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  • Rhys
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    I [HEART] You.

    Posted in Reasons to quit 18 Jul 2012
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    Hmmm :-/ So a little scary... went to emergency room this morning cause i thought i was having a heart attack. Had some tight/heavy feeling in my chest, short of breath etc. Was very scary. Im all clear, wasnt a heart attack, but is a viral infection round my heart :( Heart disease, high blood pressure and blood clots run in my family so ill be checking myself out and taking more notice of t...

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    I didn't slip :D

    Posted in Quit experiences 16 Jul 2012
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    Just got back from the Gold Coast and feeling very refreshed and proud of myself for not caving.  Last time i was quitting and going really good, i went to the Gold Coast to catch up with some mates of mine, all of which smoke like crazy especially when are having drinks and going out and i ended up slipping an smoking. I was actually getting really depressed cause i couldnt spend time with...

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    Cravings?

    Posted in Hints and tips 10 Jul 2012
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    Although i dont really get cravings, i still suffer from stress and one of the best ways i have to dealing with stress are the ones you read about on this website. I like to: - Have a glass of water - Go for a walk - Take a deep breath - Call a friend - Green tea (My hero) These are just a few that i do on a regular basis to keep me sane and under control :) If anyone has any other ways th...

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    3rd Week

    Posted in Hints and tips 5 Jul 2012
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    I think the best part about not smoking is that i have more desire to be active. I have a gym and indoor lap pool which helps me channel my energy that i now have, i have lost 6Kg's in this time, which is good cause i tend to eat what i feel like. Makes me feel less guilt that 5/7 days i am working out.  I remind myself, when i eat a snickers, that its not 4000 harmful chemicals... but i do...

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    15 Days Smoke-Free :D

    Posted in Quit experiences 3 Jul 2012
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    So going on my third week smoke-free and couldnt be happier. Wish i could check in on here alot more, i keep forgetting.  Still, to this day, no cravings, im not a b!tch and i have no temptation, even when i am out with my friends :)  Making it pubic on Facebook has also been another good way to get support, even though u get the people that say "how long for this time...." that just ...

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    Road to Success

    Posted in Quit experiences 27 Jun 2012
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    So im going on my 10th day being smoke-free :) finally back on track after so many lapses and in a really good place :) I have a friend who is quitting with me, making it so much easier. I can honestly say that i have no desire/intention/or craving to have another smoke. My home/Car and Work is smoke free, also contributing to how easy it is to stay smoke-free. Anyways, i hope everyone else is...

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    Day 2 of my on again, off again habit :(

    Posted in Quit experiences 24 Apr 2012
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    I feel like im that person who is constantly trying an failing at my attempts of not smoking, when the first time i was on this site i was powering through with not a thought of picking up another smoke. Im trying to get myself in that mind frame again cause im 100% certain that i no longer want to smoke. I dislike it alot an i want to focus on my health. im on my second day and so far everythi...

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    I have begun...again

    Posted in Getting started 26 Mar 2012
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    Hi Everyone, Its been a while since i have been on here. I am now on Zyban, today is my quit date. Im feeling really good - i have to say, Zyban is working alot quicker than Champix has. I feel alot more confident when i am on medication such as Zyban (although this is my first try of Zyban). Its kicked in quite quickly, i have been on them for 5 days an i cannot stand smoking, it makes me feel ...

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    3rd Day

    Posted in Quit experiences 18 Jan 2012
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    Its the third day an im going mental, having crazy dreams last night where my best friend got abducted an then killed (from a show i was watching last night "Ringer"), i woke up balling my eyes out an reaching for my phone to call work to say that i couldnt come in today cause my best friend got killed.... Im very moody today an wanna crack it at so many people.... im sooooooo tempted to just wa...

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    The Workplace

    Posted in Quit experiences 16 Jan 2012
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    So today is my first day as an "Ex-Smoker" and i prefer that term cause ill never be a non-smoker, it reminds me of my addiction that i cant afford a slip up. Work is prob the worst place for me in terms of reasons i smoke cause the stress levels are too much sometimes. Im an employment consultant an i deal with "Highly Disadvantaged" clients therefor sometimes it gets a bit much an smoking was ...

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