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#1 IDidLoveYouEnough

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:34 AM

I'm 30 minutes away from being 96 hours smoke free. I had a rough patch this evening where I must have said a gazillion swear words and chewed my kids heads off. I knew I was throwing a tantrum but couldn't get a grip...well eventually I chilled and am feeling so much better. I just got so mad that I couldn't smoke. Now I'm feeling like a bad mommy from yelling at my kids. BUT I got through it, and am still smoke free.

Last february I quit for 11 weeks. I am remembering things from that quit now. That the first 3 days were okay but that the following several were the hardest of the entire quit. Maybe because it is becoming a reality that you really have quit and you are never going to smoke again?

Even in the height of my urge/craving/anger/tantrum this evening I was able to logically realize that besides this morning, this was the only strong craving I had ALL day. And that this quit is definitely "DOABLE."

Well, it's been a day and I am beat and probably the only one still awake. I'm a night owl as you will come to see. Thanks for getting me through the day everyone!

Annie

#2 Jeff

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 09:15 AM

Annie you mentioned Maybe because it is becoming
a reality that you really have quit and you are
never going to smoke again?
.......

You know that is a good point.!

Because it feels as though you are saying goodbye to
something that you enjoyed or someone you cared about
that brought you a good feeling.

The deal with that is to separate the demon from the truth.
To never allow the addictive brain cells to lie anymore.
Smoking was an addiction to a drug and nothing more.
It is a killer we do know that....so to the very least peeps
must keep the perspective on that truth.

Oh......and you are awesome...you need to hear that to.
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#3 bonnie

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 12:13 PM

Hi Annie, I hope you got a good nights sleep. Rest seems to help.
You are remembering past quits and comparing this quit with them. Each quit is different. This quit could be easier. It is how you look at it and at smoking.
You have found this board and http://www.whyquit.com this quit and it will make this quit easier.
I put up a post by Monica for you "Quitting humor". It may fall down the line a ways, but look for it, it will help.
I can promise you that it does get easier..

NOT ONE PUFF!

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#4 syl

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:22 PM

Annie, I'll pretend I haven't read the word "almost" in the topic name, I'm sure when you read this you'll say outloud how proud you are of yourself keeping this quit. Way to go, it will become easier and easier!

(((((Annie))))) You are awesome, I totally agree with Jeffy :)

#5 bonnie

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:38 PM

Syl, I am sure she meant "almost 4 days smoke free" not "almost smoke free"...

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:40 PM

Oh, thank you then, Bonnie!

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 02:17 PM

Thanks everyone. I slept well and feel good and wow no strong morning urge today! I can't believe I am on day 5 already. We are taking our kids to a Pumpkin Farm today so I think the fresh air will do me wonders. I realized that I have not been outside since 1pm on Friday!!!! I didn't go anywhere yesterday and don't have a reason to go outside all the time anymore.

I don't think I could express what it means to me to see all the messages of support everyone sends me. I'm used to going at it alone on my quits, but this is so much better...to know that you all have been where I am....thank you so much. :)

Annie
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#8 IDidLoveYouEnough

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 02:19 PM

Syl, I am sure she meant "almost 4 days smoke free" not "almost smoke free"...

Bonnie


Yes that is what I mean't, lol. I didn't realize how that sounded! :)

Annie

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:06 PM

Annie

Are the kids old enough to help you in your quit? If so, devise a game with them to help you over the rough spots. Perhaps a word can be used that lets them know that you are in a temper because of an urge and they can do something to help you over that moment. Why not give them gold stars that they can stick on you or a board for when they see you overcome an urge.

Like if an urge is coming you say "Oh No, Here comes an urge. Quick I need a hug instead".

For eveytime they help you overcome an urge, they get the star and when they have accumulated 10 stars it is time for a special treat, i.e. a trip to the ice cream palor, or pizza night.

Make the quit fun for the whole family. Total involvement will make it easier on you and on them.
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:10 PM

Annie,
Keep it up. You are doing great!
Wendy
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:22 PM

Enjoy the fresh, smoke-free air today Annie - you are awesome! :D
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:32 PM

Annie you are doing so Grrrreeeeatt!!! I think Rete's idea is really good...just let the kids know when you have an attack coming on and be sure to let them know why this is happening......ohhhh those cravings used to drive me nuts!!! But in just a short while, you will be going for days with NO CRAVINGS!!! :D
HOOOORRRRRAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! :D :o :lol:
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:04 PM

Congrats on day 5! And by all means...get out today and enjoy some nice fresh air. :wink: You are so right about this board and all these fine people. They make all the difference in the world in finally getting a successful quit. No matter how you quit...this board will keep it going and help you make it a smoke free life. NTAP mary

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 09:15 PM

This is a great thread, it made me feel all warm and fuzzy,
and it wasn't a hot flash :shock:
This is what the newbies need to hear, that in four or five short days,
you can be down to almost no craves in a whole day..
You only have to do it one hour at a time, then before you
know it, you got a week in..
Way to Go!!

Sheila :D :D
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#15 IDidLoveYouEnough

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:37 PM

Thanks everyone I had a wonderful day with only one craving and it was gone in a flash. I think being outside really helped. I even came home and mowed the lawn...I'm a weirdo that actually enjoys mowing the lawn...though my nieghbors probably think I'm nuts since I def. have a preggo belly, lol!

That said, I am glad the weekend is coming to an end. I am ready to start a new week! And i can't wait to help Jeanne and qwe start their quits!

Here is a pic of my boys at the pumpkin farm.

Oh what a wonderful day!! :)

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:19 AM

Glad you had a good day. You will have good and bad days, but the good days get stronger the longer you are off of the nicotine. Hang in there as I know you can quit. Remember one day at a time and yes, we do get agitated and irritable more, but it gets better and easier all the time. Hang tough and not one puff.
Through God and prayer you can quit smoking and stay smoke free the rest of your life and remember NEVER TAKE A PUFF!

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:27 AM

Cute Pumpkin Pic with the boys..
Now there is a REALLY good reason to Keep The Quit!!

Sheila :D
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#18 syl

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:29 PM

What lovely boys you have, Annie! :D




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