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GaryMahara



Quit Date:
April 22, 2011

Posts: 83
Location: SE Wisconsin

PostPosted: April 28, 2011 9:56 AM    Post subject: Feel different this time. Reply with quote

I've quit many times. I've quit so many times friends have suggested I quit quitting and just accept being a smoker. Weird logic but I sort of get it.

One of my most powerful triggers is boredom. I'm somewhat of a loner. I like my own company and I like to sit and be still just reading etc. But, I am prone to boredom. If I sat outside reading it was one cig after another.

Well, I enrolled in online university, started going to Yoga twice a week, joined an adult Sunday school, took up hiking the forest trails and made a valid attempt to rein in all those down moments where I would invariably smoke.

I've been drinking gallons of water, eating better and, let me tell you, I've had this lifestyle for two to three months now and my whole thought process going into my quit was different somehow. The usual apprehension, self doubt, anxiety etc. was minimal and I feel a new found confidence in myself.

Now, I know nico-demon and how he works so, eternal vigilance is the mantra along with acceptance of my addiction. I guess knowing yourself and your weaknesses, along with, adjusting for those weaknesses is key to success.

Five Days, 10 Hours and 39 Minutes quit
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Not smoked: 109 and saved $36.75.
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kannprint



Quit Date:
April 10, 2004

Posts: 4988
Location: St. Louis, MO

PostPosted: April 28, 2011 8:05 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your success, Gary. I think you've found one of the secrets to quitting; know yourself and adjust to accommodate your quit. Fantastic!
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kevin
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Quit Date:
November 19, 2001

Posts: 9538
Location: cincinnati, oh

PostPosted: April 29, 2011 12:38 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome back, gary! Smile
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GaryMahara



Quit Date:
April 22, 2011

Posts: 83
Location: SE Wisconsin

PostPosted: April 29, 2011 8:08 AM    Post subject: It's good to be back. Reply with quote

Thank you for the replies. Honestly, it's good to be back.

It's a beautiful day for a nice long hike.

Six days, 9 hours, 7 minutes.
127 cigarettes not smoked,
$43.06.
Life saved: 10 hours, 35 minutes.
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essie662



Quit Date:
April 14, 2004

Posts: 3388
Location: MI

PostPosted: April 29, 2011 8:46 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back, Gary. Congratulations on taking back your freedom! Smile
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Mary Dude



Quit Date:
June 15, 2004

Posts: 4803
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

PostPosted: April 30, 2011 10:53 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

you're figuring it out Gary - just be committed to getting through TODAY smoke free...do what you have to do to stay free! Remember - smoking is NOT an option... One day at a time!!
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