Snuffed Out  

Knot4Everyone 40F
734 posts
5/24/2006 8:45 pm

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5/26/2006 3:35 pm

Snuffed Out

I just finished smoking my last cigarette. Not only the last one in the pack, but my last one EVER! I'm really going to put effort into this and try my best. Wish me luck!

Do you have any bad habits? Have you ever thought about kicking those bad habits? Have you actually tried? Was it difficult?

Will you be supportive of my effort to quit smoking? Will you understand if I suddenly become irritable? Will you be... my friend?


Wordsmith2004 36M
7233 posts
5/24/2006 8:57 pm

Surportive??

Uhhmmm....in the 18 hour Cross your Heart sense, or in the Victoria's Secret Wonderbra sense?

Bad habits??

Coffee fiend and I have a 20+ year addiction to boobies...

I know I know, I'm such a bad influence on you, just try to enjoy it as long as possible! lol

Conserve Water and Prevent Global Warming: Shower With A MILF!


Jeepidiot 42M

5/24/2006 9:04 pm

I wish you the best of luck. It's not the easiest thing to quit. I don't remember the exact date but I think I've been smokeless for at least 3 months now. Not entirely sure.

The longest I ever made it from smoking was 6 months and it was the first time I'd ever really made an effort to stop. I went to the doctor and he put me on Welbutrin and I honestly didn't have much trouble stopping. I even went out with my friends who smoked and didn't have a problem. Every once in a while I'd get an urge but it wasn't a big deal. 6 months down the road though I had a bad little spot and told myself just a few cigarettes wouldn't hurt since I'd already kicked the habit. Big mistake. It was probably 4 more years before I managed to really quit again.

The hardest thing for me was catching myself when I was trying to cheat. I'd convince myself that just one wouldn't hurt or I'd tell myself I just wasn't really ready to quit. I've heard the real problem can be 6month to a year after you've stopped. You tell yourself having one cigarette won't be a problem since you've quit and then you start right back up again.

Once again I wish you luck. Just realize it's not easy to do. Just be ready for the inevitable urges.


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/24/2006 9:06 pm

    Quoting Wordsmith2004:
    Surportive??

    Uhhmmm....in the 18 hour Cross your Heart sense, or in the Victoria's Secret Wonderbra sense?

    Bad habits??

    Coffee fiend and I have a 20+ year addiction to boobies...

    I know I know, I'm such a bad influence on you, just try to enjoy it as long as possible! lol
It would have to be the 18-hr Cross Your Heart kind of support. They don't make WonderBras in my size...


rm_4wolfsr 57M

5/24/2006 9:06 pm

When I first got out of college I was drinking quite a bit. Since alcoholism was on both sides of the family, I just quit drinking. I was scared to death of becoming an alcoholic. It wasn't that hard, as I look back. Now days a drink occasionally.

As far as being supportive, absolutely! What ever I can do, I'm here for you. Good Luck!


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/24/2006 9:11 pm

    Quoting Jeepidiot:
    I wish you the best of luck. It's not the easiest thing to quit. I don't remember the exact date but I think I've been smokeless for at least 3 months now. Not entirely sure.

    The longest I ever made it from smoking was 6 months and it was the first time I'd ever really made an effort to stop. I went to the doctor and he put me on Welbutrin and I honestly didn't have much trouble stopping. I even went out with my friends who smoked and didn't have a problem. Every once in a while I'd get an urge but it wasn't a big deal. 6 months down the road though I had a bad little spot and told myself just a few cigarettes wouldn't hurt since I'd already kicked the habit. Big mistake. It was probably 4 more years before I managed to really quit again.

    The hardest thing for me was catching myself when I was trying to cheat. I'd convince myself that just one wouldn't hurt or I'd tell myself I just wasn't really ready to quit. I've heard the real problem can be 6month to a year after you've stopped. You tell yourself having one cigarette won't be a problem since you've quit and then you start right back up again.

    Once again I wish you luck. Just realize it's not easy to do. Just be ready for the inevitable urges.
I actually tried Welbutrin once before. I took the pills for about a week then called my doctor and told him to shove them up his a**! I don't remember if they helped curb the cravings or not, but I do remember the ultra-nasty funk they put me in! I couldn't stand being in a bad mood all the time! This time I'm using nothing but sheer willpower. If that falters then I'll entertain other options.

