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  • #16
    Originally posted by Ronstar View Post
    12 and a half hours without any nicotine, so far so good!
    Well done. Have a little mental talk with "Future You" who comes back in time to thank you for the long healthy life and all the good things in it like watching your grandkids grow up and being able to keep up with them.

    Stay strong. If you need a butt kicking, you know you can always count on us

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    • #17
      Great job! just take it an hour at a time
      Starting weight: 206 lbs in June 2012
      Goal weight: 135 lbs
      Current weight: 187bs Feb 9th, 2013

      The funny thing about getting on and off the wagon for me is, I either dive on or dive off. There is no nice and easy. All or nothing.

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      • #18
        Good luck! Quitting smoking is like playing chess against the worst, weakest, sneakiest part of your nature. You have to stay several moves ahead in order to win, but you'll get there!

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        • #19
          Well I had one with the wife when I got home. Along with a delicious cup of coffee. Not really a craving thing, more like a relaxing reward after a days's work. May or may not have one more this evening. After that I won't have any more. Thanks for all the encouragement and tips! Deep breaths through pursed lips definitely helped!

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          • #20
            [QUOTE=Ronstar;872472 Not really a craving thing, more like a relaxing reward after a days's work. [/QUOTE]

            Ok, well it is not a reward. It is a sneaky villain pretending to be a reward. . . pretending to be your friend. Don't fall for it. You had a cig because your addiction made you, but you need to not let it outsmart you again.

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            • #21
              Nah, I'm pretty aware of how nicotine with drawl affects me. I appreciate the sentiment, but I know my own psyche quite well. None the less, I am quite please with my progress today!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Ronstar View Post
                Thanks for all the encouragement and tips! Deep breaths through pursed lips definitely helped!
                Hah, it's surprisingly effective. I also eat a lot more, and if I'm really jonesing a run helps too.
                "Go For Broke"
                Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
                Small Kine-168/9%
                Now- 200/8%
                Goal- 210/6%

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                  Best of luck, check out getting a vapor electronic "cigarette" it's helped me alot.
                  Me too. I was able to kick a 25 year habbit with the Inferno from Volcano Ecigs and have never looked back.

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                  • #24
                    You've got to find the way that works for you, for some it's cold turkey, others cut down, other use gum, patches or electronic cigs. So if a smoke with a coffee is part of your process that works for you then that is your choice.

                    Going cold turkey worked for me, after serisously trying maybe 3 or 4 times, I'd given up for upto 6 months before starting again (idiot) but with an OH who smokes then it is there infront of you. It does get easier each time you try so don't give up giving up.


                    It's been over 3 years now and it was one of the best things I did after smoking for nearly 15 years, I'd never go back now.
                    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by NicoleP View Post
                      Me too. I was able to kick a 25 year habbit with the Inferno from Volcano Ecigs and have never looked back.
                      Cool, I have the same one. I didn't know Volcanos made it to the East Coast, it's a local Hawaii company.
                      "Go For Broke"
                      Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
                      Small Kine-168/9%
                      Now- 200/8%
                      Goal- 210/6%

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                      • #26
                        If you are "trying" to quit you already failed. Just do it! Having one with the wife is unacceptable if quitting is something you really want to do. If it is, then nothing in this world will ever make you smoke again. Nothing! That is the mentality you must have. You literally must get to the place where you can say to anyone with ears that you are never ever smoking again and mean it, live it and do it! Trying to quit and asking for luck tells me you haven't gotten to that place at all. There's no luck involved. Its all YOU! Only you can put one in your mouth and light it and there is nothing on this planet that can make you do that but you! So what's it going to be? Are you "trying" knowing all along it gives you that excuse that the addict within you needs or are you really ready to step up and stop the madness?

                        This may seem harsh I know. But understand I've been there and I've seen the horrors of this drug. Take control of your health. You won't regret it. If you don't? Oh you'll have plenty of regret, I promise you.

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                        • #27
                          I quit "cold turkey" 15 months ago. Best thing (along with eating healthy) I have ever done for myself.
                          Few months ago I got into a very stressful situation and lit one up. It gave me the nastiest nausea ever. I felt like crap for hours after just couple of drags. Never again!

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Forever Young View Post
                            If you are "trying" to quit you already failed. Just do it! Having one with the wife is unacceptable if quitting is something you really want to do. If it is, then nothing in this world will ever make you smoke again. Nothing! That is the mentality you must have. You literally must get to the place where you can say to anyone with ears that you are never ever smoking again and mean it, live it and do it! Trying to quit and asking for luck tells me you haven't gotten to that place at all. There's no luck involved. Its all YOU! Only you can put one in your mouth and light it and there is nothing on this planet that can make you do that but you! So what's it going to be? Are you "trying" knowing all along it gives you that excuse that the addict within you needs or are you really ready to step up and stop the madness?

                            This may seem harsh I know. But understand I've been there and I've seen the horrors of this drug. Take control of your health. You won't regret it. If you don't? Oh you'll have plenty of regret, I promise you.
                            Perhaps harsh but very true.
                            I watched my grandmother die of lung cancer when I was a little kid. It was not a good way to go.

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                            • #29
                              I can definitely agree that you have to 100% want to quit yourself.
                              I tried to quit several times over the years, always failing in the end. In the summer of 2010 I decided that I would never ever try to stop smoking again. I would continue smoking without the usual "i really should stop" guilt, until such a time that I was ready to just STOP.
                              That time came in January 2011, and I've been smokefree for over 500 days now

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Ghshl View Post
                                I can definitely agree that you have to 100% want to quit yourself.
                                I tried to quit several times over the years, always failing in the end. In the summer of 2010 I decided that I would never ever try to stop smoking again. I would continue smoking without the usual "i really should stop" guilt, until such a time that I was ready to just STOP.
                                That time came in January 2011, and I've been smokefree for over 500 days now
                                Interesting story and well done on the 500 days. What do you think it was that changed for you in January 2011?

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