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14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Let's Name the 2007 Quit Group!

007 "Billiant Idea" Fits the year and all our quest. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 298 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $29.22 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 20 [B]Mins:[/B] 54 [B]Seconds:[/B] 41
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Arrgghh, I smoked .

lladro, Don't be too hard on yourself, and don't give up. That happened to me the first time I quit for 10 years. I was at my 2 week mark, and I was very proud of myself and then it hit me (I needed the smoke right now!) Nothing anyone could say was changing my mind. I smoked "one" cigarette, the whole thing. Wow, did it satisfy and did I get light headed. Keep in mind that I was determined to quit and I told myself when I decided to light up, there would be no more. And I did it. I realized as I smoked it how addicted I had become and now...after not smoking...all of the things the group said would happen...were true...the toxins were leaving my body and the addiction was leaving. I was happy for the experience that proved in my mind...I was going to make it...I had become a non-smoker, and I never lit another one for all those years. Do you want to be a "non-smoker"? :quest: Yes? give that pack of butts away, or throw them away and get on with the quit. Is this the first time you have attempted to quit? YOU are sooo close to kicking the crave period. Don't leave us now...come on you can do it. My cravings stopped at one month (the kind you are experiencing now). Each day got easier, and then a month passed, and then 3-months and the first thing you know...I had been a non-smoker for a year. The next time this incredible urge hits..think about it...what is the actual emotion you are feeling? Anger...let lose your primal scream, Hunger...eat something, Thirst...drink some water or juice, anxiety...get up and go somewhere else, mabye outside and breath some fresh air and say out loud..."I am a non-smoker and I refuse to let this little cancer stick rule my life"!Run for heavens sake or walk get some exercise immediately...it will release endorphins that will make you feel better "now". auntdeb [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 5 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 255 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $24.35 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 17 [B]Mins:[/B] 57 [B]Seconds:[/B] 29
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
40 hours smoke free

Hi Chris and Welcome, Black licorice works for me as a diversion from gum. I cut the long sticks in two...(can't eat it all the time, though). Use it when the most strenuous cravings happen. the taste itself steers me away from the wanting a cigarett and then I drink water. Every time I drink a bottle of water I tell myself I'm flushing cigarette toxins down the tubes. :)Good luck and hang in there!!!auntdeb [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 5 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 255 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $24.35 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 17 [B]Mins:[/B] 53 [B]Seconds:[/B] 4
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Birthday Party

"Happy Birthday", It seems a bit soon to be tempting yourself like this, but...it can also be the time for you to test your inner strength against the odds. Stand firm and say "N.O.P.E." People will probably be placing bets to see if you break...through the course of the night. If you can beat their bets, you may just inspire a few of your friends to "Kick Butt" as well! You might want to lay off the alcohol though, it has a way of "changing our minds"..about a lot of things. Good luck and have a wonderful time auntdeb
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hey Gang...007 Quitters How are we feeling?

Week I Down.... Yey!! So come on chime in..How are you really feeling? :quest: For me: I am coughing up junk from my lungs, but when I do cough now..I don't have the pains shooting down my arms from my shoulders to my elbows (it used to feel like my veins were caving in). I've put on some weight, but actually...it looks pretty good on me (it's helping fill in all those () smoking wrinkles..ha-ha) My teeth are getting whiter too, and I'm drinking less coffee because I'm not as nervous (stimulation from nicotene gone). I've divided my day into am/pm to reward myself for not smoking and I mark a big red diagonal line on each day of my calendar, when I get to noon I mark am smoke free on the upper side of the line, and before I go to bed I mark the other half pm smoke free and finish the calendar marking another red diagonal line the opposite way to make an X I am licking the "habit" a half a day at a time. My scalp is not sore today...good sign. :blush: I am having constipation, but not worried...I'll deal with it. The best thing I feel is confidence....I know tomorrow will be easier than today or yesterday or day one of last week!!! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 8 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 398 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $38.96 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] 39
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
9 Weeks, and I'm finally an ex-smoker

Kaiti, I can't hardly wait until I feel that way too! you're an inspiration to keep plugging...one day at a time NOPE is HOPE thanks...auntdeb [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 8 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 398 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $38.96 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 3 [B]Seconds:[/B] 26
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Birthday Party

Rhonda, ;) "You did it!!" Nothing like having words of wisdom in the back of your mind when taking a test. Congrats and pats on the back to you. If you made it through this trial...you are well on your way to beat the habit. auntdeb [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 7 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 349 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $34.09 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 33 [B]Seconds:[/B] 39
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
New RE-Quitter

Bluesfan, Welcome back. Like to make a suggestion if the new method still lets those cravings drive you crazy....Try Chantix...it works!! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 7 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 349 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $34.09 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 31 [B]Seconds:[/B] 34
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
givin it a try !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome Coach Don, You've come to the right place for "real support". Times are going to get rough the first week or so, but you can do it and we will help. I'm using Chantix (a non-nicotine rx). It gets rid of the cravings without putting the nicotine back in your system. The main thing I'm working on is the habit. Since I quit once before cold turkey and was a non-smoker or 10 years, and went back to smoking again: I feel experienced in some of the methods of quitting that the others are using as I have tried to quit several times these past 13 or so years for the second time with no success. Don't be afraid to try something different if one doesn't work. the Chantix is by far (for me) the best product I have tried. If you have any questions, just want to vent, or need help...call on us and post in here. Good luck Coach Don...auntdeb :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 7 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 349 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $34.09 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 30 [B]Seconds:[/B] 1
14 years ago 0 Aunt Deb 591 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Too Good to be true?

Hi Everyone, I'm new...my first post, and thinking positively this time it's going to work. On Dec 23, 2006 I began the Chantix program with my quit date Of Jan 1, 2007, continued to smoke as recommended and on 12/29/06 developed a sore throat followed by an intestinal virus that erupted on 12/31/06. At first I thought maybe the med had caused a reaction, but learned from all of my Happy New Year Callers that some others had come down with this virus too. The Chantix is definitley working as I am a 2-pk plus daily smoker. Today is my 2nd day and yes I am weak, I have smoked 2 cigarettes. But...on the positive side...that sure beats the heck out of 47!!! I've tried several times in the past 7 years to quit with no success. (I did quit once for 10 years, and did it cold turkey...no money to buy them and had no choice). What I am experiencing now is unbelievable...I am not craving the cigarett...I think about smoking one out of habit...but the craving is not there. We shall see what tomorrow brings. My daughter is quitting too, so I am motivated to help her as well as myself (if we can quit, we might encourage my other two children and my husband as well)..Good luck to each of you [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/1/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 78 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $4.87 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 31 [B]Seconds:[/B] 8