I haven't had a cigarette in 12 weeks and I'm loving that smoking is no longer a part of my life. Most on my mind is whether or not to give up alcohol completely as well. I stopped for 5 days last week and it felt great. I had a few over the weekend in celebration of Mothers Day/Wife's 30th Birthday and didn't really get much from it. I think I can just not do it anymore and be ok... I think...hmmmm. Tough decision...
As an addendum I'd like to address all the newbies and early quitter on this site. You've read it before and you've heard it before but I HAVE to say that after a while you don't think about smoking anymore. You really don't miss it. I am on day 85 and havent had a cigarette crave in over three weeks. I havent craved nicotine in over a week and a half.
If your mind is right, time will heal your suffering.
Happy Monday everyone!!! ~~Good day or bad day, I will not smoke this day!!~~
Quit tobacco: 2.20.12 00:00.01am
Quit nicotine: 4.25.12 11:47.00am
Don't know if drinking is a big issue for you. Stop now if it helps and you feel better. I know I didn't have a drink for several months just because it brought on to much stress. Now it is back to being enjoyable. You are doing awesome and a big congratulations on 12 weeks!!!
Quit March 1, 2010
Commit to the Quit one day at a time.
Message by hollyo
on May 14 2012 at 1:01 pm
Location: United States Joined: December 08 2010 Posts:
Alcohol is a very STRONG trigger for me so I had to give it up for a long while. Now I have had a few drinks here and there and it doesn't even bother me now to not smoke. The thing I worry more about is not the "NOT" smoking w/alcohol it's the having one or two too many, having one, (cig) flashed in my face or offered to me when I'm a bit intoxicated or feeling a buzz and my will being weak and my grabbing it, lighting it ect. This part about my addiction I know only too well...I DO NO HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE JUST ONE, one will lead to two, will lead to four will lead to a pack and then another pack and so on. I know this absolutely w/o a doubt. That is the only reason I fear alcohol at all. After last weekend, the first time I really got kinda intoxicated since my quit (drank three yager bombs and several light beers) which is alot for me, I've decided that somehow I have to find a happy medium. I really don't like beer that much anymore...too much bubbles. I can't handle liquor, @ all. I love wine, but I have to be very careful w/wine because it is high in alcohol content and it's easy, for me, to drink too much wine down too fast. I don't know what the right answer for me will be. I do know that I don't have an alcohol addiction problem; however I am surrounded in my life, (my daughter, my son's gf, my ex-hubby and closest friend and my brother) are all alcoholics, most of them recovering one or two are practicing. I guess I just have to see what kind of good plan or strategy I can come up with, and it may just be NO ALCOHOL anymore! I don't want to RISK my quit over a few drinks, so I don't know yet, I just know this...I DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY QUIT!!! hollyo
quit date 12/10/10
One Day @ a time
New quit date 1/10/12
Relapsed April 20, 2013
Exclusive on e cig no more real cigs as of middle of June 2013
Message by betsy
on May 14 2012 at 2:50 pm
Location: United States Joined: January 11 2004 Posts:
feeling great is something to enjoy
whatever it takes is what we must do
healthy, clean living can be its own reward
12 weeks of freedom is AWESOME!
betsy QD 11/10/03
Today is the best day to not smoke!
I'm thinking of giving up the sauce too. It's a major trigger for me and contributed to losing a long time quit. I do also feel so much better when I'm clean of alcohol.
Congrats on 12 weeks!!!!! I'd rather be an ex smoker with the occasional desire to smoke than be a smoker with the constant desire to stop doing it.
I never gave up my beer..I soldiered through although it was tough at first..Now though,up here in Iowa there is no smoking in any bars, restaurants etc..making it easier to enjoy the shasta's in a smoke-free environment..However, I do not drink anything hard..only beer..That said..
Congrat's on day 85 and beyond!!
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