This is a discussion on Day 2 of quitting smoking..... within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by jbum Please don't give up I quit 2 yrs ago it is hard but worth it as of today I haven't smoked ...
I quit almost two years ago with the help of Chantix, gallons of water, and video games. I now put down 40 minutes to 1 hour aerobics every day except Sunday, and feel the best I have in a long time.
You can do this.
Ultimately, what worked for me is not calling myself a quitter.
Be more positive and say that you don't smoke.
Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
I quit around 6 years ago after smoking for around 28 years. Now if I could only stop the sesame seed habit...
Keep at it. The cravings will go away. Drink LOTS of water.
Nill illigitimi carborundum
Captain von Trapp: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
Herr Zeller: You flatter me, Captain.
Captain von Trapp: Oh, how clumsy of me - I meant to accuse you.
Wife, and I quit over 27yrs ago, we never looked back. We also put the money back that we had been spending on ciz., it did not take long before we had a nice chunck saved up. Just think back then they where not near the price they are today. I will tell you that I smoked 2 to 3 packs per day, the wife smoked about 1 to 1 1/2 packes per day. If we can do it, you can do it. Best of luck.
"A man has a right to protect his property and his life"
I quit about 12 years ago. Hardest thing I've ever done, but it can be done and it is worth it. I smoked 1 1/2 to 2 packs a day.
Stay strong. One day you will look at people who smoke and say to yourself, "I'm glad that I am not a slave to that anymore."
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
I quit 21 years ago after being sick with the flu. Since I couldn't smoke while sick I got over the cravings while sleeping through the sickness and nausea and vomiting. That helped a lot since I didn't have to go through the nicotine withdrawals.
Two other things that helped me; learn to tell yourself "NO!" and mean it, and, behavior modification really really works. No more after dinner coffee (or whatever) if that's when you like to "relax" with a cigarette. No breaks to "go have a smoke" at work. No "lighting up" when you get into the car. Etc. Those little things will trip you up for several months so be aware of them.
You have to change from being a "smoker" to someone else in your thinking and behaviors. That's really hard because smoking is usually made into part of your personality. It is a part of what makes you "you." So, change who you are into someone else that is more fit, or more energetic, or more involved and embrace that as the "new you."
It gets a lot easier over time.
Having a good outlet for your habit energy will help keep you on the right track.
It's the evening of day 5 and still going strong, cravings are starting to go away. I feel SO much better in the mornings it's amazing!!! My energy level is stabilizing as is my sleep, yea I actually sleep now! My teeth are loosing that nasty brown tint and I don't smell funny anymore.
There are a lot of pluses to quitting, there are NO minuses. I really do appreciate all of the support from the people here at DC, it has been a great help!
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
love and thanks of man and woman."
-- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)
Congratulations on making one of the best decision in your life.
Took me seven attempts to quit. Final attempt was 25 years ago.
My strategy was to first get rid of all tobacco products. Next, I identified when I smoked and what the urge triggers were.
Whenever I felt the urge, no matter where I was, I would drop and do twenty push-ups.
I soon lost those urges.
Good luck! Stay determined!
The maximum effective range of an excuse is zero meters.
A change of your normal routine is a good thing... Steering clear of friends that you know smoke will help too,.. I know when I quit drinking I had to change places I normally went and hung out with different people too,.. But it was worth it in the long run,.. After I could handle it I started hanging around some of the people, but they all understood,..
I started off telling myself I'd only smoke when I was drinking. Found myself popping the first Bud at 6am so I could have a cigarette.
Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.
Congrats! Keep up the good work!
[One Nation Under God]
Keep it up, you can beat it! I quit a year and half ago, used chantix, was expensive but worth it, I can't stand the smell of it now. I can't even enjoy a cigar without getting ill. Good Luck!