Sunday, April 13, 2008

'Danger, Will Robinson!'

Wow, check out the smoking counter......down on my sidebar - down a bit, bit more.....

Only two days to the Danger Zone.

I have given up smoking before and the 18 month mark was when I fell by the wayside, a smoking cigarette in one hand.......well, I was drinking too [blushes]

So, to me 18 months is a scary milestone.

Yep really, because I still crave cigarettes.
Yeah, ok, I went cold turkey and got the nicotene out of my system.
But when you have an addictive personality, the craving never leaves. I even still find myself unconsciously reaching for the packet of cigarettes - usually in the car!

It doesn't help that people are still asking me 'was it hard to give up?' or 'do you still want a cigarette?'. I won't write it on this family friendly blog, but I really, really want to shout four letter words at those well-meaning people.

So, for the next few days (or weeks!) cigarettes will be at the forefront of my mind, but I will try not to surrender...

cq

22 comments:

CyberKitten said...

Wow.... BIG milestone coming up........!!!

Congratulations.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhhhh nooooooooo! Ungh-ungh! YOU CAN DO THIS CQ!!! YOU are stronger than those stupid cigarettes!!! (and I can say that because I was smokin' 3 packs a day when I quit - 15.5 years ago!!!) If you've made it 18 months, you can MAKE IT ALLLLLLLLLLL THE WAY! I have faith in you!

Carmi said...

You are immensely courageous for doing this, and I know deep down in my soul that this is something you WANT to do, and that this is something you will CONTINUE to do. Quite simply, you're that strong.

From way across the ocean in another corner of the Commonwealth, I'm pulling for you to make every milestone that lies in your path. You're not alone in this, as I'm in your corner.

So's Michele.

LadyBugCrossing said...

Be strong, CQ!!
These cancer sticks have to be beaten!!! You can do it!!!!
xoxoxox
LBC

Sleepypete said...

Aye - addictions are tough buggers to control but it gives a good feeling when you keep them under the thumb :-)

Try not to think about the 18 month mark, say "I'm gonna make 2 years this time" (and then stretch that another 6 months when that's looming !)

PS If you peek at the time of this comment you'll see how I have managed to control my Moo2 addiction.

Bilbo said...

Hang in there, CQ! There aren't all that many people out there who can match my level of eccentricity, and I don't want to lose any of them. Congratulations and keep fighting the good fight!

David said...

how much money have you NOT spent on cigarettes in the past 18 months?

congrats!

Mar said...

You can make it,cq! Oh, yes, yes!!

Sara said...

I know you can make it...thinking of you and pulling for your success over here across the big pond!!!

Dianne said...

I am pulling for you as well.

just go with the flow and don't watch the calendar or clock.

I am so impressed with your accomplishment

retardedrugrat said...

Hang in there hon. As you know, I fell by the wayside, and now am struggling worse than before to quit again.

I KNOW you can do this. Be strong!

Omykiss said...

Did you do it? You did, didn't you ... well done!

I've never smoked but I've been around people who do (did) ... I know only a few who successfully gave up.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I've got my fingers crossed for you, my dear...This is quite a milestone--in every way! I know you can and will do it, my dear!

And I promise you the desire will go away---eventually. It might take some years...But it will subside and one day it won't even cross your mind! Truly. But for now? One Day At A Time!

David said...

advice, oh wise one:
what shall I do to encourage my carpenter to quit smoking? what can I offer him to help?

he has a young daughter that i am sure would appreciate if he at least tries to live healthier..

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Janet said...

Good luck to you! It's a tough thing to give up, smoking...but you're a tough lady and I know you can do it!

Hi, Michele sent me :-)

WendyWings said...

Stay strong we know you can do it !! :)

rashbre said...

Hang on in there. I was with a friend a few days ago who gave up 3 years ago but said was still 'careful' around smokers!

chosha said...

"There is no TRY, only DO."

I have no idea who I'm quoting, but stay strong. And chew lots of gum.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Wow....I have read about your efforts to quiet smoking before. Even if you relapse again, I am so proud of you. Michele sent me. :-)

Uisce said...

I'm so impressed and so proud of you! what an awesome accomplishment! and best of all you've come so far, there's no way you'll let yourself down now!

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