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Quitting 'Cold Turkey'... Why didn't I do this before?

Friday, January 06, 2012

Hello everyone!

Because of heart issues I am unable to use nicotine cessation aides such as Nicoderm, Chantix, not even the gums or lozenges... Basically, I was on my own with just the support of myself and my dear husband's nagging voice in the back of my mind.

For months I was trying to 'work my way down' to quitting. It, obviously, wasn't working since I never actually quit. In fact I found myself smoking more...

Finally, at approximately 11:30pm on December 31st, 2011, I dropped the last half of the last cigarette in my pack into an almost empty bottle of water. I QUIT COLD TURKEY!


I stopped getting cravings after day two had passed!

My BFF rents a room from us and she smokes.When she comes back in from smoking the smell is horrendous! I can't believe I let MYSELF smell that way too!

I know it's only been a few days but I feel FANTASTIC! Already noticing big changes.

My '1-Month Smoke-Free' reward is a new hair cut! I can't wait!

At the end of every week, I'll put the money saved from not buying cigarettes into savings towards a new lens for my camera after 1 year smoke free!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Congratulations from someone who has been there! I quit 12 years ago and it was HARD but so worth it. Keep it up! You can do it!

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BIRKIE528 1/6/2012 12:10PM

    Congrats!!!! keep it up!

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NIMIRRA137 1/6/2012 11:47AM

    Great job! I'm planning on going cold turkey starting Sunday!

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GODDESSELLIE07 1/6/2012 8:59AM

    You are awesome... congrats!

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LORI-K 1/6/2012 8:56AM

    Awesome!!! Congrats on quitting! I am 2 years 4 months quit. It's the best thing I ever did for my body and my family!
Stay strong!
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SERV4LIFE 1/6/2012 8:35AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work!! emoticon emoticon

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K1TT3N 1/6/2012 8:29AM

    Awesome !!!!!!! This is great .. I like the putting the money away for a new lens.
We talk about finding something to do with a streak as a reward , this is an awesome one

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HLICEMAMA 1/6/2012 8:22AM

    Great job! emoticon

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THESHELBSTER 1/6/2012 8:15AM

    Congrats from someone who also quit cold turkey. I smoked for 23 years and today is day 70 of not smoking. Let me tell you, it just gets better and better. Food will taste better. Everything will smell better. Your lungs will feel better. Life as a non smoker is amazing. I will never ever go back. You have added decades to your life by quitting smoking. If for some reason you gain weight please do not be discouraged. You can lose weight but it is a lot harder to lose lung cancer. I gained 9 lbs in the 2 months that I quit smoking but I have lost 5 of the 9 lbs I gained and it was so worth it. Like you I can't stand the smell of cigarettes. I find it absolutely revolting. Congrats! Today for my reward for quitting smoking I am getting my teeth professionally whitened. :)

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STRONGMOMMA2014 1/6/2012 8:07AM

    That is so awesome! Keep it up! I am so happy for you!

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THROOPER62 1/6/2012 5:59AM

    emoticon emoticon Day #157 emoticon

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