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Man v Fags: Day 5

Happy Saturday peeps :)

DAY 5

"The weekend comes, the cycle hums, ready to race to you"

As I write this, I am: 4 days 21 hours and 13 minutes smoke-free.

This is the first time I've included the minutes in my diary, and with

good reason: at times today I have been reduced to monitoring my

quit on a minute-by-minute basis!

I wondered yesterday whether the relative freedom of the weekend

would test my mettle, and the answer has been yes...but I've also

discovered that my mettle is actually stronger than I thought :cool:

I picture it like this...

On day one, I built a 10-foot wall around the nic-demon, hoping it

would be tall enough to keep him out. It was: but only just. And

just as well, because building 10-foot walls is exhausting!

Every subsequent day, the nic-demon has been trying to find ways

to climb over the wall...pole vaulting, making a ladder etc...BUT...

...I haven't had to rebuild the wall every day, just add a few

more bricks on top.

Some days, like today, the nic-demon finds a new way to get over

the wall. Today he found a damn trampoline...

...and I had to add another 3-feet to the wall PLUS some barbed wire

to keep him out. And all the while he was bouncing up and down

taunting me!

But each day, the wall gets bigger and stronger, and the nic-demon

finds it harder and harder to get over it. Sure, he'll find a jet-pack

soon, but I'm getting fitter...which means I can build the wall quicker.

Blah blah. What a rubbish analogy, looool :D

"Saturday, what a day, groovin' all week with you"

I have resisted the urge to over compensate with extra NRT (Mist

Spray), and have in fact only had one spray so far today. This WILL

increase later, as I fully intend to test my "booze resistance" to the

max this evening.

I'm very grateful to mrs__steve__ who has been a total rock of

encouragement since the first minute. I'm pretty sure I haven't

been overly snappy, but it's still a stressful time for our friends and

loved ones. I'll be the first to admit I've been totally wrapped up in

my battle with the nic-demon this week. Sometimes in life you need

to be utterly selfish, but it doesn't mean you don't appreciate the

help and support of others. Quite the opposite in fact!

"These days are ours, happy and free. Oh happy days"

Keep on keeping on, everyone :)

Laters,

Steve

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That's brilliant - I had to read that out loud to my dearest...

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Brilliant post as Deb said u are definitely the type of new blood the forum needs, well done on day 5 good work :) x

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Great post and well done :)

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Take it easy with the drink tonight it's always a tricky one but saying that I managed last night :)

Hey...hic...I manananagid itsch ass well 2 toonites. Lulz. Where am it? Taxshee!

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I love this post thank you Steve. What an asset u are going to be to this forum. X

Deb, I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the January 2014 Freedom Fighters.

Weaklings like me NEED to be part of a club like yours! Otherwise we just give up.

You're a star.

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That's brilliant - I had to read that out loud to my dearest...

Awesome! Which bit?

:eek:

Steve

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Fantastic post Steve - those mental pictures really do help I think. ANY and ALL methods are valid if they help so don't ever feel daft sharing one on here - it may just be what another quitter needs to try!

Thanks, and no offence meant Kat ;)

S

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Brilliant post as Deb said u are definitely the type of new blood the forum needs, well done on day 5 good work :) x

Thanks Donna,

You've been a constant support to me during the past 5 days...I know to most 'never-smokers' 5 days is no time at all...but it's a lifetime to us, hey?

It is to me, anyway, so thank you for everything, Ms DJ :)

Cheers,

Steve

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Great post and well done :)

Hey Angela, you must be more than halfway to the Penthouse now, yes?

You're great, and well done :)

Steve

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hey steve

Enjoyed your post - and admire your energy to write creatively

Feel my posts are rather beige as I seem to be logging on to forum

at the end of manically busy days and im zapped by then.

Will hold on to the image of the wall - whatever it takes for this

goddam fight for freedom!

Deep breathing and mumbling swear words to the demon craves when they pop up is workin for me... no doubt will employ many tactics as we move forward

Well done to you - sounds like your on a winner

End of day 11 for me.. freedom karate kicks!

Lexi lou

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Feel my posts are rather beige as I seem to be logging on to forum at the end of manically busy days and im zapped by then.

Lexi lou

"lang may yer lum reek"

Not beige. Not beige at all :confused:

I SO love language like this!

And...DAMN. Day 11...! *Bows Down*. So jealous...

S

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That was great, Steve- a really wonderful post :)

Thank you for sharing it.

I think you're going to steam through the days, weeks and months with that attitude. :D

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