Why am I still having "urges?"

Subconscious use cue extinguishment
Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

22 Mar 2007, 20:51 #31

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savide7
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

08 Apr 2007, 14:02 #32

Joel,
OUCH!!!! This is so true. I put my rollerblades on, I want a smoke. I'm cleaning the house when the kids are gone, I want a smoke. I will never take another puff. Period. I will find another way to deal with life, but it will not be nicotine!
34 days, and 7 grateful kids later.
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Sojournerxl1
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

09 Apr 2007, 06:25 #33

Joel
That is an awsome way of looking at the situation and so true. I am almost 1 year to the day into this quit (my last quit ever). Lately I have endured maybe 2 30 second "urges" to smoke. Once when I had company from out of town and about half of us were smokers. I actually felt left out for a second. It was only a second after all. When I think about the amount of time I spent wishing I could quit in the first place...it's a no brainer. I can handle 30 seconds of loss, compared to a lifetime!
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Suzi
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

04 Oct 2007, 09:08 #34

Today was an especially hard one for me. I really really really thought I was going to smoke. Still dealing with the peaks and valleys of mood swings. I know from past experience that if I smoke, my mood will improve. But am I going to throw this quit away, like I have all my others? Not on your life. Not on MY life. I've learned too much here to hopefully ever smoke again. Like they say in the 12 Step meetings, "Ain't nuthin' worse than a head full of AA and a belly full of beer." So I breathed deep, thought about getting home to my computer and the boards. And how if I DID smoke, I would not be allowed back here. I would be honest. And I do NOT want to ever NOT be able to come here to this group. No way. Tomorrow will be a better day. Suzi Image 1M 1W 5D
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starbirder.ffn
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

04 Oct 2007, 09:51 #35

It will get better. I never-ever want to go back to smoking nicotine. Its not COOL, its not FUN, its NOT going to feel good, it will make us SICK. Fixating on a cigarette is a good one too. Here's a nice cup of tea for you...Image.., you did good, you took a deep breathe and moved on....way to go girl......
Star- your qs - enjoying 81 days.
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Anne in BC
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:26

04 Oct 2007, 09:57 #36

Hang in there, Suzi - we both know you can do it!

Hugs,

Anne

Three weeks, three days, 9 hours, 27 minutes and 39 seconds. 609 cigarettes not smoked, saving $274.43. Life saved: 2 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes.
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

04 Oct 2007, 12:09 #37

From: Suzi Sent: 10/3/2007 9:09 PM
Thanx Quit Sistas Star and Anne!!! Gonna hang tough and
KNOCK that thought down and KNOCK that thought away and...!!! Suzi
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didihunt7
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:16

18 Dec 2007, 12:10 #38

I haven't been to this site in a long time but it seems right to visit once in a while. This helped me start a new life over 1 and 1/2 years ago. May 21, 2006 was the exact date. I guess I never will forget that date. It has been a wonderful journey and it does just get better and better. I still have a dream now and then about smoking but that is all. I now go many days without even remembering that I smoked. I smoked for more than 42 years and I am so thankful that I found this site and found freedom. I really do have to say I feel "free". Everywhere I go, I have so much fun and I don't have to keep leaving to get my fix. I can relax and enjoy everyone's company. I was about the last in my entire group of friends and family to remain smoking. I have just two friends now who have not quit, but I am working on them.

This is definately one of the most important sites on the internet.



Thank you Freedom from Tobacco

Dianne
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Barker1215
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:16

17 Feb 2008, 13:48 #39

Thank you for this, it really put things into perspective for me!Image
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

21 Dec 2008, 23:37 #40

Keep focused, whether it is hours into a quit or decades into a quit. It was a good decision to quit, maybe the most important decision you have made in your life as far as quality and length of your life goes. To keep the decision alive and continue to reap the benefit, always remember, Never Take Another Puff!

Joel
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