Smoking - Quitting  

togo1925 55M
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2/24/2006 6:33 pm

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3/12/2006 6:27 pm

Smoking - Quitting

Time to quit. I'm finishing the last pack today. All the reasons to quit are totally sound and logical. It just makes good sense. Being intelligent and logical, I avoided it most of my life. I knew better. I never should have started, but I was going through a rebel phase at age 33. I didn't think it was a big deal. I would try it out a while, then give it up. Yeah, sure. Pipe, cigars, then cigarettes.

Oh how stupid!

I quit twice. Once for a month a few years ago and the again last year for two months. I know I can do it, I'm just not looking forward to it.

Now, with serious health concerns looming, it's over. It has to be over, but it will be tough.

Wish me luck.

togo1925 55M

2/25/2006 3:57 pm

OK, its been about 18 hours now since I smoked. It took until after midnight, last night, to finish the last pack. I'm trying hard not to think about it. I'm doing good, though I know the next few days will be harder. But I can do it. I've done it before, and I'm a tough son-of-a-bitch when I need to be.

Next update in about 24 hours. (not that anyone really cares, this is more for me than anyone else)

togo1925 55M

2/26/2006 10:04 am

Update - day two.

Not really missing it. I can actually smell things again!

GermanGirl_000 63F

2/26/2006 11:43 am

Things will taste much better too!!!


togo1925 55M

2/26/2006 4:05 pm

Thanks GermanGirl, I need all the encouragement I can get. Any chance I can taste you? - just kidding, I think, don't know why I said that... withdrawl, huh, what's that? I can see clearly now, the rain is gone...

Do you ride the short bus too? I didn't know this many synapses could fire at once...

I'll be OK tomorrow.

Muscles1111 50M/48F

2/26/2006 11:40 pm

Great Luck My Friend... Be Strong... Feel the things you FORGOT You were ABLE to DO... FIND YOUR NEW SELF... YOUR ALWAYS "WAS" Self... NO LOOKING BACK... (Should I say DOWN...) YOU WIN... NEVER SELL YOUR SELF "SHORT"... You ARE WHOLE AGAIN... You EARNED it... NO END TO WHAT YOU'LL BE... They are your LIMIT... SELF Fullfilling... NOW THERE IS NO LIMIT to YOU.... Get ON with IT... GO FOR IT!

togo1925 55M

2/27/2006 9:14 am

Can you believe it? Another day passed with hardly a thought about the cancer sticks. I thought I would be bouncing off the walls, and it doesn't even cross my mind until I decide to write about it here.

I guess the tv commercial is right. All the times I tried to quit before were just good practice for the real thing.

Holding strong.

togo1925 55M

2/27/2006 9:20 am

Oh yes, thanks for the words of encouragement Muscles1111. I like the pic - my favorite topic!

GermanGirl_000 63F

2/27/2006 5:13 pm

If you were closer I think I'd let you taste me. Keep up the good work on quitting.


togo1925 55M

2/28/2006 4:46 am

GG, you are a sweetheart. Thank you.

I'm doing surprisingly well, and for some reason, just talking about it here helps. Funny though, the worst part about it this time is reallizing how bad my office smells. I'll keep the windows open this spring.

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