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617347 tn?1331293081
HI :)

My goal now is to lower the number of cigs i smoke daily....I am smoking about a packet every day and some days more ....so starting today i will/would :) decrease the number every week. Last summer i tried quitting c/t and after several days my anxiety rocketed and went wild. I have been dealing with anxiety since i quitted opiates. So i have to confess that i don't have a lot of confidence at being able of reaching this goal because of the anxiety issue. I am scared of anxiety and i don't want to risk feeling worse because of the cigs. But on the other hand, i don't want to harm my health any more, i don't see any positive on smoking any more...so i gonna really try hard on decreasing and stopping hopefully with some time.

i would like to support any one here and also get the support from you :)

so for this first week, i will cut my cigs in the mornings. And lets see how i am doing :)



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654560 tn?1331854581
I totally understand about the addiction part of smoking.........I use smoking as a reward system... I can go several hours through out the day and not smoke " put it off "... because I know when all is said and done I'm gonna have my cigarette
I have cut out where I smoke.......no smoking in the house since January, due to my husbands allergies. Stopped smoking up stairs last year when we re modled the bathroom and painted.Now I am smoking about a pack  every three days......I want to set a quit date but when I start thinking about it I get really sad.........I am bi-polar and am stable on meds. I can't take Chantax because of the depression..........In January this year I went 10 days not smoking....I was using the low mg. patch and chewing nicorette low dose...It was working, I wasn't sad, I wasn't edgy, and 1 bad moment I picked them back up and now I can not find the strength to put them down.............I have everyone praying for me and yet until I surrender.... I will not quit.
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1617164 tn?1308279263
Its definately an addiction..and anxiety makes me hold my breath, so my logic is that smoking helps me breathe.  If I can get myself in the gym more, i'll be ok..but it's annoying to feel weak in the face of anything. And I hate smelling like cigarettes.
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654560 tn?1331854581
Today is day one of my stop smoking..............No cigaretts. One day at a time. One moment at a time. My goal is be smoke free. I can no longer continue with the yo yo smoking one day...not the next. Throwing cigaretts away...only to buy more the next afternoon.
I have my youngest grand daughter this weekend and since I don't smoke in the house or around the kids...this weekend will feel normal for me...............It's when she goes home that I will struggle..............So I am trying to stay in the moment and not project how I will feel come Sunday
I am a praying person, so I am excited to see how God shows up in all this.
I think I am posting on 2 sites.....................I guess I need all the support I can get LOL
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874521 tn?1424116797
Nice to see the 'sign' up FBD good luck hon.....♥
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617347 tn?1331293081
Hey, freebird, i wanted to give you a  hug on your first day !! :) come on ..you can do it !!

i am reallystruggling cutting down my cigs on the mornings but i can do it too..

all the best to you too, Capricron,good luck :)
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617347 tn?1331293081
Hey, freebird, i wanted to give you a  hug on your first day !! :) come on ..you can do it !!

i am reallystruggling cutting down my cigs on the mornings but i can do it too..

all the best to you too, Capricron,good luck :)
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654560 tn?1331854581
  I smoked...........................Starting again today Sunday March 6th.2011
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654560 tn?1331854581
I haven't smoked............day 2,YEA......Staying busy staying away from my triggers. Hot bath around 8 00 after dinner............Doing comp.time because I don't smoke at my computer.
Prayer...............and every time I make it through a crave, I respond " that wasn't too bad"....
Tomorrow is a new day and if I do what I did today..............Guess what?......I won't smoke.
Chewing on whole cloves is helping me...............
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874521 tn?1424116797
great news hon!!! just keep on doing what your doing...same thing everyday, I say if I can do one than I can do two etc....
every minute, hour and day leads to another....the cravings will get a little less each day..

for me after 100+ days its no longer that constant craving, now its more like a 'jolt' ....it will just hit out of nowhere and strong! but thats when you need to use your tricks to get the thought out of your head. some jolts will last a few minutes others all day but again everyone is different...
sending you some prayers and ((hugs))...♥
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654560 tn?1331854581
Yesterday was a reasonable day considering what I am doing.................Sometimes I wish there was a detox to go to that insurance would cover.
This morning I woke up and the wrenching thought of not smoking wasn't there...........I knew I wasn't going to smoke. So there!!!!
Keeping my hands busy is a good thing.... and I have found that putting a whole clove in my mouth and biting down gently to release the juices helps with cravings...............
I am going to have the cleanest house in Raleigh NC.............staying busy.Actually next week I have the cleaners comming to do a spring clean. (I don't smoke in the house, but this is a real treat) I have neck and back issues so I can't do heavy cleaning, things like baseboards and cieling fans.
    I like seeing my tracker adding a day............one day at a time.
I love prayers .............so feel free to pray over me anytime......Hugggs and good wishes to all on this journey............
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