I want one...

alley cat 65
Joined: 12 Jan 2009, 22:01

28 Jul 2008, 19:25 #61

Wow, this post/video really resonated with me. Even after +2 years I still have days where I physically feel as if I just quit the day before and "I want one so bad".. Now I realize that the feeling is stress and smoking is how I dealt with it for over 25 years. The point of the video though is dealing with the "I want one..." and, fortunately, my internal debate goes something like this:
I think "I want one"
"But you can't have one"
"But I really want one"
"But you know you can't have just one"
And that's what stops me every time. I can't have just one because it's inevitable that that one will lead to two, then to three and so on until I'm right back where I left off. NTAP. It's as simple as and at times as difficult as that.

My name is Barbara, and I am a nicotine addict.
I have stopped nicotine for 2 years, 3 months, 28 days, 15 hours, 54 minutes and 57 seconds (850 days).
I've saved 44 days, 7 hours and 19 minutes of my life.

JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

06 Nov 2008, 03:32 #62

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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

14 Nov 2008, 08:33 #63

The one puff files
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Dec 2008, 02:54 #64

Image Quoting Joel's initial post:
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!
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Joined: 25 Jun 2009, 19:05

26 Jun 2009, 20:01 #65

I never thought about it like this. I do believe this will help everytime I think I want just one. I will just picture that handful and know that is what I will be doing every day for the rest of my life and this is not what I want. I want to live to see my kids and grandkids, to get outside and play ball and jump on the trampoline and run like I haven't been able to do because of the nicotine I thought I had to have. From now on I will never take another puff.

Tammy - Free and Healing for Four Days, 7 Hours and 24 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 7 Hours, by avoiding the use of 86 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $24.13.
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Joined: 25 Feb 2012, 01:44

17 Mar 2012, 02:14 #66

still having those darned thoughts, but reading here helps.

I'll have to start a mantra for myself: Never want ALL of it. :)

I mean....one puff, then a few, one cig, then a few, then a pack, then a few packs, then a carton....then endless back into it all over again. NOT something I'm willing to do.


Free and Healing for Twenty Four Days, 10 Hours and 11 Minutes