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#1 Birdiepooh

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:53 PM

Hey guys. I've come to Scotland for a three day mountain biking/wedding party: the weather's amazing, there's a lot of sitting outdoors/boozing.. i've been sitting here for 30min telling myself it's ok to smoke for two days and then quit again. This is the strongest crave since my quit. Go awaaaaaaayyyyyg!!!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:56 PM

Don't give in! Stay strong Birdie!


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

It is not only not okay, it is not possible to smoke for just two days.  If it were, wouldn't everybody do it, instead of quitting all together? Do you seriously want to have to come here, tell us you smoked, and reset that beautiful over a month ticker?  Smoking will not increase your enjoyment of your trip.  It will make you feel guilty and like a huge failure.  And you will stink!


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#4 Maureen

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

Please don't throw away a quit you've worked so very hard for. The feelings you are having is the addiction talking.

 

Smoking does not give you anything. You think it would be nice, but you would probably just choke on it at this point. Please do anything but light up.

 

So glad you posted and SOS. Please, don't smoke.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

One smoke might seem ok, but what about all the ones to follow, birdie?  They won't go away, they'll be there waiting for you.

 

You've got over a month of very hard work under your belt, do you really think you want to toss that away and start over?  Believe me when I say it is way easier to push that craving/trigger to the curb and hold tight to the quit you have going, than it would be to start a new one.  You've done the hardest part, I know this isn't easy either, but if you look back it is way easier than Hell Week and Heck week, which you will certainly revisit if you smoke.

 

So stick around, talk it thru, then go back to enjoying yourself.  Limit the booze, that's important.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

Throw away a month quit?!!! Birdie, NO. You do not want to do this.

 

Why did you decide to quit in the first place? Are those reasons still valid and true? Yes? Do you want to have to go through the hell of the first few weeks of quitting again? No?

 

You have proved to yourself day after day for the last 35 days that you are strong, you are stronger than the addiction. You are still strong today. Get mad and kick the addiction's ass Birdie!


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

No! You will rekindle all the addiction embers we're trying to smother out of our minds! There is a bumped thread today titled "My relapse.." I'm trying to post the link. READ IT! DO NOT SMOKE!!! You can do this!!!
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:04 PM

And if you smoke now, who knows when you'll quit again?? 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:13 PM

Hi birdiepooh, hopefully the urge has passed for you if not you can always try what I and several others here did/do, smoke a JAC! A jillars air cigarette will give you a clean refreshing hit with each drag. Simply pretend your holding an actual cigarette and then go through the motions of smoking it. Take deep drags too. Who knows you may just start a new trend :)
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:24 PM

And go take the daily pledge RIGHT NOW!!!!


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:25 PM

Birdie:  One Month !!  OK this is in your head, find some candy  (chocolate)  let it melt in your mouth.  get some Hard candy caramels something you can keep in your pocket to suck on.    this will help

OK you have a smart phone with you? goggle Baby goats and watch some of the antics they can get into

Laugh hard and loud show someone else and laugh with them.  find some good jokes to tell,  Laughter will help you


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

Hey guys. I've come to Scotland for a three day mountain biking/wedding party: the weather's amazing, there's a lot of sitting outdoors/boozing.. i've been sitting here for 30min telling myself it's ok to smoke for two days and then quit again. This is the strongest crave since my quit. Go awaaaaaaayyyyyg!!!

There is no such a thing as smoke one, or for a day, of for a couple of days. If you do, you are in for several years more if not for the rest of your life. A cigarette is not going to change your trip in a positive way at all, we know it, you know it.   A poor decision at this point will represent tremendous consequences for the rest of your life, decide what is best for you and family.

 

All the best your way !


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I quit because I just got tired of the life under a rock, dark and with not enough air to breathe waiting for the day to get crushed!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:31 PM

Noooooo, birdiepooh, don't do it.   I used to tell myself the same thing almost every Friday afternoon.  I would give myself permission to stop for cigs on the way home, thinking that I would smoke for 2 days and quit again the following Monday.  Maybe it was because I had (my own) permission do it if I chose, that I was able to resist the very strong cravings and not go buy cigarettes.  This is a rather long-winded way of saying that it sometimes helps to remember that this is always your choice -- there will always be cigarettes available somewhere nearby, and there will always be the temptation to buy them if that is what you really want.  But you already know that's not what you really want, so you just have to plow through these tempting situations and build on the success of getting through each one unscathed, with your lovely quit intact.  Think how proud you'll be at the end of the weekend.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:52 PM

Hang in there birdipooh, you can make it though this, go take a nap, or a long walk by yourself and think of all the reasons you wanted to quit.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:56 PM

I hope it's not too late, but: every week there's a friday, a weekend, nice weather, a trip, a barbecue or something like that. So with the attitude you have right now, you'll never quit, because it's easy to find an excuse to smoke. But a human being is unique in a way that he always has a choice. It's your choice whether you choose slavery or freedom, disease or health, less money or extra money, rotten teeth or shiny white teeth, bad breath or pleasant scent. I hope that you make a right choice.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:03 PM

DON'T DO IT!!!


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

no birdie, don't throw away this beautiful, hard-earned quit!!! 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM

Commit to the quit.......that's what you want...or you wouldn't of posted an SOS.

 

We know it's hard.

 

Do Not Smoke...you can still have a good time...this is an opportunity for another first...1st mountain biking/wedding party/amazing weather/3 day fun trip!!!!!!

 

Please post & let us know how you are doing!!!!!!


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:24 PM

"Please post & let us know how you are doing!!!!!!"  beazel


 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:38 PM

birdie don't do it I know from my own mistske in the 80s all it takes is 1 to be right to smoking comitt to nope you can do this hang in there


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