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I've been beating Nicodemon for 2months,1week, 3days, 16hours, 33minutes...and you want to know how much time I spend thinking about smoking....well here goes it!!!
I have to say that I can relate to the way Marty describes the smoking urges, so I'm gonna use his break-downs to let all know how often I think about smoking....
CRAVINGS: (I really want to smoke and it's a struggle not to)
I haven't had a feeling like this since about the first 2 weeks of my quit!!!
STRONG URGES (I would love a smoke, like it's a hot day, I'm thirsty and I need a drink)
I haven't had a feeling like this for about 2weeks, and then it only lasted off and on during the first few games of the CWS...maybe the first 2 days and only lasted during the games, after the games I didn't think about smoking...one of those triggers that we talk about...as I attended more games the triggers didn't phase me anymore....
MILD DESIRE (I would love a smoke now, like I haven't eaten for 2 hours, and I'm mildly hungry, and I can smell a Bar-B-Que)
This type of urge hits about 2 times a week but only for approx.. 5seconds...really easy to push it out of my mind if it ever enters...
So for all you lurkers out there, thinking about quitting but afraid of the fight and determination that you need...you only need to bit the bullet through **** week, then it's so much easier after that...It's true, Just try it, I know you can do it...
You just have to keep telling yourself, NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFFNEVER!!!
|From: NOMO||Sent: 7/4/2001 12:04 PM|
| Hello Everyone |
In light of these words of wisdom, I thought I'd drop in and say hello and to tell all who are struggling to quit and stay quit, that,
It DOES get easier !!!!
Tomorrow will be my 7 month anniversary. If not for the help I've received from the great people here, I would have smoked 10,572 cigarettes !!! I would have spent very close to $2000 in the process.
All of our quits may differ, but I, personally, almost never feel like I want to smoke any more. If and when I DO, It not much problem to utilize the education I received here, and to move on.
I honestly never thought I'd be able to say that I'm an ex-smoker !!
If all newbies heed the wisdom that is so abundant here, you'll be able to say these things too I'm living (and breathing) proof !!!!!
|From: Treese||Sent: 7/5/2001 10:29 PM|
|Hi Everyone! Thought I'd check in again tonight to let you all know it's been a great day today!! I have been announcing to everyone I know that I am a nonsmoker and have vowed to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!!! I have given this website address to everyone, even ones who don't smoke but have loved ones that do. They ask me how I quit and I tell them how highly educational and supportive this site is. I find myself quoting things I've read and re-read. Im not proud of the fact of being addicted to nicotine (I totally admit it though) and explained to many why this quit is successful and my other quits failed. Today I did think about cigs but not as much as yesterday. Today, I thought about them for a few seconds, maybe 6 times but then the thought went away. It's definately thoughts today and NOT a feeling like I GOTTA HAVE A CIG CRAVE.I've had a few thoughts that just popped into my head and I stopped to think a minute, that HEY, I DON'T SMOKE ANYMORE-and then the thought would pop right back out of my head. Even tho I still think of those nasty cigs daily, whenever I see someone smoking, I can only feel sorry for them and don't envy them like I had done in previous quits. So, today was much better than yesterday. I look forward to having fewer thoughts about cigs as each day goes by. I know it is getting better because when I have my thoughts, I immediately say to myself that a cig is not going to make me feel better and I definately am not going thru **** Week again!! I have been smoke free for 1W,3D,37M,14S. 150 cigs not smoked and $25.25saved. I am so thankful to have found FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|From: Tommo (Green) (Original Message)||Sent: 7/11/2001 3:54 PM|
| Hello Everyone |
I know I've gone back to lurking but I still come here to read what is going on. I remember reading that we should celebrate being a twobie so here I am.
To everyone that posts on here, thank you for your support in this great journey.
To lurkers and newbies, it really is much easier now and I now deal with most situations without a problem. Yes, I still get thoughts but they are only thoughts and last about 30 seconds. If you are thinking "Will it ever get better" then I was there too and it does get better, much better.
2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 22 hours, 2 minutes and 2 seconds. 1947 cigarettes not smoked, saving £375.96. Life saved: 6 days, 18 hours, 15 minutes.
|From: tavonem (green)||Sent: 7/12/2001 9:08 AM|
| Hi Tommo.....congratulations....nice to meet you. It must be that time of the year for lurkers to turn to posters, i came out of the closet yesterday and posted for the first time. |
I also have quit for two months + and your sooooo right about it getting easier......all the newbies who happen across this....please please please stick with it, those bad feelings do pass......truly and honestly they do.
two months four days of freedom.