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Day 1

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by dionysus, Apr 4, 2016.

    Apr 4, 2016
  1. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    Well, summer's coming but it's lull time right now; no birthdays, events or holidays til the May long weekend.......so going to give quitting smoking a go, since I've not all those temptations associated with parties and drinkiing and being around my smoking friends, making it near impossible.

    Been a smoker for 25+ years and am at over a pack a day.
    Haven't had one all day and already jittery and short fused. Worst, there's an entirely full carton the freezer, but remaining strong. It's the sleep thing that's hard, plus remembering not to take it out on the dogs.

    Here's hoping :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Apr 4, 2016
  3. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Go for it...will certainly be worth it when in a few weeks:

    - the morning cough is becoming absent
    - you suddenly can taste your food
    - your house won't stink
    - you don't gasp for air after 5 steps
    - you can run with your dogs again
    - you have saved a few hundred $ that you can blow then on other things, e.g. slots ;) :D
    -....list not complete

    I am a really funny smoker....

    - on gambling days - up to 2 packs, sometimes even more
    - on non-gambling days - maybe 2 or 3 cigarettes all day :rolleyes:

    EDIT: I can go for days without a smoke if i don't gamble, don't even miss it, but the soon i spin those reels i need a coffee and a fag... :eek:
     
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  4. Apr 4, 2016
  5. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    I cant go a day without, without getting.a bad temper and jitters but you're right, it'll be worth it.
    And ya, I imagine I'll have a new go on taste experience and the dogs will appreciate a more active me.
     
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  6. Apr 4, 2016
  7. mina1929

    mina1929 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Food Catering
    Location:
    World
    It is really hard to give up cold turkey, I can't do it, I am a smoker as well. I did try the patches and they work. I will go on the patches again sometime just have to remember to stock up on them lol

    I wish you all the luck. Willpower, strength, energy, fresh air etc :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Apr 4, 2016
  9. petro

    petro Dormant account, per user request PABnoaccred2 PABaccred

    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    Narnia
    I smoke pipe tobacco. I don't smoke all the time though; I would have 3-4 pipes per week.

    Day 1: tobacco pipe.jpg,Apr 4, 2016

    I find it helps me focus in on single topic; helping me think clearer. Cigarettes don't do that for me.

    Good luck at your attempt to quit dionysus.
     
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  10. Apr 4, 2016
  11. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    This about sums up my smoking pattern :D :D

    Day 1: capture 408.jpg,Apr 4, 2016
     
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  12. Apr 4, 2016
  13. hhhelllo

    hhhelllo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Modern age slavery
    Location:
    canada
    Good luck man! I smoke 8 cigarettes a day and I really want to stop but it's so hard... I tried and failed 2 weeks ago... I was going insane in my sleep.

    I am sure you can do it... After 25 years of smoking it's not like you have other options... Live or die. Make your choice.
     
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  14. Apr 4, 2016
  15. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Glad I'm not on my own on this one matey lol :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Apr 4, 2016
  17. Nate

    Nate Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Monster
    Location:
    Cyberspace
    Good Luck mate - Its a tough habit to kick.

    Nate
     
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  18. Apr 4, 2016
  19. lockinlove

    lockinlove Staring into the sun PABaccred

    Occupation:
    I work :D
    Location:
    Canada
    especially after 25 years. Smoking just isnt smoking. Its part of your life and daily routine.

    You arent just kicking the habit, you are getting rid of a part of your life which makes it even harder.

    You need to find something to put in place of it. Strong candies. Maybe a fast walk or a run. Something to kill the cravings.

    When I quit a few months ago, aside from the candies I used to hop on my bike and ride it. I found exerting myself took the cravings away. Let those lungs burn it will turn you off and find something to occupy your mind. Thinking about it makes it all the harder.

    Its going to be hard but try and think of all the benefits. I suggest putting the money you would use towards smokes into a jar and after a month count it and see the savings :D

    Then use those savings for something you like. Maybe a prepaid card for gambling or something cool you have wanted.

