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Message 765185 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 8:38:39 UTC

OK......I have tried before.......but I am ready to quit.........

Anybody wanna give me some support???

I just took my last drag offa my last burner.....
Then I took a drag offa one I found behind the couch.......and believe me, I was searching for one.....

I'm gonna go to snooze with the kitties right now, and believe me, I am gonna have a Jones on for one when I get up.........

How 'bout some support?

Sorry for askin', but I am weak...........

Anybody gonnna join me?

I will if you will....
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Message 765187 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 8:42:26 UTC

I will help you... and support you... how exactly?
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Message 765188 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 8:46:42 UTC - in response to Message 765187.

I will help you... and support you... how exactly?

Well.....if you are smoker and said you would quit with me..........
If you are not.....so much the better for you.......
Any support you can give me will help........I have taken a big step by posting this on the forum......'cuz if I back down now, I will have to answer to y'all........
Making the commitment is the first step, I guess......
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Message 765190 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 8:49:36 UTC

I'm not a smoker, so close I was to being pulled in a few years back...
Any help I can give you? I'm at your service.
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Message 765191 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 8:49:39 UTC

Mebbe too late......been doin' it for 'bout 20 years or so......bad thing, I know......
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Message 765192 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 8:53:40 UTC - in response to Message 765190.

I'm not a smoker, so close I was to being pulled in a few years back...
Any help I can give you? I'm at your service.

I'll trade my whiskey for the cigs........not sure which vice is worse...but ya gotta start somewhere.......
You can just be a friend......one day at a time......thanks....

Gonns go to sleep now with the kitties....they help too.........

T'morrow shall be a better day, eh?
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Message 765193 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 8:58:35 UTC

I like whisky, maybe me get some out right now..... its 9:00 PM and I've had a hard day plus this pathetic piece of Pentium 4 is doing my head in....

Keep trying to break the addiction....
Goodnight Mark!
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Message 765194 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 9:04:12 UTC - in response to Message 765193.

I like whisky, maybe me get some out right now..... its 9:00 PM and I've had a hard day plus this pathetic piece of Pentium 4 is doing my head in....

Keep trying to break the addiction....
Goodnight Mark!


G'nite, my friend,....it's 4:00 am here now....and I must sleep....gotta pull a 10 hour shift tomorrow.....
Let me know what is troubling you with that P4..maybe I can help....or maybe not.....
Best kitty wishes................
Mark.

Signing off for the night...........
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Message 765231 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 10:47:56 UTC

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Despite the cravings, keep true to your resolution.

It will give you more money for more upgraded/new rigs, and affording flexible O/Cing MoBos.

And you will feel better over the following quarter from the point you ceased.

Best of luck

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Message 765233 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 10:57:15 UTC - in response to Message 765231.
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Mark

Despite the cravings, keep true to your resolution.

It will give you more money for more upgraded/new rigs, and affording flexible O/Cing MoBos.

And you will feel better over the following quarter from the point you ceased.

Best of luck

John

Where are my ciggies??????????????/
Argggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...............
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Message 765235 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 11:01:59 UTC

Help me if I get crazy..........Hold that Tiger..
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Message 765236 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 11:05:31 UTC

Arrgghhhh......Tiger Rag......They say the first few breaths are the hardest......out with the bad air, in with the good...................................
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Message 765242 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 11:27:47 UTC

I gave up in May last year after 40 years of smoking, thats 13 months now. I found at £150 a month I was having trouble affording it, when my part-time hours got cut by half. There were 3 rules that worked for me.

1. You need a valid reason to give up ie money, health, etc
2. You have to genuinely WANT to give up
3. You need to remind yourself of 1 & 2 every day

Best advice I can give is don't go cold turkey, you'll fry your brain. Cut down gradually over a couple of weeks, from 20 a day to 15, then to 10, then to 5, then stop. That way you wean yourself off it. I didn't use patches or gum but if they help then do so.