Congratulations on your smoking cessation! I will look to you as a role-model!

Thank you for the warnings and for your support!


maverick1255 51M
3953 posts
5/24/2006 9:12 pm

Congratulations! What a huge step!

You will start to feel better in just a few weeks. And just think of all the fun stuff you can do with the extra cash!

Best wishes,

Mav


Djeeper1987 47M

5/24/2006 9:30 pm

Going cold turkey is tough. I can't seem to get away from my computer for more then 5 mins. The weird thing is there are tons of other addiction we have and are not aware of. One of them is sex.



Carpe Diem


Twister2bed 47M
617 posts
5/24/2006 10:06 pm

I wish you good luck with that (your going to need it)

I have tried to kick the smoke habit about 15 times now. I always go back to them before I kill someone LOL. I figure something has to kill me I can't live forever. Only bad habit I ever kicked was drinking I used to inhale the beers now I only drink with my good buddy wieser on special occasions and only in moderation.

But I would never desert you, Besides how bad could it be your two states away from me HAHA I don't think you can throw things that far so yea I'll be supportive.


alphuctup 40M

5/25/2006 1:40 am

Let me see; yes, yes, yes, kinda, yes, I think I can face the peril, and finlly yes I'd love to!


Kristofer32 46M

5/25/2006 3:34 am

Great job! You will be fine...you just need to be sure you have something else to fill the void for awhile. There is at least one thing I am positive fits the bill, and it can also help when you are inevitably irritated. For me, bad habits...nah...well...maybe...uhhhh

Hell, I am human like everyone else and if you find the one who has none, please make sure you introduce me...I have always wanted to meet the second water walker.

I would do anything to help beat the nicotine thing...been there, done that, got the t-shirt; you just promise they won't quit making Guinness.

Kris...


HBowt2 58F

5/25/2006 5:09 am

ok knots....i'll tell you my stupidty...i was off them for 17 years and went back on them last october...went off them again 2 weeks ago and had one yesterday...so am right back where i started....
so here's the deal...lets do it together....if your on...you know how to find my yahoo IM....we can be cranky cows together...


rm_dragonheat23 51M
1158 posts
5/25/2006 7:16 am

I have gone through the nicotine withdrawal thing myself, so of couse I'll still be your friend.
Puts his arm around you and says " C'mon, let's hit Starbucks for a double expresso"


rm_smosmof2 67M
3240 posts
5/25/2006 9:45 am

Hmm. I've been on wellbutrin for about a year now. I did help me quit smoking pot on a regular basis, but then I still get to backslide in another environment as we all smoke at my weekly poker game. I don't miss it the rest of the time.

I'll definitely support your quitting in any way, shape, or form available to me. Nasty habit. Expensive, and a nuisance to everyone else in your immediate environment...

If you feel irritable, just take it out on me. I can handle it...

I'd be glad to be your friend.

I've always believed that I should be in control of my habits, rather than letting my habits be in control of me....


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:15 pm

    Quoting rm_4wolfsr:
    When I first got out of college I was drinking quite a bit. Since alcoholism was on both sides of the family, I just quit drinking. I was scared to death of becoming an alcoholic. It wasn't that hard, as I look back. Now days a drink occasionally.

    As far as being supportive, absolutely! What ever I can do, I'm here for you. Good Luck!
I'm proud of you for taking control and avoiding alcoholism! And at such a young age, too! Thank you for your kindness. So far I'm alright, but it's only been a couple of days...


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:16 pm

    Quoting maverick1255:
    Congratulations! What a huge step!

    You will start to feel better in just a few weeks. And just think of all the fun stuff you can do with the extra cash!

    Best wishes,

    Mav
Thank you! It does feel like a hugh step! I've met a lot of friends just by being in the smoking areas at work - it's going to be hard to avoid those spots!

As for the extra cash, I'm planning a vacation!


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:18 pm

    Quoting Djeeper1987:
    Going cold turkey is tough. I can't seem to get away from my computer for more then 5 mins. The weird thing is there are tons of other addiction we have and are not aware of. One of them is sex.


