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#81 EDSROSA

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    Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:50 PM

    Ebbica are you buying cigs in NYC? I work in Nassau county so I pay $7 for a pack and when I end up with no cigs and at home I get mad that I have to pay $10.
    I have def cut back I was smoking 1 pack a day and now a pack lasts me 2-3 days.

    #82 JayBee

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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:14 AM

      Yeah, I got those crazy Vietnamese Marlboro's on Delancey St! I cut back, too. That's one good thing about trying to quit smoking over and over- you end up smoking less and less if you don't succeed. I am doing the patch again now, but I didn't really prepare for it... that was a mistake. Also I really can't wear the patch with my wedding dress, haha!

      #83 KristinaM

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      Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:57 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by *Casey*
      Today is day 5 for me with no ciggs... I always thought getting over the 2 or 3 day hump would be the hardest part, but day 5 is not easier at all! I know it'll take a long time, but I'm just so antsy, irritable and impatient. Ugh!
      Stay strong ladies
      I didn't start today. Instead, I ended up buying a pack of Vietnamese Marlboro Lights on the street for 5 bucks! They're so gross, I can't even tell you!! Anyway, tomorrow's another day...
      You're right tomorrow is another day. Good luck!!

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by mexicana bride
      Hey, I just found this forum and I think it's great to have a little support system!
      I actually quit recently after smoking for over 10 years!!!
      If anyone wants to try a different method (no patches, gum, drugs, etc), it worked for me.
      I know it will sound ridiculous at first, but I swear it worked for me and others I know.
      It's actually a book! You have to keep smoking as your reading it, and at the end it has final instructions that are totally easy to follow. Basically it doesn't lecture on how bad it is, but shows you how to be in a certain state of mind while quitting.
      Allen Carr's Easy Wat To Quit Smoking
      This IS a great book. I have it and read and unfortunately it didnt work for me. But I really think it is a great tool.. its just like anything else your mind needs to be in the right place and really WANTING to quit too. Otherwise, nothing will help enough.


      I still haven't started my Chantix... a new excuse each day. It says to pick a quit date and start taking it 7 days before. I think the pressue of the quit date is getting me and I may just start taking them and hope the "cravings going away/taste gross" effects kick in without me feeling pressured by a date. Tami-- how did you do it?? How long were you on it?

      #84 EDSROSA

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        Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:07 PM

        Hey ladies!! Just wanted to share with everyone that i havent smoked in 4 days. I had the urge really bad today but i made a point to keep myself busy and its working. Wish me luck!
        How is everyone else doing?

        #85 KristinaM

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        Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:58 PM

        That's awesome Rose!! Hope you are still going strong!

        I started Chantix on Monday and so far I dont see much of a difference- but I am following directions as you're not supposed to quit til after the first week anyway.

        At this point, I'm not sure I'll be confident to fully quit this coming Monday but we'll see how I'm feeeling. I may try to cut down slowly first too.

        #86 EDSROSA

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          Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:57 PM

          I did it cold turkey. I just woke up one morning and I decided that I would quit.

          Kristina, how are you doing?

          #87 *kellis*

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            Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:53 AM

            Just found this thread and I already know I'm gonna be frequenting it quite often.

            So here's my story.

            I've been smoking on and off for years, my brothers smoked and that got me started. In the years after high school my bf(now my ex obviously) and best friend at the time and pretty much everyone else I was around smoked all the time. So I'd quit for a few weeks, then just start smoking again because everyone else was. It's been that way since.
            Fast forward a bit...
            About four months ago I told FI that I would quit. He hates smoking and while I didn't want to quit because he was asking me to(which he didn't), I thought long and hard about it and realized that if I wasn't "addicted" to it like I always told myself, and if I could quit anytime that I wanted to for myself, why was I holding onto it when I knew he disliked it so much. Something just didn't feel right about that picture. And I told him that, it meant a lot to him. So I tried stopping for a couple weeks and just trying to keep myself occupied when I was around my friends who smoke(the majority of my smoking) and then one night I smoked by myself and spent an hour lying in my bathroom feeling sick because it was so nasty to me. That happening helped me to quit and not smoke at all for months.

            Fast forward to now. FI has been working a lot of the nights that I am hanging out with my friends(who all still smoke) and my ex has been hanging out with this same group of people again. So the combination of me just sitting there talking to everyone while they smoke and feeling awkward around this ex of mine...I have been sharing everyone else's. Justifying it of course because it isn't a whole cigarette/I didn't buy them/I'll make sure I don't smell when FI gets home so it won't bother him etc. Sounds so ridiculous when I put it like that but in my head it sounded better.

            Anyway, long story not really all that short, FI obviously knows that I've been smoking pretty much once a week(which is better than I was but I gotta stop justifying) and it, along with some other things(I haven't been sticking to my diet to help some health issues I have) just became this huge deal. And because of what I said before about how I didn't want something dumb like that to come between us, I think he took it a little personally that I was still smoking sometimes. Oops.

