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Thread: I'm getting it!!!!

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    Ok, here I am on day I dunno w/o a ciggie...
    I'm dying to do something so I decide that even though my chronic fatigue kept me home yesterday I'm outta here today. So, I head for the thrift stores and as I'm looking at the fabrics I see some quilts on another rack. I hot foot it over and as I'm checking out the quilts I realize I know the name of the pattern, yeah me! I'm looking at a log cabin pattern and I know that's what it is, wow maybe I really am a quilter albeit in the early stages. It was all too exciting.
    I went back to the rack and found two nice pieces of thin whale cordoruy 1 in plain royal blue and the other in the same color and shade with little planes on it and then low and behold I spy a piece of that really nice warm and natural with no price on it. I get up to the register and find out everythhing is 50% off. great finds, great prices and great day to boot!

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    Sounds like a day w/o ciggie was a good one. :lol:

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    Jan 16 will be 7 years for me!!!!

    you can do it....

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    I've stopped temporarily about 7 times before :thumbdown: so I'm hoping this time I stick with it! I've been smoking for about 35 years, long time for a gal whos only 25 hunh? LOL
    Anyway, I want my daughter to quit so hopefully if I make it this time she'll stop without having to get pregnant again (the only time she's ever quit before).
    Anyway, congrats on your 7 that is awesome :P :D !!!!

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    YOU CAN DO IT! :D Just telling everyone that you are trying and how long it has been, is the 1st step. Now we will keep asking you how you are doing and you will be way too embarassed :oops: if you have slipped up. Smoked for 22 years, was at 3 packs a day and quit cold turkey with my DH blowing smoke at me :evil: He has smoked now for 60 years and is reaping the rewards :cry: Fire up that sewing machine :lol:

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    you can make it stick this time, I know it! What a great example you are for your daughter! Keep it up and also WOW on those great finds at the thrift store!! :D :D :D

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    let me join the non smokers too, after about 55 years of smoking, i quit cold turkey also on june 8th of this year. it hasn't been too bad really, i guess a person just have to make up their mind to quit!

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    I quit 15 years ago. I found a week that I needed to be crabby .....I was a teacher in an inner-city school.....and I quit. I stayed "quit" and it was a very good year at school because I had a need to be crabby for a week. So find a need to be crabby for a week or two and just quit. :!:

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    About five years now for me. It was torture at first, but eventually got easier. I think a big turning point was a few months in, when I got into my car and it did not smell like smoke. I had so many activities linked to smoking in my life, it took ages to unhook myself from cigarettte AND (coffee, phone, after seex, food....on and on) but this is the longest I have been smoke free since age 11.

    There are times even now when I get stressed out and want one, but have always convinced myself to wait 24 hours. By that time, my resolve is back.

    Take each day as a new challenge, and reward yourself for milestones. It gets easier! :P

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    Way to go!
    I'm working on almost month 3. It's been hard, but I'm trying hard.
    Did "fall" a couple times, but I'm right back to none.

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    I quit smoking in January of this year...cold turkey.....and picked up quilting.......best thing I ever did! Sometimes I still want a smoke but when I do, I pick up a needle and get to sewing.........thank goodness! I never realized how much ciggs STINK..........lol!

    Linda D.

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    Good for you I am of them 20 years,but I now have COPD and its all related to smoking .I took up quilting when I quit and am still at it . So for the sake of your health as well as all the other advantages keep up the good work .Do it for you .Wilma

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    WTG!!!! I quit June 16, 2007 and used the nicy patches. I haven't had 1 since...I just count up the money I save and spend it on fabric :twisted:

    You can do it!! I found that the "habit" was harder to break than the addiction to nico...does that make sense??

    Good luck to you...if you slip up..just start over, you'll make it!

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    Congratulations on quitting smoking!! I have smoked all my life. I tried to quit cold turkey -- longest 5 minutes of my life. Anyway, my doctor gave me an Rx to help me get through it. I'm to take this medicine at least a week before my "quit date." Next Saturday is the day!! I'm so scared that I won't be able to do it. But it helps so much to know that others can and are and so maybe I can, too :-) Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    let me join the non smokers too, after about 55 years of smoking, i quit cold turkey also on june 8th of this year. it hasn't been too bad really, i guess a person just have to make up their mind to quit!
    Congrats :D Don't ya feel better already? Boy, have we spent lots of $ on them ciggies that could have been on fabric :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan in Texas
    I quit 15 years ago. I found a week that I needed to be crabby .....I was a teacher in an inner-city school.....and I quit. I stayed "quit" and it was a very good year at school because I had a need to be crabby for a week. So find a need to be crabby for a week or two and just quit. :!:
    Good job! But, I'm crabby all the time :evil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    About five years now for me. It was torture at first, but eventually got easier. I think a big turning point was a few months in, when I got into my car and it did not smell like smoke. I had so many activities linked to smoking in my life, it took ages to unhook myself from cigarettte AND (coffee, phone, after seex, food....on and on) but this is the longest I have been smoke free since age 11.

