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ML
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11 years ago 0 ML 130 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Wow!  This one really hit home with me - sorry, don't have the quote thing down as yet:
 
JUNKIE THINKING: "I really need to smoke now, I'm so upset."
RESPONSE: "Smoking is not going to fix anything. I'll still be upset, I'll just be an upset smoker. I never have to have a cigarette. Smoking is not a need; it's a want. Once the crisis is over, I'll be relieved and grateful I'm still not smoking."
 
Fits me to a tee with what's been going on with me recently.  Thank you all for keeping this one bumped up.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/22/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 252
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 5,040
Amount Saved: $1,562.40
Life Gained:
Days: 32 Hrs: 7 Mins: 47 Seconds: 59

Sylvie - Bilingual Health Educator
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bj,
 
That's great! Frappucino's are very tasty and much better then a cigarette.
 
Keep it up!
 
 
Sylvie, Bilingual Health Educator
dawghouse
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11 years ago 0 dawghouse 1209 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hmmmm.     I got over tired and hungry today..   so what better circumstances can the junkie have....   I had a "coupon" for a Free Starbucks.   I stopped and ordered an nice cold frappicuno (sp?)   hmmm  ahhhhhhhhhhh
 
much better, & lasted much longer...
 
  Bonnie

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 2/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 171
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,907
Amount Saved: $581.40
Life Gained:
Days: 24 Hrs: 13 Mins: 43 Seconds: 29

Henny Penny
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11 years ago 0 Henny Penny 433 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
My junkie just told me today that it's ok to smoke
When Pigs Fly!

 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/1/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 120
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,880
Amount Saved: $691.20
Life Gained:
Days: 14 Hrs: 17 Mins: 43 Seconds: 21

Danielle, Bilingual Health Educator
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Thanks for the bump.
 
Junkie thinking often runs rampant in any quit!
 
For example...
 
Junkie Thought: Quitting causes weight gain which is just as dangerous
 
Fact: Unless you gain over 100 pounds post-quit, the above statement is incorrect :)
 
Happy Quitting!
 
 
 
 

Danielle, Bilingual Health Educator
Jan58
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11 years ago 0 Jan58 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Jim,
Good thinking bringing "Junkie Thinking" forward again.  I haven't read that in a long time.  Just reading that furthers my resolve to stay smoke free!!!!
 
Cheers,
 
Jan


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 1/27/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 107
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,675
Amount Saved: $882.75
Life Gained:
Days: 12 Hrs: 5 Mins: 39 Seconds: 2

Hot SiO2
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11 years ago 0 Hot SiO2 2774 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Bump for my quit buddies!!! 
 
   This really is a great thread to read and think about!!!
 
       Jim


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 3/5/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 69
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,725
Amount Saved: $284.63
Life Gained:
Days: 11 Hrs: 8 Mins: 32 Seconds: 23

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Rob47
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11 years ago 0 Rob47 506 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Even after a couple of years, these things keep me grounded in this quit [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]2/18/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 719 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 28,760 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $6,471.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 115 [B]Hrs:[/B] 12 [B]Mins:[/B] 42 [B]Seconds:[/B] 13
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11 years ago 0 merlin 7 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I liked this part of the thread particularly because if this quit is going to work I will have to get round the junky thinking voice that tries to convince that I dont care. JUNKIE THINKING: "I don't care." RESPONSE: "What is it exactly that I think that I don't care about? Can I truthfully say I don't care about chest pain? I don't care about gagging in the morning? I don't care about lung cancer? No, I care about these things very much. That's why I stopped smoking in the first place." As I write it I remember being a child, how it never would have occured to me to smoke. it took a really smart sophisticated adult junky brain to do that!
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11 years ago 0 Susie 141 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Junkie Thinking's twin brother is in my head right now but thanks to these posts, I feel at bit more equip to handle him. I put a sign up in my mind that says, "Don't feed the Junkie." :D Thank you so much. I needed this post today! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]2/3/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 50 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $18.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 3 [B]Seconds:[/B] 13

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