            So guess it's time to quit again. But I have absolutely no motivation. :/
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            #88 KristinaM

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            Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:01 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by EDSROSA
            I did it cold turkey. I just woke up one morning and I decided that I would quit.

            Kristina, how are you doing?
            Glad to hear you are still doing well! You should be super proud of yourself! I'm doing.. ok.. lol I started the Chantix last Monday.. and as instructed kept smoking the first week. I dont know if i was playing a mental game with myself but i felt like i was smoking yet it wasnt relieving my craving and ended up smoking more than usual. So Monday came and should have been my quit day.. didnt happen. I honestly don't feel like it's curbing my cravings at all... or maybe I just dont have enough willpower. But the follow up weeks are a higher dosage so I'm going to give it a few more days and see how I'm feeling. In the meantime though, the chantix is making me SOOOOO naseous. I actually threw up two nights after eating and taking it. No fun. I'll keep you all updated!

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Future Mrs. Kt Ellis
            Just found this thread and I already know I'm gonna be frequenting it quite often.

            So here's my story.

            I've been smoking on and off for years, my brothers smoked and that got me started. In the years after high school my bf(now my ex obviously) and best friend at the time and pretty much everyone else I was around smoked all the time. So I'd quit for a few weeks, then just start smoking again because everyone else was. It's been that way since.
            Fast forward a bit...
            About four months ago I told FI that I would quit. He hates smoking and while I didn't want to quit because he was asking me to(which he didn't), I thought long and hard about it and realized that if I wasn't "addicted" to it like I always told myself, and if I could quit anytime that I wanted to for myself, why was I holding onto it when I knew he disliked it so much. Something just didn't feel right about that picture. And I told him that, it meant a lot to him. So I tried stopping for a couple weeks and just trying to keep myself occupied when I was around my friends who smoke(the majority of my smoking) and then one night I smoked by myself and spent an hour lying in my bathroom feeling sick because it was so nasty to me. That happening helped me to quit and not smoke at all for months.

            Fast forward to now. FI has been working a lot of the nights that I am hanging out with my friends(who all still smoke) and my ex has been hanging out with this same group of people again. So the combination of me just sitting there talking to everyone while they smoke and feeling awkward around this ex of mine...I have been sharing everyone else's. Justifying it of course because it isn't a whole cigarette/I didn't buy them/I'll make sure I don't smell when FI gets home so it won't bother him etc. Sounds so ridiculous when I put it like that but in my head it sounded better.

            Anyway, long story not really all that short, FI obviously knows that I've been smoking pretty much once a week(which is better than I was but I gotta stop justifying) and it, along with some other things(I haven't been sticking to my diet to help some health issues I have) just became this huge deal. And because of what I said before about how I didn't want something dumb like that to come between us, I think he took it a little personally that I was still smoking sometimes. Oops.

            So guess it's time to quit again. But I have absolutely no motivation. :/
            This is so hard and I really understand.. everyone around me smokes too and I feel like once I do quit I would feel so left out and the people around me would make it harder. Sad but true. Good luck it sounds like you are doing great just need to get past that last hump!

            #89 bearbunny

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              Posted 20 September 2009 - 11:09 PM

              I posted to this thread a while ago - probably a month or two ago..trying to get pumped to quit smoking. I did wind up quitting but only 10 days ago. This will be the second time I quit smoking in my lifetime. I have been smoking since I was in highschool...I was probably up to a pack a day when I quit the first time about 3 years ago..I tried the patch, gums etc previously but it seemed to prolong the process of getting the nicotine out of my system...what worked that first time was cold turkey. It was hard but I didn't smoke for a year and a half. Then one day I decided I could have one while having a drink (all my friends smoke btw), gradually over the next few months I started smoking again...a lot less then before but nonetheless smoking on a daily basis. Any excuse I could find really - I associate/ed smoking with having fun, relaxing, enjoyment..I feel like a different person when I am not smoking - its really crazy but true.

              I decided it was time to quit..the summer is over, I really don't feel like dying of lung cancer and all the commericals on tv make me feel so guilty. Not to mention the $10 price tag - ouch! So here I go again...cold turkey...day 10 not so bad. I wish you all the best of luck!!! If i can quit anyone can ...trust me..I am the biggest junkie when it comes to smoking...just takes some will power and loving people around you (people that still love you after you curse them out due to your mood swings from the withdrawal ha ha ha SERIOUSLY).

              #90 ChelseaRose

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                Posted 20 September 2009 - 11:33 PM

                To all you ladies who are trying to quit smoking: keep pushing. It obviously won't be easy, but take one breath at a time and remember the 6-7 years that you will add back to your life - for your FI/husband, for your children now and in the future and for all other loved ones!!

                Glad to know that, once again, there's a huge support system among the BDW girls out there : ) Keep it up ladies!




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