    There are times even now when I get stressed out and want one, but have always convinced myself to wait 24 hours. By that time, my resolve is back.

    Take each day as a new challenge, and reward yourself for milestones. It gets easier! :P
    Good for you, can relate to the things we remember smoking with....and sometimes even now I have that stange feeling that a cigarette might taste good. Get my mind busy and it passes. Have to watch those rewards though, they usually are "CC's" costly or calories :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Way to go!
    I'm working on almost month 3. It's been hard, but I'm trying hard.
    Did "fall" a couple times, but I'm right back to none.
    You can make it. Fire up that sewing machine.....that's why you are getting so much done! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    I quit smoking in January of this year...cold turkey.....and picked up quilting.......best thing I ever did! Sometimes I still want a smoke but when I do, I pick up a needle and get to sewing.........thank goodness! I never realized how much ciggs STINK..........lol!

    Linda D.
    Good job, a lot of it is that need to do something with your hands. At the time I was smoking, didn't think they smelt that bad, but boy are they horrible smelling now! :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilma osmond
    Good for you I am of them 20 years,but I now have COPD and its all related to smoking .I took up quilting when I quit and am still at it . So for the sake of your health as well as all the other advantages keep up the good work .Do it for you .Wilma
    Have you now quit Wilma? I hope so. My DH is still smoking and has such a horrible cough (sinus, oh yeah, I remember).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    WTG!!!! I quit June 16, 2007 and used the nicy patches. I haven't had 1 since...I just count up the money I save and spend it on fabric :twisted:

    You can do it!! I found that the "habit" was harder to break than the addiction to nico...does that make sense??

    Good luck to you...if you slip up..just start over, you'll make it!
    good girl! Just do it, however works for you :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Congratulations on quitting smoking!! I have smoked all my life. I tried to quit cold turkey -- longest 5 minutes of my life. Anyway, my doctor gave me an Rx to help me get through it. I'm to take this medicine at least a week before my "quit date." Next Saturday is the day!! I'm so scared that I won't be able to do it. But it helps so much to know that others can and are and so maybe I can, too :-) Keep up the good work!
    Oh Joyce, YOU CAN DO IT! No one will say it was easy, it is an addiction and a habit that is terribly hard to break. Do it 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, etc at a time. Be sure to tell all your friends, they will help too. Keep yourself busy, get some flavored toothpicks or sugarless tic tacs something to reach for. YOU CAN DO IT :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird
    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Congratulations on quitting smoking!! I have smoked all my life. I tried to quit cold turkey -- longest 5 minutes of my life. Anyway, my doctor gave me an Rx to help me get through it. I'm to take this medicine at least a week before my "quit date." Next Saturday is the day!! I'm so scared that I won't be able to do it. But it helps so much to know that others can and are and so maybe I can, too :-) Keep up the good work!
    Oh Joyce, YOU CAN DO IT! No one will say it was easy, it is an addiction and a habit that is terribly hard to break. Do it 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, etc at a time. Be sure to tell all your friends, they will help too. Keep yourself busy, get some flavored toothpicks or sugarless tic tacs something to reach for. YOU CAN DO IT :!:
    Thanks Bluebird -- I need all the help I can get!

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    You folks are such a source of inspiration! I forget that I can come here for more than just the quilting stuff!
    They say quitting smoking is harder than kicking heroin, I believe em. I took the new rx for the first month and it worked! I smoked for the first two weeks. The thing about that rx is that it got me through the worst of the physical w/d, now I just have to deal with the cravings. Sometimes they are strong and sometimes they are fleeting I just remember everything passes, I tell myself I am a non-smoker and I smell sooooo much better for it and I wait for it to pass!

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    You are doing good. I'm proud of you. Keep up the good work.....hang in there, it is worth it. :thumbup:

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