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Message 772746 - Posted: 24 Jun 2008, 4:11:12 UTC

Don't give in Mark!
Day 15 today! Half-a-month without a cig!

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Message 772787 - Posted: 24 Jun 2008, 6:52:44 UTC
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Is that another day passing you have achieved, without falling now?

Congratulations!

You are still winning the battle, and a long way to seeking a win in this war!

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Message 773146 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 0:45:47 UTC

17 more hours under the belt. Time to offer a celebratory round somewhere...

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Message 773195 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 3:40:56 UTC - in response to Message 773146.
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17 more hours under the belt. Time to offer a celebratory round somewhere...

I'll have a few celebratory rounds Thursday night....
No cigs, another week of work finished, and off all next week for Pierce's annual 4th of July factory shutdown........

I'm still waiting for it to start to make a real difference in how I feel, but I hope that is still coming.....
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Message 773197 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 3:58:52 UTC

Great to see yer still hanging in there Mark.

Keep it up, my friend. Your name falls further down The List with every passing day. :-)
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Message 773200 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 4:18:55 UTC

Mark, Great to see you have kept smoke free for 2 1/2 weeks!!! Keep up the good work!
It will a short time more for your to feel the positive effects of your crusade.
Don't give in to the urge during the extended weekend.


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Message 773201 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 4:31:09 UTC - in response to Message 773200.

Mark, Great to see you have kept smoke free for 2 1/2 weeks!!! Keep up the good work!
It will a short time more for your to feel the positive effects of your crusade.
Don't give in to the urge during the extended weekend.


I am trying....but so far it does not seem to be getting any easier.....
The urge to stop and get a pack after work late at night sometimes is near impossible to quash.....but, so far, so good.
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Message 773207 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 4:55:23 UTC - in response to Message 773201.

Mark, Great to see you have kept smoke free for 2 1/2 weeks!!! Keep up the good work!
It will a short time more for your to feel the positive effects of your crusade.
Don't give in to the urge during the extended weekend.


I am trying....but so far it does not seem to be getting any easier.....
The urge to stop and get a pack after work late at night sometimes is near impossible to quash.....but, so far, so good.


The main reason for that is because it was a thing you habitually did.

Is there another route you can take home from work? Not going past the place where you bought smokes every night may help stave off some of that urge.

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Message 773232 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 7:00:44 UTC

Congratulations on over 2.5 weeks stopped smoking, Mark

The cravings are still there, but the best part of 20 years training on a route is a hard habit to break. As Knightmare says, retraining yourself may be part of the exercise now.
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Message 773245 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 9:14:15 UTC - in response to Message 773207.

Mark, Great to see you have kept smoke free for 2 1/2 weeks!!! Keep up the good work!
It will a short time more for your to feel the positive effects of your crusade.
Don't give in to the urge during the extended weekend.

I am trying....but so far it does not seem to be getting any easier.....
The urge to stop and get a pack after work late at night sometimes is near impossible to quash.....but, so far, so good.


The main reason for that is because it was a thing you habitually did.

Is there another route you can take home from work? Not going past the place where you bought smokes every night may help stave off some of that urge.

Good advice KM. And when it does get easier, you still can't let your guard down! Yesterday I was visiting a neighbor that smokes, the thought of having one passed my mind..... After 3+ years! I know it's because I'm bored, having been off work due to back problems. I find that most of the time that I think of it is when I drink. Drinking & smoking seem to go hand in hand. If you have that problem, you should try avoiding the situation that makes you want them.

After two weeks, the physical part of the addiction is becoming mostly over, & now the cravings are more psychological. Don't underestimate the power of the psychological end! That's the thing that made me want a cigarette the other day.... after 3 years!!!

How did the Melatonin work for you?
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Message 773337 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 14:06:52 UTC - in response to Message 773245.


After two weeks, the physical part of the addiction is becoming mostly over, & now the cravings are more psychological. Don't underestimate the power of the psychological end! That's the thing that made me want a cigarette the other day.... after 3 years!!!

How did the Melatonin work for you?

Yup....the thought processes and habitual part of it are gonna be the hardest to overcome....even when you know it the back of your mind what is really going on up there....

The Melatonin seems to be helping with the sleep problem a bit....thanks for the hint...
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Message 773338 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 14:11:09 UTC


. . . here's 'Teddy-Bear' for Ya Mark - to put a smile on yer face Sir!



ps - sent Mumps Message re: Visiting ya . . .


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Message 773382 - Posted: 25 Jun 2008, 16:18:00 UTC - in response to Message 773337.

Yup....the thought processes and habitual part of it are gonna be the hardest to overcome....even when you know it the back of your mind what is really going on up there....

Hey, many years of Pavlovian training is enough to send anyone barking (coughing) mad!

That should be very character building for the better to break out of.

Hang in there and good luck.

Hopefully your taste buds will start to work for you soon so that you can taste the difference.

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Message 774117 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 2:41:56 UTC

Just bumping the thread up to see how Mark is doing. This month marks that my mom has now been 8 months smoke free. After her last hospitalization, she has not touched a cigarrette (probably spelled wrong, sorry).

My mom quit cold turkey, didn't really have much of a choice. But she definately can tell the difference though.

I hope you continue to be strong Mark, and succeed in quitting. I'd hate to see anyone who smokes wind up in the condition my mom did. It definately was a scary time, I thought with how bad my mom was that she wouldn't pull through.
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Message 774146 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 4:00:08 UTC - in response to Message 774117.

Just bumping the thread up to see how Mark is doing. This month marks that my mom has now been 8 months smoke free. After her last hospitalization, she has not touched a cigarrette (probably spelled wrong, sorry).

My mom quit cold turkey, didn't really have much of a choice. But she definately can tell the difference though.

I hope you continue to be strong Mark, and succeed in quitting. I'd hate to see anyone who smokes wind up in the condition my mom did. It definately was a scary time, I thought with how bad my mom was that she wouldn't pull through.


I'm still doing OK.....tearing my hair out a bit now and again...but holding in there.

Thanks again to all of you who have been supportive.....
I almost broke down and bought a pack tonight, but then I started thinking about how I would break it to you all here, and that was enough for me to resist it....
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Message 774149 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 4:07:55 UTC



Just think of the awesome cruncher you will be able to build with the money you are saving! ;)
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Message 774151 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 4:29:30 UTC

Keep on holding strong!
Day 18 is nearly over!

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Message 774162 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 5:10:11 UTC

Just keep hanging in there Mark. Just remember that you have the backing of all of us and that the advantages of quitting far out way the disadvantages.
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Message 774215 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 9:16:07 UTC

Mark! Keep your self busy and do not give in to the urges. Resist the urge!
Not too far in the distance is 21 days/3 weeks. I know you can do it!
Have a little fun by playing with or petting the kitties around the house!

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