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OCCOMBILL, BiPolarBear, and everybody else inspired me to...

 
 
bigdice67
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 01:17 am
Thanks, pan! Don't be envious, man, you can kick it too!
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 01:18 am
but dude...I don't want to...you know me...playing in smoky saloons...
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 01:23 am
Ah, yes, now I remember! well, do it later then... It's really that easy, once you set your mind and will to do it.
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 01:44 am
promise me one thing Travis...that you won't be an I-Quit-So-Can-You pest...boy , those people drive me nuts.
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 07:29 am
'course I won't be one of those, I hate'em too! If I ever turn out that way, slap me, ok?
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 07:36 am
I have never smoked but Mrs Throbber does...she is banned to the porch or the garage.

Who are these Occom Bill and Bipolarbear characters? Are they the anti smoking police on A2K? I don't think I've seen them.
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 07:41 am
Occom Bill is an old member that used to smoke, and started a similar thread about him quitting the smokes. And he was inspired by BPB, who also used to smoke and managed to quit, too. That was way before the dawn of a2k.

O'Bill is still around, BPB is not, I'm afraid.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 07:48 am
Good luck, BD. I never smoked (cigarettes, directly) but I know a little something about trying to exercise will power. I know you can do it.

When I need to make a change, I find that cleaning and purging the house is helpful. Something about a changed environment to remind me that there is no going back.
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ConstitutionalGirl
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 09:00 am
Pot will help you quit smoking. :wink:
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 09:28 am
smirk :wink:
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 01:23 pm
bigdice67 wrote:
Will do that, kicky...
When did you kick it? It took me two weeks to get to yesterday, and now I think it was good that I took my time to get angry with myself for being an addict. And yesterday I was really mad at myself for being a junkie. Now I'm not mad anymore!


I quit on January 27th. I used a couple of methods to get me through the first month, but I think the best method was that I figured out how much I was spending per week, and then I gave that amount ($50) to my friend to hold each week. The deal was that if I cheated, or started again, my buddy would keep my money. So it was like a competition, plus I had something concrete to lose if I screwed up.

Every friday I would give him another fifty bucks. After a month, the deal was over, and I got my two hundred dollars. It got me through the toughest part, and it was nice to get that chunk of money as a reward.

Plus I started sucking on Lollipops and chewing toothpicks. I have weaned myself almost completely off the lollipops now, but I'm still chewing on the toothpicks all the time. I'm still anxious and tense and restless for no reason at times, but I like not being a slave to those f*cking little death sticks.

Okay, I have rambled enough for now. Don't give in!!!
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 01:57 pm
bigdice67 wrote:
Occom Bill is an old member that used to smoke, and started a similar thread about him quitting the smokes. And he was inspired by BPB, who also used to smoke and managed to quit, too. That was way before the dawn of a2k.

O'Bill is still around, BPB is not, I'm afraid.


Oh. Sorry to hear that. Did he pass away from some smoking related ailment?
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 02:10 pm
Naah, he just got too addicted to the site and decided to leave, for the sake of his own sanity.
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 07:08 am
Well, when I get the "urge", I think that I should be so happy not having to smoke anymore. It helped so far... I mean, I've only been clean for 48hrs... It feels nice though, coming home from the restaurant and not stink of my own smoke!

I like your method, kicky, good one! Money was never an issue with me, though. Me and my boss we just took it out of our tips before we split it. That way neither of us "saw" how much money we spent on smokes... But now I sneak out €5 before I go home, and put them in my travel money box... Boss gets his monies for smokes, I get money for travel!
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 07:16 am
Ohhh.

It would be great if some time in the future I could start a "bigdice, occombill, bipolarbear, kickycan and everybody else inspired me to...." thread of my own.

Wishing you well.
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the prince
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 07:29 am
Joe, I will quit smoking when you do....
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 07:33 am
(Pretending that I've signed off and therefore am not ignoring your post but simply haven't seen it yet.)

(Edited to add - Whistling, looking the other way, mumbling ****** under my breath, chewing gum furiously, stubbing toe).
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 08:46 am
I realized that it gets easier to quit if you really want to. If you're not 100% surre, then you shouldn't even try, you'll just be disappointed, like I was that time 5yrs ago... Quit for 6months, or perhaps it was less, then I decided that I wanted smoke again...

So far I was tempted last night in the restaurant, it was a slow night, I was waiting for the last guests to leave, and that used to be a perfect cigarette if therer ever was one. Then I thought to myself that I should be glad that I don't have to smoke anymore. And I didn't.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 08:57 am
Rock on BigDice and Kicky! Time flies when you're not killing yourself. Would you believe it's already been 9 and 10 months since Jer and I quit? Shocked Tedious, not hard. Good luck dude!
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 09:04 am
Thanks man! How's the restaurant doing? I wish you and your partner all the best!

BTW, where did Jer go? Haven't been on here to often this year, and I do miss some of the regulars...
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