Stories and experiences by: Gebstar

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  • Gebstar
    Sydney
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    Centurion

    Posted in Quit experiences 13 Jun 2016
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    104 Days smoke free! A lot of the techniques I used to quit smoking were directly influenced by my decision to quit gambling in late 2012. I had struggled with that addiction for almost 6 years and without a cent to my name made the decision to turn my life around. The techniques were the same. I made the decision to quit and set myself simple goals. 1 day, 1 week, 3 weeks, 1 month and 3 mo...

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  • Gebstar
    Sydney
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    3 Months!

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Jun 2016
    6 Comments

    Today I'm over three months free of smoking (I had planned to write this at exactly three months but life got in the way). I never thought that I'd make it this long and it still feels surreal. I will have dreams where I am smoking and I wake up wondering if I've really even quit. But I have, my clothes are cleaner, my teeth a whiter, my breath is fresh. Everyone loves this new me, my frien...

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  • Gebstar
    Sydney
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    Subtle Changes

    Posted in Staying quit 14 May 2016
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    Day 75 I've always loved the smell of cigarette smoke, since I was young, around 12 or so I remember walking on the street behind a smoker and enjoying the scent that wafted into my nostrils. Early in my quit attempt I would deliberately place myself in the position to smell second hand smoke as a means of getting through a craving. I felt as though I'd always enjoy the smell of cigarette sm...

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    Sydney
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    Mounting Pressure

    Posted in Quit experiences 24 Apr 2016
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    It's currently day 54 and I just went through an extremely difficult week in my professional and personal life. I was pushed to the brink in both areas and when the thought turned to smoking as a means of dealing with the pressure, I was met with the realisation that even if I picked up a smoke, it would offer me no solace, it would have no positive effect. It would only add to the despair that I...

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    Sydney
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    Keep it simple

    Posted in Quit experiences 12 Apr 2016
    6 Comments

    I am currently 42 days smoke free after smoking almost a pack a day for ten years. The week leading up to my quit date (March 1st) I made an attempt to cut down my cigarettes to less than 10 a day. This drove me nuts and made me nervous about actually quitting. February 29th I smoked an entire pack and worried about quitting cold turkey the next day. March 1st was difficult and I constantly ...

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