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Today is my day one. (Original Post) PeaceNikki Dec 2011 OP
bah hahahah. i love you. lol seabeyond Dec 2011 #1
That monkey, warts and all, has been a trusty friend for PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #3
what do they say is the second an urge stays with you seabeyond Dec 2011 #6
yep oldhippydude Dec 2011 #15
Go PeaceNikki! racaulk Dec 2011 #2
awww, thanks!! PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #4
Wow, that is awesome! racaulk Dec 2011 #5
That's really nice. Thank you for that. PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #10
wow seabeyond Dec 2011 #7
Your absolutely awesome-such an achievement! crunch60 Mar 2012 #21
Luck Nikki!!! Scuba Dec 2011 #8
Thanks, Scuba!! PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #11
24 hours and nobody is hurt. PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #9
LOL Scuba Dec 2011 #12
there is a saying around nicotine recovery groups oldhippydude Dec 2011 #16
You can do it!! I just passed the two week mark. LadyHawkAZ Dec 2011 #13
congrats on new quiters oldhippydude Dec 2011 #14
you can do it! arely staircase Dec 2011 #17
Tomorrow morning HelenKa Jan 2012 #18
What? sunyoyo Feb 2012 #19
How is it going? Kath1 Mar 2012 #20
How's it going? myrna minx Apr 2012 #22
I hope you do. Just don't get down on yourself it you blow it. gateley May 2012 #23


(110,159 posts)
1. bah hahahah. i love you. lol
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:59 PM
Dec 2011

i so know the feeling. today. good luck girl. kick that monkey in the ass.

so hard. i hear ya. soon, for me.... again.


(27,985 posts)
3. That monkey, warts and all, has been a trusty friend for
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:05 PM
Dec 2011

20 some years. Imma miss the stinky fucker sometimes. Like now. The evenings were my very heavy smoking times.

Breathe. Breathe..



(110,159 posts)
6. what do they say is the second an urge stays with you
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:33 PM
Dec 2011

really, 20 sec? or is it every 20 minutes we get the urge. cant remember

hey, once i drank water every time i felt the want. that helped. stopped the craving immediately


(2,514 posts)
15. yep
Mon Dec 19, 2011, 08:12 AM
Dec 2011

at least thats what it says in the nicotine anonymous literature, every 20 mins.. yep the water thing really helps

actually there are some tools to deal with the cravings.. the 5d's work well early on.. 5 little ways to beat a craving

1.. distract.. (do something else) for instance maybe wash dishes, ever try to smoke with wet hands..

2.. delay..(i dont need one now).. put if off for 5 mins , then another period, and yet another.. continued delays = a quit

3.. discuss if a member of a support groupcall someone, or post to the internet

4.. deep breathe.. most smokers have to learn to breathe deeply again, often the only time we did soo was inhaling smoke

5.. drink water.. it flushes toxins, and relieves cravings..

sorry bout typing spelling folks.. i am dyslexic and looking forward tothe spell checker working on DU3


(11,550 posts)
2. Go PeaceNikki!
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:00 PM
Dec 2011

I've never been a smoker, so I can't begin to imagine how hard it is to quit. But I have every confidence that you can finally quit if you put your mind to it. And know that you have this community for support.

Just take it one day at a time, and best of luck!


(27,985 posts)
4. awww, thanks!!
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:13 PM
Dec 2011

I've tackled my overeating, making poor food choices and completely changed my body and health in that regard. I've done 7 months of fitness boot camp, and I jog/run/hike 20-25 miles per week, lost 60 lbs and 16 inches from my waist. I can do this.

Strong like bull.


(11,550 posts)
5. Wow, that is awesome!
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:29 PM
Dec 2011

If you can make all those positive changes in the name of your health, then quitting your smoking should be a piece of cake! That really is fantastic!

And whether you know it or not, I'm certain that there are people around you in your life that see these changes you are making and look to you for inspiration. The next time you feel like taking a drag, remember those people.

Seriously, your changes are amazing. Keep going, girl!



(1,412 posts)
21. Your absolutely awesome-such an achievement!
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 12:36 AM
Mar 2012
Now--the little smelly devils saying, smoke me, smoke me. I'm trying to quit as well. Trying the water distraction thing.


(2,514 posts)
16. there is a saying around nicotine recovery groups
Mon Dec 19, 2011, 08:16 AM
Dec 2011

" your allowed 3 homocides in you first 30 days".. the world is more forgiving than most folks give it credit for.. peace indeed lady


(9 posts)
18. Tomorrow morning
Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:43 AM
Jan 2012

Tomorrow morning, I am going to wake up and slap that baby on and move on with my life. No more smelling like an ashtray, no more breathing hard from walking up a couple of flights of stairs, no more phlegm, none of it.


(4,309 posts)
20. How is it going?
Sun Mar 11, 2012, 01:08 AM
Mar 2012

Just found this group. I've been smoking waaaaaay too long and would love to quit. Way too expensive these days. I resolve to quit on Sunday but after some work stress on Monday I'm a confirmed smoker once again. Live-in daughter who is 24 smokes and that makes it even harder to give it up.


(62,683 posts)
23. I hope you do. Just don't get down on yourself it you blow it.
Mon May 14, 2012, 01:25 AM
May 2012

Just keep on trying. I had to do it (can't count how many times) until finally it was -- for whatever the hell reason -- the right time.

Don't give up! Good luck!

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