ITT we track my success/failure at stopping smoking and drinking

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  1. halibut Chosen One

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    ooh, a serious thread!

    Not for the first time, I'm trying to stop smoking and drinking. I smoke 15-20 a day, and drink....well, far more than I should.

    So today, I'm trying to quit both. I had a cigarette at about 9am, and not had one since (9 hours ago).

    And the fact that Chelsea are playing this evening will make it tough as I normally smoke, drink, and swear quite a bit when they are playing! But there's no drink in the house, and no cigarettes. So it's gonna be fun :p
  2. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Maybe watching House would be easier. :p


    Good luck! [:D]
  3. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    It's tough to do, but just putting them down is the best way to do it. That is, keep procrastinating on buying that other pack.

    I've not smoked in more than three or four years, but even then I occasionally just want one terribly when I'm stressed.
  4. halibut Chosen One

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    Well, I managed to get through the football match :D
  5. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    w00t!

    That's the way to do it. One little baby step at a time! :)
  6. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Congratulations!! That's so awesome :D I hate when my dad smokes, and your kids probably aren't big fans when you do. The healthier you stay, the longer you'll be around for them. This is awesome :)
  7. halibut Chosen One

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    Well, Day 1 was a success although it took me 3 hours to get to sleep :(

    Next big test is tonight. I've got a theatre rehearsal and quite a few of them smoke during the break. I'll take my DS along and play on that instead.
  8. halibut Chosen One

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    All I can think is "I want a ciggy and a beer" :(
  9. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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  10. halibut Chosen One

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    I've had about 15 cups of coffee today (decaf)
  11. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [:D] Dunno if this'll help or not, but chewing gum might make it easier (like, you can't smoke while you've got it in your mouth).
  12. halibut Chosen One

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    Got some of that LOL.

    No probs at theatre rehearsal :)
  13. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    Every day that you don't do it, it becomes less of a habit.
  14. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Yay! We're rooting for you :)
  15. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    Now, if I can leave wine alone for a couple of weekends.... :p
  16. halibut Chosen One

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    Day four has just begun. Not having cravings as much as just being bored.

    When walking back from town yesterday, normally I'd have a ciggy. I didn't WANT one, but I missed having one as that is my routine. So I had nothing to do. It was boring. Make sense?
  17. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    It makes sense, at least somehow. ;)

    How about sending a sms or playing a game on your mobile phone? That give you something to do. ;)
  18. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    I quit smoking over 5 years ago. I went to a smoking cessation group and it really helped. That and tea tree oil toothpicks. They occupied my mouth and hands.

    Whatever works, man, whatever works.
  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Yeah, I get that. Sabine's texting idea is good, or maybe chew gum or eat a candy bar or listen to music or something.
  20. halibut Chosen One

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    I'll watch House :p

    Evening of day 4 and all seems ok. I went for a jog earlier as well. Not done that since......ok, I've never voluntarily been for a jog [face_worried]
  21. Pirateme Jedi Knight

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    Just think. Soon you'll be able to shout from the roof tops "I'm a quitter!" :p ;)
  22. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Even started jogging? That's pretty cool. :D

    Go on! :)
  23. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Jogging and no empty liquor calories or black lungs. Dude, you'll be in athlete shape!

    Good job, man. :D

  24. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  25. darth_hair Force Ghost

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    wow halibutt, i didnt know you were a stinky smoker. congrats on taking that big step. if your ready to quit you will do it. i quit 8/26/07. go to the rmff quitters thread for some more encouragement.

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