I want one...

lioness81472 GOLD
lioness81472 GOLD

June 26th, 2004, 1:42 am #21

"I want 20 a day, every day, for the rest of my life, till it cripples, then kills me."
UGH! The reality, the truth in that statement, could literally make me sick. I've been here for a a little over 8 months, and once ina great while, I think I want the 'smokers lifestyle' again, whatever that was...the sickness of it....and I remember WHY I quit in the first place.
Then I come back here to read what my quit brothers & sisters have said regarding my addict thinking, because I know when I come in here I read & educate myself on my addict thoughts. I am NOT the only one having these feelings. I am NOT nuts, I am an addict and I just have to remember to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF! One Day at A Time.
I am a NON-SMOKER! & and that, I can truely be Happy about, every aspect of knowing that about myself, makes me happy. The funny thing about trying to miss a cig is I don't feel an ounce of happiness in that....
Thank you whyquit.com & Freedom brother & sisters, keep it up. I pass along info to everyone I know about this site, & they look so interested, they write the site down, and even if they don't smoke, they say they're gonna pass along the info.
YQS, Carey- Eight months, one week, one day, 18 hours, 40 minutes and 17 seconds. 5055 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,263.89. Life saved: 2 weeks, 3 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes.
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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

August 28th, 2004, 1:44 am #22

The Fantasy
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vonstev
vonstev

August 28th, 2004, 1:53 am #23

Wow, thanks Joel for the thread and Parker for bringing it to the top. This is exactly the message I need to read right about now!

My Junkie brain has been coming up with some brilliant arguements lately on different ways I could successfully have one (and just one) once in a while. (I could get into the specifics of my junkie's argument, but I don't think he deserves any screentime.)

I wouldn't have succumbed, anyway, but this message really helps add some firepower to my "No."

Thanks a bunch!

steve 18 days
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tepake
tepake

November 23rd, 2004, 2:45 am #24

Yeah. This is EXACTLY the message I needed right now.
How did you know?

Terry
I have not smoked for 3 days.
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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

December 18th, 2004, 9:30 pm #25

One?
The Fantasy
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

January 4th, 2005, 6:44 pm #26

One? Why intentionally tease your mind?
Truth?
One is too many and a thousand never enough!
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

February 14th, 2006, 10:02 am #27

Look at smoking in real terms and you will walk away from each urge with a sense of relief and accomplishement. Fantasize about them and you may walk away with a feeling of deprivation. You are not depriving yourself of anything, you are ridding yourself of a deadly addiction. See them for what they are and you will stay forever resolute to never take another puff!

Joel
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

February 28th, 2006, 4:54 am #28

Try replacing the word "cigarette" with "nicotine
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

April 19th, 2006, 9:25 pm #29

One equals All.

Never take another puff!
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

July 1st, 2006, 6:57 am #30

For Lizzy & Kimm

Keep putting together your 'Journey Map' by picking up trail markers left by those who went this road before you. .....that and NTAP!


JoeJ - Free and Healing for One Year, Five Months, Twenty Days, 8 Hours and 40 Minutes, while recovering 46 Days and 13 Hours of my life-time by avoiding the use of 13409 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $2,741.80.
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MomTo5Girls
MomTo5Girls

July 1st, 2006, 2:07 pm #31

Got it, JoeJ!! Thank you!
Kimm - No nicotine in this body for Seventeen Days, 8 Hours and 7 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 21 Hours, by avoiding the use of 260 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $71.57. Date of Quit: 6/13/2006
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Rayne
Rayne

August 25th, 2006, 9:59 pm #32

Thank you. I am sure that will help the next crave
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danneo8
danneo8

