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  • v ZZYYGGY
    Hi and welcome back to the Sp community.
    3840 days ago
  • v PHAT.GIRL
    Thanks u so much! U're doing a great job urself. Looks like u will be reaching that summer goal of urs!
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    4020 days ago
  • v MICHAELQ1980
    Well, you tried, that's the first step. Keep on trying, Beth!

    It's hard to quit, especially when loved ones all around you are smoking. Try to find a way to overcome those obstacles. I have found that even loved ones are not overly supportive of family members quitting smoking, so it's all on you!

    I spent New Year's with my Dad this year. I haven't seen him that much since I quit smoking. I had been without a smoke for 6 weeks or so, and found myself taking a couple puffs off his later that night (probably didn't help there was drinking involved, lol). The following morning I found that all those receptors in my brain from before had been fired up, and I had to quit all over again.

    I haven't had a smoke since then. To put it in perspective, today is the 20th... NOT buying cigarettes since New Years, I have saved 100 - 200 bucks. Now that's some motivation. By next New Years I will have saved AT LEAST 1800 bucks. That's a vacation right there.
    4154 days ago
  • v ANDREA5KIDS
    HI & welcome to Myspace members.
    4154 days ago
  • v MICHAELQ1980
    Hey Beth! Thanks for the kind words. Quitting smoking was tough. I actually had to get away from other smokers (friends and family) before I could quit myself, and it was only after a series of stutter-steps I finally found myself not wanting a cigarette anymore.

    The big thing for me was recognizing that I was going to be really stressed and probably a bastard for a few days. I apologized to everyone in advance, I was ready for the cravings to kick in, and I knew that those moments of weakness would pass after a few minutes. I found myself super-tense and ready to snap on people for a few days, but after 72 hours, the chemical addiction is done. It only takes 72 hours.

    No gum, no patch, no lozenge, no inhaler, all that stuff does is drag out the addiction. And also, if for some reason you find yourself smoking again (I did) just throw out the pack and start again.

    Wow, sorry I just wrote a novel for a comment. lol. Best of luck to ya, Beth! emoticon
    4159 days ago
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