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Postby JL77 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:47 am

As one of my "changes" in my life I am trying really hard to stop smoking and I just had my last one :evil:

Please tell me off if I go buy a packet. I will keep you all updated
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Postby help6363 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:18 pm

Well done!!!!! :D

Quitting smoking is so hard!
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Postby lng86 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:39 pm

Not quitting is harder!!!
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Postby JL77 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:51 pm

I found one in my bag and smoked it :oops: :cry: :twisted: :evil:
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Postby chubbywife79 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:27 pm

Naughty girl, I know how hard smoking is and staying a non-smoker is. Trust me I learnt from Saturday. Mentioning no names :wink: It the person fault that we had some :lol:
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Postby help6363 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:33 pm

JL77 wrote:I found one in my bag and smoked it :oops: :cry: :twisted: :evil:


I tried to quit and OMG it was too hard! I have quit quitting for this year. I know I have to quit!

Don't worry about the one cigarette...... just start again.

Sorry I cannot give any advice because I cannot quit!

Hang in there! I know you can and will do it! :D
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Postby bferbear » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:27 pm

I quit 12 weeks ago this friday. This time I know I won't go back again. I had attempted to stop 10 or 12 times before but each time I was being forced to by someone else (usually my wife or mother). For the first time it was because I wanted to quit, and that has made all the difference.
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Postby JL77 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:51 pm

ummm had a fight with my hubby so brought some. I am going to give them to him in the morning
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Postby help6363 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:53 pm

bferbear wrote:I quit 12 weeks ago this friday. This time I know I won't go back again. I had attempted to stop 10 or 12 times before but each time I was being forced to by someone else (usually my wife or mother). For the first time it was because I wanted to quit, and that has made all the difference.


Well done for quitting...that's fantastic!!! :D
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Postby Fireball » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:58 am

Congratulations on deciding to quit. I can give you some tips. I was a very heavy smoker, 60 a day and quit in 1997 after many times trying. Meanwhile my husband, also a heavy smoker, continued smoking. He quit a few years later. So i figure anyone can do it if they want to. I actully found it a lot easier than losing weight as you have to eat but once you quit smoking you never need to have one again. And feel reassured, despite what some people say, my husband and I do not miss it. If anything, we are embarrassed that we smoked for so long.

It may help you to think about why you smoke. Are you actually addicted to the nicotine? Or is it a habit? I was physically addicted so using nicotine patches got the cravings under control so I could break the habit. What could work for you? What have you learnt from times you may have tried quitting? Don't consider you failed, consider it practise for when you will suceed.

Do think about barriers/risks that could cause problems for you eg. if you have friends you hang out with that smoke, will they support you or blow smoke in your face? Or every time you have a coffee do you want to light up? Think about how you can handle these sitations before they happen. You may need to make some changes to your lifestyle to help you succeed. Maybe have a green tea instead of a coffee for example.

Consider how are you going to motivate yourself. Visualise how fit you will be, or how prematurely wrinkly you'll get if you don't quit. Reward yourself for your sucess, eg. save up the money you would have spent on smokes and buy yourself a treat.

Consider ringing the Quitline as they are trained to help.

And can I leave you with this thought - when my kids were teenagers i said, "Would you like to live in a 2 story-house at the beach?" They got quite excited and said, "Yes." I said, "If your dad & I hadnt been stupid enough to smoke, we could have been there today....."
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Postby JL77 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:25 pm

Thanks Fireball for your help, to be honest I am still smoking. Its so hard but you know what I do believe its the habit not the nicotine. I am only smoking them because they are here and when i dont have some I dont even fight myself not to go buy any. I am going to do this, uts near the end of the year and next yr i am going to look great and feel great
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Postby hysterical_oliver » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:28 pm

I'm at the point where I fell like what's the point hopping off the treadmill and lighting up?? Lol working so hard to be fit then puffing it away :oops: I think I need to be ready to do it just like weightloss, forever being told to lose weight then one day without anyone saying anything just decided to start :D
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Postby soon2bayummymummy » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:04 pm

STEP AWAY FROM THE CIGGIES AND NO MORE PACKS hehe i wish me hubby didnt work 2 jobs so he could see all of those commericals.
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