Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3
Results 51 to 63 of 63

Thread: Update on Smoker's challenge

  1. #51
    Rabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Posts
    73
    Blog Entries
    1
    2 years smoke free this month! Took many tries, but it is so worth it. I have gotten to the point where the smell turns me off. And I don,t miss the morning hackers caugh! I just wish I could get my SIL to quit. She just isn't ready. Keep up the good work!

  2. #52
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Catskill Mountains
    Posts
    362
    Good for you, keep it up and soon the smell of smoke on your clothes will be discusting.:)

  3. #53
    Super Member caspharm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    6,886
    Wonderful! Congratulations!

  4. #54
    Junior Member shawnan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    145
    Blog Entries
    1
    Great job!! Be very proud of yourself and now you have the worst part behind you.

    It has 1 year and 4 months for me and I feel so great about the freedom it has given me.

    Nancy

  5. #55
    Senior Member judyyoungs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ozarks in Missouri
    Posts
    527
    Blog Entries
    1
    Good for you. You will never be sorry for this and should be very proud. It isn't easy, I know!

  6. #56
    Super Member nancia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    my heart is in texas, philly and london
    Posts
    4,733
    Blog Entries
    1
    look at all the ex-smokers cheering you on! it's a very big deal and a huge challenge. you're doing it. and you can see that others have made it through too. don't doubt yourself. you can do this. you ARE DOING this! you are succeeding! congratulations! hardest thing i've ever done was visit my best friend smoking pal for a week. i took lots of embroidery and crewel kits, and even did two of hers! i was on fire and NOT smokin'. lol! but you are smokin' hot! you go!!!

  7. #57

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    NW Chicago Suburb
    Posts
    379
    I quit smoking over 40 years ago - was up to 3 packs a day. When I first quit it was hour by hour without a cigarette. Then it was all morning followed by all afternoon followed by all evening. Small steps at a time. Don't think too far ahead - just plan a short time ahead. Eventually it was all day and then all week. I agree that after awhile I too became disgusted with the smell and can't understand why those around me put up with it. It's not easy - I give you all kinds of credit for trying. DON'T GIVE UP!!!

  8. #58
    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Round Rock,Texas
    Posts
    6,134
    I'm so proud of you! I've been smoke-free since 1986, I know how hard it is to stay away from cigarettes. Keep on trying and soon you will be free.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

  9. #59
    Senior Member Gramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lake City, FL
    Posts
    401
    Congratulations!!! You can do it. I have been smoke freee for 25 years!!! NO regrets.

  10. #60
    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Round Rock,Texas
    Posts
    6,134
    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    I'm so proud of you! I've been smoke-free since 1986, I know how hard it is to stay away from cigarettes. Keep on trying and soon you will be free.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I was smoking 3 packs a day Marlboro 100's. I put all the money
    that I would've spent on cigarettes in a jar for a year and it came to almost $400!

  11. #61
    Senior Member Catherine Marie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    353
    My dear friends, I am still on track. Not missing the cigarettes as much as I thought. Even thinking of sneaking one has diminished tremendously. And I have so much more energy and time too. All the time I spent smoking is now going to better things like walking, calling friends, reading, and, oh, yes, quilting!
    A great big HUGE thank you to all of your support and stories. I know I can do it!

  12. #62
    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Round Rock,Texas
    Posts
    6,134
    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine Marie
    My dear friends, I am still on track. Not missing the cigarettes as much as I thought. Even thinking of sneaking one has diminished tremendously. And I have so much more energy and time too. All the time I spent smoking is now going to better things like walking, calling friends, reading, and, oh, yes, quilting!
    A great big HUGE thank you to all of your support and stories. I know I can do it!
    Soon you will be breathing so much better and the smoker's cough will be a thing of the past. :-D I'm so proud of you!

  13. #63
    Member gaiatender's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Merced, CA
    Posts
    59
    I quit 14 yrs ago...know what you are facing. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I quit cold turkey...had a bladder infection first time in life. When I went to Dr she said it was what cancer of the bladder felt like...quit that day only out of fear. My addictive personality is such I knew I could never have "just one drag" and haven't. You are doing well to fill your time with positive substitutions. For me...the hardest was the oral fixation and what to do with my hands. Keep trying every moment and before you know it you'll find it hard to believe you ever once smoked.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.