There are many addictions out there, huh? Fortunately, I don't think all of them are bad for our health! In fact, isn't sex considered a form of exercise?


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:19 pm

    Quoting Twister2bed:
    I wish you good luck with that (your going to need it)

    I have tried to kick the smoke habit about 15 times now. I always go back to them before I kill someone LOL. I figure something has to kill me I can't live forever. Only bad habit I ever kicked was drinking I used to inhale the beers now I only drink with my good buddy wieser on special occasions and only in moderation.

    But I would never desert you, Besides how bad could it be your two states away from me HAHA I don't think you can throw things that far so yea I'll be supportive.
Thank you! I don't recall ever having thrown anything in anger, so I'd say you are definitely safe over there!


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:20 pm

    Quoting alphuctup:
    Let me see; yes, yes, yes, kinda, yes, I think I can face the peril, and finlly yes I'd love to!
Thanks!


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:22 pm

    Quoting HandsumDarktall:
    sexy one, If I can be celibate for 2 years you can easily kick smoking!

    sex is as primal and vital as breathing - If I can kick sex you can easily kick smoking!

    dont be hard on yourself if you do breakdown and smoke another cig - just get back on the horse and keep at it - thats what i did -

    Oh BTW - I am soo no longer celibate hehe - Lucky for you!
I'm confident that I will succeed - I have the right motivation.

Thank God you were only going through a phase with the whole celibate thing! You scared me for a sec...


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:25 pm

    Quoting Kristofer32:
    Great job! You will be fine...you just need to be sure you have something else to fill the void for awhile. There is at least one thing I am positive fits the bill, and it can also help when you are inevitably irritated. For me, bad habits...nah...well...maybe...uhhhh

    Hell, I am human like everyone else and if you find the one who has none, please make sure you introduce me...I have always wanted to meet the second water walker.

    I would do anything to help beat the nicotine thing...been there, done that, got the t-shirt; you just promise they won't quit making Guinness.

    Kris...
Thanks! As far as Guinness goes, they have been making it since something like 1795 - I don't think they're planning on going out of business anytime soon! There would be a riot! Guinness is an acquired taste, but its' fans are hardcore!


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:26 pm

Absolutely not. No way! Flirting is a good thing!


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:31 pm

    Quoting HBowt2:
    ok knots....i'll tell you my stupidty...i was off them for 17 years and went back on them last october...went off them again 2 weeks ago and had one yesterday...so am right back where i started....
    so here's the deal...lets do it together....if your on...you know how to find my yahoo IM....we can be cranky cows together...
Wow - 17 years! Way to go! Don't be discouraged by your recent regression - it happens! Of course I'll be your quit buddy! Hopefully things don't get so bad that we become known as The Bitches of Blogville...

I'm over here cheering you on!


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:32 pm

    Quoting rm_dragonheat23:
    I have gone through the nicotine withdrawal thing myself, so of couse I'll still be your friend.
    Puts his arm around you and says " C'mon, let's hit Starbucks for a double expresso"
Kind words AND an invitation to Starbucks?!?!? You really know how to comfort a gal! Thank you for being my friend!


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:35 pm

    Quoting rm_smosmof2:
    Hmm. I've been on wellbutrin for about a year now. I did help me quit smoking pot on a regular basis, but then I still get to backslide in another environment as we all smoke at my weekly poker game. I don't miss it the rest of the time.

    I'll definitely support your quitting in any way, shape, or form available to me. Nasty habit. Expensive, and a nuisance to everyone else in your immediate environment...

    If you feel irritable, just take it out on me. I can handle it...

    I'd be glad to be your friend.

    I've always believed that I should be in control of my habits, rather than letting my habits be in control of me....
Thank you for the offer, but I couldn't use you as a verbal punching bag! I don't expect to get nasty, just a bit less happy maybe. So far things are going well, though. Thank you for being a friend...


Knot4Everyone 40F

5/26/2006 3:35 pm

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    Good luck..I'm gonna cross my fingers for ya..me?..bad habits?..never...lol..

    Thanks for the Birthday Day wish..you're a doll.
Thank you, Mz Huny! You're the best!!!!


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