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Lack of sleep sucks. It makes me crave "naughty" carbs and want to smoke. I hope you will get your sleep schedule back. I've been told by my doctor to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. You can Google other sleep hygiene tips, so I won't bore you here. I also hope you aren't too stressed out. It's ok to slip, promise. I want you to know that I still respect you, and will no matter what. You will quit because I know how much you want to. Youll find the right recipe for success, I just know it. I won't pretend to know you, but if a professional thinks maybe a medication might help you, then I say it's worth a try. I mean, what have you got to lose? I've heard that in a simplified way, some of the prescription aids help with depression. (Not saying you are depressed) you can do this, Anthony! I will never, ever stop believing in you. You are a talented, creative, intelligent and caring man from what I can tell. You deserve all the best life has to offer and that includes a life without smoking. You know and have read all about it, I won't tell you all the pros and cons of quitting because I know you've heard all that crap before. What I can tell you is that I hope you keep trying, and posting here for support. Your persistence I'd inspiring and I can't wait for you to join the clubhouse!
I'm sorry but, your profile says your first visit to this site was in 2015. Have you been trying to quite smoking since 2015?
Back on track, Tiny. A good nights sleep makes all the difference, last cigarette at 6 pm yesterday, that makes it 17 hrs.
I'm glad you're back on track! Sleeping does make a big difference, I think. Keep me posted.
I have an appointment with dietician at 2 PM, It's 1:40 now, better run
Appointment with dietician went well, happy with my diet choices, doesn't want to see me again unless I want to phone her. She said when I first went to see her in January of this year I weighed 113 Kg, now I weigh 93 Kg a loss of 20 Kg over 9 months. I am pleased with that. Not so pleased with my progress quitting cigarettes. Though I have spent the majority of the year quit, I have not managed a sustained quit. Will keep trying,
I first started a quit back in 2000, on the former site bouncing back and forth between quitting and smoking, I didn't get serious until this year Jan 1. And I have spent some time quit this year, my longest being two and a half months. I will crack it I am sure. Perseverance is the key to quitting, sometimes my mental health gets in the way. Stability is something I crave for.
Well that is determination for sure. I hope you can crack it but hey, anytime not smoking is good time.
It's Sunday here down under, and I have just finished raiding the pantry, I have my calories up for the day and I haven't had tea yet, Did my walk today the last 60% with a friend, we took a different route, cattle smells, view of the river and new flowers blooming after all it is Spring.
I could have smoked the cigarettes are hiding in the cupboard but NOPE, I had to come on here and pass the time away and rant a little, they are so inviting yet they are so deadly, I dare not, it is my third day of my new quit. I am determined to fight for this one...I am sick of getting a quit started only to fail over and over again, the only way over this hump is through despite the adverse consequences, besides no one has ever died of quitting...
I don't know what is coming up this week, my computer (the other half of my brain) is in the workshop for 10-12 days, so I am on my laptop, no records on here, Oh yes I do have backups but there a month old, note to myself should have backed up before putting desktop in shop. Oh well, still thinking about counsellor wanting to put me on anti-depressants, I feel much better with a decent nights sleep, I don't think it's necessary, anyway she is not a clinician, but my doctor keeps asking me if I want to see a psychologist, Oh the worried well. The less of that crap I'm on the better, drugs that is, so what if life is a bit raw and emotional that's life, I jut reflect on the beauty I see in the world and think what a grand place it is.
You sound more peaceful than your last post. I'm glad you're spending time here instead of smoking. It must be a real temptation to have them around but you are doing a great job! Remember this feeling, the feeling of pride that comes from not giving in. Even though I can't actually hear you talking, sometimes I feel like I can hear disappointment when you have a smoke. No disappointment today! Take that, cigarettes! You're not getting Anthony today!