Good intentions lasted maybe 30 minutes,

@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
United States
October 5, 2009 11:18am CST
I am a smoker & have been a smoker for 50 years at least. I know how bad it is for me, my doctors have told me to stop, yada, yada. Last night i was about out of cigarettes & decided when i smoked my last one this morn i would not buy anymore. They are sooooo expensive. Got up this morn, fixed my coffee, smoked my last cig. That lasted just long enough to get me a shower, make my self presentable to face people at the tobacco barn. Yep my willpower lasted about 30 minutes. . What willpower, right??Now don't y'all write about how bad it is for me , i already know that. How many others don't have anymore willpower than i do?
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17 responses
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
I don't have much will power when it comes to sweets. Never started smoking though.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
good for you. It's a very bad habit but one i enjoy. Thanks for responding.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I am over the 50 year mark on smokeing too and even thought the Docs told me to stopped I told them hell NO! Do you really know what it would do to you & your body after this long of time talk about with drawals and hurting your self. I dont feel like ya let yourself down at all .
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Oct 09
tHANKS jOAN, I'M GLAD U ARE ON MY SIDE, LOL. tHANKS FOR RESPONDING.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 Oct 09
your welcome lol
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
8 Oct 09
@Humbug25 (12551)
5 Oct 09
Hi ya ANTIQUELADY At least you gave it a go huh? hahaha I have very little will power myself. I need to lose weight but I get as far as lunch and it all goes out the window. Sometimes I make it til the evening meal but then the kids go to bed and I am on my own with a fridge full of food - oh dear!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I have that problem to, i love good food. We can't all be perfect as some people think they are. lol. we'll be o.k. Thanks for your response.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I am in the smoking boat with you....got all my excuses lined up too and smart a$$ remarks....like when someone points it out to me that it is bothering them and they want be further away from them I do let them know how much their property taxes etc would go up if we all quit....so there is a pay off for everything.....but do I have will power? Nope...maybe tomorrow?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I would bet the one complaining use to be a smoker, they are the worse. Thanks for your response, Jill.
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• Sweden
5 Oct 09
My problem isn't really the same as yours, but it does have to do with willpower. Everytime I say I'm going to do something, like finish my homework or study for a test, I pretty much never do it, and if I think about getting up early it always ends with me going back to sleep. This is a big problem, since I offten end up failing at whatever test I was supposed to do or leaving in my homework assignement late. Sometimes it even happens that I'm late for school because of this. Hope you can quit smoking one day!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Oct 09
oh my, SOUNDS LIKE U DO HAVE A PROBLEM TO. mAYBE U ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH REST. I have always been very strong willed & believe in always taking care of buisness but when it comes to quitting smoking all that willpower of mine goes down the drain. Try going to bed earlier. I hope u get over this problem. Thanks for responding & good luck.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
You are a living proof that smoking is not really bad afterall. Since you have been puffing away for 50 years and still going strong, what do you conclude on the warning send out by the anti-smoking campaign that smoking is a passport to an early grave. Smoking is the hardest habit to kick and it needs a strong will power to fight the addiction of smoking. I am no smoker but a diehard fan of jackpot machines which I am trying hard to stop. I have weak will power to stop myself from stepping into a casino. But mylot has reduced my regular visit to my haunting place.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Guess everybody has their bad habits. I have alot of them. I wish u luck w/yours. thanks for responding.
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@irene3184 (900)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
You shouldn't have to stop smoking if doctor advice you to stop. I'm sure you regret it soon when you realize. I believe that have the will power to stop smoking. I always been giving words to my boyfriend to stop smoking for it turns out bad for your health.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Thanks for your response. Have a great day.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I don't smoke and never have, but I do really love chocolate and I have no will power when it comes to it. I also have no willpower to diet. The longest I have everlasted on a diet was three weeks. Then I blew it and ate a huge chocolate chip cookie and then it was over for me and the diet was done. I understand how difficult it is to stop doing something you love, maybe you could just cut back.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Thanks for your response. I am glad u never took up smoking, wish i hadn't . We all have our weakness & yes chocolate is another one of mine, lol. Cutting back would be good but when i try that i think i smoke more than ever.
