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Thu Dec 8, 2011, 08:53 PM

Today is my day one.

Again. I've got it this time, right?

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Reply Today is my day one. (Original post)
PeaceNikki Dec 2011 OP
seabeyond Dec 2011 #1
PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #3
seabeyond Dec 2011 #6
oldhippydude Dec 2011 #15
racaulk Dec 2011 #2
PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #4
racaulk Dec 2011 #5
PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #10
seabeyond Dec 2011 #7
crunch60 Mar 2012 #21
Scuba Dec 2011 #8
PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #11
PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #9
Scuba Dec 2011 #12
oldhippydude Dec 2011 #16
LadyHawkAZ Dec 2011 #13
oldhippydude Dec 2011 #14
arely staircase Dec 2011 #17
HelenKa Jan 2012 #18
sunyoyo Feb 2012 #19
Kath1 Mar 2012 #20
myrna minx Apr 2012 #22
gateley May 2012 #23

Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 08:59 PM

1. bah hahahah. i love you. lol

 

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

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

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:05 PM

3. That monkey, warts and all, has been a trusty friend for

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

Breathe. Breathe..

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:33 PM

6. what do they say is the second an urge stays with you

 

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

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 07:12 AM

15. yep

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

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:00 PM

2. Go PeaceNikki!

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!

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Response to racaulk (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:13 PM

4. awww, thanks!!



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.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:29 PM

5. Wow, that is awesome!

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!

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Response to racaulk (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 07:38 AM

10. That's really nice. Thank you for that.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:33 PM

7. wow

 

damn. you are good.

can i be you.... lol

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 11:36 PM

21. Your absolutely awesome-such an achievement!

 

Now--the little smelly devils saying, smoke me, smoke me. I'm trying to quit as well. Trying the water distraction thing.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 05:03 AM

8. Luck Nikki!!!

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 07:38 AM

11. Thanks, Scuba!!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 07:37 AM

9. 24 hours and nobody is hurt.

Whew.

Strong like bull.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 08:00 AM

12. LOL

 

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 07:16 AM

16. there is a saying around nicotine recovery groups

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

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:10 AM

13. You can do it!! I just passed the two week mark.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 06:58 AM

14. congrats on new quiters

its not easy but its doable...

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 02:21 PM

17. you can do it!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 06:43 AM

18. Tomorrow morning

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.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 05:34 AM

19. What?

What? you can tell us more? confused.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 12:08 AM

20. How is it going?

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.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:48 AM

22. How's it going?

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 12:25 AM

23. I hope you do. Just don't get down on yourself it you blow it.

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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