Tuesday, March 18, 2014

cold turkey

Haven't had a smoke in 2 weeks.  70,85,45,0,B

32 comments:

WhyR said...

Good for you,John! Nice work! And no doubt it is hard work.
Cherish life (would be my advice, if you were asking for any), respect the temple of your being!
Perhaps your good friend Mr Cain can be of assistance in this work, as he has traveled this road before you.
I don't want to patronize and this is certainly none of my business, but, as much as is seemly, I'd like to congratulate you.

mary lee said...

Good for you Mr Wells.

James Price said...

Good decision John! I stopped drinking alcohol in '93, after drinking every day for twenty years, relative piece of cake. Quit smoking in 1996, hardest thing I ever did. I jonesed for about a year. Mostly after meals and coffee. I put a mint in my mouth when an urge would pop up,worked for me. Hope this info will help.Proud of You. Here's wishing You success! God Bless!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Congratulations John, now stay strong and stay off the smokes.

Ronald Mahan said...

Great decision John.

I smoked for 44 years and finally quit in 1998 and have not touched another smoke for the past 16 years. Got tired of seeing my good friends die young and decided I wanted to live a full life. Stick with it John

remmij said...

that should help with running with that "blender" on your back and when you need to take in a little extra oxygen seeing the sights from above… and when you think about how far above you are - smoke just clouds the nerves, not calms them…

Zole said...

Good for you!

Adrian said...

Good for you John. I'm working on ten months as of this month. I used Chantix to help me get started. Drink water. That is a great help for me. Good luck and remember this, you can not smoke a single cig. At least I can't. If I do it will be like starting over from day one again.

czardastx said...

Good job JW. It's hard at first, but like any endeavor it will get easier as time goes on. You'll thank yourself for it. Your body will thank you for it in ways that you'll never notice. Stay strong, you have a good ability to stick to a plan and follow through. I have no doubt that you'll apply that to smoking cessation.

Rita B. said...

Awrighty! One day at a time John. I'm chewing on cinnamon toothpicks to (try) keep from biting my fingernails. Good luck! (You can do it)

pamit said...

That is wonderful John! Having watched someone I love die of COPD from smoking, I can say for sure you will never regret giving up this legal poison. I'm sure you are already realizing the benefits - breath, smells, and (let's not forget) cost!

Guy Hodges said...

Well done JW. I lost my Mom to lung cancer in 1971. I hate cigarettes!

Steve said...

Good on ya!

Kevin Yorke said...

Good for you. I'd think at $6.00 a pack you can now finish the containers with all the money you'll save.

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Jeff Bond said...

Wow John! That's awesome. Quitting smoking is so hard (I am still struggling with it). Great job and keep it up!

Blogger Profile said...

Congratulations! It is hard, but you can do it. I do think it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life (quitting) but I'm so glad I did it. Good luck and you can do it!

nature ramblings said...

Good for you!!!

mohave rat said...

good for you John. I quit cold turkey and now I have a 2 pack a day habit. (chewing gum)ha ha ha ha

Hillbilly said...

Harumph!

Hillbilly said...

Harumph!

Driving Ms Daisy said...

I quit in September of 1985 and it was tough, but it was great that I did quit. Hang in there it gets easier with each passing day.

piqua793 said...

Your over the worst part John. I quit cold turkey in 1992, hardest thing I ever did. Proud of you!

bayrider said...

Cold turkey was impossible for me. But I found it very easy to quit using the nicotine patches, start with phase 2 for 1 or 2 months, then phase 3 for maybe two weeks. The patches are very effective at moderating the physical withdrawal symptoms, my wife actually used them for 5 or 6 months, no problem to use them however long it takes to get your mind settled. We felt so good that we started doing regular strength exercise workouts and lots of hiking and bike riding etc and started eating Paleo style. We are actually super lean and muscular now at 57 and 59, feeling much younger and in better health than we have been in many years. Now we are addicted to daily exercise. After 40 years of smoking, I do feel kind of foolish for letting it go that long!

Congrats on toughing this out, you won't believe how much better you'll feel after a year. If you get the urge to smoke you might try knocking out multiple sets of pushups interspersed with sets of squats till your breath is up, feels great to breath that deep!

bayrider said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I have had a serious toothpick habit ever since, I keep boxes of them everywhere now and usually one on my ear. It works for me...

Franklin Jarrett said...

Job Wells Done!

pw said...

You can do it!
For me it was the third try combined with the patch.
Drink water and cranberry juice. Don't get hungry.
Your livestock with thank you!!

Moe said...

Bout now your starting to smell good enough to go out in polite company.

Danged ole tobacco makes a person smell like an ashtray -- and the smoker don't even know it.

-Moe

cb450 said...

a great effort it is, do try to continue it. Someone mentioned tooth picks-I ate them for a year or more when I quit-would chew them into balls...

Jim said...

Good Job!! If I could do it so can you!

Jim said...

Good Job!! If I could do it so can you!

Donnie Fair said...

E-cigs have helped every of my smoker friends to quit who've used them. May I make a donation to the cause?