Announce publicly that are giving up, fear of ridicule if you fail is a powerful enabler. Do something positive with the money you save so you can see a positive benefit from your efforts. I also found it helped to continue to mix with smokers, after a week when your sense of smell and taste start to come back, it's a constant reminder of how you were and never realised it.

It should be easier for people these days to give up, as there is so much legislation against where you can smoke, and it has become very much an anti-social pastime. You will probably find that you drink and eat more to compensate, so do watch the alcohol and weight.

Remind yourself all the time of that valid reason why you stopped, and that you genuinely want to continue, and let people know how you are getting on, so that they can praise and support you.

Best of luck Mark, you CAN do it if you really WANT to!!


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Message 765245 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 11:53:46 UTC - in response to Message 765231.
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Mark

Despite the cravings, keep true to your resolution.

It will give you more money for more upgraded/new rigs, and affording flexible O/Cing MoBos.

And you will feel better over the following quarter from the point you ceased.

Best of luck

John


I agree here. Save up the money that you would normally spend on smokes and put it towards something else (like your kitties).

I have never smoked. Never even tried one. And will never do so.

Good luck to you Mark. If you want to quit smoking you can do it. You are stronger than you think. And by quiting you may also be improving your kitties health as they don't have the smoke, fumes and smell as well. Perhaps that is a motivation.

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Message 765247 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 11:55:41 UTC - in response to Message 765242.

I gave up in May last year after 40 years of smoking, thats 13 months now. I found at £150 a month I was having trouble affording it, when my part-time hours got cut by half. There were 3 rules that worked for me.

1. You need a valid reason to give up ie money, health, etc
2. You have to genuinely WANT to give up
3. You need to remind yourself of 1 & 2 every day

Best advice I can give is don't go cold turkey, you'll fry your brain. Cut down gradually over a couple of weeks, from 20 a day to 15, then to 10, then to 5, then stop. That way you wean yourself off it. I didn't use patches or gum but if they help then do so.

Announce publicly that are giving up, fear of ridicule if you fail is a powerful enabler. Do something positive with the money you save so you can see a positive benefit from your efforts. I also found it helped to continue to mix with smokers, after a week when your sense of smell and taste start to come back, it's a constant reminder of how you were and never realised it.

It should be easier for people these days to give up, as there is so much legislation against where you can smoke, and it has become very much an anti-social pastime. You will probably find that you drink and eat more to compensate, so do watch the alcohol and weight.

Remind yourself all the time of that valid reason why you stopped, and that you genuinely want to continue, and let people know how you are getting on, so that they can praise and support you.

Best of luck Mark, you CAN do it if you really WANT to!!


Thank you for your comments.....
1......both.....I am tired of paying $6.00/pack for something I throw in the ashtray when I am done with it...and at 51 years of age, it sure ain't helpin' me health......
2......I DO want to quit....have for some time now.....
3......I HAVE announced publicly.....henceforth this thread......and that was exactly my reason for doing so.....
4......I already drink like da fish, so that could not get any worse (weekends only), and I only weight 150 lbs., so I got some leeeway there..........

Chris......this is gonna be a cold turkey thing for me or not at all......you know my struggle.....and thank you again for your thoughts and support.....I only got about 25 years into it, so if you did it, so can I.....me freakin' meow!!!
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Message 765251 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 12:11:11 UTC - in response to Message 765247.

I gave up in May last year after 40 years of smoking, thats 13 months now. I found at £150 a month I was having trouble affording it, when my part-time hours got cut by half. There were 3 rules that worked for me.

1. You need a valid reason to give up ie money, health, etc
2. You have to genuinely WANT to give up
3. You need to remind yourself of 1 & 2 every day

Best advice I can give is don't go cold turkey, you'll fry your brain. Cut down gradually over a couple of weeks, from 20 a day to 15, then to 10, then to 5, then stop. That way you wean yourself off it. I didn't use patches or gum but if they help then do so.

