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onenickelmiracle
onenickelmiracle
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April 13th, 2019 at 1:27:32 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Ok, I kind of was out all night, woke up after midnight, and smoked because I thought I might as well. It's been a few hours now, I'm going to get ready to start with phase 1 quitting smoking pretty soon. One hundred days from now is July 22nd, this is my goal to not smoke a cigarette until. I will pledge to the forum, $56. For every day I don't smoke, I will take $2 away from the pledge. I will not count any cigarette smoked by accident, that is a possibility, if I had a smoke and lighter in my hand somehow, I could smoke it without even realizing it. The clock will start at 6 am. The money I might owe, I will donate to a charity of my choice.

Lets see, today I weigh 215 pounds. I have already lost about 20 pounds since the end of January, because I have been smoking a lot, not eating regularly, exercising a lot, and not sleeping much. Not much will change besides I'll be not smoking at all, will probably being eating a little more, and sleeping better. I will also not be resting so much while at home, because I will be doing more regular cleaning and fixing up around the house instead of plopping down smoking and killing time.

I will be the judge on all matters and my decisions will be final and I reserve all rights. Started an hour early, nothing to complain about.

The first day is always the hardest and if you give in, the easier it will be to give in the next time and the sooner you will unless you're motivated and determined to break your records of the past and surpass them. Each moment is tough, where does it go wrong when it goes wrong? It's the thought that you can just do what you want and just quit later again, then the action on it. If you believe you should not smoke because things will go out of control, then you won't. I really want the physical health improvements from quitting in trade for the emotional benefits.
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AxelWolf
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April 13th, 2019 at 8:07:18 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Nicotine messes with your brain too (obviously)

LOL.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
onenickelmiracle
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April 13th, 2019 at 10:01:00 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

The first day is always the hardest and if you give in, the easier it will be to give in the next time and the sooner you will unless you're motivated and determined to break your records of the past and surpass them. Each moment is tough, where does it go wrong when it goes wrong? It's the thought that you can just do what you want and just quit later again, then the action on it. If you believe you should not smoke because things will go out of control, then you won't. I really want the physical health improvements from quitting in trade for the emotional benefits.

I dont need no stinking patches. I feel this, it does need to be done cold turkey. Tomorrow it's just mints and losing my temper. I'm cutting the process shorr, might just smoke a cigarette without lighting it if I really need to.
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petroglyph
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April 13th, 2019 at 10:22:34 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

I dont need no stinking patches. I feel this, it does need to be done cold turkey. Tomorrow it's just mints and losing my temper. I'm cutting the process shorr, might just smoke a cigarette without lighting it if I really need to.

The physical part of the addiction only lasts 3 days, after that it's all mental.

I remember when I smoked like a lab rat, sometimes I would reach for a cigarette and a lighter only to find I already had one burning in my hand. lol

It's great to be able to look back after 3 days and tell yourself, yeah I'm really doing this. And after a week you really got something to be proud of, even if the cigs still kill ya. At least you won't die a slave to the bastards.
AxelWolf
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April 13th, 2019 at 11:16:14 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

The physical part of the addiction only lasts 3 days, after that it's all mental.

I'm not buying that.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
MaxPen
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April 14th, 2019 at 12:21:23 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'm not buying that.



I would put it more at like 3 weeks.
petroglyph
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April 14th, 2019 at 12:56:04 AM permalink
How long does nicotine stay in your system? - WebMD
https://www.webmd.com/smoking.../qa/how-long-does-nicotine-stay-in-your-system
Generally, nicotine leaves your blood 1-3 days after you stop using tobacco, and cotinine (something your body makes after nicotine enters it) will be gone after 1-10 days. Neither will show up in your urine after 3-4 days.
onenickelmiracle
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April 14th, 2019 at 1:24:10 AM permalink
I can't believe I'll be trying this cold turkey. Wow didn't I think this before? Oh dang.
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FleaStiff
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April 14th, 2019 at 1:56:27 AM permalink
courage!

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