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12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I got da blues....

What about tea? Or a brand new, totally different coffee mug? And sit somewhere else while drinking it- the chair on the OTHER side of the table...
Cat

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: �0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 24 Seconds: 7

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
How this site can work for YOU

Hello Mr Ed,
 
I remember you from my first quit! I was impressed the,- and I am even more impressed and inspired by you now!
Thank you!
Cat


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: �41.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 18 Mins: 39 Seconds: 51

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Auntie again

Sending you strength!!
Keep strong in your commitment!
Cat

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: �41.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 18 Mins: 40 Seconds: 15

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
April 28th - Tuesday's Terrific Quitters!

Thank you for adding me to the stats!!!!!
And thank you for all that effort!!
Cat


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 14
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 280
Amount Saved: �64.40
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 4 Mins: 11 Seconds: 42

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
hi all

Hello and welcome to the club!!
I'm glad you found your way here- you have been through hard times- and it WILL get better now. I am finding this site enormously helpful for quitting. Write a message every time you feel like smoking desperately- it keeps you focused and occupied- and I am always amazed at the understanding messages I get from around the globe (no ma


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 22
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 440
Amount Saved: �101.20
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 19 Mins: 31 Seconds: 30

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
hi all

(sorry, computer problems- part 2...) anyway- no matter when you post, there is always somebody around in some country around the globe :-))
Keep water ready to drink, keep healthy snacks ready, keep yourself occupied and come visit us all as often as possible.
We are there for each other- and for you.
Cat


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 22
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 440
Amount Saved: �101.20
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 19 Mins: 31 Seconds: 44

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Topic: Quitting Blues

Thank you for posting this.
I had been following posts about people feeling sad about quitting, missing cigarettes, giving up a part of themselves etc.
And what I have been experiencing was differnt- horrible mood swings in reaction to any minor and major stressor in my life. Overreacting and sobbing about things that were certainly not great, but that I would have "normally" seen in a much more rational way (more rarely also wild giggling fits- wish these were more often).
Maybe one of my last posts is also linked to this topic- when I wrote that I was having problems motivating myself to "get going" and do things, which I would see as a sort of depressive syndrome.
Anyway- I am doing sports (on the way back from work does the trick- forget it, I do not have the energy to get up from the couch once I am home in the evening or on weekends ;-(( ) . And trying to be objective- everything looks better in the morning (usually).
Cat


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 22
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 440
Amount Saved: �101.20
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 19 Mins: 32 Seconds: 23

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Why do we smoke?????

Hi everybody,
 
sometimes, it all seems so easy.
I stop smoking, I recognise the Pavlowian trigger, I stay strong, keep away from tempting situations, and KNOW why I don't smoke anymore.
 
OK. Fine.
So I have not been smoking for 23 days. My body is not addicted anymore.
I know my obvious triggers. I know my strategies to cope with cravings. I know why I don't want to smoke anymore. Health. Money. Wrinkles. Smell. Etc etc.
 
So WHY do so many start smoking again? Why, during my last quits when I gave up and restarted smoking, did I WANT TO give up- or think I did?
 
I had nothing to do with conscious thoughts, with lacking will. I find it horrible to think that smokers- or people who relapse- lack WILL. They are strong, good people in most domains. So why?????????
 
Thinking about myself:
- is it the will to be "young and rebellious" again (as I was when I started smoking?). Smoking, in our society today and when we were teens, was "againsr" the norm, was different, was refusing to be like everybody else...
- is it the will to self-destruction? Like when we put on sad music when we are sad already? To cry out for help?
- I there something about the body posture when we smoke, bent upon ourselves in an almost protective manner, that we need? A need for protection?
 
 
Now I know that the above points seem strange, and I could argue, at least intellectually, that they are all wrong. And all right. Sadly (or happily, in some cases), not everything is controlled by the intellect.
 
 
Sometimes, with my thoughts, I feel as if I am going bananas. 
But I think that there are many of us here who wonder WHY. We are strong, so why is not smoking so difficult for so many...
 
 
Sorry, just feeling philosophical right now.
 
Cat

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 23
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 460
Amount Saved: �105.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 21 Mins: 4 Seconds: 4

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Phlegmatic state

Thank you so much for your answers...
Going to the gym when I can motivate myself to do so.
Thank goodness I am not self-employed, but have a job that forces me to get up in the morning and stay put :-) Just the yawning musdt be kind of offputting to my colleagues ;-)
 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 23
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 460
Amount Saved: �105.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 21 Mins: 7 Seconds: 56

12 years ago 0 catioroc 115 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
100 days for bobinsc

Belated congratulations from across the big lake from me, too!!!!!
 And I always wanted to tell you I LOVE your "photo"- it makes me smile every time I read it :-))
Keep going!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/14/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 23
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 460
Amount Saved: �105.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 21 Mins: 14 Seconds: 48