Author Topic: Stopping smoking: when?  (Read 39442 times)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #275 on: August 20, 2013, 09:23:51 pm »
Well done Regulator, on completing a year!

I'm not doing too bad, though it's fair to say I do get more urges to grab a cig than I'd like at this point. Reassuringly, the few occasions when I've "slipped" have not been enjoyable.

Thanks for the thoughts, Marbeaux, but the pipe not a route I intend to go down for various reasons right now, mainly because I need to get away from the whole business of smoking anything.
You could get Riggers to 'shop a photo of you with a pipe and see if it suits you.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #276 on: August 20, 2013, 09:37:00 pm »
Well done Regulator, on completing a year!

I'm not doing too bad, though it's fair to say I do get more urges to grab a cig than I'd like at this point. Reassuringly, the few occasions when I've "slipped" have not been enjoyable.

Thanks for the thoughts, Marbeaux, but the pipe not a route I intend to go down for various reasons right now, mainly because I need to get away from the whole business of smoking anything.
You could get Riggers to 'shop a photo of you with a pipe and see if it suits you.
Suits you, Sir!  :P

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #277 on: August 21, 2013, 03:57:17 am »
The other road is  too hilly for most people to take. I tried it for 50 years and made no progress except to increase the associated health risks. Some have already come home to roost which annoys me that I didn't succeed in my earlier attempts to kick the weeds out.

Best of luck for you a.s.a.p.










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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #278 on: August 21, 2013, 11:56:01 am »
I forgot to mark it but on 9 August I passed the milestone of a year smoke free.
Congratulations, Regulator, here's to many more!
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #279 on: August 22, 2013, 06:16:31 pm »
Yes indeed Regulator, that is wonderful news. I don't remember if you told us how you did it? Any special involved? Please tell.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #280 on: August 30, 2013, 04:34:48 am »
Nicely done sir :)
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #281 on: September 19, 2013, 03:42:47 pm »
Lapsed while moving house last week / over the weekend  >:( Bah.

Back on track now.

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #282 on: September 20, 2013, 12:28:15 am »
Count the ones you DON'T SMOKE, not the few you do :thumbsup:

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #283 on: September 20, 2013, 06:30:04 am »
No big deal. Move on, forget about it.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #284 on: September 20, 2013, 09:13:09 am »
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tiermat

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #285 on: January 02, 2014, 12:09:28 pm »
Giving this thread a bit of CPR. I have, so far, managed a week and a half without cigs, and 3 days without any NRT.

I feel like shit, right now, but can feel the benefits to come.

Hope I can keep it up once I am back at work .
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #286 on: January 02, 2014, 12:47:27 pm »
Good luck TM  :thumbsup:

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #287 on: January 02, 2014, 07:23:35 pm »
Go for it Tiermat. I wish you well in your task :thumbsup:

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #288 on: January 08, 2014, 09:32:39 pm »
Go for it TM you can do it.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #289 on: January 08, 2014, 10:15:52 pm »
stick at Tiermat, I hope the recent car crash hasn't caused you to regress to smoking. :thumbsup:

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #290 on: January 09, 2014, 08:50:11 am »
Funny you should mention that, matthew, as, yes, I have fallen off the wagon again and am desperately trying to grab a rope to climb back on.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #291 on: January 09, 2014, 09:00:06 am »
gave up 20 + years ago, was 20-30 a day, mostly social.  Didn't want to 'run out ' and then want one more, so I bought a packet of 20, had about 3, then went round the pub and handed the rest out to folks,telling them I'd just quit, so they were all gone. That way I had ' given away' my fags, not run out, and it was MY choice to do so. That was it, never smoked again, not even 'puff'

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #292 on: January 09, 2014, 09:15:57 am »
Funny you should mention that, matthew, as, yes, I have fallen off the wagon again and am desperately trying to grab a rope to climb back on.

Understandable, however you had made a decission based on your own good reasons don't let the stupidity and inattentiveness of the idiot driver cause you to forget those. I can't see a personal injury claim for lung cancer due to restarting smoking after the accident getting much credence in court.  :demon:

Good luck with stopping again.  :thumbsup:

Si_Co

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #293 on: September 30, 2014, 10:31:02 am »
Threadromancy!

Well now is the answer, its been over a week since my last one and only 2 days where I've smoked in the last 2 weeks.

So using lozenges as NRT (one a day) and its not been too bad this time, but I want this now.

Pro's:

Waking up in the morning not feeling like there's a baby elephant sat on my chest who has taken a dump in my mouth is the best bit I think
I'm faster , much faster, averages are back over 30kph and Strava says I'm 3rd fastest out of nearly 3000 on one segment to work  :o  (there may have been drafting here  ;) )
Energy levels are way up.

Cons:

Insomnia - I'm a natural insomniac but need this to ease off, its only possible to survive on 2 to 3 hrs per night for so long
Hunger - god I'm hungry, going to take some effort to figure out how much is due to the lack of smoking and how much is due to the increased output. Just have to see how this goes.

On the whole it's going well this time.

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #294 on: September 30, 2014, 10:34:49 am »
Good luck, Si!

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #295 on: September 30, 2014, 10:54:43 am »
 :thumbsup:

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #296 on: September 30, 2014, 11:19:07 am »
Get that first month out of the way and you have cracked it.  :thumbsup:
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Pedaldog

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #297 on: September 30, 2014, 11:28:02 pm »
Good Luck Si_co, N+ 1, or more, likes you Not Smoking!

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #298 on: October 01, 2014, 12:48:37 am »
Congratulations and well dones to all that have successfully quit. Good luck and keep trying to all that wish to. It's so very worth it.

Six years ago today, in my early 40s, I had a stroke. Lots of contributing factors, but smoking was definitely one of them. I'd been meaning, half-heartedly trying, to quit for ages, of course. As I lay in a hospital bed, a neurologist told me to quit smoking or I would likely have more strokes, worse, or die. I never smoked again. I was very lucky, recovered well, and now only have slight loss of sensation in my right extremities. If you want to quit, please don't be me - quit now.

Si_Co

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #299 on: October 19, 2014, 09:37:09 pm »
So giving up makes your legs hurt, previously climbing was limited by oxygen access.
 
Didn't get dropped on the climbs by my younger fitter mate today :thumbsup: