Will need help, support, and... (in Off-topic)
most of all patience...
Tomorrow, July 4th 2011 marks my 15th year as a smoker. It is also the day that I decided won't come to pass with me smoking. If I seem pissy or just in a bad mood, please take into consideration what's going on.
Good luck, it's not an easy thing to do.
Find something else to do and make yourself do it just as obsessively...
Just what i need... another addiction
Good for you! My step father went cold turkey almost ten years ago, my mother on the other hand has tried every patch, gum and prescription out there and still smokes. It's a habit I deemed unworthy to afford.
So good luck in your efforts. They say the first 3 days are the worst because you body lacks nicotine, and that's the time it takes to leave your system. If you're willing to sit there miserable so you never smoke again,its worth the financial gain me thinks.
July 3 2011 3:17 PM EDT
what makes you happy? cause smoking causes a substance which makes you happy, but if it happens alot the feeling will change to a "normal" feeling and without you will feel "sad". so find something that makes you happy to replace it :D
Q I believe that now that I'm on a sport bike compared to being in a car I'll have less opportunity to smoke, and riding helps me find my center. Riding is so relaxing that I no longer really need to smoke.
July 3 2011 3:29 PM EDT
Just what i need... another addiction
July 3 2011 3:36 PM EDT
Say hello to weight gain as you eat to fill the void. Keep healthy snacks around for the next few weeks.
But seriously, good luck. After you make it through the first day, it gets easier.
No way, speed is teh best drug and you got a sports bike, Im jealous. All I own is a 2008 grocery getter.
July 3 2011 4:10 PM EDT
quit myself using will power just over a year and a half ago after smoking for close to 15 years (tried a couple of time inbetween)
You will always find you crave them, you wont notice any difference money wise after a while and you will become a little chunkie lol.
The craving does become bareable so its just a case of getting past the bad bits.
Money wise unless you save it straightaway you wont notice a difference after 6 months which sucks/be able to treat your self for being awesome - open a second bank account and set up a direct debt asap .. a couple of ﾣ/$/? a day becomes a useful ammount surprisingly fast for awesome toys/holidays and other fun stuff.
If your on facebook look up the quitometer app thingy.
Good luck and all that stuff
I'm hoping i can talk Kat into letting me put the money i'll be saving into my bike... must go faster, be louder, wake the dead!!
July 3 2011 4:15 PM EDT
I'm very curious what kind of bike you've been riding the past few days?
its not exactly brand new but its new to me...
1997 Honda CBR600F3
July 3 2011 4:53 PM EDT
Nice! Looks like a ton of fun.. Best of luck on quitting! :)
July 3 2011 5:14 PM EDT
Nice bike! I'm taking lessons on a Honda CBF500/600 :)
If shes nice and lets you, Paint it black and get the rest powder coated black. yes it does mean losing your bike for a week+1 and taking it apart and putting it back together but man. every piece of tail will want on this bike...errm Kat may disappove if she reads these.
1. Pink and clear are my favorite colors. (don't argue with me, clear is a color)
2. I like the way the paint job has been done on this bike.
3. It's not for getting "tail", just a gas saver for work and a way to relax afterwards.
July 3 2011 8:23 PM EDT
Nearly every friend I have who smoked eventually quit, it's not impossible, just (I'm told) very difficult, harder than quitting heroin (I'm told). Come live in California where tobacco is becomming more and more illegal to smoke (while we try to do the oppoosite with pot). Be pissy and grumpy while you can get away with it.
I worked at a place that would give you the cessation drug for free. It's a nicotine inhibitor, so no matter how much you smoke, you can't absorb it.
Fishead, I've quit cold turkey several things. Cocaine, heroin, pot, caffeine... by far the hardest thing I've ever tried to quit is cigarettes. I have not been successful in my past attempts, this time WILL be different.
By the way, did you know you can die from quitting heroin cold turkey? It bonds with your DNA and your body thinks it can't live without it. That's why there are methadone clinics.
July 4 2011 6:04 AM EDT
Well Tal all I have to say is quitting smoking is not hard. It's not picking a pack up in 20 minutes to start up again. I used to smoke 2 1/2 packs a day and quite cold turkey when I almost suffocated on mucous build up in my lungs. My wife was praying and my 2 little ones were crying wondering what was wrong with daddy. I was told that I was turning blue in my lips, fingertips and face. I decided that if I lived through this that I would never smoke another cigarette.
It was not easy though I went through several weeks of terrible withdraw. I had smoked menthols(Newport's and Kool's) as well as Black and Milds for several years which is more harsh on your system than regular cigarettes. This was almost 4 years ago and I am still smoke free. I still have urges, the first year is the worst, they are just less now than before so they are relatively easy to ignore. Just make your decision and keep making it every time you have an urge bro you will make it.
July 4 2011 10:36 AM EDT
Wonder if Tal survived the need for that first one in the morning
so far so good...
had to text zen this morning to get past morning craving
no longer a non smoker, seeing as i got hit on my bike and needed the nicotine rush to chill out
July 4 2011 7:36 PM EDT
Are you and the bike okay?
both of us are fine, both with a lil bit of roadrash... helmet took some damage as well
July 4 2011 8:47 PM EDT
Just because you lost the battle does not mean oh have to give up the war bro. One step at a time keep on trying, it's a moment by moment choice until it gets easier then it is a day by day.
July 4 2011 8:53 PM EDT
ahwell keep us posted for the next try (and glad to hear there were no serious injuries)
July 4 2011 8:59 PM EDT
I think what we all really want to here is that you'll try again tomorrow? Will you :P?
(glad you"re alright buddy)
July 4 2011 9:13 PM EDT
*coughs* yep what kefeck said
i won't give up being a non smoker, it is a goal i'll hit one day
Start again tomorrow. Plenty of people on CB would be happy to serve as a support network.
Same here Tal! We know you can do it. =D
i was a pretty major nicotine junky for 25 years with snuff. i quit several times but finally quit for good a little over 3 years ago.
what it came down to for me was i finally really wanted to quit rather than others wanting me to quit or knowing i should do it for my own good.
it was actually quite easy to quit this last time and much less tempting to go back to.
I switched to an alternative to smoking a year and a half ago (E-cig/vaporizer) , and I'm soon going to give up nicotine all together as I've been slowy stepping down the nicotine levels of the E-Cig I use over the past few months. I'm down to the lowest level they sell right now.
I know its hard but you can do it.
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