The Urge Hits!

Subconscious use cue extinguishment
NOMO
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:28

01 Jan 2001, 06:57 #21

Hello Joel and Nomad

I just noticed that you brought this excellent post up for me. Thank you both very much.
6 hours left in 2000
It'll be day 27 for me (at 1:00 am).
There's absolutely no way I could have made it this far without everyone's help. Bless you all !!!!!
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KarenQuits2001
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:31

07 Jan 2001, 08:53 #22

Thanks so much.....this is so encouraging!!!I love Freedom............Karen Quits 2001!
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Succeeding Gold
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:03

24 Jan 2001, 02:13 #23

Just what I needed to hear! Sometimes I even think about how long it has been since I thought about smoking and that makes me think about smoking! Pretty crazy huh!

Succeedng at over 8 weeks and 1 day
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Suzanne T Gold
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:08

01 Mar 2001, 01:25 #24

I would rather be an ex-smoker w/an occasional desire to smoke, than a smoker w/a constant desire to quit... SuzanneImage
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Patticake (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

10 Mar 2001, 09:57 #25

I think I'll just pass on the cigarette, fresh air feels a lot better in my lungs than smoke. Image
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marty (gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:59

02 Apr 2001, 19:46 #26

... and the frightening thing, considering how many people relapse, is that it really IS as simple as that Image
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Deb
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:03

18 Apr 2001, 12:35 #27

Joel,
thanks for pulling this back up for me and others.
I've been hit with urges before but have been able to over come. This time was a double attack for me and I wasn't prepared. I've completed my first day and so far so good. It will continue to do good because I'm not willing to give up. I will be feel. Also I'll be staying in closer contact with Freedom, this with one of the down falls. To busy and thinking I was strong enough to handle it on my own. When will we learn. I
know I have. Again, thanks.

Deb
littlelam
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Joanne Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

26 Sep 2001, 21:49 #28


" You don't have to take a pill, a shot, a candy bar or a drink. All you have to do is think of something else. Go back to work, take a walk or just take a deep breath of fresh air. The urge will pass in seconds and once again you will go hours, days, weeks and eventually months before you have another urge. Stay happier, healthier and better looking and smelling. "
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

06 Feb 2002, 20:25 #29

This one is quite simple, although a little dated. The actual number of ex-smokers in America is now over 47 million--I am not sure of world wide figures. But it is still accurate in the premise that quitting and staying free is not complicated. The sentence "You don't have to take a pill, a shot, a candy bar or a drink," is of paramount importance. What is making this quit work up to now and will make it last forever is not what you are putting in your mouth--it is what you are not putting into it--a cigarette. This quit will last forever if you so desire as long as you always remember to never take another puff!

Joel
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james ( bronze )
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:31

22 Apr 2002, 01:09 #30

Imagefor weeks now i have not craved, not thought of smoking,......i work nights , and have had trouble sleeping today, and since i got up i am getting cravings like mad.....i cant think straight, my hands are shaking......and i have to work tonight also.......why do i have no thoughts or cravings for weeks does it appear and attack us with vengece and without warning.....my heads hurting also...........i've been doing great and dont want to go back smoking.........how long does this last...........james Image

One month, two weeks, six days, 18 hours, 4 minutes and 19 seconds. 2070 cigarettes not smoked, saving £465.40. Life saved: 1 week, 4 hours, 30 minutes.Image
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