SRS Day 10 of no Cig's

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  1. Mycophiles

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    I've been a smoker for 8 years. The last 4 years I've been smoking on average 10 cigs a day, and the last 3-4 months I've wittled that down to 5 cigs a day. (on average)

    I've kept the pressure real low. I've not been expecting myself to stick to a program or to do anything in-human. I'm wearing a patch, but I know a cig. here and there isn't going to kill me. Essentially I've gone from carrying around packs of cigarretts and smoking when bored to not carrying around packs of cigarretts and staying inside when the urge hits.

    I'm tasting better already (that was nearly an immediate consequence of stopping), and I am feeling better in the mornings. The flem that's always been in my throat at morning time is gone and I no longer cough. My chest doesn't hurt and I feel more relaxed. It's definately a good thing but if I'm around someone smoking my heart rate goes up and my body begins to react as if I'm the one smoking. :rofl: It's a huge addiction, but the patch helps and keeps me from acting on whims or bouts of weakness (not really a weakness ;) ).

    Ok, I gotta stop now because the urge to smoke is rising...seriously. :eek3: :rofl:
     
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    good for you, stick with it :bigthumb:
     
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    Yea, thanks. :bigthumb:
     
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    working a program with an honest admission of cigarette smoking as a character defect should make it possible
     
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    Zimmy76 I like my beer like I like my violence, domestic

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    way to go, it takes alot but it's worth it in the long run.
     
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    Today I didn't use a patch and it was MUCH HARDER, but I suffered through and triumphed in the end.

    :bowdown: to me ... blah
     
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    Zimmy76 I like my beer like I like my violence, domestic

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    ^ the first thing that popped into my head was they were saluting hitler in that pic-- :dunno: why though

    just keep thinking of how much healthier you will be in the long run
     
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    3 days ago my grandfather died. Didn't effect me right?... then HELLA drama goes down within the family. Some SERIOUS shit and I broke down and had 2 smokes, but have been clean since then.

    Last couple days have been pretty tough but I'm hangin in there.

    Thanks for the support everyone... :)
     
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    if 1 is too many and 1000 is never enough

    2 is like "two many"
    ha ha i made a punny


    You can do it, but remember you're quitting for good... NO RESERVATIONS.
     
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    yea, ain't that something. :bigthumb:
     
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    Ohh and I've also gained 10 lbs in 2 weeks. :(

    It's time to diet and begin a training program. :wiggle: :sadwavey:
     
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    heh thats what i did, but to gain weight instead...

    anyways, we're great with physical conditioning. We love doing routine type stuff...
     
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    Day 24 blah...

    Ohh... and some serious diet changes going on that keep the fat off. ;)

    PLUS I"M SAVING TONS OF MONEY!!! hellz yea :blue:
     
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    hey what's up....i'm on Day 3 right now...i started with Nicoderm step 2

    I havent had any cigs in the past 3 days but the cravings are pretty bad...however they only last 15 minutes or so.

    Do you have any tips for me???...This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do...Im very fidgety and always shaking my legs, heart beats fast, etc.

    Friends have told me not to smoke at all while on the patch or else it would make me sick....is it ok to have a puff or 2?? Good luck to you
     
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    You will begin to notice some pretty cool things pretty soon which will envigorate you and motivate you to keep at it. Things like waking up with a clear throat, light chest or tasting things better.

    It's great, but don't let the 15lbs scare you either. This is your final obsticle and a low suger diet, strictly controlled is all that's needed to beat this too.

    Good luck. Yourself will thank you in 40 yrs. :big grin:
     
  18. TravenAngel

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    Congrats to ex smokers

    :bigthumb: I was a smoker for 20 years,(i started at age 15 ) two weeks before thanksgiving 2003 i decided i had had enough! I was smoking two packs a day, was always winded, and stuffed up. It was extremely rough at first:rolleyes: But it has been a little over five months and I feel great! I joined a gym recently and have lost weight and i can do it all without being out of breath.

    Keep up the good work, you can do it
     
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    Did you go cold turkey or use the patch or gum?
     
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    I started smoking when I was 16 and got up to around a pack and a half a day by the time I was 22. I just up and decided one night that it wasn't worth it and I quit cold turkey. The first month was hell, I couldn't drive for more than 10 minutes without going nuts and wanting a cigarette BAD. I caved a couple of times, and I'd borrow a cig here and there, but I kept pushing myself. One day, I got up and drove to work and realized that I hadn't thought about smoking the entire drive there... that was the milestone for me. I've been smoke-free since and I'm so glad that I did it. Hang in there, man... it's that first month that's hell. I'll still smoke one or two when I'm drinking (I only drink maybe once a month) and that's it. I put on a little weight at first, but that was temporary. Hang in there!!
     
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    I used to smoke a few years ago just because. Eventually, I just decided to stop. I quit cold turkey. It was easy for me, I had no cravings, etc. I guess I'm lucky I didnt get addicted
     
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    Today is my second day of not smoking, thats the longest ive gone without a cigareete in maybe 2-3 years.
    Ive been smoking since I was 14, im 20 now. As recently as 5 days ago I used to smoke half a pack to a pack a day, But im sick and coughing up nasty phlegm again so ive decided this is it. My friend told me its easy to quit when ure sick but the real challenge is when ure feeling better and you suddenly realise smoking was such an essential part of your routine and you feel naked without one.
    Any suggestions on how I can beat the cravings?
     
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    keep it up mate.... i'm up to 3 months, 1 week and 3 days... :)

    now i dont even think about it anymore... especially i dont live with a smoker anymore...
     
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