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StellaBlue
Sep 13, 2018 (09:20 AM) Reply | Quote 


        
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This thread was just what I needed to read this morning :)

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Bump up for new quitters, and those thinking about quitting.
 
YES, it IS worth it! Is it hard? Sometimes, but not always. It all depends on your frame of mind. You just have to really want to quit more than you "need" to smoke. That "need" is more psychological than physical, and you CAN be stronger than the "need" no matter how long you have smoked.
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Jul 28, 2012 (03:06 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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The answer to that question is a resounding YES...If you go through the posts you will see that many many souls have passed this way.  There really is a time of day light...I encourage you to study the workings of this addiction.  And remember that there was a time when you did not smoke.  So you know from your own experience that what you are dealing with is indeed temporary. 
 
Cessation does involve a period of withdrawal.  But it also encourages you to develop a stronger sense of self and self worth.  The truth is that if you seek this change with all of your heart, you will eventually come to realize that you never needed to smoke at all .  Right now that must sound a bit weak.  But I promise you that once you master this addiction, you will achieve far more than "just puttin them down".  Cessation is not simply about quitting smoking.  Cessation is about understanding that you possess the courage and strength to express yourself as a singular and individual creature who has a great deal to add to the cosmic conversation...  
 
 
stay well
 
 
 
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Jul 19, 2012 (06:31 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hey Ruralradiance!!!
 
       Keep that list of coping mechanisms you wrote right there in front of you!  You CAN do this!    If you do run to the fridge, reach for the celery or carrots!  They'll last a while and they are good for you!  Then go for a long walk and breath deep.  Be sure to get plenty of rest, too!  Fighting the demon is hard work!  
 
       I would like to hear your response to the topic's question after you have a few days, weeks, months under your belt!  Anyone else have a response?
 
             Jim 

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Jul 19, 2012 (12:02 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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This is a good question to hear the replies to, because day one sucks. Lol. Thanks for the thoughts. Maybe if I keep feeding my thoughts I won't run to the fridge and feed my tummy. Ugh, I need something to keep busy right now. Back off nicodemon!

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Bump for all of you newbies!!!  
 
      I'm another one that can't believe that I missed this thread!  It is definitely a good read from a bunch of great quitters!!!   So tell us... Is is all worth it to you?  
 
      For me, totally worth it!  37 stinking years was definitely enough of that addiction!  
 
            Jim 

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Bump.... 

You can quit smoking, you can't quit lung cancer!

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I was there ohhh so many years ago and the discussion is still the same, is it worth it... hell yeah!!
 
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Great Discussion..
 
Thanks for the "bump" Penitent and Alohakeia...
 
Came at a good time for me. I acually was a member back in 2001-2002 and remember a lot of the members in this discussion.
 
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Wow! First time I've ever seen this one. I hardly thought that was possible...lol
Great for the attitude adjustment needed to be successful 

Yippee! I'm a Non Smoker!!!

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Feb 06, 2011 (07:03 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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May have been missed by the newer quitters here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The habit of despair is worse than despair itself

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May 30, 2006 (09:47 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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This is very insightful Smile

Thanks for the bump,

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I just "re-discovered" this and ha ha ha!  I bumped it in March of last year too.  I'm nothing if not consistent I guess.

There is some good stuff in here though...

It's about commitment - not feelings

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Reading everyone's posts has been so helpful to me!  Hearing that I am not alone in the way I feel makes me feel "normal" again.  Roughly 3 times per day I get an annoying overwhelming feeling to smoke....and then I wait and distract myself and then I feel proud.  I've only quit for 7 days now.  Is there ever going to be a time (years down the road) where I'll go a full day without even thinking about having a smoke?  That I think is my worst fear.  That I will never truly win the battle..........that I'll have to fight it forever.  I'm willing to........but I'd like to call a truce someday.  

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Hi everyone, it's Sylvia again, that Dec. 2003 NOT dec. 2004, I'm selling myself short!!!!

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