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Tricky 8-11 Months   Quit Support

Started 8/26/15 by ModAndrea; 116175 views.
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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

March 10, 2012 10:25 pm

To My Buddiesm

I am learning a lot on this thread and I think one of the most important things is that we need to stay HONEST...some times we think we have to be strong because everyone else is being strong, We do try to stay positive for each other but sometimes to the extent that if we are having a hard time we think that it is just us,,,well it isn't us ...it is the addiction and it comes back with a vengence when it knows we are vunerable. I think that knoiwing that others go through tricky times - even many months into their quit can help us all cope and prepare for some of this. Many of out threads have gone quiet during some of these times and this scares me...is everyone OK or are some of our buddies suffering in silence? I reach out at times and I am sure some people get tires of getting that "are you ik" email from me but I will bever regret sending it...you see an email like that saced my quit one day and I am forever grateful to that buddy...and there are a few buddies that have slipped away from and I didn't send that email so please if you miss someone even for a day --even if they are months into their quit---rememeber they might need a friend because Nicodemon is still out there for a long, long time....watch and support your buddies in this tricky months! I believe this is always going to be a fight and time does help but it is NOT the only answer and we must come HONESTLY to this forum to support ourselves and each other.

Keep The Gift,
Penny

 

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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

March 18, 2012 6:57 pm

Hi Penny,
Thank you for starting this thread. I will be nine months quit in two more days. Over the past couple of weeks I have had quite a few strong urges, especially yesterday. I smoked for 42 years, about a pack and a half a day and never seriously ever tried to quit until last June, cold turkey. Sometimes I think that at my age(60), I have already done the damage by smoking for so long, so why not just start again. I know that is junkie thinking. It is comforting to know that I am not alone and that others who are at about the same stage in their quit are going through some of the same things.Let's all stick together, Stay Strong and Smoke Free!!

Buddy

 
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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

March 18, 2012 7:56 pm
Yes, you are just having a blue day.  Sometimes I think you really need the full year even though I felt great at 4 months.  I'm pretty worn out from this quit. I won't lie about that.  I just got out of the car with cigs a lighter right beside me in the door pocket, so I really wish my wife would quit.  I have to wonder what I'll do if I have a really stressful day.  So far I'm relying on NOPE, and everyone here.  If I break I would let my group down, and I'm too darn stubborn for that.  I think you feel the same way  :D

Hang tight and let the days go by one by one until "look, its my key day!" Its going to happen so try to relax and enjoy the end of your journey's first leg.. right?

Rich
 
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Quit date, 5/5/11 - 6/15/11 last patch.
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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

March 25, 2012 4:03 pm

Hi Buddies.

Have you noticed changes in this year...other than the new larger sized shirts and pants? I know that there are some people who lost weight when they quit but that wasn't me! I think I laugh at myself at lot more (maybe it is to keep from crying now and then). Also. I seem to talk to random people more--whether they want me to or not. Guess I was always in a hurry to get back to my car so i could have a cigarette before. I was in the grocery store and there was a woman looking at the diet supplement for weight loss (I was getting Atkins diet bars) so i ask her if it wolrs but she doesn't know. I tell her I am on Atkins because I gained this weight from quitting smoking and she asks questions because she is a smoker. It kind of made me feel a bit better...I mean she gained weight and she didn't quit smoking...at leastt I quit!

I am bringing  this up because I really think that junkie thinking and weight gain hit us hard around this time in the quit. I gained 15 libs and still have 10 to lose and around this time I begin to wonder if Iwill ever lose it. The crazy thinking that comes to play is if I smoke I can lose it then I can quit again....Wouldn't that be one heck of a yo yo diet!  I sometimes now forget that I am still a nicotine addict and  the quitting is not on our minds every second like in the beginning and I need to remind myself everyday that I am an addict and I need to take the NOPE pledge....Yes it does get easier but I think we need to e stron and aware for ever.

