I have quite smoking, almost at the three month mark!
August 23, 2007 6:59pm CST
Yes I have quite smoking. Not one relapse in almost three months so I am feeling proud of myself! But not too proud. If you have quite smoking please give me your tips. If you have quit any other difficult habits I would like to hear how. This is because I still feel very tempted to have a cigarette, especially when I am socializing at night times. For example last weekend I was very close to having a cigarette and I convinced myself no...just not so sure I can be so strong forever.
28 Aug 07
Congratulations on your quit. I quit smoking around ten months ago, cold turkey and not one 'slip-up'. This time was different because I quit for me, myself & I. Not like in the past..quit because I had braces on my teeth and didn't want staining around my teeth...quit because I was pregnant but that wasn't for me, that was for my unborn child. This time it's for me and I really want to do it. I set myself a date and it was months ahead and my quit was totally planned and I stuck to it. It was the day after my 30th birthday When I quit, I tried to avoid situations where I would normally smoke. eg: out drinking etc.. The hardest habit was not smoking whilst driving. I substituted the ciggies for chewy. Every time I felt like a smoke in the car, i'd reach for the gum. It seemed to work for me and it is no longer an issue for me. When I'm drinking now, I could still easily have a smoke but I tend to put my other "smoking hand" in my pocket so I don't have to worry about what to do with it. I also have the added bonus of being stubborn. I'm too stubborn to give-in and destroy the 10 months of hard work of done. Well done on your quit and believe me, it will get easier, over time.
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28 Aug 07
I am so proud of you. I have never smoked but I have eaten myself up to 339lbs and now am down to 242 and still losing. I have done it by dieting and not by surgery. It is hard and I had to be ready to do it. I know with smoking you have to be ready and you where and you can continue to be ready. YOU CAN DO IT. GREAT JOB.