I Wish I could, I wish I Could , I wish I could

United States
February 1, 2007 11:49am CST
I know, I should be saying I know I can, I know I can, I know I can. Any one ever heard of the "Little Train That Could"? Well thats not me.
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14 responses
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I did quit once for a few months but as people who have smoked for a while know stress and temptation can drive you to smoke agian. I will try again when I'm not sure.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
I know how you feel. I smoked for ten years. I quit for about two years and some things came up and I started smoking again.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
4 Feb 07
and just why not? you can do what ever you set your mind to. if you think you can't you won't. if you think you can you will try, and then try again. i know it is not always easy, but can is so much easier then can't. can't comes with guilt for not trying, and that is a bag that never goes with a good pair of shoes!
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Oh my goodness. You really got me on that one. LOL
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@cabergren (1181)
• United States
3 Feb 07
It took me a long time, but I just finally said this is it. You definitely have to be at that point or it just won't work. There are lots of new treatments out there. A friend of mine had that laser treatment done. She hasn't smoked since. It really worked. I used SmokeAway.com. It is herbs and I didn't think it would but it actually worked. Like I said you have to be ready and then it will actually work for you.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Thanks I will look up that web sight.
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@jencat70 (82)
• United States
2 Feb 07
i've tried the patch and the pills and cold turkey is a joke! i've decided that the only way i could ever quit is to be locked away for three months and then maybe i wont have the urge to smoke after i am freed!!!
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• United States
4 Feb 07
good idea!
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Me neither. I have zero willpower when it comes to quitting. I want to quit, but apparently not bad enough, because as soon as I think I can, it seems like somethng happens and its "Not a good time".
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I so know the feeling. I have worked at the same job for 23 years. The company retired and I now have to find another job. So being stressed, I want to smoke more. Not having anything to do, I want to smoke more. My kids coming home being roudy, I want to smoke more. My hubby! want to smoke more. LOL. I hope you have a good day.
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@candygurl24 (1880)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I know the feeling. I am in preparation mode to try and quit for good this time. Hopefully I can do it..and I've been telling myself that I know I can, and I do, but that other little part of me says, yeah, whatever..lol. Good luck!
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Every time I smoke my last cig. I tell myself that thats it. No more! I am not going to spend no more money on that nasty habbet. The next thing I know, I am at the store buying them. I am going to quit. I am now pacing myself. I cant have a cig. but every hour. after a week it will be longer. I am not going to let it beat me. Have a great day.
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@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
26 Feb 07
I try my best to be optimistic but this little train can but not all the time its hard to be the train that can some times i'm just the train that could but never did
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• United States
11 Mar 07
well the things that you never did, If it is a good thing, It is not to late.
• United States
16 Feb 07
smoking is a nasty addiction to quit and I simpathize. i'm a nonsmoker but a compulsive over eater so i know what it is to have a monkey on your back.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Oh I am an over eater also. I am just really good at being addicted to somethng.
• India
15 Feb 07
ya its the situation which every smoker face when s/he try to leave it. u can't leave it suddenly. u hv to reduce it slowly nd one day u will reach at the position when u will be able to leave it.I am sure u can do it and u will do.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Thanks for believing in me. I dont smoke around anyone because I respect what they breath in. I just need to respect my lungs more.
• United States
15 Feb 07
How are you doing with this now? Is it any better? You know, I quit 5 times before I got it right. They say sometimes you just have to practice quitting, and each time you do it, you get closer and closer until one day, you're just done! I've been smoke free for 4 years now! you can do it to!
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• United States
11 Mar 07
well congrats. I am still smoking. Just not alot. I have really cut down.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
15 Feb 07
This is one of my favorite children's stories. I used it on my children when they said, "I can't". I must have learned that from my Mom - she did the same thing to me. Scary thing is both myself and my kids now don't know the word "can't". This can be dangerous such as the 60 foot tree in the back yard which son #2 proceeded to climb to the top of when a friend said he couldn't climb that tree. Of course I nearly had heart failure when I saw him at the top acting like nothing in the world was wrong.
• United States
11 Mar 07
kids are great arent they?
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I think trying to quit smoking is very hard. I too have this problem. I know people that don't smoke gets mad at us for saying that we want to quit over and over, but you just have to be there to really get it.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
exactly. Its just like a real skinny person that has been skinny there whole life and can eat anything they want, telling you that you can loose weight if you wanted to.
@deepshan (104)
• India
4 Feb 07
i would like it
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Me too.
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
22 Aug 10
Smoking is really a addiction and not easy to quit all of sudden. But good thing is there are many rehabilition center for helping to get rid of these habits. Try them and make a great change in your life.