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post #31 of 50
Go Julie and Katie! Keep up the good work!
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Oh I'm so proud of you guys for quitting.... .......if you saw the misery and pain my father went through before dying of lung cancer, that would make you never want to pick up another one again............
the really crazy thing is that my sister and I used to be anti-smoking Nazis when we were younger, hiding ashtrays, cigarettes, complaining loudly, and the we both ended up as smokers I always said that I would never smoke after I had kids, but since I'm most likely not having children, I'm quitting for myself. My grandma had melanoma that spread to her lungs and had to get one removed and she still smoked I really wish my parents would quit too
post #33 of 50
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE EX-SMOKERS!!!!!
You can visit the American Lung Assoc website for more suggestions too!!
I have never smoked (ok perhaps in college after like 30 beers!!).
I tell myself I am to materialistic to either smoke or gamble as I would rather spend the money on something that will last longer that a quarter in a slot machine or a cigarette. (I bought a new briefcase today for instance!!)
I would get a big glass jar and stick dollar bills in it so you can see how much money are saving -along with your long term health.
Keep up the good job!!
post #34 of 50
You guys are doing great!!!! Keep up the good job!!!!! Just take it a day and a craving at a time- each time you get one- distract yourself for a little bit. Ya'll can do it!
post #35 of 50
Just checking in to see how the progress is going?
Stay strong!
post #36 of 50
You can do it Katie! Stay strong! I'm rooting for you!!!
post #37 of 50
I haven't read this whole thread and I don't want to burst any bubbles but unless you really WANT to quite the liklehood of it sticking isn't great.

I was a smoker for years and quit multiple times. Most recently it's been over a year and while I do occasionally steal a drag from Matt it always tastes disgusting and I regret it.

All that said I'm rooting for anyone who is quitting, has quit or is thinking about quiting. It will change your life! You'll smell better, food will taste better, you'll feel better... all in all it's a good choice!

One thing that really helped me was to acknowledge my triggers and find something else to do in those situations.

http://www.ash.org.uk/html/factsheets/html/fact11.html

That page has the time line for your bodies recovery after quiting and also shows withdrawl symptoms and how long they might last.
{{{{No craving vibes}}}}
post #38 of 50
Your doing great! If you were local I would encourage you to join the Canadian Cancer Society's Driven to quit program, the prize is a car.

http://www.driventoquit.ca/english/home/

Check it out, it has some great kinks to help you quit also check out the smoking calculator on this page, it will tell you how much money you will be saving just from quitting smoking
http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/st...gId-en,00.html
post #39 of 50
Just my two cents worth for those who are quitting!! I quit almost three years ago and still get occasional cravings. My husband and I quit at the same time after trying individually a number of times without success!!! We both used the patch, but what helped the most was sugarless mints whenever we had a craving. It satisfied the oral craving and didn't rot our teeth. Even our dentist approved!!!!
post #40 of 50
I quit cold turkey about six month ago. I was up to about a pack a day (give or take a few cigs) I feel so much better now and I now realize how bad it smells. Ive hardly had any cravings at all and I have been around lots of people smoking. I have on the other hand had a dreams about smoking though. It seemed very real.

Keep up the good work! I promise everyone can quit. Its just you have to want to do it & not give in.

I keep trying to get my boyfriend to quit ( he lied and said he had when I quit) I keep finding packs that are empty around the apartment. I dont know what to do about that.
post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by dont_eat_bambi View Post
I quit cold turkey about six month ago. I was up to about a pack a day (give or take a few cigs) I feel so much better now and I now realize how bad it smells. Ive hardly had any cravings at all and I have been around lots of people smoking. I have on the other hand had a dreams about smoking though. It seemed very real.

Keep up the good work! I promise everyone can quit. Its just you have to want to do it & not give in.

I keep trying to get my boyfriend to quit ( he lied and said he had when I quit) I keep finding packs that are empty around the apartment. I dont know what to do about that.
Whatever you do, don't hassle him about it. I think it is much much harder for some people to get out of their addiction. I would just tell him you know he is still smoking, but that you would like to help him quit and will support him. That is much more likely to get him to quit than anything else.
post #42 of 50
Keep it up, Katie!!!
post #43 of 50
Keep up the good work Katie- I know its tough but your strong!!
post #44 of 50
I am cutting way down on my cigerettes, I only smoke 1/2 pack a day now, sometimes I smoke more if I am drinking.

We also don't smoke in our house anymore, we go outside now.
post #45 of 50
I cut back too. I ordered smoke away but it is on back order. I went from over a pack to betw 6-8 a day for the last week
It's tough & I know it will get harder when I quit. Which is why I keep asking how everyone is doing. Encouragement for you & us who haven't quit!
post #46 of 50
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
Since I had my last cigarette I really did not want to quit, as strange as that sounds, but I really needed that money I have more of a habitual addiction, and there are definitely some times I am seriously jonesing, and being on the puter is one. I swear I am literally salivating for a cigarette right now According to the "experts" the nicotine takes 3 days to get out of your system, so that is long gone, but it usually takes about a moth to 2 months to end my habit twinges. I have quit before a few times, and 6 months seems to be my breaking point, I always restarted after that long
My DH is the exact same way. He's gone over 2 months right now and still says.. He doesn't want to quit. Even though he knows it's better for him (and financially for us) He likes smoking, likes how it made him feel, liked how it tasted Etc.! But I think he'll do fine, just needs to keep working! You will do fine too! Just take it one day at a time, one craving at a time. Find little things to fill in those times you normally would smoke. Chew gun, nibble on a straw, anything to fill it out somewhat. They also say if you get a craving, drink some water and wait 15 minutes, if you still have the craving, do it again! And waters good for you! (and calorie free!)

Godd luck honey!
post #47 of 50
WTG Katie! I'm rooting for you!
post #48 of 50
I've never ever smoked a cigarette. I've never been able to see the point.
post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by ClaireBear View Post
I've never ever smoked a cigarette. I've never been able to see the point.

Good for you for not having to struggle with the addiction. It's a horrible habit, and it's absolutely a tremendous victory when the habit can be kicked. I know, because I've been there before, although I am smoking again currently. Ugh. I know how frustrating it is to fall off the wagon.

Katie, great job in quitting smoking! It will get easier with time...hang in there!
post #50 of 50
Way to go! Smoking is a very addictive habbit and I've known many people to struggle with this addiction, so it is great that you are taking the care to quit!

Sending vibes for the cravings to pass quickly!
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