Junkie Thinking.....

TDQ gold
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:12

09 Dec 2002, 09:26 #21

No prob, Obob!

This thread is close to what I was looking for today, anyway...I just needed some reinforcement to argue with that Inner Junky...

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OBob Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

06 May 2003, 10:22 #22

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qwerty (green)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

06 May 2003, 18:31 #23

Thanks Joanne and OBob! This is an excellent thread, especially for us newbies. Reminders are always helpful. I have a minor variation of the first one in Joanne's list, one I've played out over the last several days (but only a few times).

Junkie Thinking: "One puff will be so incredibly good, so completely wonderful, better than any fantasy you've ever had, a thousand times better than the best cigaratte you can remember."

Response: "Sit down and be quiet, you big liar! I know the truth, cause I'm busy reading Freedom posts right now."

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BillW Gold.ffn
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:59

06 May 2003, 21:24 #24

Hi Joanne! Great thread!

Junkie thinking may never fully go away, but the intensity of the battle sure changes! This one happened the evening after I made Gold.......

JUNKIE THINKING: Well, you've gone a whole year, and shown you can do it if you want. Now we can go back to smoking!
RESPONSE: Laughter..... pure, free, unforced laughter; rising up spontaneously from a bottomless well of joy and gratitude......

For those of you still in the battle...... You can win this!

BillW
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OBob Gold
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25 May 2003, 18:25 #25

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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 May 2003, 19:00 #26

Junkie Self Conditioning
  1. I do not do things that I do not like to do
  2. I smoke lots and lots and lots of cigarettes
  3. Thus, I must really really enjoy smoking
Honest Self Conditioning
  1. I do not do things that I do not like to do
  2. I smoke lots and lots and lots of cigarettes
  3. But my brain reward pathways quickly became chemically married to nicotine (and its two hour chemical half-life) and the only alterative I saw prior to each mandatory feeding was chemical withdawal and recovery. At the moment, smoking nicotine seemed like the quicker solution but in truth it wasn't the solution, it was my entire problem!
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OBob Gold
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11 Jun 2003, 11:39 #27

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OBob Gold
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22 Jul 2003, 04:08 #28

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Rickgoldx5
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22 Jul 2003, 06:00 #29

Imagejunkie thinking? YES
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Daisydaze5 Silver
Joined: 09 Jan 2009, 00:28

29 Jul 2003, 10:20 #30

This is exactly the way I have been thinking at times......and I thought it was only me!!!! I feel better already......

Tracy
One week, 4 hours, 3 minutes and 5 seconds. 164 cigarettes not smoked, saving $22.26. Life saved: 13 hours, 40 minutes.
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