A "Good Time"

A "Good Time"

Joined: December 19th, 2008, 1:39 am

December 22nd, 2005, 11:03 pm #1

Hello, friends!
I know that one of the biggest lies I told myself about quitting was "it isn't a good time". In fact, our friends and family will even tell us it isn't a "good time" for us to quit, even though they may beg us daily to quit. They want us to be successful.
I quit smoking on December 5th,and tore off the patch on December 9th after visiting whyquit. I had so many people tell me that now is not a "good time". (Tallpapa quit ct at the same time...) We have just sold our house for less than we wanted and have to be out after Christmas. So, we have tremendous financial worries, we have to pack years of "stuff", we have Christmas to share with our children and my parents are going to stay here this year.... is it a "good time" to quit smoking? You betcha it is!
Smoking would only add to our financial woes. We don't have to take those annoying smoke breaks and head out into sub-zero weather to feed our addiction. Our new neighbors will never know us as "those nice people who smoke..." And we won't have to listen to my ex-smoking parents complain every time we head out for a smoke!
Any time is a "good time" to quit our addiction. It is what we make of it. In fact, I knew that I had made the best decision of when to quit when an ex-smoking friend of mine asked, "Are you sure that you want to quit now, with all of the stressful things going on in your lives?" And I replied, "Yes, of course. When aren't there stressful things going on in our lives?" Hopefully I can share with people the important message that smoking does not take away from our stress, but only compounds it all. -Tallmama (halfway to green!)
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

December 22nd, 2005, 11:48 pm #2

Thanks you for posting such an inspirational note. Since I have not yet done so I would like to welcome you to freedom TallMama (c'mon your friends don't really call you that do they?) You are doing wonderfully well and your postive 'Can Do'attitude will carry you through any and all challenges you may encounter during this period of recovery that some call quitting.

Your post is such an excellent message and so very true.
  • No time like the present.
  • Don't put off til tomorrow what we can do today.
Those sayings apply to so many other parts of our lives, why did they not work for us when we contemplated quitting smoking for so long? And why do they sound 'right' now?
I think it has to do with finally seeing smoking for what it truly is, a means to an end. When we get a big dose of reality and truth from WhyQuit.com we begin to finally see through the lies - those we have been fed and those which we fed ourselves.
Cigarette smoking is simply a delivery method for ingesting nicotine. A very efficient and highly engineered vehicle, a smoking syringe of sorts.

Any time is a good time to stop an addiction to a harmful substance. We each decide what is the 'Right' time. And when many of us get to that 'right' time, that ENOUGH time then the act of quitting becomes a beginning - not an end.

TallMama (& papa too) enjoy this journey of discovery back to the real and natural you.

Your post reminded of a couple that were on the board a little while ago. I think you'll appreciate & share the outlook.
Is this a good time to quit?
December was a good time for me to quit
This just isn't the best time to quit.
What's the use in quitting now?
Maybe this isn't the best time to quit?
Today is Some Day, One Day, Tomorrow and Monday

Again, Welcome to YOUR FreedomFromTobaacco. Glad to have ya.

JoeJ Free - NicotineFree and Living as I was meant to be for Eleven Months, Twelve Days and 29 Minutes, while reclaiming 30 Days,
by choosing not to use 8651 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $1,733.00.
NTAP!
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 1:39 am

December 23rd, 2005, 2:00 am #3

Thank you! Actually, a lot of my friends call me Tallmama now! I really appreciate the links you've provided...especailly good to read when I'm feeling "weak". Look forward to reading more! -Tallmama
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:01 am

December 23rd, 2005, 4:15 am #4

Welcome Tallmama. I recommend all the links that JoeJ put up.

When is the right time to quit? RIGHT NOW!!! Before you lose one more second of your life. Before you let one more guilt-ridden moment go by. Before you risk your life for your addiction.

You've picked the best time.

Have the time of your life!

Anna
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

September 26th, 2006, 3:40 am #5

I want to thank Karen 'Tallmama' soon to be Gold for writing this post. It has special meaning for me and my family today. I know you message will help Karen.

Cigarette smoking is simply one of several harmful delivery methods for ingesting nicotine. A very efficient and highly engineered vehicle, a smoking syringe of sorts.

Any time is a good time to stop an addiction to a harmful substance. We each decide what is the 'Right' time. And when many of us get to that 'right' time, that ENOUGH time, then the act of quitting becomes a beginning - not an end.


JoeJ
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

April 12th, 2007, 10:09 pm #6

(Revising / updating an earlier posting)

I want to again thank Karen 'Tallmama' who is now well past Gold for writing this post early in her 'quit' journey. It has special meaning for me and my family. I know your message will help Karen.

Cigarette smoking is simply one of several harmful delivery methods for ingesting nicotine to keep our addiction at bay.
A very efficient and highly engineered vehicle, a smoking syringe of sorts.
Any time is a good time to stop an addiction to a harmful substance.
NOW is the best time to decide to NTAP.
We each decide what is the 'Right' time.
And when many of us get to that 'right' time,
that 'ENOUGH!' time,
then the act of 'quitting' becomes what it should be truly seen as,
............ a Glorious Beginning - not an end.

JoeJ Free 2 years 3 months 3 days by deciding to NTAP - just for today.
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

August 1st, 2007, 2:09 am #8

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October 16th, 2007, 8:46 pm #9

Any time is a good time to stop an addiction to a harmful substance.
NOW is the best time to decide to NTAP.
We each decide what is the 'Right' time.
And when many of us get to that 'right' time,
that 'ENOUGH!' time,
then the act of 'quitting' becomes what it should be truly seen as,
............ a Glorious Beginning - not an end.

JoeJ Free 2 years 9 months 5 days by deciding to NTAP - just for today.
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