as a "temporary game". Now I realize that it's serious, and that i will never be able to smoke again... I'll make it! And thank you again so much! (P.S. Yes, Kaiti, my rewards are very much along the line of clothes, hairdressers, manicure etc. Riduculous vanity. Oh well...) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 16 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 320 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �73.60 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 11 [B]Seconds:[/B] 58
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Slippery Slope

Hi Gin, don't feel too guilty- you are being incredibly strong trying to quit (many smokers just put it off to "another day"). And it's great you are sticking with it. How great is the tempation to say "oh well, to hell with it- now I might as well continue and stop sometime else...." And your last quit DID give your lungs a rest. Not all is lost :-) Good luck! Cat [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 16 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 320 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �73.60 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 12 [B]Seconds:[/B] 31
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
OCTOBER QUITTERS UNITE!

hello! It's been a bit over 2 weeks for me. Not easy- and I am very aggressive and annoyed at everything. Especially with my poor boyfriend, who drives me up the wall no mater what he does. He accepted it in the beginning- but is starting to get annoyed himself after being shouted at for the past two weeks. I never thouht stopping smoking would affect me so much... Hello to all october quitters- we will have to struggle through winter, clouds and sleet- and keep our motivation going! I'm planning to offer myself a spa day for my one month anniversary (if I make it :-)) A bit of warmth.... See you all soon! Keep going! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 16 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 320 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �73.60 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 41 [B]Seconds:[/B] 24
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
anger, aggressiveness.....

Hello, I was just wondering if anybody knows more about why stoping smoking can make you agressive? The topic came up in the "October quitters" thread- and I realized I'm not alone. It's been 16 days now that I haven't touched a fag- so the physical withdrawal symptoms should be gone???? Martha, thank you for the tips on how to try to calm down and your support. I am just worried because I am so mad with everything: my life, my job, my boyfriend... Did nicotine help me support a difficult relationship and life? Maybe, but I doubt it. It MUST be the nicotine (or lack) that's freaking me out. WHY????????? Anybody have any ideas? Anybody in the same situation? Cat [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 17 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 340 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �78.20 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 7 [B]Mins:[/B] 50 [B]Seconds:[/B] 49
13 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
How to deal with the rage? It can get me in some real trouble.

i tried hypnotherapy last time I stopped. It really helped get the cigarettes out of my brain and taught me to centre. O.K., I started again last time- but that's a differet story. I think that when you suffer too much, that' s when you realize that cigarettes were covering up other difficulties- and they resurface once you remove the nicotine cruch. It' s not just quitting tobacco, anoyingly enough. It goes deeper- at least for me. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]10/17/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 17 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 340 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �78.20 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 7 [B]Mins:[/B] 51 [B]Seconds:[/B] 19