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first day without cigs

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Celerity, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    So I'm on week 2 of the Chantix and it appears to be working. I've been smoking up to this point, but like 3 a day. When I hang out with friends I want one, and I'm mostly bored just sitting and not smoking.

    But the physical withdrawal, didn't have it. I actually FEEL fine.

    So today I didn't even pick up a pack. I'm done with them. I feel no different before or after one (With this stuff) so the only thing I have to get over is the incredible boredom.

    Riding this weekend helped a lot, but the bike is in the shp today (Read motorcycle forum)
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    its tough
    i've "quit" a week or 2 ago, but drinking with friends that smoke usually results in having a smoke that night
     
  3. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Right now I want an ice cream sandwich just as much as I want a cigarette.
     
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    smarty009 Senior Member

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    its all in your head...if you really wanna stop you can
     
  5. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    oh hey, really ?

    Cuz it's neat that there are thousands of professionals, doctors and centers across the globe dedicated to addiction, when all they need to know is that "it's in their head".

    Yes, it's in my head.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    smarty009 Senior Member

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    yup...i have always believed that its in your head...i don't believe in addiction period...i find that as an excuse for people to continue doing certain things that file under the "addiction" category...i used to smoke...and one day i decided i didn't want to anymore...and guess what...i haven't smoked since...blah...don't give me that addiction whiny BS
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Tom Cruise ? Is that you ?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    im addicted to sex. does that mean its all in my head?
     
  10. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    my advice is just dont think about it
    that seems to be the down fall for a lot of people
    they sit there counting off the seconds that they have been smoke free for
    no smokes for 1 hour
    no smokes for 3 days
    no smokes for a week and a half
    no smokes for.... AHHHHHH!!!!!! GIMME A FUCKING CIGARETTE!!!!!

    and then theyre back to smoking again

    just dont think about it
    dont focus on how long its been
    look at each craving the same and just tell yourself :no:
    it doesnt matter if its 2 days 2 weeks or 2 years, a craving is a craving... you just need to keep telling yourself :no:
    i didnt smoke for almost 2 years after my accident... then i started leting myself smoke only when i was out with friends at the bar.... then i started going to the bar more just so i could smoke... then i allowed myself to smoke with friends out getting coffee too... then i was back to smoking all over again

    need more incentive? then try to reward yourself by putting the money you would have spent smoking aside for something else (house stuff, car stuff, bike stuff, gun stuff, vacation, etc)
    shit a pack a day habit runs you about $2000 per year... i can think of a lot of cool shit to do with that money
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    It is all in your head... I tried to quit a few times... And it would work, then i would say fuckit i want a cigarette... and start again...

    One day, I woke up, and said I quit... Havent picked up a cigarette since.

    Saturday will be four years since i've had a cigarette... I still crave them... But now its a "I've made it this long, i'm not going to ruin a 4 year streak for 1 lousy cancer stick"...
     
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    its ok man...just keep using "addiction" as your excuse...the two posts after yours only back up what I'm saying even more (excluding the sex one of course)...if you wanna truly stop you will stop...
     
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    So, what is your primary reason for quitting?
     
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    That in today's day and age, where we know that cigarettes cause cancer, you have to be downright idiotic and possess reckless disregard for your body and life if you continue to smoke?

    ...that would be my reason to quit, or not to start.

    Oh yes and then the extra $7.50 for each pack of cigs.
     
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    I ask because your reason for quitting can determine whether you follow through or not.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I rarely pay over $3.25 a pack for cigs. After the tax increase, I pay about $3.50 per pack. Not a lot.

    I'm getting my life ready for kids.
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    :eek:
    You mean like baby goats right?
     
  18. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    this guy has his hands full.

    someone wanna photochop steves face up there?

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    drink ots of water, go on a walk.

    and tough it out, the second day is seriously half as hard as the first
     
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    my buddy smoked for like 9 yrs.. pack a day.. he had been talking about quiting and one day he said i'm done and hasn't touched a cig in over a year..
     
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