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Nine days since my last cigarette, and I believe I've just about got it beat.
I'm picking my GLW up from the airport tomorrow, I'm just glad she wasn't here while I was going through the worst of the withdrawals, and somehow the dog was smart enough to keep out of my way.
However real happy she’s coming home, at least I might get a healthy meal again as I just did not feel like cooking and have been existing mostly on wheatbix, frozen pies and baked beans. Even though the dog and I scoffed down a roast chook between us for tea last night.
Not for me. I think I've given up smoking now. I give myself the occasional leave pass, but smoked only 3 packets last year ( all bought when pissed). That's close enough for me.
However, I had been trying to give up since my first child was born 10 years ago. I must have gone cold turkey over 30 times in that period. Staying off - that was the hard part for me. Props to all those who succeed the first time.
I still love smoking, but something has finally changed in me head and I don't seem to need it as a coping mechanism any more ( which I think was the main thing that drove me to the cigs). I still can't get drunk without massive cravings. So as an unPlanned side effect - I pretty much stopped drinking years before I gave up the gaspers. No green (gave that the fIck easy enough when my son was born). Bugger all grog ( still the occasional bender). No cigs. Never felt better.
Lessons I learnt:
If you fall off the wagon, the stopping gets much easier each time.
Work out why you smoke, and find other ways to meet those needs.
Just over four weeks now since my last cigarette and while it was getting easier........ unfortunately the last few days have been real tough.
Thought I was going good doing a bit of work on the indoor trainer ......... but I’m now off the bike again with blood in the urine and back on the pain relief.
I’m trying hard to be cheerful but that bloody black dog is sitting in my lap again.
Um have I forgotten something here Tom and you know that we are here for you, to keep the Dog on the leash, don't you!
Last edited by foo on patrol on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
Damn! Stand strong Tom, we're coming to chase that damn mutt away.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
I hope your doctor knows about that dog. The mongrel can be dealt with it a few ways and they keep getting better.
Still, you've made such a great investment in your future, keep strong. After three years, my lungs feel great.
It’s more like our thoughts are thinking us than we are thinking them.
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