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Author Topic: I accidently quit smoking....I think  (Read 1628 times)

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Offline woodshere

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I accidently quit smoking....I think
« on: December 30, 2008, 02:26:13 PM »
It all started when I went to my mom's for the Christmas holidays on Friday before Christmas.  Although my mom knows I smoke, I never do it around her or in the house.  As a matter of fact I always try to sneak around and do it, so most visits my smoking decreases to 1/4 of what it is normally, perhaps even less than that.  When I got to my mom's I only had 3 cigarettes left and thought I would buy a pack on Saturday morning.  I only had one problem I had left my bank card at my apt and had no cash, so I was unable to buy any until I could get to my bank, which happens to have a branch near my hometown, on Monday morning.  When Monday rolled around i just decided to try and see how long I could go without smoking.  I was fine until I returned home to Louisville this past weekend.  On the trip back all I could think of was having a smoke.  When I got here the first thing I did was buy a pack and light a cigarette.  It was nasty, I put it out and threw the pack away.  So far so good!  Although I have cravings, my house certainly smells better, my clothes will eventually smell better and I have already saved a total of $40.  If I keep this up it will eventually amount to a savings of over $1200 for the year!!!  Health improvements aside, saving that much money is a major incentive for me to stay on this track!!!
"Let us give pubicity to HV/AIDS and not hide it..." "One of the things destroying people with AIDS is the stigma we attach to it."   Nelson Mandela

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Re: I accidently quit smoking....I think
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 02:48:53 PM »
However and whatever got you to put 'em down, I'm glad for you.

I get an occasional hit from just smelling the smoke when I pass someone who's smoking. But otherwise I'm grateful to have gone for a significant time now without a cigarette. I do miss having an excuse to use the really beautful Porsche lighter I have, but weighing that pleasure against all of the risks that come with smoking...

Keep going, Woods. Great way to start you New Year!
Andy Velez

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: I accidently quit smoking....I think
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 02:51:03 PM »
VERY cool!  Sounds like a healthy challenge for you.  See how long you can go--the old, "don't quit quitting' thing.  It may be helpful to attach the dollar amount as a goal.  Keep adding up the money you save each time you 'miss' buying a pack.

Good luck and good for you!!!!!!!!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: I accidently quit smoking....I think
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 02:57:15 PM »
OR put that same amount of money in a jar each time you would likely have been spending it for butts and keep it for something you'd really like to do or have as a replacement in your life...
Andy Velez

Offline woodshere

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Re: I accidently quit smoking....I think
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 03:20:41 PM »
OR put that same amount of money in a jar each time you would likely have been spending it for butts and keep it for something you'd really like to do or have as a replacement in your life...

Yeah I am thinking money for Boston... :)
"Let us give pubicity to HV/AIDS and not hide it..." "One of the things destroying people with AIDS is the stigma we attach to it."   Nelson Mandela

Offline denb45

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Re: I accidently quit smoking....I think
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 03:25:56 PM »
I quit smoking well over 15 yrs ago.........was such a nasty habit, and I've never looked back  ;D
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline Rural_oz

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Re: I accidently quit smoking....I think
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 03:39:08 PM »
Good for you Woods, try to stay off the cigs.  I gave up 5 years ago and know how tough it can be at first.  It does get easier and easier.

My brother (aged only 51) died of lung cancer within 4 months of being diagnosed.  He smoked his whole life and always preached about how cigarettes where harmless.  They're NOT.

Offline HollyStar

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Re: I accidently quit smoking....I think
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 04:25:43 PM »
Woohoo! Good for you. I wish my boyfriend and I would accidently quit smoking. We both have a cold and are still trying to smoke and coughing our guts out. Actually my bf has a patch on and seems to be doing ok, me on the other hand........

I'm so happy for you. Keep up the good work.
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Offline bocker3

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Re: I accidently quit smoking....I think
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 09:24:49 PM »
You quit accidentally??  Hmmm...  do you ever find yourself accidentally backing up onto a .......  oh, never mind -- but a great big WOO HOO to you.  Quitting smoking was the hardest thing that I have ever done -- but I am so happy that I did it (16 yrs this Jan 21).  Keep it up -- it does get easier.  Focus on what you've already discovered, your house, clothes and other stuff will smell better -- you will be ABLE to smell things better and you will save tons of money to spend in Boston.
Hope I get to meet a smoke free Wood in August.

Hugs,
Mike
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