Going cold turkey.  

rm_muffin162 55M
564 posts
9/5/2006 8:23 am

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9/15/2006 3:47 pm

Going cold turkey.

I am just making a little reminder to myself,i woke up on Monday morning with no cigarettes it is now Tuesday 16.00 hours and i sill have no cigarettes,yeah i am trying to stop smoking its not easy.I have gone for the just stop option no patches or other help just quit,also i do not think i can go to the bar and have a pint without having 'just the one cigarette it will not matter' my body must be in total shock.Why am i putting myself through this hell,well i want the money for something else,i have got a empty plant pot holder and have started putting my cigarette money in it,i will watch it grow and grow,at the moment i feel totally miserable,work is a nightmare,everyone smokes everywhere,during the evening i am in a smoke free zone but it is not any easier yet,if you have come here looking for a reply to your left comments,i am sorry but at the moment i cannot be bothered to write one,i know it is rude and i feel rude,but i no motivation for it,i have not lost the will to live yet,but it is not far off.

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
9/5/2006 7:26 pm

You can do it! Have faith and persevere

SensuousWoman3 55F
3106 posts
9/8/2006 5:14 am

Keep fighting the good fight, Muffin. I think the cigarrette with the pint is going to be the toughest to kick. I only smoke when I drink---I could go 4-6 weeks without ever drinking and therefore without smoking. But, lay a glass of wine down in front of me and Katie Bar The Door! I can blow through a pack of cigs in no time flat. YOu'd think I'd just quit when I haven't smoked in so long---and it never, ever dawns me anytime between drinking---my cigs go stale (if there are any left from the last evening out). But, no, it is a Pavlovian response and I end up smoking like a freight train.

I don't know the cost of cigs in the UK, but around here they can be anywhere from $3.50 to $5.00 a pack. For a pack a day smoker, that is easily a $1,200 a year savings.

Hang in there, big guy. I managed to drink some wine the other night and not smoke, so I know it can be done. The beauty of it is, no cigarrette hang-over the next day.

Do what you need to do.

economickrisis 54M

9/8/2006 5:09 pm

Good luck sport.

Im planning on quitting. Soon.

Cold turkey seems the right way to go. The bloody patches give me a rash and the chewing gum tastes like the bottom of a fucken ashtray.

rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
9/9/2006 6:32 am

Well thank you all for the support,i nearly made it a full week without a cig,but as i thought and Sensuous says going out for a pint without having a cig is hard and i had 2 cigs with my beer last night,which i think is pretty good going,i have still not bought a packet and had to scrounge them of someone,i already feel a bit better and have a better sense of smell and taste,if i can keep it up for 2 years and save the money which is my plan i will have around about 4000 pounds,which is a fair sum of cash for my bike ride.

flagg134 35M
1582 posts
9/9/2006 10:08 am

Wow congrats on the good work muffin keep it up. I don't smoke never have its just way too expensive here in NY about $7 a pack. Thats the only reason I never got started because everyone around me smokes.

I have a few friends who are trying to quit currently its a tough road for them. I wish you luck and enjoy the money you earn by quitting this terrible addiction.


rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
9/9/2006 3:48 pm

Thanks Flagg,i will stop it,i think it is maybe easier if you have a good reason to stop i still feel healthy but i could use the money i waste on them for something i feel is more worthwhile.

btw how did you get on in the best abs contest?

flagg134 35M
1582 posts
9/10/2006 7:36 pm

Yeah that would be much easier a goal to set for yourself sort of like a self given reward for quitting.

I came in second in the best abs contest and I appreciated the vote!


rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
9/11/2006 9:46 am

Second eh Flagg,thats pretty good going,i guess there is 20 million blokes on this site and you got second,good on ya buddy.

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