I QUIT

Twila
#1
Smoking. As of Monday April 25. I have been "clean" nicotine free since.

Yay me!
 
galianomama
#2
way to go twila! keep up the good work....what's your secret?
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#3
Bravo Twila. My advice, for what it's worth; None of that "one day at a time" drivel - you just don't smoke.
(If you're offered a smoke, don't say "no thanks, I'm trying to give them up", say "No thanks, I don't smoke". A small thing, but incredibly empowering). Hehehe
 
Twila
#4
Quote:

what's your secret?

Drugs actually. Zyban to be specific. Works like a charm. the only hard part is finding something to do at those times that you'd normally be smoking. My brain periodically fires up the "time to go for a smoke" My mind has to say NO not any more.


Henry, I think you are right. I quite once about 4 yrs ago (for 6 months) and I hated the questions "so do you feel like smoking?" or "getting cravings yet?"
so I learned to simply say "I don't smoke"
 
Reverend Blair
#5
That's okay, Twila, I smoke enough for the both of us....and few more to boot.
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

I quite once about 4 yrs ago (for 6 months)

I think it was Wilde, or Twain, or some other wag, who said "Giving up smoking is easy. I've done it lots of times."
 
Laika
#7
Congratulations! I'm a former smoker myself and quitting was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. You just don't realize how horrible that stuff smells until you quit. Plus, it's a great feeling to climb a flight of stairs and not be winded at the first landing!

Good for you! All the cool kids are non-smokers nowadays anyway.
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Hard-Luck Henry

Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

I quite once about 4 yrs ago (for 6 months)

I think it was Wilde, or Twain, or some other wag, who said "Giving up smoking is easy. I've done it lots of times."

I had to know, so I googled. 'Twas Twain. The quote relating to Wilde that I'd heard was this one:

Oscar Wilde: "Do you mind if I smoke?"
Sarah Bernhardt: "I don't care if you burn"

Hey, and it looks like you're a cool kid, Twila.
 
Twila
#9
Quote:

Hey, and it looks like you're a cool kid, Twila. Cool

Does this mean I have to give up being a geek? I like being a geek.
currently I can skip down the road. I don't have to wear the latest. I can act as silly as I like (and I do, often). But if I was cool.....I'd have to maintain a certain decorum.
 
Laika
#10
You are way ahead of the game. Haven't you heard? Geek is the new cool.

<pushes glasses up nose with a protractor>
 
Twila
#11
I love being ahead of my time.
 
zenfisher
#12
Good for you Twila ..it'll be ten years for me on Dec.1 It is definately one of the hardest things I have ever done.
 
Reverend Blair
#13
If you are half as annoying as Zen was when he quit, Twila, you might want to consider locking yourself in a cave for a few weeks.
 
zenfisher
#14
I thought I was in cave Rev.... No wait that was your office
 
Reverend Blair
#15
You thought it was bad then? You should see it now.
 
Frappuccino Dibs
#16
WELL DONE!

Once I was serious about giving up, I actually found it really easy. Only the post meal cigarette was difficult to lose the craving over.

Cigarettes smell aweful to me now and the thought of smoking makes me feel sick. I think this is my body saying 'your not bringing that **** near me again'.

You'll save a shed load of money as well.
 
mrmom2
#17
Way to go Twila I quit 3 years ago and i feel much better The only thing that changed though is my weight I got a little heavier Instead of buying smokes i bought goodies like candy and cakes so watch out for that stuff it will kill you
 
snoproblem
#18
The battle to quit continues for my kid sister. We all encourage her a lot.

Actually, she's one of only three remaining smokers in my extended family. Either they quit, or passed away. It was the other way around, just a generation or two ago ie. three or four non-smokers, the rest puffing away.

Times change.
 
Reverend Blair
#19
I'm the last smoker when I go to my dad's now. Well, except for one of my nephews, but his parents aren't supposed to know that, so don't tell anyone.

I hear my mom quit now too, so when I go there I'll be the last smoker.
 
Twila
#20
I too was the last smoker in my family.

Everyone else has quit. It sucked visiting and having to sit in the garage or backyard by myself smoking alone like some kind of junkie
 
Reverend Blair
#21
My family understands that if I can't smoke in their houses, I won't visit much. Besides, they live in rural Saskatchewan...about half of their friends still smoke.
 
snoproblem
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

I too was the last smoker in my family.

Everyone else has quit. It sucked visiting and having to sit in the garage or backyard by myself smoking alone like some kind of junkie

Ha! That's just what my sister says!

I missed a few smokers in my last head-count, but my sister is still the only smoker at a family get-together, more often than not.

There's three other puffers on my mom's side of the family, and an aunt and cousin on my Dad's side, who smoke - six out of almost thirty adults, altogether.
 
Twila
#23
I'm also finding out just how incidious this little addiction is. I'll be sitting working away just fine then suddenly I'm about to get up and go for a smoke. Or I think 'it''d be a good time to go for a smoke now" It's not really even me that's thinking it. It's the addiction telling my brain it's time for one.

It's like one of those alien movies where the alien is living inside you controlling you. Sucks!
 
Jay
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

Smoking. As of Monday April 25. I have been "clean" nicotine free since.

Yay me!


Good stuff Twila. Keep it up. ( think of the money you will save )
 
Twila
#25
Quote:

think of the money you will save

This is the "plan" I'm hoping to have a small fortune to take to Paris and Amsterdam this Aug. I have some serious shopping to do there.
 
Jay
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

Quote:

think of the money you will save

This is the "plan" I'm hoping to have a small fortune to take to Paris and Amsterdam this Aug. I have some serious shopping to do there.


I bet you do!!


Good luck. i do hope your plans work out for you.
 
Twila
#27
It has been 7 days. 1 whole week. I feel good. (just need some music note icons there.)
 
Rick van Opbergen
#28
My mom once tried to stop. We pushed her to start smoking again after the third murder attempt on us in just five days
 
Rick van Opbergen
#29
By the way, I think it is very brave of you to stop, Twila! It does require some extreme discipline and perseverance!
 
Twila
#30
Actually Ricky, I took Zyban. All it requires is to remember that I've quit. And to avoid work on the day after starting 2 pills a day. what a zinger of a high it gives ya!
 

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