    Hopefully you catch a bad cold cause I can tell you that helps big time :eek2::oops:
     
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  20. Apr 4, 2016
  21. fun4all

    fun4all Senior Member

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    Good luck mate its very hard to do, I have been there and done that.

    What is good is that you are choosing to quit, that is the key to success. Stay strong and think of all the health benefits and money saved when you have a craving. Come and type a load of rubbish into this thread if you have to do something to let the stress out!
     
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  22. Apr 4, 2016
  23. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    Cheers, not so much stress (though twitchy perhaps lol) as keeping my brain otherwise occupied - just trying to binge watch tv for the distraction while pigging out on healthy snacks (fruit)
     
  24. Apr 4, 2016
  25. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Block S25, South Stand, Ashton Gate, BS3
    Best of luck. I turned to vaping after trying everything else. Been smoke free now since 6th October 2014, after a 25 year habit, smoking 25 a day.
     
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  26. Apr 4, 2016
  27. LHofsdal

    LHofsdal Ueber Meister MM

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    NY
    Good Luck to you!!

    I know when I quit smoking I chewed packs of gum like it was water. I chose Big Red gum because it was not bubble gum and I like the cinnamon flavor. The hardest time of day for me was right after dinner. I don't know why but the craving always hit me the hardest at that time.

    My husband and daughter told me I wasn't "bitchy" throughout the process, but I was always moving around. I took up going to the gym because I found I would smoke the most sitting home pretty much doing nothing. I didn't want to comfort my cravings with food so I went to the gym. The days I didn't go to the gym I would work out at the house.

    Looking back now, I did see that I smoked like a chimney when I was sitting in front of my computer spinning away. My advice to you is be active, don't sit around because that is when you feel like you need a smoke. When I was out doing something I didn't crave it.

    Be strong, you can do it. It is going to take time, but everyday you go without one, you become stronger and in time you will lose the cravings all together!

    All the best to you,
    LH
     
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  28. Apr 4, 2016
  29. secret2

    secret2 irishbrit62 MM

    Occupation:
    driver
    Location:
    New York, United States
    Good luck!

    I quit smoking regular cigs 3 years ago but vaped for the next two years and then I quit altogether; almost a year. Do whatever it takes to stay cig-free.

    We're here for you. I know that it is your battle but it can help to vent.

    Sleep lots, carry a straw with you, cut back on 'triggers'.

    It's not easy but then you know you are feeling what everyone feels when quitting. It's normal to feel very uneasy. Just go through it.

    Meditation is also a good thing to do when going through a dark patch. You download Calm.com on your cell and it's free for the basic meditation. Also looking into a candle flame.

    Ok, I think I got you covered. ;)

    Good luck.:cool:
     
  30. Apr 5, 2016
  31. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    How was Day 1???

    Still going strong, i hope. :thumbsup:
     
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  32. Apr 5, 2016
  33. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    Haven't had one, no.
    Had a few nasty coughing fits which I'd expect as my body's trying to purge. Unfortunately, I think I pulled a few of my cracked ribs so spent most of the day in bed and hurting breathing while my chest feels like it's on fire. But hey....no smoke today. :D
     
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  34. Apr 5, 2016
  35. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Very good to hear that :thumbsup: ..not so good about your ribs, but who said it will come easy ;)

    Funnily, i never ever had and have a cough from smoking and that although i been smoking regularly for 30 years. Maybe i would start thinking of giving it up too if i had that morning cough every day.
     
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  36. Apr 5, 2016
  37. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    Actually, didnt have a smokers cough either - woke, lit a smoke, put on coffee. Probably just now as I'm going through withdraw 2 days in and (yum) the body's tossing up lung butter while it can.
     
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  38. Apr 5, 2016
  39. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Same here mate..although I first get the coffee :D

    Yeah, luckily the body is pretty good in cleaning itself up once we stop feeding it toxic stuff :thumbsup:
     
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