@ronnyb (6119)
• Jamaica
6 Oct 09
I am starting my discussion here because the first part of my discussion is a silent reprimand ,you know I want you to be around long enough so I cant not reprimand you .Anyway with that said ,I would now like to say that all of us have something habit that we have trouble breaking ,for you its ciagarettes ,for others its chocolates,for other fast food ,others a lover .Many books have been written on techniques to get over it but I think for you to get over it is to think of your sweet grandson whom you love so much and decide to do it for him and I know you will.Try that Antique and I wish you all the success and a long life where all your dream come true
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Thank you RONNYB FOR THE REPRIMAND & THE REASON FOR IT. u ARE PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN GET BY W'IT BECAUSE U PUT IT IN SUCH A NICE WAY. LOL.My grandson has already given me a lecture to. . five years old & lecturing his bobo all the way from his house 10 miles away to my house. Thank u both.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
5 Oct 09
It sounds like you're addicted. The only thing I know to say is just keep trying. Before you know it, you will be quit. I never have been a smoker, myself. I never wanted to be because I wanted to be a singer and I didn't want to ruin my voice. I know there are some singers who smoke but I don't know how they keep their voice sounding so good. It will get them one of these days if it hasn't already, the way I look at it. I also knew that it wouldn't be good for me, anyway. Kathy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I'm glad u never got the habit, KATHY. U are right i am addicted. Anyone that has smoked for 50 years has to be, Have a great night & thanks for your response.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
5 Oct 09
You're doing one thing right for sure don't quit till you know it's what you want to do. If I can quit anyone can quit. Seriously. I quit three times once for a few months it was a bit hard but not too bad. Then the second time I quit it was real hard I cheated till I had to admit I was just cheating myself. I quit then for a year and a half. Now the last time I quit will be the last time without a doubt. I quit in 1996. It nearly killed me to quit. Each time you quit is harder. My advice is Don't quit Until you Know without a doubt this is what you really want. Anyone can quit but Not Till You Are Ready!!! Good Luck my friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Thanks for the advice. I had a brain aneurysm in 2000 & they told me i had to quit. I did for 9 months & one day just got u & went & bought me a pack of cigs. U can't get much dumber than that. Thanks for your response. I'm proud of u for quitting.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Oct 09
My GM used to say "Each to his own, said the old woman as she kissed the cow'. I think she meant that we make our own choice. I would not dream of lecuring you at all. If I had will power then I would be slim and fit!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Thanks dear. I would be slim & trim & smokeless if i had the willpower i need. i like to eat & smoke.
• India
6 Oct 09
yep its very hard to breakup the habit all of the sudden.its been a year i wanted to fix off the things but till now i was unable to do fix it.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
6 Oct 09
Please notice....I have both hands up! I think that I have used all my willpower up, on all my other bad habits! I have tried, and tried....and tried, and I think the stresses that piles up, when I am trying is more likely to do as much damage, as smoking! I know the key is to keep busy...but I CAN'T get much busier, and with giving up/attempting I would have to give up my coffee, too! And all the other things with hidden caffeine in them! Proud of you, for fessing up...but DON'T beat yourself up...you are NOT alone! HUGZ & LUV!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
U go around like the button on the outhouse door now, i don't think u could be any busier than u are. Wish u would slack off of some of that business. Well, we certainly can't give up our coffeee & i know i am never going to give up the cigs so will just quit worrying about all my bad habits, too old to change them noe, lol. really the price of them is what got me to thinking anyway. I'm glad i'm not alone.love ya!
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• Canada
6 Oct 09
My goodness, you are the early bird, again this morning! Furthermore, I know that I won't be able to give it up...before my trek to TN, so truly do HOPE, you do have an outhouse, a place to SMOKE in leisure! LOL! My goodness...I know if it wasn't cigs I had in my mouth, it more than likely would be food...choices, uhm, another addiction that I would have to break! If it gets any worse here, with the "Puffer Police", I think we will have to move to Greece, as thea says we'd fit right in there! HUGZ & LUV!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
PUFFER POLICE, I love that.U come up w/the best things. I tell u the puffer police gripes my tail. don't worry when u get to TENNESSEE I'L STILL BE PUFFING RIGHT ALONG WHEREVER I WANT TO IN MY HOUSE & U WILL TO. Got no outhouse anyway. . Thank heavens. We aren't probably talking about the same kind of outhouse. The ones i knew didn't smell good, lol.Love u crazy friend from your crazy friend.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
28 Oct 09
my will power doesnt stay with me for more than 15mins,if i have somebody to back me up,then maybe my willpower will last longer.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I got your back,. Thanks for responding.
@salonga (27952)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Well that 30 minute willpower could be extended to longer hours and even for lifetime! That I really believe! I know many people think they don't have the willpower but I believe it is only because they don't really wanna have. Willpower can come with God's grace for as long as one is really committed and will help his owns self.. I've for a number of times been amazed how I was able to overcome bad and unhealthy habits. I really could not imagine I could manage. Well I call them God's grace! Of course I will not talk to you about how bad smoking is [em]rasp[/em, after all you are not asking about it! Ha!ha!ha! Have a nice day my dear!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Thanks for your response & thanks for not giving me a lecture, lol.U have a happy day.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
6 Oct 09
You sound just like me. I don't have the willpower either. I lasted about 4 hours. Good luck, if you try again.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Oct 09
We are a pair, at least u lasted longer than i doid. I'm not going to try again, i'm hopeless. Thanks for responding.