October 2nd, 2006, 7:06 am #33

Whew Joel, thank heavens you are here. I have been having an internal debate for the past 2 hours about having just one. When I got home I thought, just have one little smoke, go outside on the deck and have a drink and a smoke. I almost did and then thought, what about the 5 weeks you've put in on this quit? What about telling people that you "caved", what about starting all over again and not being able to post here? And STILL I wrestled with having just one. I don't know what it is about early evening on Sunday but boy am I vulnerable and boy am I glad I went to the library and had so much supportive material to read. The things you wrote so long ago about the one being all and thinking that it isn't just one, it's the 30 a day again, etc. etc. really hits the spot. Thanks again. I hope this nasty crave is over and I wish they'd just end but I know they won't any time soon. I do know that I can conquer the crave if I keep my mind in the library and read, read, read. Stick with it everyone and NTAP. Thanks for listening to this little rant. pj
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Jazzlady4
Jazzlady4

October 17th, 2006, 2:35 am #34

I remember over 9 years ago when I thought I could have just one cigarette with some friends. I bought a pack on the way home, and continued to smoke until 5 weeks ago. At the time, I was one year smoke free, but got caught again, and didn't think I would ever free myself from the hold they had on me. It took 9 years, but am free again and am not going back into captivity again.
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auntvaleria
auntvaleria

October 17th, 2006, 7:02 pm #35

This thought went through my mind several times over these last few days. "I want one" was corrected to "I want a carton; 200 right now; and 200 next week and the next week", and on and on. I could picture where I would be immediately with "just one". What an evil addiction this is. For today, I remain free. One day at a time and NTAP!
aunt valeria
I have been quit for 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 10 hours, 32 minutes and 19 seconds (235 days). I have saved $647.45 by not smoking 4,708 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 hours and 20 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 2/23/2006 7:30 PM
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Joel
Joel

February 3rd, 2007, 9:45 pm #36

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amyjo010907
amyjo010907

February 8th, 2007, 7:24 am #37

That's exactly what keeps me free, knowing that you can't & won't have just one.

AmyJo - Free and Healing for Twenty Nine Days, 19 Hours and 19 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 13 Hours, by avoiding the use of 447 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $100.72.
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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

March 8th, 2007, 8:50 am #38

This helped me so much in the beginning of my quit. I would think about having one and remember that one always, always, always led to more. One pack and then another and another and another. When you are an addict one is too many; a hundred is not enough. Don't fool yourself. You can't have just one.
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aimhigh80
aimhigh80

March 8th, 2007, 9:38 am #39

Boy, did I need to read this today! I got GREEN on 2/26, and it seems like I've been wanting ONE smoke ever since! I know that it would be "back to a pack!", so I'm focusing on my quit reasons. Some of you wrote me about a "plateau"...I guess that's where I'm at.
aimhigh80
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

April 10th, 2007, 12:21 am #40

From: Parker - GOLD! Sent: 3/7/2007 7:50 PM
This helped me so much in the beginning of my quit. I would think about having one and remember that one always, always, always led to more. One pack and then another and another and another. When you are an addict one is too many; a hundred is not enough. Don't fool yourself. You can't have just one.

Some additional Parker wisdom - Don't Get Discouraged!
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

May 28th, 2007, 7:27 am #41

The Law of Addiction
The administration of a drug to an addict will cause reestablishment of dependence upon the addictive substance at the old level of use or greater.
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Joel
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July 18th, 2007, 2:28 am #42

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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

September 29th, 2007, 7:52 pm #43

From: Parker - GOLD! Sent: 3/7/2007 7:50 PM
This helped me so much in the beginning of my quit. I would think about having one and remember that one always, always, always led to more. One pack and then another and another and another. When you are an addict one is too many; a hundred is not enough. Don't fool yourself. You can't have just one.
Some additional Parker wisdom - Don't Get Discouraged!
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Joel
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October 21st, 2007, 10:42 pm #44

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iwannalive
iwannalive

November 14th, 2007, 2:01 am #45

I wish I never had this addiction. But I do so I have to get it through my head. One is too many and a hundred is not enough.


Diane - Free and Healing for Thirty Days, 2 Hours and 3 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 3 Days and 15 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1053 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $337.37.
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