Keep The Gift,
Penny

 

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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

April 3, 2012 1:52 pm
(((Caroline)))

I am doing pretty good!  Sorry I got back to you so late.  I've been busy with school and the family.  Look at you.  You will be getting your key next month!!!  I'm so excited for you.  Do you have a key picked out yet?
  I just got to my 10th month smoke free.  It is amazing how quickly time goes by after those first three months!
Susan 
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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

May 25, 2012 2:11 am

Oh J ,  ( not the murderer whoops accused I mean, more like the sweet juice )

   Finally some relief to an annoying month filled with so much negative and pain.  I so needed some outlet, but instead buried my head in the sand and dreaded each day that called for me to be Susy Sunshine or Perkie Portia when I felt like Shitska Seva and Porky Pitta.  Yeah, I still name my emotions and attitudes......easy way to describe what's going on in the noodle without getting so melodramatic or serious.  Frustration and fatigue visited this month and the Seven Deadly Sins of the previous months had taken a toll and left me with the 8th full of sadness and depression.  That was how it went for me, a true divine comedy ala Dante.  I see evidence of their wake in my home, occupation, personal relationships and physical being.  I had periods of jovial meanderings, and spurts of ' I got it now, I am wonderwomen hear me roar ', but the ambivalence would settle in again and I would sit and contemplate life as life marched on without me.  I am working on it AND not smoking, but I do miss the instant rush of the 'fix' , temporary and deadly as it was.  I know I won't do it, but it leaves me kind of sad.  Maybe because I have not found a good replacement or that too much negative abounds around me.  I have kind of morphed from a doormat ( sweet words from a 'friend' ) into a reclusive dull doorknob without a keyhole.  Or some say a selfish itch.  Oh well, so much for pleasing the masses.   I am just tired....but will not smoke.  And I need a few laughs, to keep the blues at bay.  And I need to Squeeeezzze ( literally, dang Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, & Lust are quite evident from the top of my moon pie faced head to my this little piggy toes) back into those big girl panties and get on with it. 

 Blame it on Sponge Bob and my love of an Irish jig... a video and a tune to commemorate the past months

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-ITmqurGeE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqewyGMTZzc&feature=related

Love ya J,

Tigs

Quit Date  9/25/11   * * * * * * * *  La Te Da for me

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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

May 30, 2012 6:28 pm

I just found out that this is a new place to check in... seems many are able to move straight away... not me... I still feel I need to check in here and there and to reaffirm all I have learned....  I smoked for way to long to be able to reach a year and think it is over.... I believe it will be a forever thing for me and as I have said before.. that is just fine I will keep the gift.....and do whatever it takes...

 

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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

May 30, 2012 9:59 pm
Yes, and I hate the taste of leather shoes, they are even worse in the summer and I'm on restricted sodium and allergic to pepper ;p Oh if we could wind that 24hr clock back the changes we'd make... wait, that never works in the movies either, something about the parallel universe won't approve the change ;p

This thread is the thread that keeps on treading. Of course when you proclaim an absolute, its flirting with karma and urban legends both. Lol, I still remember saying I beat this and not long after a cigar was smelling too good. We need to put our toe in the water once in a while, but can't always be so tentative, nor timid. Whats wrong with a little error or three along the way? Lol, if I over thought things I'd never invented the 24hr myth to begin with :D Be well Tigs and I love swimming in the wild where no chlorine lives to burn your eyes. I read someone has a salt water pool, how nice would that be?!?
 

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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

June 1, 2012 1:53 am
I am very up and down these days. It is not about smoking so much as I feel like I am........ sheesh, what am I?.....I am ......unsettled and unsatisfied with myself. I was so even keeled through most of this quit and I don't like this feeling. Was it like this for you just before your first year too? 
I went for a remedial massage which seemed to help my shoulder aches and pains. I have sensed a subtle change beginning physically over the last few weeks so perhaps something good will come of all this one year hoopla. I am not really in a celebratory mood these days.
I love the island. We stayed in a place called Yellow Point Lodge for a few days on our honeymoon. Honeymoon, what a weird word. My honey never mooned me, did yours moon you?

love ya,
J
                                              Quit date July 9, 2011
                                                       cold turkey
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From: ModAndrea

8/26/15

June 1, 2012 10:40 pm
I used to always keep in mind what I'd like my next star to be... then there would be times I'd make the whole set, and then I'd toss them and start over again. 

Its tough, but if I can give you one little thing to hold onto, a different star each month, who knows, maybe I can bribe you to the clubhouse... Lol, I shouldn't given Lisa her entire set ;p

But there are buses to dodge daily.  I'll leave them in a safe place.  I actually filled out an app that closes your accounts and emails your buddies when you buy the farm, lol.  


 

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