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7/3/13 11:21 A

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I don't reach for a cigarette ever. It's something that I worked through in the first few months of my quit, years ago.

Dale

With grace and self esteem, honor the Passionate Tiger in You. Refresh your personal high regard daily, to live happy, joyous and free!

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7/2/13 1:04 P

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My Dad had quit for over 20 years when he told me he still reached for a smoke when he was concentrating on something. Just 100% habit, not a craving, but to me that illustrates how powerfully this gets ingrained through years of repetition.

Keep up the good work!

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5/8/13 3:13 P

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You will want to sleep more initially. It's important that you have a very loving and forgiving attitude toward yourself now. Everything you do may be exaggerated. The softer you are about these flairs the easier they'll pass.

What a great time to sign up for dog training. You and your pooch will be a lot happier when you can train him to walk nicely. I have always had dogs. I get trained by the trainer and that way I learn how to train the dog.

Drink lots of water to flush out the toxins from your system. And get rid of all the smoking paraphenalia (I spelled that wrong) like lighters and matches. Fabreeze your car, your furniture, your carpet and your closets! Wash down all mirrors and windows. The film is there.

Easy does it. This definitely takes time. You'll slowly learn how to separate yourself from the thoughts in your head that you think are you. They are the addiction. They will loosen their grip on you with patience, resolve, and support.

You can do this!
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Dale

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5/8/13 6:33 A

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for me it still taking time. but you have to find a way to distract yourself. I have the squishy balls that i play with when i want one. i also knit and my favorite when i am at work is to wear a neckless with a charm on it and play with that. that way you are breaking the habit of hand to mouth too.

If you can, help others; if you can not do that, at least do not harm them. ~ his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.



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5/8/13 1:07 A

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I had my last cigarette about 20 hours ago. So far, I'm doing ok. I'm tired as heck, and attempting to walk my un-trained dog today was a bad idea. By the time we got home I seriously wanted to hit him, and I don't hit my animals. But he about pulled my arm off twice trying to chase down cars, and gave me rope burn on my hand when I lost my grip on the leash. Normally I am very patient with him, but today it was like my patience was gone.

My biggest question right now. How long does it take before you stop reaching for that cigarette? I keep catching myself "going to smoke" in one way or another. It's very strange. I'm not consciously wanting a cigarette, but I'll find myself, holding my lighter, or like earlier, I got up and walked into the kitchen and started rifling through the the things on the table. But then it was like my brain caught up to what I was doing, and I realized that I was looking for my cigarettes. It's very strange and it keeps happening. I'm glad I got rid of all of my cigarettes before I tried to quit, or I probably would have lit up before I even realized what I was doing. It's just such a habit. I smoke when I wake up, after I eat, in the car, while I'm watching TV, when I walk the dogs.... I've been chewing so much gum, I'm getting a stomach ache from the sugar...

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