Announce publicly that are giving up, fear of ridicule if you fail is a powerful enabler. Do something positive with the money you save so you can see a positive benefit from your efforts. I also found it helped to continue to mix with smokers, after a week when your sense of smell and taste start to come back, it's a constant reminder of how you were and never realised it.

It should be easier for people these days to give up, as there is so much legislation against where you can smoke, and it has become very much an anti-social pastime. You will probably find that you drink and eat more to compensate, so do watch the alcohol and weight.

Remind yourself all the time of that valid reason why you stopped, and that you genuinely want to continue, and let people know how you are getting on, so that they can praise and support you.

Best of luck Mark, you CAN do it if you really WANT to!!


Thank you for your comments.....
1......both.....I am tired of paying $6.00/pack for something I throw in the ashtray when I am done with it...and at 51 years of age, it sure ain't helpin' me health......
2......I DO want to quit....have for some time now.....
3......I HAVE announced publicly.....henceforth this thread......and that was exactly my reason for doing so.....
4......I already drink like da fish, so that could not get any worse (weekends only), and I only weight 150 lbs., so I got some leeeway there..........

Chris......this is gonna be a cold turkey thing for me or not at all......you know my struggle.....and thank you again for your thoughts and support.....I only got about 25 years into it, so if you did it, so can I.....me freakin' meow!!!

Hi msattler! That´s really good news......and a very positive step which you will not regret at all. Chris S has named the most important rules to keep you on the right path. Hope this message helps you a little bit. Make your mind up!
Cheers!


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Message 765254 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 12:15:40 UTC - in response to Message 765251.
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Hi msattler! That´s really good news......and a very positive step which you will not regret at all. Chris S has named the most important rules to keep you on the right path. Hope this message helps you a little bit. Make your mind up!
Cheers!


Dirk.....every message of support helps.....believe me, it's a mind over matter thing.....and anything that helps the mind helps the matter.......
Thank you.....this is gonna be a fight, and I know it.....
But the kitties are strong now........
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Message 765271 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 14:17:51 UTC - in response to Message 765185.

OK......I have tried before.......but I am ready to quit.........

Anybody wanna give me some support???

I just took my last drag offa my last burner.....
Then I took a drag offa one I found behind the couch.......and believe me, I was searching for one.....

I'm gonna go to snooze with the kitties right now, and believe me, I am gonna have a Jones on for one when I get up.........

How 'bout some support?

Sorry for askin', but I am weak...........

Anybody gonnna join me?

I will if you will....



Mark...I will join you. I have been trying to quit since the start of the year. I will not purchase any more of the death sticks, but I will truly miss them. You have given me a good reason. Let's stick to it, buddy...


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Message 765281 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 15:21:19 UTC

Well Mark I am not a smoker and I've never been so I can't give you any advice. What I can do is support you by encouraging you and wishing you the best of luck. I know several people that has quit smoking so I know how hard it can be on them. I hope you succeed in your goal and live a happy, smoke free life after wards. Good luck,
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Message 765296 - Posted: 9 Jun 2008, 15:56:07 UTC - in response to Message 765271.

OK......I have tried before.......but I am ready to quit.........

Anybody wanna give me some support???

I just took my last drag offa my last burner.....
Then I took a drag offa one I found behind the couch.......and believe me, I was searching for one.....

I'm gonna go to snooze with the kitties right now, and believe me, I am gonna have a Jones on for one when I get up.........

How 'bout some support?

Sorry for askin', but I am weak...........

Anybody gonnna join me?

I will if you will....



Mark...I will join you. I have been trying to quit since the start of the year. I will not purchase any more of the death sticks, but I will truly miss them. You have given me a good reason. Let's stick to it, buddy...


Hoo boy......hard to back down now......I'll make it through the day while I am at work.....the hard part will be not stopping for a pack on the way home close to midnight.......reeeeeeeeeeeeally hard. But I'll try....
I hope we both can stick with it......

Oh, and BTW....the kitties have been running hard after ya, but your RAC has been climbing too........good chase, that.
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