Day three Smoke free

Harlen
By Harlen Latest Reply 2011-05-30 20:22:46 -0500
Started 2011-05-23 13:19:13 -0500

And still smoke free I can do it even if its only one Hr at a time
I will stey smoke free for the rest of my life !
Thanks all for letting my rave lol
Harlen


65 replies

davidvermont
davidvermont 2011-05-30 10:28:31 -0500 Report

I had quit for a year and then started back up a couple of years ago. Told myself I would only have a few each day. Soon back to almost 2 packs a day. Now 7 months into second attempt. This time I won't falter because it's just too hard to have to start back from scratch. HANG IN THERE.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-05-30 12:00:42 -0500 Report

Thats what I am looking at too so I sey no to the first one and then there will never be #2 lol
Thank you
Best wishes
Harlen

Armourer
Armourer 2011-05-29 23:43:09 -0500 Report

Go for four days Harlen!

cussinwolf
cussinwolf 2011-05-27 12:15:45 -0500 Report

I have not been on here in a long time. When I saw you were hitting the smoke free trail, I had to jump in here. Way to go! It is VERY hard but it is doable. I just celebrated 5 smoke free years. Sugar free popsicles and depending how well your sugar is controled Tootsie pops. Also those little plastic coffee stirrers. I also chewed up lots of pens and pencils. I smoked for 44 years. You can do it!

Harlen
Harlen 2011-05-27 14:18:43 -0500 Report

Thank you
I will do it
It's not so much the need to eat something as thinking O-it's time to have a smoke mmmm No it is not ! lol
I just tell myself I dont smoke anymore and I dont need to
I smoked for 37 years ,so it is time to stop
Best wishes
Harlen
PS I am still smoke free

cussinwolf
cussinwolf 2011-05-27 16:05:38 -0500 Report

Yay! The sticks, stirrers etc are for the oral habit we develop when we are smokers.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-05-28 09:35:19 -0500 Report

Still going strong
Last night was hard I dont know why it was but it was .I just sed NO not going to do it !!!!!!!!!!!

cussinwolf
cussinwolf 2011-05-28 10:14:39 -0500 Report

Good for you! It is not easy but you will do it. There are still times for a flash of a second that I will get a craving. Have a wonderful Smoke Free Day!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-05-26 07:19:02 -0500 Report

Congratulations!!!! Yes, one day at a time.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-05-26 18:01:14 -0500 Report

It's hard but still smoke free

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-05-27 13:55:52 -0500 Report

I have never been a smoker but I know from the experiences of friends and family that quitting is a tremendously hard thing to do. I am going to send you a lot of positive energy and well wishes. You are really doing your health a big favor.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2011-05-25 08:55:46 -0500 Report

Keep up the good work. One day at a time. I agree with PetiePal if you have a pet that will keep your focus elsewhere. Do you have a form of exercise? How about taking up dancing? I would recommend horseback riding, but don't know if that is a possiblity for you. You do whatcha gotta do to remain smoke free. Best Wishes.

PetiePal
PetiePal 2011-05-25 08:11:29 -0500 Report

KEEP IT UP. Keep yourself busy. Have a pet? Take him for a walk. Want to go see a movie? Go for it. Have some snacks (within Diabetic reason!) and reward yourself. It's hard to give up that vice but ultimately you will feel so much better

f_red21
f_red21 2011-05-24 15:27:08 -0500 Report

Harlen
Harlen Yesterday at 5:40 pm
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I will always smoke after sex just not cigarettes lol
Thank you
Best wishes
Harlen

I've had nights like that too,just can't remember when or with who.They say when you get older the first thing to go is your…sorry,what was the question?

majikinfl
majikinfl 2011-05-24 09:24:50 -0500 Report

WONDERFUL!!! Keep up the great job. I don't know how hard it is but it has to equal trying to lose weight. Rant away…if it helps…rant and rant…we are here to give support/ I do commend your effort!!

Hopieland
Hopieland 2011-05-24 02:02:08 -0500 Report

Harlan! Bravo!!!!! I haven't smoked for longer than I did smoke now. That's about 30 years now. One thing that helped me was sucking on hard candy. Sorta helped somehow. Anyway… When you have a craving, remind yourself, "this too will pass" pop a hard candy in mouth and wait 5 minutes. It usually goes away without squawking. We'll all be pulling for ya big guy! YOU CAN DO THIS!

f_red21
f_red21 2011-05-23 17:28:02 -0500 Report

I tell people I only smoke after sex & I ain't smoked in over 30 yrs.Keep up the good work.I smoked from age 14 until 1989 then quit cold turkey,quit cigarettes too.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-05-23 17:40:45 -0500 Report

I will always smoke after sex just not cigarettes lol
Thank you
Best wishes
Harlen

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-23 14:09:26 -0500 Report

congratulations 
What a fantastic job! I know how hard this is. Just keep taking it one minute at a time if you have ti. So very proud of you!!!!!!!

pattroyka58
pattroyka58 2011-05-25 15:20:19 -0500 Report

How hard? Nah, it's a snap, I've done it four times. Unfortunately I've started up again every time (the first 2 times were for a year while I was pregnant and breastfeeding, the next was in 1991 and 92, till Hurricane Andrew wiped out our house, the last was for a year, during and after pneumonia). Best of luck to you, take it minute by minute, and DO NOT get discouraged if you backslide, you can start over any time you need to, just DO start over, not like me who gave up trying.