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How are all you QUITTERS doing? :)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:00 am
by minniepauz
Just wondering if there's any newbie non-smokers here or if I can help someone BECOME one. I'm at 21 months now and am so happy I quit! Give a holler if you want to quit or don't know how to start quitting!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:59 pm
by minniepauz
I'm over the 2 year mark as of March 1, 07! One of my readers sent me this terrific site and this page talks about the weight gain issue when quitting:
http://www.whyquit.com/joel/Joel_06_01_ ... ntrol.html

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:15 pm
by DayDreamer
I've managed to stay off the old 'coffin nails' too :!: :D

2 years now (this past 12th April '07)

Quite proud I've managed it this long and still going strong! :shock: :shock: :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:27 pm
by Seventeen_At_Heart
I managed to give up before I got pregnant with our 1st in April '89, but had smoked from 13-23 and then 28-29.
It was harder to give up the 2nd time.
Sadly my husband, who had also smoked from a young age, and gave up with me when we were trying for a baby in '89, started smoking again on coming home to an empty flat after I had gone through the trauma of the emergency Caesarean etc etc with our 1st child...
he is still smoking at 56 and our kids worry for him (as I do too).

well done you two!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:27 am
by danmia
Well on week two now, and honestly its worse than the first week. I'm irritable, negative, my wheezing isnt any better because the pollen is an inch thick outside every morning. My breathing might be better can't tell. Incredibly tired, breaking out, in fact all very similar symptoms to menopause so if you were like me and thought nah I will wait till I get over menopause to quit there is no point, get it over with now, while you already have the symptoms, why prolong menopause? Hehehe.I'm like a negative teenager, with the dont want to's and why should I's, followed by whatever!! When does it get better?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:50 am
by minniepauz
danmia....it gets easier (better) when you are so real with yourself that you know that no matter how hard it is right now, it would be 100 x worse if you were dealing with cancer or emphysema! Honestly, that's what got me through the first few weeks....I would have a very strong urge to go out on my deck and "relax" with a cigarette--the memory of that feeling is STILL with me--but I would immediately talk to myself about how foolish that would be. I would watch my friend inhaling her cigarette and I could just imagine how it would burn and choke me now......so, negative thoughts about smoking them and positive thoughts about not smoking, ok? Get online and find the pictures of smokers lungs....not a pretty site. Think about your family members having to take care of you....not a pretty site. Whatever it is that brings you back to reality..use it!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:54 am
by danmia
The fact that I was getting close to buying an inhaler helps a lot. And that my grandchildren are coming to visit in September and there's an ad on TV where the grandmother is playing with her grandson and saying how she could not have done that without quitting. That one always hits home. I just want instant results I guess and I have to be patient. I hope I havent' left it too late to get my breathing back!!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:51 pm
by minniepauz
You're not too late...I had the same fears and even after 2 years, I'm not sure I've got 100% breathing capacity, but I know from common sense that I'm much better off not smoking.

Hang in there girlfriend....what kind of candies are you using? Have you tried this? :knit: :wink: