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1buddha1
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Things that make you go mmmmm

Posted in Getting started 21 Jun 2019
15 Comments

This is my 5th go at it got to do it I'm done being broke and lonely

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  • softly40, Mid North Coast June 21, 2019 | 9:03
    This time 1budha you have plenty of experience to counteract being broke, as to the lonely aspect, this forum can alleviate those feelings for sure. A different perspective on being broke and lonely has probably meant that you treated your cigarette as your friend as something to have for your own. This is not a good substitute Nicotine is the little monster that hides away inside of you no matter what good intentions you might have and you obviously have good intentions. I have given up many times and have learnt more about myself in the process simply because no recognition that I knew about at the time was that Nicotine is the addictive substance and it loves to get fed. You will get plenty of support and advice here and in the meantime read other stories and experiences. Are you on any aids to help you or are you going cold turkey?
  • Happiness June 21, 2019 | 10:37
    Past quits are just that...the past. Take what you learned from them. What caused you to pick up the habit again. What could you have done instead?

    Welcome to this forum with people with stories and concerns and struggles just like yours. We have been there , and we are willing to share and be there for you, just like a friend. The first piece of advice i would give you is to read and learn about nicotine addiction, and realize that cigarettes are not your friend, nor have they ever been. See them for what they are, and how much they have cost you over a course of time. How many dollars, how much health, maybe even relationships.

    Learning the right mindset enables you to embrace this journey rather than fear it. That makes it so much easier . Looking forward to something rather than dreading it can't be anything but positive, and positive actions result in positive results.

    It is to your advantage to choose to be healthier and wealthier than to be told you must forsake your friend. I sense that you are finally realizing that. We know that you can quit smoking. Believe and it will happen!
  • 1buddha1, Central Coast June 21, 2019 | 11:29
    Thanks for the pick me up but 37 years I've been smoking and that's a long time
  • 1buddha1, Central Coast June 21, 2019 | 11:30
    Thanks for the pick me up but 37 years I've been smoking and that's a long time
  • 1buddha1, Central Coast June 21, 2019 | 11:31
    I forgot I'm taking champex that stuff not fun
  • 1buddha1, Central Coast June 21, 2019 | 11:31
    I forgot I'm taking champex that stuff not fun
  • Peterstevenson June 21, 2019 | 12:55
    Hang in there mate
    It will work for you and then you can afford to go do things and meet new friends
  • 1buddha1, Central Coast June 21, 2019 | 13:09
    I'm having a beer right now guess what goes nice with a beer well I locked them up it's so tempting but I'll be strong drink my beer and stop being a pussie sorry ladies if I've offended you
  • Nuts June 21, 2019 | 14:59
    Hi 1 budda1, and welcome. If you have failed 4 times before, then you know where your weaknessess are. Write them down and remember them. You CAN quit after smoking for 37 years. I smoked for 30. You must be determined and strong. You say that you are broke and lonely. When you quit ,you wont be broke. You will have the money to go out and meet new people, or perhaps get a pet to love. Believe in yourself mate. You can quit if you have the right mindset
  • 1buddha1, Central Coast June 21, 2019 | 17:31
    Got pets 2 dogs and a sister between my legs
  • 1buddha1, Central Coast June 21, 2019 | 17:32
    Spitter dame spell check
  • softly40, Mid North Coast June 21, 2019 | 18:30

    There is nothing that will offend me 1buddah we are all here to support and help you or try to. I am on champix too only half the dose though. Glad you are enjoying your beer without the cigarette
  • 1buddha1, Central Coast June 22, 2019 | 5:52
    I got through drinking and had 1 smoke and it tasted like crap but the beer was good
  • Robn June 22, 2019 | 11:12
    Hi Buddha1, well you now have a lot of new friends on this site....we will support you every step of the way. Post on here as often as you can....there will always be someone here to help. Take those dogs for a walk every day...with the money you would have spent on smokes....get a hobby...volunteer somewhere...it helps others and fills your time. Read stories on here and you will see that many have smoked a lot longer than you and they have quit...you can too. Remember the mantra, NOPE.....not one puff ever.....
  • Pearly19 June 23, 2019 | 21:50
    Me Too

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