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Posted in Getting started 09 Jan 2020

Hi Guys,

I have a Quit effort on my horizon.

This ICanQuit website has been giving me ideas and motivation over the past month or so. And after seeing so many people Quit lately they have helped me regain my self belief to succeed this time. Why not me? This will be my turn and my time!

I cant lie as I do have some fear and trepidation as my Quit gets closer, and unfortunately my smoking has increased a little in anticipation.

However, I decided to order Allen Carrs book THE EASY WAY TO STOP SMOKING (revised edition) on-line and now have a waiting period of between 4 and 10 days for its delivery. So I have an excuse to smoke, just like every other smoker thinking of Quitting them one day. lol

I did have a Quit roughly this time last year, but that only lasted about 35 days. Whats interesting is that I left the counter ticking and if its correct I have spent $9,996 in a little less than one year on the death sticks! And I note that there has been at least 3 very hefty price increases since.

Anyway, even though I have some fear, I am very much looking forward to this Quit.

Thanks for reading, and best of luck to those who haven't taken the plunge just yet and to those who are in the early days.

And last but not least, to those experienced Ex-smokers. I thank you.

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  • Leeann , Central Coast January 09, 2020 | 14:23
    Good for you Puffnomore you know you want it, you can almost smell the freedom. I chose to and I'm confident you will too buddy as soon as you are ready. I got over thinking about it and told myself it's as simple as commit and deliver. You won't regret it and we will both enjoy some good reading soon. I know you can do it!!!!
  • Lia January 09, 2020 | 14:33
    Hi PuffNoMore. Wonder what you are afraid of. Is it failing? What do you think will happen when you take the plunge? If you can get it in your head to do so, you will enjoy a huge pay rise. Seems in the vicinity of $10000 pa. Bet your boss won't match that. You will be drowning in $'s. Not a bad way to be. You certainly won't be drowning in debt nor the knowledge and guilt of burning all that money in an ash tray. Spending what I call "ash money" is not a bad way to go. Wish you success with your plan. Another thought, don't wait for the book to arrive, jump in earlier and have a practice quit. Ultimately you have to do the quit and have to want to do so.
  • Happiness January 09, 2020 | 16:55
    It concerns me that you are still delaying and fearing this journey instead of embracing it. I hope that you will contemplate every word that Allen Carr writes and do not skim. Read it. Understand every instance. Relate to the situation he presents. Absorb every word as if your life was at stake. Allow him to build that desire to be a non-smoker. Understand nicotine totally. Know and Accept the truth. Believe that you can be free. Above all Embrace this journey that will return to you so much more than you ever dreamed.
    Start getting excited, for soon you too can be free!
  • Happiness January 09, 2020 | 17:05

    The link above will allow you to read the book absolutely free. If you forget where it is , find it among my stories. Why not copy the address and send yourself an e-mail to file it.
    Read your way to freedom.
  • Pisces24, Central Coast January 09, 2020 | 18:08
    You are one of my strongest Mentors.
    You CAN QUIT!
    You quit for 2 years before.
    You resumed smoking.
    You were not happy with smoking again otherwise you wouldn't be here quitting ...
    You know what to do. You k ow you can do this.
    You helped me so much. Ill help you too.
    Go back to the basics in the book.
    Set your date and fo it mate...
    You are worth it...
    Start the new decade looking after NUMBER ONE!.... YOU

  • Nuts January 09, 2020 | 18:42
    Hey PuffNoMore. I am so happy that you are going to quit this time. It is your time to be a winner. You sound so much more positive and i truly believe that you have the right mindset this time. Take it a day at a time mate. Say 'I will not smoke today ' The days really do go by quickly. And the money that you will not spend on smokes is amazing. You can pay off your credit cards and take your special lady out somewhere nice. You always have really good advice for everyone, so you just need to follow your own advice. Be strong mate and you know that we are all here for you 🤗🏁👍💕🤗
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW January 09, 2020 | 19:29
    Wow. What a wonderful response already!
    I am not going to reply individually.
    I have had a major shift in my thinking. And I am pumped and ready!
    There is no terror or doubt or any debate in my mind anymore.
    I could Quit tomorrow, but, just getting prepared atm.
    I have great confidence in my ability to think for myself this time! And I'll welcome any bit of encouragement that comes my way next week.
    I'm not scared of the physiological part of the addiction that really is only 2 or 3 days. And I now have the mental capacity to overcome the behavoural repetitive behavioral part of the habit too.
    Its all good.
  • Happiness January 10, 2020 | 1:12
  • Pisces24, Central Coast January 10, 2020 | 8:18
    Start a bank account box. You could do something really nice with $$$$$.😘🤩🙊
  • Nuts January 10, 2020 | 10:44
  • Safe2017 January 10, 2020 | 13:42
    35 days quit is a really good accomplishment. This tells me that you can achieve a permanent quit if you put your mind to it. Good luck.
  • Pisces24, Central Coast January 10, 2020 | 14:45
    We all love you PUFF😘🙋‍♀️😍
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW January 10, 2020 | 16:15
    Thanks for your support.
    I'm certainly not using the word "craving" anymore. I think it is a very negative and much to strong of a word for an urge. That word reminds me of something permanent, like an insatiable desire to a puff that may not be Quelled.
    So from now on I'm going to think of it as a thought. The urge (to smoke) is so similar to a surge and it can be over in an instant by putting your mind to work to extinguish that urge or brief thought. :)
  • Nuts January 10, 2020 | 19:38
    It is just a thought Puff. A passing thought. You've got this 👍
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW January 10, 2020 | 20:04
    An urge is just an impulse of a thought.
    Thats all it is.
  • Pisces24, Central Coast January 10, 2020 | 21:30
    It is. A reminder.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW January 10, 2020 | 22:09
    a mere memory.
  • Happiness January 11, 2020 | 2:11

  • Nuts January 11, 2020 | 13:11
    A distant memory
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast January 12, 2020 | 20:19
    Hope you enjoy your holiday especially knowing there will be many more now with all the money you are going to save, you got this puffnomore, see you on the other side, the bright side free of the nico monster
  • Pisces24, Central Coast January 13, 2020 | 7:30
    Hope you are going strong Puff.. Its going to be worth it. 🙋‍♀️🐟

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