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Stopping Smoking

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Topcat » 07 Jan 2020 06:13

Spats wrote:
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It’s been a struggle to get SF again but I’ll never give up giving up
;)? Good for you Spats <:)> It can be tougher to quit the second time around, but it is possible ;)? Your 14 years SF was a lot longer than my previous best of 2 years (I've been SF over 16 years this time), but after returning to smoking (boy did I regret that), I found it a lot harder to get back into the right mindset to quit again. My head kept telling me (done it once so you can do it again - just not today) :roll: There were far too many "todays" and I kept on puffing away :roll: I got there in the end though and so will you <:)>
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 07 Jan 2020 20:40

Not puffing today... 1 week complete ;)? Here’s to the next week :D

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 07 Jan 2020 23:56

Spats wrote:
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Not puffing today... 1 week complete ;)? Here’s to the next week :D
Well done Spats, I'm on day 4.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 08 Jan 2020 23:30

Saw my smoking cessation counsellor tonight, apparently Ive not been using the lozenges correctly, I put them under my tongue and not in my cheek where they get absorbed into the blood stream. However, I think that's maybe what's killing my appetite, as I'm swallowing the nicotine. Anyway, I'm going to continue the way I've been doing it as I'm scared of putting on weight.

How's it going spats?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 09 Jan 2020 07:41

Still no cravings for either a drink or a cigarette with this cold ;)? Although don’t want this cold to continue much longer. Not eating properly and no energy to cook either :(

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 09 Jan 2020 21:25

Spats wrote:
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Still no cravings for either a drink or a cigarette with this cold ;)? Although don’t want this cold to continue much longer. Not eating properly and no energy to cook either :(
Sorry to hear you're under the weather, hope it clears up soon. <:)> I'm trying to alternate lozenges with polos to try and keep within the recommended 15 a day, seems to be working. Cravings aren't too bad.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 10 Jan 2020 17:35

Good to hear Ruby ;)? Let’s try to make 2020 our Quit year (::)

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 10 Jan 2020 17:43

Spats wrote:
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Good to hear Ruby ;)? Let’s try to make 2020 our Quit year (::)
I'll second that spats, never want to smoke ever again, do me a favour, take me out and shoot me if I wobble. :D

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 11 Jan 2020 20:42

Got to stay sober and SF - just agreed to do hike up Snowdon end March. So that’s my latest challenge ()o

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 11 Jan 2020 23:14

Spats wrote:
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Got to stay sober and SF - just agreed to do hike up Snowdon end March. So that’s my latest challenge ()o
That sounds great spats, you've got a couple of months to prepare.
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 13 Jan 2020 22:30

13 days ;)?

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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 13 Jan 2020 22:58

Well done Spats, day 10 for me. \/
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 15 Jan 2020 16:48

2 weeks done, now on day 15 (::)
How’re you doing Ruby all good I hope ;)?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 15 Jan 2020 17:37

Congratulations on your 2 weeks, i'm doing fine thanks. saw my smoking counsellor this evening, it went well, even managing to reduce the lozenges. Can't wait to be nicotine free.

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 17 Jan 2020 22:42

2 weeks today, \:)/ (::) \:)/

How's it going spats?

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Spats » 21 Jan 2020 08:25

Day 21 SF ;)? Had 2 wobbles this year with alcohol and lost. Both times tempted to buy cigarettes but refused to. Last time mindset was so strong - must remember to apply that whenever tempted by alcohol in the future ;)

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 21 Jan 2020 22:42

Sorry to hear about your slip (with the alcohol) but congratulations on staying SF. (::)

Day 17 here

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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 24 Jan 2020 09:04

3 weeks today
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Topcat » 24 Jan 2020 20:11

Well done Ruby (::)
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Re: Stopping Smoking

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 24 Jan 2020 20:41

Cheers TC, still SF. ;)?
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