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Cranky76
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Time to get real! (As DR Phil likes to say)

Posted in Quit experiences 05 Jan 2017
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For all the newbies, you can do it but you need to get real and be honest with yourself. You have an addiction, not just a habit as non smokers like to say but a full on drug addiction. You may shake your head at 'drug addicts' and think wow I wouldn't ever do Meth, Heroin etc, face the facts - you do Nicotine and its addictive.

When quitting you will get angry, depressed, cry screech, laugh, want to punch people, walls and anything that gets in your way. You may offend people, hate the world, hate yourself and ask yourself 'why' over and over again. BUT then the changes come and you feel pride, feel in control, you don't stink, your cravings reduce ( they flare up so beware but they again go away) you have more money, you have so much time on your hands and surprisingly you are OK, better thank that you are GREAT.

You MUST WANT to do it for yourself and be 100% committed or it wont work. You MUST be MENTALLY STRONG as it will screw with your head in ways you cannot imagine but it IS so worth it.

I believe in going into things informed and aware, it helps when you hit the potholes because you were expecting them.

I believe if your committed you CAN do this and this site will be your lifeline.

If you're feeling it - I bet others on here have felt it also

If you need to vent - type on here and get it out

If you want advice - others will be here to give it.

Use this fantastic resource....

I wish you the best of luck!

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  • Flora January 05, 2017 | 22:28
    Exactly Cranky, well said. :D
  • WaveRippers January 06, 2017 | 0:24
    Hi My name is Mario ............I am an addict.............. Today is Day 44 of my new way of life ............Its going ok ......Some Days better than others ........I still have thoughts of smoking but they are just thoughts now ....I am not feeling any physical withdrawals ......This is probably my 10 attempt to stop ...........I went cold turkey this time ........I keep telling myself "I do not smoke" ......"I will not smoke today " I think i am feeling better ...lol ..........Actually I know I am ......My breathing is 1000 times easier ..........My mind and thoughts are clearer ..........I don't stink like smoke ..........More time in my day ( Not wasting time going out for a smoke) ...........Spending more time doing things I actually like instead of smoking cancer sticks ................$$$$ all of the Money I am saving !!!! I find this site very helpful and supportive .....I enjoy reading and knowing I am not the only one going through this journey to a new life ........Good Luck to everyone .....Keep your heads up and sticks on the ice !!!
  • WaveRippers January 06, 2017 | 0:24
    Hi My name is Mario ............I am an addict.............. Today is Day 44 of my new way of life ............Its going ok ......Some Days better than others ........I still have thoughts of smoking but they are just thoughts now ....I am not feeling any physical withdrawals ......This is probably my 10 attempt to stop ...........I went cold turkey this time ........I keep telling myself "I do not smoke" ......"I will not smoke today " I think i am feeling better ...lol ..........Actually I know I am ......My breathing is 1000 times easier ..........My mind and thoughts are clearer ..........I don't stink like smoke ..........More time in my day ( Not wasting time going out for a smoke) ...........Spending more time doing things I actually like instead of smoking cancer sticks ................$$$$ all of the Money I am saving !!!! I find this site very helpful and supportive .....I enjoy reading and knowing I am not the only one going through this journey to a new life ........Good Luck to everyone .....Keep your heads up and sticks on the ice !!!
  • Flora January 06, 2017 | 8:59
    That's fantastic Mario, bravo.
  • Cranky76 January 06, 2017 | 19:12
    Good on you Mario, you have a great attitude!
  • stardaf January 07, 2017 | 2:19
    THANK YOU CRANKY76! I will read you post regularly as I am on Day 13 and still clenching my jaw.
  • CF January 07, 2017 | 16:42
    Happy New Year Cranky! Great Post!

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