New tactic

Hi folks,

Hope you are all doing fine :)

I haven't had any real cravings since week 2 or so, but still have "fleeting thoughts" almost every day. You know... I set the ironing board up, switch on the iron and think "I'll just have a cigarette while that heats up." Or I arrive at the train station to find it's delayed 10 mins, and "that" thought immediately jumps into my head again.

Methinks Ol' Nic is determined to catch me whenever I have a few free minutes to myself. Until now, I would leap into defensive mode, have a glass of water, pop a mint into my mouth, run around the block (aye, right!) and figit nervously until the "craving" passed.

NOT ANY MORE Folks! * Drum roll please.......*

Now when 'Ol Nic tries that sneaky enticing ploy of his, I don't go on the defensive, I immediately go on the attack (mentally at least ;))

"F*** Off You Dirty B*****D!!!!!! I DO NOT SMOKE!!!! GET THAT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULL AND P*** OFF AND LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!"

Hey, maybe I'm cracking up here....*manic laughter* but I quite like this new confidence I am finding somewhere within myself. No longer cowering afraid in case I can't help myself and "slip up" by having a fag - I am in charge now Nic, so go away and find some other poor sucker!!!!!

PS/ Please note I NEVER swear or indulge in bad language. All sweary words are kept strictly under my breath :rolleyes:

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  • Hi Barb

    You just wrote the way i feel think I will give it a go ( try anything me) Thanks Linda xxx

  • Go Barbara!!! Don't hold back :D

    I have tried telling the addiction to 'f' off too! Its rather mad arguing with yourself but whatever works eh? lol

  • smileys.smileycentral.com/c... Maddy

    I must tell you this i have seen you have been having a bad time with this quit. But i must take my hat off to you babe your doing so well and my wish is that you have no more bad days . Love Linda xxxxx

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  • Aww thanks Linda. I really appreciate your support :) And likewise for you too, I hope things go smoothly and as stress free as poss!

    Barb, I'm thinking that mojo brought up a good point there...don't 'do' the sweary thing out in public 'k? :D

  • lmao

    Oh me lordy!! Thats some funny shit....really lol ing here :D It just brought up a real clear image of barb doing just that lol

  • IT WASN'T ME! HONEST! I WASN'T IN MANCHESTER TODAY!!!!!

    *mutters for efs sake lol!* ;)

    I NEVER say it out loud ! :o

  • Oh dear not only am i guilty of swearing out loud - and not just at cravings - i must admit i say the naughtiest of 4 letter words one that i 'cant' possible put in writing i only ever used this word in extreme circumstaces b4 but must admit its cropping up alot more recently, and im not the only one my mate who is in her 4th week today said it on sat and she NEVER ses it (every other word is an f tho lol):o

    jojo

    I have been quit for 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 hours, 35 minutes and 43 seconds (77 days). I have saved £352.87 by not smoking 1,557 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days, 9 hours and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 01/01/2008 00:05

  • So funny thought i was the only mad one :D but seeing as your all confessing i suppose i better aswell .

    I have some cigarettes in the house What i do is i take a cigarrete out the packet and swear and cuss at it tell it that im not playing the game then put back and tell it to stay works for me lmao.

    Lorraine

    I have been quit for 2 Months, 11 hours, 11 minutes and 46 seconds (60 days). I have saved £347.67 by not smoking 1,511 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days, 5 hours and 55 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 18/01/2008 22:30

  • So funny thought i was the only mad one

    .....errrr emmmm no, I really don't think so! :p

    I have some cigarettes in the house What i do is i take a cigarrete out the packet and swear and cuss at it tell it that im not playing the game then put back and tell it to stay works for me lmao.

    Lorraine

    OMG! I LOVE IT! WHAT A VISUAL!:D I must confess also that hubby left a packet on the worktop one morning. My initial reaction was to crush the damm things, really wring the life out of them :eek: But what I actually did was stand there, bending over the packet and blaspheming at them as I do. I lifted them and threw them over to the other worktop. This carry on was repeated every time I went into the kitchen, and was relieved when it was time to leave for work !:o

  • .....errrr emmmm no, I really don't think so! :p

    OMG! I LOVE IT! WHAT A VISUAL!:D I must confess also that hubby left a packet on the worktop one morning. My initial reaction was to crush the damm things, really wring the life out of them :eek: But what I actually did was stand there, bending over the packet and blaspheming at them as I do. I lifted them and threw them over to the other worktop. This carry on was repeated every time I went into the kitchen, and was relieved when it was time to leave for work !

    Omg rofl rofl Oh man, we are surrounded by crazy people...helppppppp!!! :D

  • Omg rofl rofl Oh man, we are surrounded by crazy people...helppppppp!!! :D

    On the contrary, the people here are quite sane. That is, if we agree that deciding to stop smoking is a sign of sanity?

    Then again, starting to smoke is probably the craziest thing any of us ever did, so whether or not that makes us crazy, it certainly means we're all capable of craziness!

    I smoked my last cigarette 1 Week, 1 hour and 44 minutes ago. I have saved £64.49 by not smoking 282 cigarettes. I have saved 23 hours and 30 minutes of my life.

  • Well I still maintain that Barb is a CRAZY LADY!! :D

    I'm just messin'. I hope you know that! Hell, we're all crazy. I have done some crazy shit myself this week. Now, ask me if I care? :p:D

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