One week

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marlin T, May 12, 2009.

  1. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

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    A whole week, grrrrr.

    I cheated and had ONE while V was sleeping, but other than that I have officially cut my support to the kids. I'm doing it "For the children" cause I need my money more than they do.

    2300% increase in taxes, wtf?
     
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

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    We have patches and gum, so the physical addiction is taken care of and that is also the easy part. It is as simple as decreasing the intake until your body doesn’t crave it anymore.

    It is the psychological grooves that we have etched into our lives that are hard to get out of. For example, having a smoke after you eat, or during something you do like get in car and light up a smoke. Fart, smoke; coffee, smoke; fly,smoke; X-box, smoke…….

    It is these habits that I have to associate with something else, like those plastic toothpicks, those that have dental floss on the other end. I use those things up and I don’t think my teeth have EVER been as clean as they are now.

    Sunflower seeds seem to help too. Pack a handful of them in there and go to town. Maybe because it is a more complex thing to do compared to smoking.

    The motivation isn’t a problem, as I said I’m doing it to screw the kids, those little thieves. (SCHIP)
     

  3. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    I still reach for my pocket at times. It's been over 2 years since I quit.
    Mind over matters.


    Art
     
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  4. islenos

    islenos Active Member

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    I quit a few years back after a 20 year habit.
    I still would like to have one but will power keeps it at bay.
    Wish you all the luck in the world
     
  5. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

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    I quit a 3pack habit in 2000 >>cold turkey ...longest couple weeks of my life> I could tell to the second how long it had been since I had my las one. I still get the occasional craving if I smell one. I could never start again cuz I know I couldn't quit again.
     
  6. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

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    I wish you luck in your quest to quit, Marlin T....

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  7. OBrien

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    I quit a little over a month ago. Sunflower seeds are the only thing that got me through and I went through a load of them. Just remember after the first week it gets better. Good luck
     
  8. XShooter

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    I have found that not smoking is a great way to quit!
     
  9. pkcgbifaid

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    I quit about five years ago. Like others have said, there are still times I would like one... if I'm standing near someone when they first light up I REALLY want one!

    I also will never let myself pick up another one because I also don't think I would ever be able to quit again if I started back. Also, I don't think I could AFFORD to smoke again!
     
  10. Islandboy

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    Quit Jan and am pretty much over it, but my body's still looking for something to replace them with.
    Feel better already and can't look back.
    Stay away from candies gum snacking, (sunflower seeds are natural so probably OK)
     
  11. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    GOOD FOR YOU, Marlin!

    I put them down some years ago after a 40 year habit.
    The results:

    1. Food tastes better, so gained weight.
    2. Saving a TON of money.
    3. LOVE sunflower seeds now.
    4. Health is greatly improved.

    Still, when someone lights one up I want one, but absolutely NOTHING like those first few days -

    Keep up the good work!!
     
  12. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

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    I’m surprised at how many of you all have quit, wow.

    Thank you so much for all your encouragement, it means a lot to us. Did I say us? Ya, both Virginia and I are quitting at the same time!

    There hasn’t been any shoot outs or anything close to that, YET! LOL Just kidding.
     
  13. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

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    Agreed!

    Good luck Marlin!!!
     
  14. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    It is going to get better the longer you stay from them. You will be fine, just do one minute at a time. Almost 10 years later, I still love the smell of cigarettes and find myself wanting one.
     
  15. flannelman

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    I never did smoke but I did always enjoy the smell of Grandpa's pipe. Best of luck to you.
     
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